Rhubarb, Ginger & Orange Sabayon

Zingy & Zesty, a perfect pud year-round     Ingredients (makes 8) 500 grams of rhubarb, cut into 2cm lengths 100 grams of caster sugar 2 star anise 200 ml of double cream, whipped 250 gram pot of mascarpone 3 tablespoons of Grand Marnier or Cointreau 3 tablespoons of marmalade 4 cm of ginger, peeled ….

Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Terrine

A perfect make-ahead starter This is a bit fiddly to make but worth it – and will portion to about 12. Ingredients Six chicken breasts Poaching spices (2 bay leaves, 10 whole black peppercorns, salt, pepper, 2 garlic gloves, 1 cup white wine) 4 Leeks 500 grams of a mix of mushrooms Bunch of tarragon ….

Prawn & Mango Salad

Perfect for a warm summer’s evening – our Prawn & Mango salad has been a hit this season.   Ingredients (serves 4-6) 2 large, ripe, mangos 2 large juicy limes Large pack of cooked prawns (about 500 grams) 12 cherry tomatoes 4 endives Bunch of coriander & chives 2 pots of natural yoghurt Shell the ….

Frittata

Packed with fresh vegetables and great either hot or cold… We were kindly given this recipe by the owners of Julesy’s B&B on the island of Malta when we stayed a few years ago. At La Villa, we serve it chilled on our Mediterranean sharing platters and vary the ingredients according to season. Ingredients  1 pack ….

Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins

You can’t beat a home-made muffin fresh from the oven – and our guests love these when served at breakfast.       Ingredients (makes 12) 2 Eggs 100 grams of white chocolate, chopped into small cubes 150 grams of fresh raspberries 100 grams of unsalted butter 200 ml of semi-skimmed milk 300 grams of ….

Patatas Bravas

  Always on a tapas menu….our take on this Spanish classic.   Ingredients  450 grams of new potatoes, quartered 1 large onion, peeled, halved and then finely sliced 1 green pepper, de-seeded and cut into strips 1 teaspoon of chili powder 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon of olive oil 300 ml of vegetable ….

Focaccia Bread

This light, airy & great for sharing Italian bread is perfect to make at home… and will be served on our new sharing platters this season too ! Ingredients 3/4 cup of warm water 1 packet (or 2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of freshly ground sea salt ….

Chicken Ballotine

If you have some friends coming for dinner, this is a great make-ahead main course that’s sure to impress! Ingredients (makes 4) 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 glove of garlic, crushed 8 sun dried tomatoes, finely diced 12 large fresh basil leaves 4 chicken breasts 8 slices of Serrano ham Heat a little olive ….

Recipe – Mochachino Mousse

Silky smooth with the great coffee-chocolate combo… this mousse is easy to make ahead.   Ingredients – makes 6 100 grams of good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 250 gram tub of mascarpone 2 tablespoons of icing sugar 4 tablespoons of espresso coffee 150ml of double cream (plus 50 ml extra for decoration) A ….

Tomates Farcie

We have served these stuffed tomatoes at La Villa since our opening year (2009) – they are always a hit with our guests. Ingredients 6 large beef or Marmande tomatoes 50 grams of finely diced onion 30 grams of carrot (cut in half length ways then finely sliced) 30 grams of of finely sliced celery ….

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