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  1. Blueberry Cheesecake Soufflé with Cream Cheese Ice Cream by Paul Welburn

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    Love blueberries? Cheesecake? Soufflé? Well this Blueberry Cheesecake Soufflé with Cream Cheese Ice Cream by Paul Welburn is the perfect pud for you! Served in our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 9cm Mini Pan, it’s a showstopper and ideal for any dinner party. Paul is a longtime friend and collaborator of ProWare; see why he loves using our pans…

    “I absolutely love the Pan ranges from Proware,  from amazing non stick pans to mini cocotte pans and mini copper pans, the versatility from cooking to serving makes Proware the go to pan ranges for me. As a  past Head chef for the late Gary Rhodes, using the amazing Mini Copper for my nostalgic link to his Lobster omelette thermidor keeps the spirit of my mentor Chef Gary within my cooking with the help of Proware.”

    Paul Welburn, 2023
    Blueberry Cheesecake Soufflé with Cream Cheese Ice Cream by Paul Welburn

    Paul is currently the Chef Patron at The Swan Inn, Islip which we were lucky enough to visit for an amazing dinner. Read about our experiences here and book yourself in soon!

    Serves: 7-8 individual portions

    Ingredients (for the soufflé base)

    • 500g blueberry  puree
    • 30g cornflour
    • 25g water
    • 10ml crème de cassis

    Ingredients (for the soufflé base)

    • Blueberry souffle base
    • 60g purée base
    • 7 egg whites (keep yolks for the ice cream)
    • 140 g sugar

    Ingredients (for the crumble)

    • 150g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar 100g unsalted butter

    Ingredients (for the cream cheese ice cream)

    • 250g milk
    • 250g good quality cream cheese
    • 90g sugar
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 7 egg yolks

    Equipment for Blueberry Cheesecake Soufflé with Cream Cheese Ice Cream by Paul Welburn

    Cooking Method for Blueberry Cheesecake Soufflé with Cream Cheese Ice Cream by Paul Welburn

    Soufflé Base

    1. Place the purée in a pan.
    2. Mix the cornflour, water and crème de cassis to a paste and add to the purée.
    3. Bring up to the boil, whisking all the time.
    4. Once the mixture boils and thickens, cook out for 2 minutes and then remove from the heat and pour into a bowl and press down.
    5. Cover in a piece of cling film to prevent a skin and allow to cool.


    1. Butter the bowls (ramekins if using) with softened butter and place back in the fridge to chill.
    2. Pre heat an oven to 180c.
    3. Remove the cling film from the chilled base and beat with a whisk until soft and smooth (this helps to incorporate the whites).
    4. In a stand mixer set with a whisk attachment place the egg whites and turn the machine on to its highest setting.
    5. Once the whites begin to thicken gradually add half of the sugar, continue whisking and when a light meringue forms sprinkle the remaining sugar in to the whites to create a smooth meringue.
    6. Turn the speed to low and allow to mix for 1 minute.
    7. Turn off the machine, remove the whisk and the bowl.
    8. Start to add half of the meringue to the soufflé base and beat in with a spatula to loosen and incorporate, then add the rest but this time fold gently to mix well but to avoid knocking the air out.
    9. Once all incorporated, spoon the mixture into the pre buttered moulds to the top. Afterwards, smooth off the top of each soufflé with a pallete knife and then run your finger around the edge to remove excess mixture.
    10. Place the soufflés on a baking tray and place into the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until they have risen by 1/3.
    11. Remove from the oven and place into serving pans.


