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Autumnal Isle of Wight venison roulade with grapes, beetroot and walnuts

Local full-flavoured yet melt-in-the-mouth venison from the Isle of Wight Deer Farm meets sweet and earthy Farmer Jacks’ Farm Shop beetroot and in-season walnuts for the ultimate Fall Feast.   (serves 4) Prep and cook time: 2 h 15 min Total time: 2 h 15 min Difficulty: medium Can be frozen Ingredients: 4 venison leg steaks, ~350...

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...

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...

RECIPE: CRANBERRY-TOPPED RAISED PIE

CRANBERRY TOPPED RAISED PIE A MAGNIFICENT CENTREPIECE FOR A CHRISTMAS OR BOXING DAY BUFFET Prep: 1hr Cook: 2hrs, 20mins Serves: 12-15 INGREDIENTS For the Filling 500g boneless pork shoulder, skin removed, chopped into 2cm/¾ in pieces (ask your butcher for 300g/11oz pork bones if you want to make your own stock) 250g pork belly, skin removed,...