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Category: Recipe

How to make the perfect crepe

Author Aidan Hancock
Posted On 15th October 2018

The crepe has been around since the 12th Century, originating in Brittany, north-west France. It is now a cultural icon of France, with every main street featuring a local creperie – ready to produce tasty and super-thin pancakes in both sweet and savoury variations.

They can be found everywhere, and sometimes plain with a dusting of sugar, other times bursting with Nutella from within the crispy batter surface (other brands of hazelnut-chocolate spread are available).

Making the perfect crepe CS Catering

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The world’s best Chocolate Orange Brownie recipe

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 21st March 2018

Fudgey, cakey, doughy and chocolatey, it’s no doubt that the brownie is a popular sweet treat and even better with a cup of tea or coffee.

After the success of CS Catering’s Time for a Cuppa event in aid of Dementia UK just a few short weeks ago, this author has decided to share their own recipe, sort of like a little ego-boost after the recipe was met with wave upon wave of compliments…💁‍♂️

So because, after all, an ego stroke is always nice; here’s a recipe for chocolate orange brownies so you too can wow at the next charity bake sale.

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Halloween Eats: Pumpkin Soup

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 31st October 2017

One of the biggest crying shames we face as a nation that is slowly embracing the somewhat typically American Halloween traditions – is the waste of good quality pumpkins.

Relegated to simply becoming husks for the sake of horror-based mood lighting, the seasonal staple can be turned into a warming dish too!

Pumpkin soup uses up that often thrown away innards of the orange coloured vegetable (although it’s technically a fruit!).

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National Chocolate Week: Chocolate Heaven

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 9th October 2017

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National Chocolate Week is a celebration of all things cocoa from the 9-15th October that culminates in the Chocolate Show, which runs from the 13-15th October at Olympia National Hall, London.

And with hundreds of events expected throughout the week from the UK’s top chocolatiers and chocolate companie and even bars, restaurants are getting involved.

We thought we’d weigh-in and give you a couple of our favourite classy chocolate recipes to help you celebrate all things chocolate in style. These recipes are on us ;)…

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The secret to super stock: Pre-make your own!

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 8th August 2017

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A base for countless dishes, and the key component in so many of our favourite meals, yet without a doubt the stock is often one of the most overlooked key areas you can save time and money in your kitchen.

The problem is that it’s just so easy to buy a packet in the supermarket, yet home-made stocks add an unmistakable depth of flavour to your cooking, either vegetable, meat, chicken or fish.

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World Chocolate Day 2017: 5 alternate everyday chocolate recipes

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 7th July 2017

World Chocolate Day is held every year on the 7th July, this date being rumoured as the date in which chocolate was introduced to Europe over 465 years ago.

In that time chocolate has taken over, it’s everywhere. But not always where you’d expect it — sometimes you’ll even find it in everyday dishes that can truly change the way you experience your favourite food.

To celebrate the cocoa-holiday, we’ve collated five of our favourite everyday chocolate recipes that aren’t simply desserts and deserve to be tasted by chocoholics all over the World.

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Slow cooker staples: Moroccan chickpea stew

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 11th January 2017

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One of the most useful, simple and versatile pieces of kitchen kit that you will ever own, the slow cooker – despite a resurgence in popularity – is a criminally underused item in almost all home and commercial kitchens.

Designed to simmer food over a longer period than when boiling or searing, this means that food made with a slow cooker tends to be richer and much more flavoursome.

To help you get serious with your slow cooker, we have taken a few classic recipes and made a few tweaks of our own that we think you will absolutely adore.

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A last minute Vegetarian Christmas menu

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 12th December 2016

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Not all of Great Britain will gorge on meat during this winter season, you might have made some seasonal adjustments to your menu to account for the colder weather and of course Christmas period.

But did you consider the implications on your vegetarian options? Have you made any changes to suit this customer base?

Well if you hadn’t, or needed inspiration as to what to offer, then you’ve found the right place! This last minute vegetarian Christmas menu might be just what you need.

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Dishes around the World: Boller i Karry

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 28th November 2016

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When you think of Denmark, you probably wouldn’t think of curry as one of the nations signature dishes.

Boller i Karry is Denmark’s traditional meatball and curry medley that is much-loved throughout the small, but beautiful country.

Mildly spiced, this is not a recipe you want to miss out on, and could be an excellent addition to any family menu… [ Read More ]

Dishes around the World: Kalua pig

Author Damien Wilde
Posted On 21st November 2016

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You’ve probably never had Kālua pig before, that’s because it’s one of Hawaii’s best kept culinary secrets.

The word Kālua literally means “to cook in an underground oven”, with any dish cooked in this method taking the name, such as kālua pig or kālua turkey.

Incredibly simple, healthy and also insanely tasty. Kālua pork is slight variation on one of the Pacific islands finest exports, and we’re going to explain how to cook the dish without needing an underground oven!

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