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National Burger Day

Sopwell House’s Jack Daniel’s Beef Burger for National Burger Day

The UK is certainly partial to a burger or two, so much so that there is a whole day dedicated to them. National Burger Day (24 August 2017) is the perfect excuse to indulge on the most delicious and decadent burgers that the country has to offer.

Below, Executive Head Chef at Sopwell House, Gopi Chandran, reveals the recipe for his latest creation - the Jack Daniel’s Beef Burger.

Quick avo and chocolate ice cream

Quick avo and chocolate ice cream

Quick sausage pasta sauce

Quick sausage ‘pasta’ sauce

If we have time over the weekends we visit the neighbourhood market and buy fresh home-made Italian sausages for this dish. It is easier than you think to make your own sausages; then you know exactly what goes into them.

Mozzarella pizza

Mozzarella Pizza

This is the original 'Fathead' pizza (famous in the low carb world). It takes 10 minutes to make and one pizza is enough to share for lunch. You can put your favourite toppings on but avocado and bacon is one of Lucca’s favourites. I always have some crispy fried bacon in the fridge for use in scrambles or omelettes.

SNICKERS SALAMI

Snickers Salami

Bologna, 1973. Giuseppe Conte, an artisan purveyor of fi ne Italian salami, is mixing pork with fat, herbs, and pepper, ready to be cased and shaped into one of his prized sausages. Suddenly a plume of dark brown smoke clouds the room. Giuseppe coughs, splutters, then licks his lips. “Chocolate?!”. A bag of cocoa powder had fallen from a shelf high above the mixing bowl and landed square in the mix. Throwing caution to the wind, curious as to whether he may have discovered a potentially wondrous flavor combination, Giuseppe completed the salami and sold it from his stall at the Mercato. Everyone hated it. This story isn’t true, but the recipe below is every bit as real as our imagination, and is meat-free! We chucked in Snickers because they’re great, but you can substitute them for your favorite chocolate bar if you want. Enjoy, guys!

FAJITA CAKE

Fajita Cake

Twisted are very pleased to inform you that cakes are finally cool again. No longer confined to your Great Auntie Mabel’s larder, these round, layered, sweet creations have been given a makeover, sexed up, and most importantly of all, you can now eat them for dinner. That’s right dudes, savory cakes are the future, and this slice of fajita-style genius should be top of your list. Make it.

Bacon Avocado Eggs

Bacon avocado eggs

Sometimes, you want a light, refreshing breakfast of oats and berries, and sometimes, you want a soft-boiled egg, placed inside an avocado, wrapped in a blanket of bacon. One might justify making our recipe by reminding themselves that avocado is the good kind of fat. As for the bacon, well you can’t win ’em all… Prepare to pig out.

suet crust pastry

How to make suet crust pastry the easy way

Making pastry is quick, easy and essential on a limited budget.

The basic rule is ‘half fat to flour’ with a sprinkling of salt. Butter tastes best, it may be a bit more expensive than lard or marg but it goes a long way.

Pies are great but shop pies aren't. Make your own, they’re cheap and you’ll earn five stars from your family. Make sure you have mushy peas and red cabbage to serve.

quince jelly recipe

Quince jelly recipe

This quince jelly recipe is dead easy to make and is delicious especially with red meat and cheese. Quince jelly can be pricey at the supermarket so you'll save yourself a bob or two.

You can tell a quince is ripe by smelling the blossom end of it. Ripe quince have a strong, floral fragrance. To get the best out of your jelly make sure you only use quinces that are ripe.