Earlier this week we welcomed a full house for our late summer entertaining cookery demonstration.


Guests were welcomed with freshly brewed Taylors of Harrogate coffee and Claire’s homemade raspberry bakewell cake.

This demonstration had a definite feel of an Indian summer, starting with spinach and ricotta timbale with sundried tomatoes, olives, capers and herbs.

These delicate timbales were served with roasted cherry tomatoes, a vegetable that the AGA does so well.

Alison made a hot smoked salmon cheese cake next. This was made on a biscuit base and baked for approximately 50 minutes until set. It makes a lovely starter but would also work well as a light luncheon dish too.


For one main course Claire made a basil, sun blush tomato and goats cheese roulade. The richness of the goat’s cheese was an ample partner for the light fluffy roulade and served with a green bean and potato salad. Claire did such a fine job with the roulade, it didn’t crack nor crumble! So often this is the case that when one rolls it up it disintegrates!


Keeping with the late summer feel we had halibut stuffed with smoked salmon and served with a delicious fennel puree. Halibut is an expensive fish but yields a substantial flavour and went well with the creamy puree.

For puddings we enjoyed a fig and walnut tart served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt.


Finally to finish a very seasonal frozen apple and blackberry torte, which certainly added a purple effect to the menu. With all the sunshine we have been enjoying recently this was an appropriate way to round off a late summer cookery demonstration.


There is still space to attend our very special evening with Sara Danesin Medio taking place on Thursday 6th October. Please contact us for details and to reserve your place.