    1. Pre heat the oven to 180c.
    2. Place the flour, butter and sugar into a bowl and rub together until the breadcrumb stage.
    3. Place on a lined baking tray and spread out evenly.
    4. Bake in the pre heated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, forking the mixture every 2 minute to cook evenly.
    5. Remove and allow to cool

    Cream Cheese Ice Cream

    1. To start mix the cream, milk and sugar in a medium sized pan.
    2. Bring the liquid to the boil so that the sugar dissolves and then add the lemon zest.
    3. Place the yolks in a separate bowl and mix.
    4. Pour and stir the hot mixture into the yolks to create a custard.
    5. Place the mixture back into the pan and return to the stove over a medium to high heat.
    6. Place a thermometer in the pan and bring the liquid slowly up to 76°C. Once the temperature has been reached, remove from the heat, pass through a fine sieve and allow the liquid to cool down in a bowl over ice.
    7. Churn in an ice cream maker until set and serve.

    Serve the souffle fresh from the oven, sprinkled with the crumble and a generous scoop of the cream cheese ice cream.

  2. Spiced Rice Pudding with Pistachios, Raspberries and Date Syrup

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    Ready to go in 30 minutes, this dessert is versatile, punchy, and will leave you wanting more! Low maintenance, with a simmer time of 25 minutes, this Spiced Rice Pudding with Pistachios, Raspberries and Date Syrup can be adapted to suit your tastes. We love cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, but why not add bananas or dessicated coconut? Great for a post Sunday Roast dessert, or a weeknight treat, cook it up now!

    We used whole milk and double cream but you could make it vegan with nut or oat milk and vegan cream! The double cream is also optional so leave it out for a healthier alternative!

    We used our Stainless Steel Base Milk Pan for this recipe. Check out all the things we love about the range here.

    Spiced Rice pudding in a white bowl, served on a tray with a flower. A Proware Stainless Steel Base pan is in the background.
    You’ll really feel like spring has sprung with this delicious dish!

    Serves: 4
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cooking time: 25 minutes


    • 600ml whole milk
    • 100g pudding rice
    • 1x cinnamon stick
    • 30g caster sugar
    • ½ tsp vanilla essence
    • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
    • ⅛  tsp nutmeg (pinch)
    • ⅛ tsp ground clove (pinch)
    • pinch of salt
    • 100ml double cream (optional)
    • 40g pistachios, chopped
    • 1 tsp dried rose petals
    • 20 raspberries
    • 1 tsp orange zest
    • 1 tbsp date syrup


    A pair of bowls with spiced rice pudding served topped with raspberries and dried rose petals and pistachios
    Dessert for two

    Cooking Method

    1. Place the milk in a medium saucepan and add the rice, sugar and cinnamon stick, spices and vanilla essence and salt. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low, gentle simmer stirring regularly for 25 mins or until the rice has absorbed most of the milk.
    2. Take off the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and stir in the double cream
    3. Garnish with the pistachios, dried rose petals, raspberries and grate over the orange zest. Drizzle over the date syrup

    If you add your own toppings, we’d love to hear about the changes you make. Get in touch on our social media pages!

  3. Lemongrass and Ginger Steamed Stonebass, Orange and Kaffir Butter Sauce, Pak Choi, Coriander and Bean Sprout Salad by Paul Welburn

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    Bursting with flavour, the fabulous Paul Welburn (Chef Patron at The Swan Inn, Islip) has concocted a wonderful seafood recipe of Lemongrass and Ginger Steamed Stonebass, Orange and Kaffir Butter Sauce, Pak Choi, Coriander and Bean Sprout Salad to showcase our Stainless Steel Multi Steamer.


    Copper Tri-Ply 20cm Saucepan

    Copper Tri-Ply 18cm Saucepan

    Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan


    Serves 4 as a main

    For the Brine:

    • 500g cold water
    • 75g light soy sauce
    • 25ml mirin

    For the Stone Bass:

    • 4 x 150g stone bass fillets
    • 2 x sticks lemon grass – split in half
    • 80g ginger – sliced
    • Maldon sea salt
    • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
    •  2 tsp chopped chives – sprinkle over when serving

    For the Orange and Kaffir Butter Sauce:

    • 2 x shallots, finely sliced.
    • 150ml fresh orange juice
    • 4 tbsp of white wine
    • 3 x kaffir lime leaves
    • 40ml double cream
    • 200g of salted butter, cut into small cubes.

