BBC Radio Wiltshire 17.12.18

Interview BBC Radio Wiltshire,

Have been invited to BBC Radio Wiltshire tonight, to have a chat on a lovely new programme called The Social, hosted by the lovely Sue Kinnear & jovial Tim Weeks.

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The Social chat. BBC Radio Wiltshire

The Social is broadcast at 7pm on a Monday evening & explores the weird world of Wiltshire online. Sue & Tim invite vloggers, bloggers, podcasters and facebook groups who are making them click, to chat with them, on air, about what makes them tick.

So, dear foodies having a couple of large food orders to cook & deliver, before the interview, I just did not have time to post you a promised recipe. To compensate I would like to direct you to my sister site truffleiciousteaches.com 

For those of you, who are interested in The Low Fodmap diet or would like to know exactly what it is, you will find more information by clicking the blue link, above.

You will also be able to find more recipes on my Truffleicious Website

I will also be on The Graham Rogers Showing, give you ideas to deal with those Christmas leftovers on Boxing Day morning at 8.50.

Until tomorrow, have a lovely evening.

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Traditional Christmas Food

How to make Marzipan

The season for merriment is fast approaching, although I do not see why all seasons should not be filled with merriment.  Here at TRUFFLEicious, we are filled with jollity & happiness. Great Chalfield Manor has closed for the winter & we are able to devote our time to creating our recipes, baking our gluten-free loaves & Spelt & Rye veggie Breads, vegan Christmas cakes, luscious lemon mousse cakes & supplying office parties & private functions with mouth-watering canapes.

This month’s recipe is very seasonal. Although I personally do not favour a traditional Christmas Cake, preferring something lighter & less sugary, I know, for a lot of people, Christmas would not be complete without one. No, I am not going to give you a cake recipe, but deal with Marzipan & the making of it.

Are you one of those people who head to the super market & grab a pack of ready-made Marzipan? Have you read the small print on the back?  It should really be called Sugarpan, because the main ingredient is, guess what, SUGAR!!  OK, most recipes call for half ground almonds & half sugar, but even in the more respected stores, ground Almonds only account for 25% of the product, the rest being made up with the afore-mentioned sugar & other additives. Using good quality ground almonds is a must. I recommend purchasing on-line from Wilton Whole Foods  . Some of the poorer quality brands available, literally taste like sawdust.

So here goes:

HOME MADE MARZIPAN. G/F.  V. Low Fodmap  Allergens: EGG. Cooking Time Nil.

Covers 1 30 cm Cake or smaller cake with enough left over to make chocolate Marzipan’s.

Ingredients:

450g Ground Almonds (Good Quality)

225g Icing Sugar

225g Caster Sugar

2 Small Eggs

Juice of half a lemon

1. Tbspn Rum or Sherry

1.Tbspn Orange Flower Water

Few drops Almond Essence

Method:

Place the dry ingredients in a large bowl & mix together well.

Pour in the lightly beaten eggs & add the other liquids, mixing with your hands, to form a smooth paste.

DO NOT USE A FOOD MIXER.  When the ingredients have bound together, forming a smooth paste, wrap in cling film & chill for a couple of hours. Over working the paste will result in an oily paste, caused by the oil being released from the almonds.

If you do not wish to use alcohol in the recipe, replace with Elder flower Syrup. Use fresh, free range eggs, as the rich yellow yolks, produce a good coloured Marzipan.

Use as required, rolling out on a board which has been dusted with icing sugar, to prevent sticking.

Any left-over Marzipan can be rolled onto balls or cut into shapes & dipped in melted chocolate.

For our Christmas Countdown  daily recipes & tips 1st – 21st Dec Visit our sister site   Truffleicious.blog

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For further recipes, covering all dietary requirements, visit our sister site TRUFFLEicious blog 

Thank you for reading, if you require any tips of recipes for your festive cooking, let us know. I’m sure we can help.

 

 

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Christmas Party pleasures

The pleasures of the Christmas party may be missed by the host or hostess. All that planning, cooking, washing up gives you a headache just thinking about it. OK. So you can pop into your favourite Supermarket & buy ready prepared foods, which you will probably find at every party you attend this year. These are probably not natural foods, but products filled with artificial flavourings, colourings & preservatives, not the type of nibbles you health conscious party givers wish to give your guests. This is where TRUFFLEicious can come to the rescue.

TRUFFLEicious specialises in fresh natural, own recipe foods, which contain NO additives, preservatives or artificial colourings. We just use local – where possible – seasonal ingredients, which we then home make into your individual requirements. NOTHING is shop bought, not bread, cakes, biscuits or pastry. Of course, we buy our ham from shops, but they are ham joints, which we simmer with veg & herbs to produce a tasty slice of Wiltshire ham. Sorry, if I’ve offended the Vegans & vegetarians among you by mentioning the “H” word, but we cater for you too, also Gluten free, Dairy Free, Diabetics & the Low Fodmap’s of this world. Our 40 yrs experience of cooking The Kitchen Experience has given us the knowledge & expertise to cope with any food requirement.

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As well as our breads & cakes, we have also included an updated winter version of our summer canape menu. Again these include all dietary requirements & because we have made every thing ourselves we know exactly what they contain. NO allergy problems here. All available packed in boxes. Free Delivery within 3 miles. Collection from Great Chalfield, by appointment only.

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A morsel of cheesy deliciousness

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