National Biscuit Day

Who doesn’t like a freshly baked biscuit or cookie?  And in celebration of this tasty treat, today is apparently National Biscuit Day. So in homage to the humble biscuit we bring you our recipe for our favourite biscuit/cookie here at Ashburton Cookery School.  It is of course a Chocolate Chip.  We dare you to eat […]

In honour of National Vegetarian Week

This is one of our favourite, go-to, midweek Vegetarian dishes.  Enjoy! Butternut Squash, Pear, Wild Mushroom & Sage Risotto (serves 2) Ingredients 50g unsalted butter 1 clove chopped garlic 50g chopped onion 75g cleaned prepared wild mushrooms 100g small diced butternut squash (skin removed) 2 crushed amaretti biscuits crushed 100g carnaroli rice 1 ripe conference […]

Griddled Baby Squid Stuffed with Crab & Prawns Served on Tomato & Chorizo Sauce

Tomato & Chorizo Sauce (2 Portions) Ingredients • ½ Medium sized chopped onion • 400g vine tomatoes • 50g cherry tomatoes • 2 tbsp. organic tinned tomatoes • 1 clove finely chopped garlic • 30g diced chorizo sausage • A pinch mixed dried herbs • Olive oil Method 1. Prepare the tomatoes first by placing […]

Albondigas with Chorizo, Squid and Clams

Spanish food is renowned worldwide. It’s so well regarded, in fact, that it’s the reason many visit this Mediterranean slice of paradise in the first place. As part of Villa Plus Eat Like a Local series, we’ve decided to home in on the splendours of Spain’s cuisine like you’ve never seen before. Ingredients For the […]

Pink Roasted Duck Breast with Caramelised Apples

  Pink Roasted Duck Breast with Caramelised Apples, Raspberry Vinegar and Cranberry Dressing   Raspberry Vinegar and Cranberry Dressing Ingredients ½ chopped shallot 40ml raspberry vinegar 1 tsp. clear honey 1 tbs. dried cranberries (chopped) Splash of water Sea salt & cracked black pepper 100ml olive oil Method Gently sweat the shallot in a little […]

Graduate Story – Sara

Sara Felix graduated from our Diploma in Professional Patisserie, and has just opened her very own Patisserie in Topsham, Exeter, called Sara’s Petite Cuisine, and we wish her all the very best. 1. Can You Describe The Kind Of Cook You Were Before Taking The Course? Before taking the course I considered myself a self […]