    For the Pak Choi:

    • 2 x pak choi – split lengthways.
    • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
    • Maldon sea salt

    For the Salad of Bean Sprouts and Coriander & Dressing

    • 100g bean sprouts
    • 1 x bunch coriander or micro coriander cress
    • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
    • 2 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 tsp mirin
    • Juice of ½ lime
    • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds


    Stone Bass:

    1. Mix the brine ingredients together.
    2. Place the bass portions in and leave for 20 minutes
    3. Remove, wash off in cold water and dry with kitchen paper.
    4. Place the portions onto squares of parchment paper until cooking.
    5. Place the pro ware steamer on top of the pan half filled with water.
    6. Bring it to the boil and turn down to a simmer
    7. Place the ginger and lemongrass onto the base of the steamer top, place the stone bass portions with the parchment on top and close the lid , cook on a medium heat for 6 minutes (steamer should not be rapid boiling )
    8. Once cooked remove from the steamer.
    9. Allow the fish to rest for 2 minutes.

    Orange and Kaffir Butter Sauce:

    1. Place the shallots, orange juice , white wine and lime leaves in a pan and reduce until almost dry
    2. Add the cream and bring to the boil.
    3. Remove the pan and add the butter whist whisking until the sauce thickens and your left with a smooth sauce
    4. Pass the sauce through a fine sieve and keep until required.

    Pak Choi:

    1. In a hot frying pan (or bbq)
    2. Place the oiled pak choi cut side down and cook on a medium heat on one side only
    3. Cook until the pak choi is golden but retains a crunch
    4. Season with salt and serve

    Bean Sprout and Coriander Salad:

    1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together
    2. Mix the bean sprouts and the coriander and just before serving toss in the dressing and serve

    To Serve:

    1. Peel back and Remove the skin from the bass
    2. Sprinkle over the chopped chives
    3. Place onto a serving plate
    4. Add the pak choi
    5. Spoon over the butter sauce over and around
    6. Lastly place the dressed salad of bean sprouts and coriander

    Wow… what a wonderful recipe! Thanks to this amazing Great British Chef!

  4. Vanilla rice pudding, pistachio honeycomb & glazed summer fruits by Josh Angus

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    Looking for a summery pud for your next date night dinner, sunday lunch, or dinner party? Look no further! Michelin Starred Hide Restaurant‘s Head Chef Josh Angus has created a super light and completely delicious dessert for you.


    Copper Tri-Ply 18cm Saucepan (with lid)

    Copper Tri-Ply 12cm Mini Frying Pan (to serve)

    Ingredients (Serves 5)

    (For the Rice Pudding)

    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 35g sugar (to taste)
    • 150g pudding rice
    • 900g milk
    • 165 double cream
    • 4 figs halved
    • 2 peaches quartered
    • Red wine
    • 75g sugar
    • 75g water

    (For the Honeycomb)

    • butter, for the tin
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 5 tbsp golden syrup
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 50g chopped pistachios
    • 20g chopped pistachios for serving


    Make the Honeycomb first so it can rest…

    1. Butter a 20cm square tin. Stir the caster sugar and golden syrup together in a deep saucepan over a gentle heat until the sugar has melted. Try not to let the mixture bubble until the sugar grains have disappeared.
    2. Once completely melted, turn up the heat a little and simmer until you have an amber coloured caramel (this won’t take long) add your pistachios at this point, then as quickly as you can, turn off the heat, tip in the bicarbonate of soda and beat in with a wooden spoon until it has all disappeared and the mixture is foaming. Scrape into the tin immediately – be careful, the mixture will be very hot.
    3. The mixture will continue bubbling in the tin, simply leave it and in about 1 hr-1 hr 30 mins the honeycomb will be hard and ready to crumble or snap into chunks.

