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December 21st, 2017

Summer Star – Harvey Hoffman: Spicers Balfour Hotel Ingredients: 6 white grapes 2 star anise 2 slices of grapefruit Dessert spoon of white sugar 60 ml of vodka (optional to use flavoured or infused vodka) 15 ml of lemon juice Method: 1. Muddle grapes, 1 slice of grapefruit, 1 Star anise and sugar together in […]


December 20th, 2017

Ingredients: Caramilised apple 120g Caster Sugar 45ml Dessert wine 60 ml cream 20g butter 140g Granny Smith Apple Crumble: 80g self raising flour 70g Brown Sugar 70g hazelnuts 50g butter 8g cinnamon Ice cream: 600ml cream 300ml milk 3 cinnamon quill 5 egg yolk 45g brown sugar 75g caster sugar Method: 1. To prep apple […]


December 19th, 2017

Ingredients: 30ml Malibu 30ml lemongrass syrup 15ml fresh lime juice 10ml of chilli infused vodka Squirt of Siracha sauce Crushed ice Optional garnish: dried chilli, salt Method: Wet rim of glass and dip in salt (optional) Squirt sirracha into bottom of martini glass Crush ice and fill martini glass Mix all liquids and fill glass […]


December 18th, 2017

Ingredients: 130g self-raising flour 20g castor sugar 1 egg 250mL milk 1 vanilla bean 40mL oil 2 bananas, mashed Mix all ingredients together with a whisk and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cooking   White Chocolate Espuma (foam): 6 egg yolks 350mL pouring cream 60g castor sugar 1 vanilla bean 100g white chocolate, […]


December 18th, 2017

Susie’s Gingerbread Men Recipe Susie from our Reservations Team makes these ginger bread men each year at Christmas and loves getting creative with the icing to give the Gingerbread faces and clothes! Ingredients: 2 ½ cups plain flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 3 tsp ground ginger, or a knob of fresh ginger 2cm […]

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