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 ….

Pain au Raisin Bread & Butter Pudding

The most British of puds gets La Villa’s French make over !   Ingredients  4 tablespoons of apricot jam 16 mini (stale) pain au raisins or 8 regular size ones* 2 eggs plus 2 egg yolks 40 grams of caster sugar 300 ml each of single cream and full fat milk Zest of one orange ….

Lemon & Almond Torte

Gluten & Diary Free – yet packed with flavour… our recipe for this delicious torte from Santiago de Compostela   Ingredients 275 grams of whole shelled almonds (skin still on) 250 grams of caster sugar 4 large eggs, separated Zest of one large lemon plus 1 tablespoon of juice 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon For ….


What could be fresher on the palate than a chilled gazpacho… here’s La Villa’s recipe for you to enjoy. Ingredients (serves six) 1 kg of ripe tomatoes 1 large cucumber, peeled 2 red peppers, stalk & seeds removed 2 spring onions 2 cloves of garlic, peel & crushed 3 tablespoons of sherry vinegar 4 tablespoons ….

Filet of Salmon in Filo Pastry with a Saffron & Tomato Sauce

Wow your friends at your next dinner party with one of 2018’s favourites from La Villa’s kitchen.   Ingredients (for 6) Six skinless salmon fillets, approx 120 grams each 1 pack of filo pastry Vegetable oil (for brushing) 1 Courgette; 100 grams of frozen peas; 100 grams of green beans Salt & Pepper Poppy seeds ….

Goat’s Cheese & Red Onion Tartlet

These tasty tartlets are a perfect starter for a meal with friends.   Ingredients (for six) 6 tablespoons of red onion marmalade/jam Mixed salad leaves plus a couple of endives/chicory 6 teaspoons of salad dressing (see our recipe below) Puff pasty (one frozen block if not made from fresh) A little liquid honey A teaspoon ….

Carpaccio of Courgette

This is a new dish at La Villa for 2018 – light, zesty and perfect as a starter on a warm summer’s day. Ingredients (serves 4) One large, firm courgette 100 grams of Parmesan shavings 25 grams of pine nuts (toasted) Extra virgin olive oil Zest & juice of one large lemon Handful of rocket ….

Vanilla & Ginger Crème Brûlée

The addition of fresh ginger gives a tasty twist to this French classic dessert. Ingredients (to make six) 1/2 litre of single cream 150ml of full fat milk 2 vanilla pods 6cm (approx) of fresh ginger 6 tablespoons of caster sugar 8 egg yolks 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 6 tablespoons of demerara sugar (for ….

Oeufs en Cocotte

These tasty little French dishes make a great starter for a dinner party. Ingredients (for 4) 4 large free-range eggs 50 grams of grated Gruyere 4 firm white mushrooms 100 grams of lardons or pancetta 8 tablespoons of creme fraiche Fresh chives Sea Salt & Black Pepper Good pinch of nutmeg   Ahead of time, ….

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