    For the Rice Pudding…

    1. Place the milk in a medium saucepan and add the rice and sugar. Split the vanilla pod lengthways with a sharp knife, scrape out the seeds and add both the pod and the seeds to the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook gently with a lid on, stirring frequently, for 25-30 minutes or until the rice has absorbed most of the milk & cooked through. Remove the vanilla pod but save for presentation and stir in the cream. The rice  should be glossy now & fall off a spoon; leave to cool.
    2. Cut the figs in half & ripe peaches in to quarters, bring to boil the sugar & water in a frying pan to make stock syrup, once the sugar has dissolved add the peaches on a medium heat & cook for 1 minute either side just to soften the peach & glaze them up with stock syrup remove from pan.
    3. Add the figs & do the same but this time add two splashes of red wine & reduce to a syrup consistency. The figs & peaches should be slightly soft but hold their shape & not messy!
    4. To serve have the cooled  rice pudding on the bottom with the glazed fruit on top, sprinkle with chunks of honeycomb & chopped pistachios. Then drizzle with the red wine syrup.


    What a treat! We can’t thank Josh enough for this summer sensation. Check out his other recipes for us here.

  5. Coffee & Pistachio Soufflé by Josh Angus

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    About Josh Angus…

    Head Chef at Michelin Starred restaurant Hide Ground in the heart of London, Josh Angus has worked everywhere from Raymond Blanc’s renowned Le Manoir to Hong Kong with Shane Osborn. He was even the private chef for the American Ambassador! We’re so grateful to Josh for showing us how to make our very own Pixar-style Ratatouille!


    Copper Tri-Ply 10cm Mini Casserole

    Ingredients (coffee infusion)

    Nescafe granules 30g

    Whole milk: 625g

    Caster sugar: 45g

    Method (coffee infusion)

    1. Bring the milk and sugar to boil.
    2. Add the coffee, infuse for 30mins.
    3. Blitz in the blender and pass through the chinois.

    Ingredients (Coffee soufflé crème patissiere)

    500g Infused coffee milk

    4g Agar-agar

    12g Caster sugar (1)

    70g Plain flour

    50g Caster sugar (2)

    50g Soft butter

    70g Egg yolks

    Method (Coffee soufflé crème patissiere)

    1. Mix the agar and the cater sugar (1) together.
    2. Make a crumble with plain flour, soft butter and sugar (2)
    3. Bring the infused coffee milk to boil, add the agar/caster sugar.
    4. Bring back to boil and add the crumble. Stir well to make sure there is no lumps.
    5. Boil for 2 minutes then turn the stove off and add the egg yolks.
    6. Cool down quickly & put in the fridge to chill. Pass once cooled.
    7. This mix will make more than you need but will freeze well.

    Ingredients (Meringue for soufflé)

    Meringue: (for 1 portion makes 2 1/2 little copper pan soufflés)

    150g Egg white

    60g Caster sugar

    3g Albumina


    Mix Albumina and caster sugar together.

    If you can find albumina its fine to leave out.

    For the pistachio crumb…

    Blitz 50g of pistachios in a blender to a coarse crumb.

    Method (Soufflé process)

    1. Preheat oven at 190c
    2. Line the small copper pans with butter all around & add blitzed pistachios covering the bottom & side of the pan,
    3. Have 200g of coffee crème pat mix to the side warm.
    4. Start to whip the meringue to soft peaks, adding the sugar mix gradually.
    5. Add ¼ off the meringue and beat it with the warm coffee crème pat, then slowly add the rest of the meringue with the spatula. Until completely mixed through, it is key that this part is done very gently to come the soufflé light.
    6. Poor in a piping bag & fill up the copper pans ¾ full. Go around the pan with your thumb cleaning the sides. This will help the soufflé rise straight.
    7. Cook in the oven top shelf for 8 to 10 minutes, soufflé should have risen dramatically.
    8. Serve straight away with vanilla or pistachio ice cream.

