Cherry and stem ginger
breakfast bars INGREDIENTS MAKES 10 BARS 180g porridge oats 10 tbsp runny honey 1 jar of Opies Cocktail Cherries drained and roughly chopped 3 pieces of Opies Stem Ginger
finely chopped 2 tbsp of Opies stem ginger
syrup from the jar 80g pecan nuts, crushed 40g hazelnuts, crushed 150g butter 3 tbsp olive oil 30g pumpkin seeds 10g sesame seeds 40g desiccated coconut DIRECTIONS Pre-heat your oven to 180C / gas 4.
Bake these grown-up gingerbread biscuits, spiced with black pepper and stem ginger
PEAR, GINGER AND ALMOND BRIOCHE TART INGREDIENTS n Soft butter, for greasing n 200g brioche slices (about half a loaf) n Large egg, beaten n 250g mascarpone at room temperature n 2tbsp caster sugar n 1tsp vanilla extract n Four pieces stem ginger
in syrup, finely chopped and 3tbsp of the syrup n 2x400g tins pears n 25g flaked almonds
Add 200g rhubarb, peeled and diced (quite small), and 1 piece of stem ginger
in syrup chopped into very small dice.
The main menu will also feature plenty of favourites that have proved popular at his other north west restaurants - Sticky Walnut in Chester, Burnt Truffle in Heswall, Wreckfish in Liverpool and Pinion in Prescot - such as braised featherblade of beef with watercress, pickled walnut, truffle and parmesan chips (PS23); chicken liver pate with rhubarb and cider chutney and toasted milk loaf (PS9); and parkin with stem ginger
ice cream and butterscotch (PS6).
INGREDIENTS (Serves 10-12) 450g self-rising flour; 4 eggs; 4tbsp milk; 1tbsp ground ginger (heaped); 1tsp ground cloves; 280g black treacle; 280g golden syrup; 2tbsp/175g soft brown or muscovado sugar; 170g butter, plus extra for greasing; zest of 2 lemons or oranges; 2-3tbsp chopped stem ginger
(optional) METHOD 1.
Whisk the eggs thoroughly the egg and milk mixture INGREDIENTS (Serves 10-12) 450g self-rising flour; 4 eggs; 4tbsp milk; 1tbsp ground ginger (heaped); 1tsp ground cloves; 280g black treacle; 280g golden syrup; 2tbsp/175g soft brown or muscovado sugar; 170g butter, plus extra for greasing; zest of 2 lemons or oranges; 2-3tbsp chopped stem ginger
(optional) METHOD 1.
Sucking on cubes of crystallised stem ginger
from supermarkets also helps.
My guest went for poached rhubarb with warm custard donut, elderflower and stem ginger
ice cream and granola ([pounds sterling]9).
INGREDIENTS 225g self-raising flour 2 tsp ground ginger 2 pieces of stem ginger
in syrup, grated 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 50g light brown sugar 100g unsalted butter 225g treacle or golden syrup 150ml milk 2 free range eggs 100g sultanas METHOD Heat the oven to gas mark 2 or 150C.
I rounded off the meal by choosing the deep fried poached pear with rice pudding which was served with stem ginger
and bitter chocolate (PS8).
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4) 4 stem ginger
biscuits 20g butter, melted 4 Waitrose large passion fruit 250g pack Essential Waitrose Creamy Soft Cheese 150g Greek-style coconut yogurt 3 tbsp icing sugar METHOD 1.