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Chicken Madras

CHICKEN MADRAS - for cosy nights in A hot, savoury, tangy, smooth, tomato-based curry that’s a firm favourite. This recipe recreates a typical Madras you would eat in a good Indian restaurant.  Despite having relatively few ingredients, when cooked correctly it will have amazing flavour layers.  Prepare the base sauce (aka base...

Isle of Wight Doughnuts

by James Rayner, author of 'Isle of Wight Historic Food' Based on a recipe of 1845. Makes 10 300g strong white bread flour 150 - 175ml whole milk 50g unsalted butter, cubed 50g fine brown sugar or light muscovado, sieved 7g sachet of instant yeast 2 tsp. allspice 1⁄4 tsp. cinnamon a pinch of ground cloves a pinch of...

Raspberry and frangipane galette

By Will Steward, Living Larder 90g unsalted butter, soft90g golden caster sugar2 medium eggsFinely grated zest 1 lemon90g ground almonds1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste1 tbsp plain flour300g raspberries2 tbsp demerara sugar1-2 tbsp flaked almonds For the pastry 150g wholemeal spelt flour100g self-raising flour150g unsalted butter, chilled, cubed2 tbsp golden caster sugar5-7...

Individual Blackberry and Apple Crumbles

By Evelyn Joyce, Balance + Glo  For me, the change from summer to autumn is synonymous with British hedgerows full of plump blackberries just waiting to be foraged. There is something quite satisfying about searching out the best of the crop and returning from a walk armed with Tupperware full...

Isle of Wight Distillery launch new Mermaid Gin & Tonic

The team at Isle of Wight Distillery, home of Mermaid Gin, has just launched its first-ever ready mixed Mermaid & Tonic  – a blend of its signature award-winning gin paired with Indian light tonic.  The can is printed and plastic-free, plus 100% recyclable. Orders are despatched in plastic-free packaging, while the...

A magical evening of music with Katie Melua

On Friday 16th July, Style of Wight enjoyed a magical evening of live acoustic music from bestselling singer/songwriter recording artist Katie Melua in the beautiful natural woodland setting of Robin Hill Country Park. A new event concept for 2021, The Woodland Sessions also welcomed well-known TV comedy star Tom...

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Christmas Polenta Cake (gluten free) – Caffé Isola

Caffè Isola’s Viviana Burgess shares the secret to her classic Sicilian Christmas Polenta Cake Ingredients 225 g butter 225 g sugar 3 eggs 125 g polenta 125 g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp mixed spices 5 clementines 50 g mixed peel 150 g mixed dried fruit (this can be mixed according to taste from a selection of sultanas,...

Christmas Ham – Isle of Wight Meat Co.

Isle of Wight Meat Co. share their classic choice for a festive feast. Ingredients 2 kg cured boneless gammon ham (£12.50 per kilo from Isle of Wight Meat Co.) 1 onion, quartered 2 carrots, chopped 1 celery stick, chopped 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds Handful of cloves (to stud the fat) For...

Beef Wellington – Farmer Jacks

The expert butchers at Farmer Jacks share their show-stopping Christmas recipe. Ingredients 500 g beef tenderloin fillet (from £27.00 per kilo at Farmer Jacks) Salt and pepper Extra virgin olive oil 500 g mushrooms 4 thing slices Parma Ham 2 tbsp English mustard 250 g puff pastry 2 egg yolks, beaten Method Season the fillet generously with salt and pepper.Heat...