    For more delicious food, find Josh at Hide! Find out more about Hide Ground here.

  6. Star Anise Apple Croissant Tarte Tatin Recipe by Josh Angus

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    This Star Anise Apple Croissant Tarte Tatin by Josh Angus is a take on an international favourite. Tarte Tatin is named after the Tatin sisters who served it as the signature dish in their hotel, the Hôtel Tatin in Lamotte-Beuvron, Loir-et-Cher, 105 miles south of Paris, in the 1880s.

    The story goes that Stéphanie Tatin set out to make a traditional apple pie but accidentally left the apples cooking in butter and sugar for too long. Trying to rescue it by placing a layer of pastry on top, baking it, and serving it upside down, Stéphanie created the world’s first Tarte Tatin!

    Josh used our Copper Tri-Ply Range so find out what we love about it here.

    About Josh Angus…

    Head Chef at Michelin Starred restaurant Hide in the heart of London, Josh Angus has worked everywhere from Raymond Blanc’s renowned Le Manoir to Hong Kong with Shane Osborn. He was even the private chef for the American Ambassador! We’re so grateful to Josh for showing us how to make our very own Tarte Tatin!


    • 5 granny smith or braeburn apples
    • 120g caster sugar
    • 85g butter
    • 2 star anise
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 50g water
    • 1 large sheet of croissant dough pastry or puff pastry, 200g pastry


    Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non Stick Frying Pan


    1. Peel and quarter the apples and then slice them evenly into wedges around 3cm thick.
    2. Pre heat oven to 170 -180 degrees.
    3. Heat the water and sugar together in a Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan over a medium heat and cook until it is a light amber colour. Stir it for 5 to 7 minutes to avoid any lumps.
    4. Once the colour is achieved, add in butter, scraped vanilla pod, whole vanilla pod, and star anise. Stir constantly to achieve a golden brown colour.
    5. Add the apples, stirring until they are coated in thick layer of caramel. Cook on a low heat for a few minutes, slowly turning the apples.
    6. In the meantime, roll the pastry out to 2cm thickness and cut out a large circle to be placed on top of the apples. Use the top of the frying pan as a stencil.
    7. Take the pan off the heat and arrange the apples in a circle or a pretty design, with the star anise and vanilla pod in the middle.
    8. Lay the circle of pastry on top of the apples and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the pastry is golden brown. If you think the apples may need longer just cover the pastry with greaseproof paper and cook it for 10 minutes longer.
    9. Cool for a good 45 minutes, allowing it to set slightly, then invert onto a serving plate (be careful when doing so).
    10. Serve with vanilla ice cream or custard.

    For more delicious food, find Josh at Hide! Find out more about Hide here.

  7. Pear & Plum Banana Bread by Ren Behan

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    This is the perfect recipe to get the kids involved and help towards their five a day. Quick and easy to make it can be rustled up in no time and provides a wonderful healthy snack. You can also use apples or blueberries for one of the layers.

    Kids in the Kitchen

    Mashing Bananas – Who doesn’t enjoy mashing stuff? Give your kids the task of peeling and mashing the ripe bananas in this recipe. Tip – here’s a fun song about bananas to sing along while your kids are prepping the bananas.

    Sifting Dry Ingredients – Bring on the mess! First measure how much flour you will need and let them go for it. A sieve will work but a handheld flour sifter if you have one would be really fun for the kids too.

