Free Recipes

Both Sharon and I love cooking and over the years have created many dishes based on traditional country cooking. Our small holding provides us with an abundance of fresh organic ingredients. For years now we have been collecting and adapting recipes for a wide range of dishes, from traditional Sunday roasts to fine dining.

Chocolate and chestnut Christmas log

Chocolate and chestnut Christmas log

You’ll definitely want seconds of this moist, brownie-like cake! The coffee stops it being overly sweet and chestnut purée adds an extra festive touch. By Prue Leith From Christmas Kitchen with James Martin Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 6 Ingredients 225g/8oz plain chocolate, roughly chopped 1 ... Read More
 
Moussaka

Moussaka

A good moussaka is a joy to behold with cinnamon spiced lamb mingling with aubergines and a delicious creamy sauce. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Serves Serves 6 Ingredients 2 aubergines, cut into 1cm/½in slices 1 tbsp fine sea salt 750g/1lb 10½oz lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped ... Read More
 
Steak and kidney pudding

Steak and kidney pudding

Suet pastry filled with tender steak and kidney in a rich gravy – a British classic to be proud of. Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour Cooking time over 2 hours Serves Serves 6 Ingredients 3 very fresh lambs’ kidneys 700g/1lb 8¾oz well-marbled braising steak, trimmed, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes 3 tbsp plain flour ... Read More
 
Nigel Slater’s apple crumble

Nigel Slater’s apple crumble

Nigel Slater’s crumble balances tart Bramley apples with a topping that’s made extra crunchy by demerara sugar and oats. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 4 Ingredients 1kg/2lb 3½oz Bramley apples pinch sugar, to taste 1 tbsp water or apple juice 100g/3½oz plain flour 75g/2½oz butter ... Read More
 
Chicken and leek pie

Chicken and leek pie

A super simple pasty filled with chicken and bacon in a creamy mustard sauce. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Serves Serves 8 Ingredients 4 pieces chicken (thighs and legs) 8 peppercorns ½ onion 1 bay leaf milk (enough to cover chicken pieces) 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, ... Read More
 
Chicken and bacon lattice pie

Chicken and bacon lattice pie

From Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking This pie would make a wonderful centrepiece for a family meal. For this recipe you will need a 1.75 litre/3 pint shallow, wide-based ovenproof dish, about 25cm/10in in diameter. Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Serves Serves 6 Ingredients 6 skinless chicken legs ... Read More
 
Chicken braised in cider and chorizo

Chicken braised in cider and chorizo

This chicken dinner party dish is great to make in advance of people coming over. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Serves Serves 4 Ingredients For the chicken 2 tbsp olive oil 4 whole chicken legs (drumstick and thigh separated) 225g/8oz chorizo, diced 6 shallots, peeled, finely chopped 2 ... Read More
 
Basque chicken pie

Basque chicken pie

Some say that Basque food is the best in Spain and if this top-notch pie is anything to go by, they’re right! This is like having a flamenco danced on your tongue. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 4 – 5 Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken ... Read More
 
Spanish Chicken

Spanish Chicken

Simon Rimmer’s Spanish style one-pot supper is full of flavour and quick to prepare. Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 500g/1lb 2oz chicken thighs 1 onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, sliced 2 carrots, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 red ... Read More