Chef Tips: Perfect Stuffing for Your Christmas Dinner

When I asked Nevil, General Manager of Low Wood Bay, what he’d like to feature on the festive menu, quick as a flash he replied, “Gary’s sausage stuffing”. I was intrigued that a humble turkey accompaniment is the talking point in the kitchens at Low Wood Bay at Christmas-time. Continue reading “Chef Tips: Perfect Stuffing for Your Christmas Dinner”

Happy Lancashire Day! 5 Reasons To Visit Lancashire

Did you know today is Lancashire Day? With so much history, things to see and explore Lancashire has lots to offer. Here are just five reasons Lancashire is worth celebrating. Continue reading “Happy Lancashire Day! 5 Reasons To Visit Lancashire”

Celebrate Apple Day with this Apple Tart Tatin Recipe

The view over the lake at Waterhead can only be described as Autumnal glory at the moment! Definitely the season to fill the senses with sugar and spice and all things nice.

Nick, our Head Chef, has been creating the perfect pud for Apple Day 2015 on 21st October and he’s agreed to give us a sneak peek at the recipe. Continue reading “Celebrate Apple Day with this Apple Tart Tatin Recipe”

How to make our Delicious Chocolate and Mint Torte with Chocolate Jelly

To celebrate British Chocolate Week, 13th – 19th October, Lancaster House are featuring on their Specials Menu, Dark Chocolate, Mint and Cream Cheese Torte with Gooey Chocolate Jelly.  Take a look at the recipe …

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Recipe: Blade of Beef, A Real Treat

Michael Wilson, Head Chef at The Midland
Michael Wilson, Head Chef at The Midland

With this recipe Head Chef at The Midland, Michael Wilson, proves that you can take a relatively ordinary cut of meat such as the blade, and transform it into a glorious melt-in-the mouth triumph. Just perfect for wholesome meal accompanied by your favourite glass of red wine!

This method requires the meat to be placed in a deep pan with enough liquid to cover the piece of meat. The pan must be covered with a secure-fitting lid to prevent the liquid from evaporating during the long cooking process (if you don’t have a deep pan, we have also tried this in a slow cooker).
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English Lakes Bake Off: Our Onion Tart Recipe

It has been a while since we have featured one of our Chefs recipes here on the English Lakes blog. So, with Great British Bake Off being back on on our screens we thought we should share with you one of our favourite simple, but tasty bakes….

White onion tart with walnut, pecorino and endive salad

onion-tart

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Easter, Chocolate and Creme Brul’egg

Chocolate EggsWe love Easter. This weekend we will be enjoying a long bank holiday weekend with friends and family, giving each other decorated eggs to celebrate Eastertide. The oldest tradition is to give dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs. (We also love Chocolate!)

Last year we shared with you a recipe for Cadbury’s Creme Egg Brownies, they were really tasty and a hit with the kids. So this year, we decided to challenge the team at Waterhead Bar & Grill to create a new Creme Egg dessert…

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