Archive for the ‘Cider’ Category

Apple and Sultana Cider Cake (Waitrose)

October 3, 2017

Chicken Leek and cider mug pot pies (John Whaite)

October 28, 2016


Celeriac Cider And Bramley Apple Soup (Tom Kerridge)

February 19, 2016

Celeriac Cider & Bramley Apple Soup (Tom Kerridge)

Stir Fried Sprouts with Cider and Hazlenuts (Tom Kerridge)

February 19, 2016

Stir Fried Sprouts with Cider and Hazlenuts (Tom Kerridge)

Mussels with cider

October 14, 2015

Mussels with cider

Creamy Pan Fried Pork with Apple and Sage (Schwartz)

September 26, 2012

Creamy Pan-fried Pork with Apple and Sage (Schwartz)

June 2, 2012

1 pack Schwartz Herbs & Spices for Creamy Pan-fried Pork with Apple & Sage

2 tbs plain flour

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

4 pork loin steaks

1 tbs oil

1 red onion, thickly sliced

100g (4oz) mushrooms, sliced

1 eating apple, cored and cut into wedges

150ml (¼ pint) apple cider or juice

200ml (7fl oz) crème fraîche

Schwartz Sea Salt and Black Pepper to season


1. Combine the flour with the Paprika (1 tsp), salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the pork and coat in the seasoned flour.

2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the pork and brown well for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

3. Add the red onion, mushrooms and apples to the pan.  Fry for 3-4 minutes, until browned. Add the cider or juice, Garlic Granules (1 tsp), Sage (1 tsp), Rosemary (½ tsp), Thyme (1 tsp), Oregano (1 tsp) and crème fraîche and stir gently.

4. Return the pork to the pan, bring to a simmer and cook for around 10 minutes until the pork is cooked through. Delicious served with new potatoes and broccoli.

Crepes Suzette (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstal)

May 17, 2012

French Onion Soup

April 13, 2012

Serves 4 as a starter

80g butter, plus a little extra for the toasts
4 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tbsp plain flour
3 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
400ml medium cider
600ml good-quality beef stock
Dash of calvados or other brandy
8 slices of baguette
1 clove of garlic, halved
100g Gruyère, grated

1. Melt the butter in a large, heavy bottomed pan over a low heat. Add the onions, season and cook, stirring regularly, until caramelised and deep brown. (Once they’ve softened, you can turn up the heat a little, but keep an eye on them.) This will probably take between 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your nerve.

2. Stir in the flour and thyme and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring, then add the vinegar and a third of the cider, stirring and scraping all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Whisk in the rest of the cider and the stock, and bring to the boil. Simmer for about an hour. Meanwhile, heat the grill and rub the baguette slices with the cut side of the garlic clove. Brush with melted butter, and toast on both sides.

3. Add the brandy to the soup and check the seasoning. To serve, ladle into ovenproof dishes and top with 2 croutons and a mound of cheese. Grill until golden, then serve immediately.

Pork and Cider Casserole

December 9, 2011