MacNean Wheaten Bread

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Everyone claims to have a great family recipe for wheaten bread. I've experimented with a lot of recipes over the years and this is deinitely the best I've tasted to date. It has a lovely sweet flavour but is still very much a savoury bread

Chestnut and Wild Mushroom Soup with Smoked Duck

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Stock up on cans of vacuum-packed chestnuts, which are normally readily available in good delis, shops and large supermarkets at Christmas time. If you want to keep the soup vegetarian, garnish it with some sautéed mushrooms instead of the smoked duck.

Chocolate Brownie with Fudge Sauce and Caramelised Pecans

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

These are intensely chocolatey brownies that get smothered in a rich fudge sauce that is flavoured with - you've guessed it - more chocolate!

Marinated Pork Fillet with Sausage Stuffing

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This recipe is based on a dish that I was taught to cook in college. It's always been a favourite in our house and when I made it again recently, I was surprised at how good it was - I had forgotten. The meat really does need to be marinated overnight to achieve the best flavour.

Apple and Almond Tart

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

The best way to arrange the apples in the tin is to start at the perimeter, in a pinwheel fashion, filling the middle after a full circle of slices is in place.

Sausage and red onion soda farls

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Very simple, very tasty and very moreish. I like to use sausages from a good quality butcher as the flavour will always be so much better.

Prawns in Kataifi Pastry with Lemon Mayonnaise

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

A spectacular prawn dish that's well worth the effort.

Trio of Chocolate (Delice)

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This chocolate delice consists of a layer of chocolate sponge, soaked with coffee syrup and chocolate filling. It’s completely delicious served on its own or as part of the trio of chocolate dessert.

Pork and Wild Mushroom Wontons with Chinese Black Bean Sauce

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is one of the most popular starters in the restaurant, where I sometimes use a chicken mousse with crab as an alternative filling. Packets of wonton wrappers can be found in specialist Asian stores or on the internet. They normally come in packets of about 40, so you can freeze the remainder.

Honeycomb

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

For that bit of wow.




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