    Recipe Courtesy of Ren Behan author of Wild Honey and Rye

    Serves: 6-8

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Cooking Time: 1 hour

    Difficulty: Easy


    • Loaf Tin
    • Baking Paper
    • Electric Whisk
    • Sieve


    • 150g unsalted butter (plus a bit extra for greasing)
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 bananas, mashed
    • 120g sour cream
    • 1 pear, ripe, sliced
    • 2 plums, ripe, stone removed, sliced

    Cooking Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 5. Grease the inside of a loaf tin with a little butter and line with a sheet of baking paper.
    2. Using an electric whisk, beat the butter with the sugar, eggs and vanilla.
    3. Sift in the dry ingredients and stir with a metal spoon. Stir in the mashed bananas and sour cream.
    4. Add one third of the mixture to the loaf tin and spread out using the back of a spoon. Next, add a layer of pear. Then a further third of the mixture followed by a layer of plum. Add the rest of the mixture and flatten the top. Dust with a little extra cinnamon.
    5. Bake the loaf for 1 hour. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for ten minutes before carefully taking it out to cool on a wire rack. Serve when warm or cold with extra fruit on the side.
  8. Salted Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars by Ren Behan

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    If you love Salted Caramel and Chocolate these Oatmeal Bars are for you! You can be sure if there are any little ones around they will enjoy getting chocolaty for this recipe.

    Kids in the Kitchen

    Mixing – This has to be one of the best things to let kids do when baking or cooking with them. Even the smallest of youngsters can have a go!

    Pressing the Dough – Once everything is mixed together keep those little fingers busy by getting them to push the dough into the container.

    Recipe Courtesy of Ren Behan author of Wild Honey and Rye which she adapted from US blog Pinch of Yum

    Prep time: 10 minutes

    Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes in total

    Serves: 12



    • 200g plain flour
    • 115g rolled oats
    • 220g soft brown sugar
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 125g unsalted butter, melted and cooled a little
    • 150g good quality (60%+) dark chocolate, chopped (Ren used Lindt 62%)
    • 180g caramel (Ren used Bonne Maman Confiture de Caramel)
    • An extra pinch of sea salt

    Cooking Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Melt the butter and leave it to one side to cool. Put the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt into a mixing bowl. Pour in the butter and mix everything together with a spoon until a soft (but still crumbly) dough forms. If the dough feels sticky, add a little more flour.
    2. Take a 9 x 13 baking dish and press 2/3 of the dough into it, flattening it down. Save 1/3 for topping. Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is turning golden.
    3. While crust is baking, melt the caramel (adding an extra pinch of sea salt) in the microwave until it is runny and set to one side.
    4. Take the crust out of the oven and very carefully sprinkle over the grated or chopped chocolate. Next, pour the melted caramel over the chocolate chips. Then, crumble the remaining dough over the top of the bars. Bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the top layer is golden brown.
    5. The hardest part is letting it stand for an hour or so, until the caramel is cooled. Slice into bars with a sharp knife.
  9. Rhubarb and Custard Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream by Paris House

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    Forced Rhubarb is readily available just now and it makes a wonderful desserts. You might even have some in your garden!

    This vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit is so versatile and the cheering bright vibrant colours will definitely bring a ray of sunshine to your day. 

    This recipe doesn’t have to be eaten with home made ice cream but if you have the time the combination of the stem ginger and the tartness of the rhubarb is a match made in heaven. 

    Recipe Courtesy of Paris House

    Serves: 4

    Difficulty: Medium



    Ginger Ice Cream:

    • 250ml milk
    • 75g whipping cream
    • 50ml King’s Ginger Liqueur
    • 40g egg yolks
    • 65g sugar
    • 50g stem ginger (minced)

    Vanilla Pastry Cream:

    • 285ml milk
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 1½ eggs
    • 50g sugar
    • 28g flour
    • 7g cornflour

    Poached Rhubarb:

    • 600g bright red forced rhubarb
    • 640g Sugar
    • 400g orange juice
    • 1 tbsp orange zest
    • 15g arrow root

    Puff Pastry Disks:

    • 1 pack of all butter puff pastry sheets
    • 1 yolk
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar

    Cooking Method

    Ginger Ice Cream:

