Entertaining & Cooking Ideas

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Entertaining & Cooking Ideas
  • 1 REST YOUR JOINT BEFORE CARVING

    Cover with tin foil, put a clean dishcloth on top and leave in a warm place to allow the juices to evenly disperse.
    This allows the meat to relax and
    cook further to the perfect pinkness,
    also making it easier to carve.

  • 2 USE FRESH CLOVES

    If you like your lamb studded with garlic, old cloves that have almost sprouted will have had their flavour compromised. Try pink-skinned garlic from Peru when the European varieties are out of season.

  • 3 GIVE MUTTON A TRY

    Firm and flavoursome, it is the perfect meat if you want to try something a little more adventurous. Grassy and 'sheepy' in all the best ways, it works particularly well with flavours such as liquorice,
    red wine and vinegar.

Don't forget

The meat thermometer. This essential piece of roasting kit is great for ensuring your meat is cooked to perfection

Recipes

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The hunt is on

The hunt is on

Fill your home with the smell of fresh baking this Easter with our
pick of the best vintage-inspired bakeware and pretty decorations
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A helping hand

A helping hand

"Dry cakes can be sliced horizontally and brushed with a light sugar syrup to moisten them" Dan Lepard

After icing, you'd never guess it needed a helping hand

Baking Accessories
Essential tip

Essential Tip

For light cakes that rise easily, cream butter and sugar first, then sift flour from height and fold gently

Don't whisk or beat too hard

Top 10 Baking Essentials
The golden rules of baking
  • 1

    Allow the butter and eggs to adjust to room temperature

  • 2

    Be patient; don't open the door before it's cooked and wait until the cake has completely cooled before icing and cutting

  • 3

    Baking is a science; follow the recipe to the letter and measure accurately

Video: Buying Bakeware

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Choosing tea

Choosing Tea

Try Darjeeling, Earl Grey or Rose Tea to create thoughtful flavour layers and a refreshing combination

Invest in a quality teapot for an aromatic brew

Tea Sets
Top 10 for Easter entertaining
Recipes

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