We thought it is about time we offered a structured cookery demo so instead of a dinner event in February we are offering a very special lunch… Read more “Covert Secrets Revealed…”
Well that date is fast approaching when couples habitually inhabit those tables of two’s in a restaurant and look lovingly into each other’s eyes across the dinner… Read more “All loved up…”
Well next in our series of covert cookery lessons we thought we would do something with a product oft maligned and feared by the cook. We thought… Read more “Shh… Covert Cookery lessons – it’s fun with fish now…”
So that is our first series of Cookery Lessons done and dusted here at Hari HQ. We had a blast and it was as educational for me… Read more “They came, they learned and they conquered…”
This has been something we have been keen to do for sometime…so I thought we would take the plunge and see if we could set the ball… Read more “Shhh…. “Covert” cookery secrets revealed”
Well it is almost a year since we posted a favourite recipe of ours using that lovely new season veg… the humble Leek. Symbol of Wales and… Read more “Leeks, Leeks, Glorious Leeks…”
The recent dinner at the Olive Stores in Brenchley was a hit and the Beer Bread we served with the main course seemed to go down well.… Read more “Moodley’s Beer Bread… the recipe”
Well now this will be the start of a few posts on the subject as we are planning some upcoming events that will feature the “Nectar of Gods” as some like to call it… I have been experimenting today as I found a rather simple recipe on the net for a bread incorporating Beer!
I was recently having a look round a Kentish Brewery by the name of Moodley’s – based on a farm near to Penshurst they are a micro (small) brewery that produce a range of bottle conditioned ales. More about them on some later posts but suffice to say I had a bottle of each of their current beers to try. I had a bit of their Toad Bitter left so thought I would try the following recipe!
It was a very simple one and I have to say the end result was a big hit.
375g of Self Raising Flour
3 tablespoons of Caster Sugar
330ml of the chosen beer
Mixed together as a batter and poured into a very well-greased bread tin produced one rather crusty sweet and yeast smelling loaf with a good crust after 45 minutes baking!
The beer I used as I said was the dregs of two beers I had been tasting – predominately Toad Rock Bitter and then a splash of Penshurst Pleasure both from Moodley’s Brewery. The dregs of the Pantiles Porter will now end up in a Chocolate Porter cake I am planning to make next but I will be paying the brewery another visit to restock supplies just as soon as I can… you should check them out as they are really all rather something special and they have quite a story to tell and worthy of wider recognition to a discerning public…
We will be doing our bit on that but more about that… a little bit later
Porridge Oat Biscuits plus Banana and Date Chutney Well it seems to be a bit of a talking point these days with my special porridge biscuits that I… Read more “Gruel like you have never had…”