    1. First make the ice cream, this can be done well in advance. Once it has been churned store it in the freezer until ready to use.
    2. Bring the milk, cream and King’s Ginger Liqueur to the boil in a heavy based pan.
    3. Whisk the sugar, stem ginger and the yolks until pale in a medium bowl.
    4. Pour 1/3rd of the boiling milk onto the eggs whilst whisking and mix well.
    5. With the pan off the heat, return the milk and egg mix to the pan with the remaining milk and mix well.
    6. Return to the stove on a low heat and gently bring the mix up to 80°C, continuously stirring to prevent catching.
    7. Transfer the mix into a bowl, cover the surface with cling film and chill in the fridge.
    8. Once the ice cream mix is fully chilled, churn the mix in an ice cream machine as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

    Vanilla Pastry Cream:

    1. Bring the milk and vanilla extract to the boil.
    2. In a medium bowl mix the sugar, eggs, flour and cornflour together.
    3. Whilst whisking pour 1/3rd of the hot milk onto the egg mix and incorporate well.
    4. Transfer the egg mix back into the pan with the remaining milk.
    5. Place the pan on a medium heat and continuously mix until it starts to simmer.
    6. Cook out for a further couple of minutes, whisking to ensure all lumps are mixed through.
    7. Transfer to a bowl, cover the surface with cling film and chill in the fridge.
    8. When the pastry cream is cold transfer to a piping bag and keep in the fridge till ready to serve.

    Pouched Rhubarb:

    1. Chop the rhubarb sticks in half cross ways and stack into a heat proof dish small enough to snugly hold the rhubarb.
    2. Bring the juice, zest and sugar to the boil.
    3. Add the rhubarb, remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for 5 The rhubarb should be just starting to soften, if not, return to the heat and cook a little further. Once cooked the rhubarb should be tender but not too soft.
    4. Once cooked and chilled, portion the rhubarb into 2cm chunks ready to be laid into the tart.
    5. Bring 250g of the rhubarb cooking liquid to the boil. Mix 15g of arrow root with a little water, once the liquid is boiling whisk in the arrow root and cook till thickened and allow to cool to room temperature.

    Puff Pastry Disks:

    1. Cut 4 x 12cm circles from the puff pastry sheet, use an espresso cup saucer or large cookie cutter.
    2. Then score a second circle 1cm from the outside edge but do not cut all the way through.
    3. With the prongs of a fork dock the inner circle to prevent it from rising when baked.
    4. Mix the yolk and milk to make an egg wash.
    5. Transfer the discs of pastry on to a paper lined baking sheet and lightly brush the tops with the egg wash.
    6. Bake at 220ºC for 7-10 minutes until puffed, golden and crisp.
    7. If the centres have risen push them back down.
    8. Allow to cool.
    9. To build the tart first pipe a layer of the pastry cream into the bottom of tart case, then stack the rhubarb chunks into the case with the cut sides facing up.Paris House Proware building up the Rhubarb Tart
    10. Glaze the top of the tarts with the thickened cooking liquid.

    To Serve:

    1. Flash through a medium oven for 3-4 minutes, place on a plate and top with a scoop of ginger ice cream. Serve immediately!
  10. Chocolate Fondue

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    Looking for a fun and easy chocolate dessert recipe? Look no further than this Chocolate Fondue! Perfect for an evening soiree or fun family gathering!  Dip marshmallows, biscuits or fresh fruit into the hot, melted creamy chocolate goodness. The best part – it only takes 10 minutes to make!

    Recipe by Chef Leslie Buddington from Brocco on the Park, Sheffield


    Makes:  Approx 1 litre
    Prep time: 1 minute
    Cooking time: 10 minutes



    • 400g dark chocolate
    • 290ml double cream
    • 300ml whole milk
    • 80g unsalted butter

    Cooking Method

    1. Break the chocolate into smaller pieces and put it along with all the other ingredients in a pan. 
    2. Melt on a medium heat stirring constantly until all melted and glossy.
    3. Enjoy with marshmallow or seasonal fruits.