Beet and honey salad

Roasted Mooncoin Beet, Ruby Red Grapefruit, and Warm apairy Honey Salad

2 Ruby Red grapefruits

3 medium red beets

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Sea salt

Pepper

2 tablespoons local honey

1 (1-inch) rosemary sprig

Flaky sea salt, for garnish

How to Make It

Step 1

Using a sharp knife, cut the skin and bitter white pith from grapefruits. Working over a medium bowl, cut in between the membranes to release sections, and cut sections in half. Squeeze juice from membranes into bowl.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 160. On a large sheet of heavy-duty tin foil, rub beets with olive oil and season with salt. Wrap beets in foil and place on a baking sheet. Roast until tender, about 50 minutes. Unwrap beets and let cool slightly, then rub skins off with paper towels. Cut beets into 1/4-inch wedges. Add to bowl with grapefruit. Season with salt and pepper and toss well. Transfer to platter.

In a small saucepan, warm honey and rosemary sprig over moderately low heat. Remove sprig, and drizzle rosemary honey over salad. Garnish with flaky sea salt

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Braised short ribs by Kevin

So today I cooked one of my favourite dishes to cook, not the traditional cut of meet uses but deffinatly my new favourite after eating it.

Osso Buco
Chin is the traditional recipe meat but after seeing (Jacob’s ladder) beef Ribs at a Peter Curran butchery demo in the collage I could not resist.

The only part I will describe for you is the sauce I made for it and the way I made the sauce. I used Know beef stock cube (in theory as a chef this is cheating, it is possible to make beef stock). I used a Garnache grape wine, plenty of herb and spice in that wine. I used a high acidic balsamic vinegar so as the help cut through the fat but not to much, to much and no one will be able to stomach the sauce. 1 tin of chopped plum tomatoes 1 small tin of tomato puree. After that I diced my veg and sealed the meat in a cast iron pot. Take the meat out, saute the veg in the same oil. Add the red wine, just under half a bottle and reduce by half. Then the balsamic (half a small cup), the tin of chopped tomatoes and the puree. Add 2 beef stock cubes dissolved in about half a litre of water. Put the ribs back in and put it in the over and serve with mash after about 4 hours at 180 degrees. Simple

Apple charolette

INGREDIENTS

1 lb (450 g) apples – half Bramley and half Cox’s if possible

1 tablespoon caster sugar

4 oz (110 g) butter

6 slices bread from a large loaf, about 1/4 inch (5 mm) thick with crusts removed

1 egg yolk

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples first of all, rinse them in cold water and put them in a saucepan with the sugar and 1 oz (25 g) of the butter.

Cook them over a low heat until they are soft enough to beat into a purée. Beat them and leave on one side to cool. Meanwhile melt the remaining 3 oz (75 g) of butter gently, and cut each slice of bread into rectangles.

Next brush each piece of bread with melted butter (both sides), being careful not to leave any unbuttered patches, then line the pudding basin with approximately three-quarters of the bread (or as much as you need). Don’t leave any gaps between the pieces – overlap them and press firmly.

When the apple purée has cooled, beat the egg yolk into it and fill the lined basin with the mixture. Finally seal the top with overlapping slices of the remaining bread. Place a suitably sized ovenproof plate on top of the pudding and weight it down with a 2 lb (900 g) scale weight. Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6, 400°F (200°C).

After 30 minutes place the basin (with the weight still on it) in the oven to bake for 35 minutes. Then, with an oven cloth, remove the plate and weight, and bake the pudding for another 10 minutes to brown on top. Leave the pudding to settle in the basin for a minute after removing from the oven, then carefully invert it on to a warmed plate to serve.

pastel de elote,Mexican corn cake

melted butter, to grease
500 g(3 cups) fresh corn kernels
395 gtin sweetened condensed milk
80 gbutter, melted
1 tspnatural vanilla essence or extract
4eggs, at room temperature
110 g(¾ cup) plain flour
2 tspbaking powder
½ tspsalt

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Brush a 9 cm x 21.5 cm loaf tin with the melted butter to grease and then line the base and two long sides with one piece of non-stick baking paper.

Combine the corn kernels, sweetened condensed milk, butter and vanilla in a food processor until almost smooth. Add the eggs and process briefly until just combined. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and process until just combined.

Pour the mixture into the lined tin. Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in the tin for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool

TORTUGA RUM CAKE

Basic Cake Mix
2  cups cake flour
1 1⁄2 cups granulated sugar
4  teaspoons baking powder
1  teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup butter, cut into bits
3  tablespoons  vegetable oil

For the Cake
1⁄2 cup  finely chopped walnuts
1 (3 1/2ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix
1⁄2 cup milk
4  eggs
1⁄2 cup  whaler vanille rum (Hawaiian-style rum)
1⁄2 cup  vegetable oil
1  teaspoon vanilla extract

Rum soaking Glaze
1⁄2 cup butter (do not substitute)
1⁄4 cup water
1  cup granulated sugar
1⁄2 cup  whaler vanille rum (Hawaiian-style rum)

Basic Cake Mix:
In a large mixing bowl, combine basic cake mix ingredients.On low speed combine ingredients until the mix is the consistency of fine gravel, and all particles are about the same size.This mix may be contained and stored for up to 3 months in the refrigerator.

For the Cake:

Preheat oven to 175 degrees.Spray a large Bundt pan (12 cup) with nonstick cooking spray.Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on the bottom.Place Basic Cake Mix, pudding mix, milk, eggs, rum, oil, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and combine on medium speed with electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes, scrape down the bowl halfway through.Batter should be very smooth.Pour into Bundt pan.Bake for about 55 minutes- until fully golden and tester comes out clean and cake springs back.Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack while making the soaking glaze.

Rum Soaking Glaze
:Combine butter, water and sugar in a small saucepan.Bring to a boil carefully as mixture boils over very easily.Reduce to a simmer and cook until sugar is dissolved and syrup is well combined and a little thicker.Remove from the heat and add the rum, mix to combine.While cake is still cooling, pour some of the hot syrup on top of the cake, allowing it time to soak in (this may take a few minutes as there will be a lot of syrup) continue to add syrup until all of the syrup is added.Allow cake to cool completerly in pan before turning out onto serving platter.This cake is delicate, so once it is turned out, it can not be moved around easily.Can be eaten when fully cool, but even better the next day!

Blueberry buckle

A Canadian dessert well worth a try blackberries work as well

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fresh blueberries
TOPPING:
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Fold in blueberries. Pour into greased 9-in. square baking pan.For topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over blueberry mixture.Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.