Two festive cocktails

    Two Christmas drinks - a martini to put a real pep in your step, and a shrub (non-alcoholic) with plenty of character so nobody feels like they're missing out.  Pomegranate and clementine Jin Môr martini Cold, potent and powerful - the perfect festive...

Advent jam filled double deckers (Doppeldecker)

INGREDIENTS Makes 32-35 350g (2²⁄₃ cups) plain (all-purpose) flour plus extra for dusting ¼ tsp baking powder Pinch of fine sea salt 125g (½ cup plus 1 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temp 180g (1 cup) caster (superfine) sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg, plus 1 egg...

Very crispy roast potatoes

INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 as a side 1kg floury potatoes, such as King Edward, peeled 60ml neutral cooking oil, such as vegetable or sunflower 1 lemon, peeled and halved around the middle 5-6 sprigs of thyme Pure  sea salt, for finishing Black pepper Any roast worth its...

An interview with master baker Richard Bertinet

To celebrate the launch of his new, online Bread Making home baking online course with BBC Maestro, we caught up with well-loved and respected baker Richard Bertinet. Richard first fell in love with baking as a 14-year-old apprentice in his native Brittany, but has...

Caramelised onion and greens pie

INGREDIENTS Serves 6 For the pastry 125g cold salted butter (or 125g unsalted butter, plus ½ teaspoon sea salt), plus extra for greasing 250g 00 flour 4 tablespoons ice cold water For the filling 50g salted butter (or 50g unsalted butter, plus ¼ teaspoon sea salt) 1/4...

Paprika and lime butter corn on the cob

INGREDIENTSServes 4 as a side 4 ears of corn Olive oil, for brushing ½ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt  in a Finer Flake Black pepper 100g salted butter (or 100g unsalted butter and ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt  in a Finer Flake), at room temperature Zest of a lime and juice of ½...

The perfect oven chips

INGREDIENTSServes 4-6  1kg floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward 60ml vegetable oil 5 sprigs rosemary, leaves chopped 1 teaspoon Pure Sea Salt Black pepper The key to the perfectly crisp oven chip is to save the seasoning until the end of cooking. This...

Jin Môr has won a bronze award!

''Classic nose with citrus freshness on the palate, softness to the mouthfeel with sweetness of ginger spices. The finish is surprisingly complex with sweet spice reappearing. " 2021 IWSC judges -- We are so happy to have been awarded a bronze medal in this year's...

Chargrilled courgettes, whipped feta and coriander chutney

INGREDIENTSServes 4 as a side or part of a bbq 6 large courgettes, sliced lengthwise into thick strips 150ml extra virgin olive oil Pure Sea Salt Black pepper For the whipped feta 200g feta 200g thick Greek yogurt 50ml extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zest and juice...

BBQ mackerel with quick pickled cucumbers and charred lemon salad

INGREDIENTSServes 4 For the fish 4 mackerel fillets, skin on, boned 2 tablespoons oak smoked water 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pure sea salt Cracked black pepper   For the cucumber 1 medium cucumber, cut lengthways with water...

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Chargrilled courgettes, whipped feta and coriander chutney

Chargrilled courgettes, whipped feta and coriander chutney

INGREDIENTSServes 4 as a side or part of a bbq 6 large courgettes, sliced lengthwise into thick strips 150ml extra virgin olive oil Pure Sea Salt Black pepper For the whipped feta 200g feta 200g thick Greek yogurt 50ml extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zest and juice...

BBQ mackerel with quick pickled cucumbers and charred lemon salad

BBQ mackerel with quick pickled cucumbers and charred lemon salad

INGREDIENTSServes 4 For the fish 4 mackerel fillets, skin on, boned 2 tablespoons oak smoked water 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pure sea salt Cracked black pepper   For the cucumber 1 medium cucumber, cut lengthways with water...

Leek and potato galette with hazelnut pastry

Leek and potato galette with hazelnut pastry

INGREDIENTSSERVES 6   For the pastry 50g hazelnuts, toasted 125g wholemeal spelt flour 125g plain flour 125 cold butter, cubed Pure sea salt in a finer flake 2 tbsp very cold water For the filling 200g Pembrokeshire Earlies, or new potatoes2 tbsp olive oil 1 large...

Smoky ginger cakes

Smoky ginger cakes

INGREDIENTSMAKES 12    75g unsalted butter 100g dark muscovado sugar 150g black treacle 2 large eggs, beaten 4 tbsp Welsh whiskey (we like Aber Falls) 2 tsp vanilla extract 180g self raising flour 2 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over Oak 140g...

Asparagus on toast with soft boiled eggs + herbs

Asparagus on toast with soft boiled eggs + herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 1 1 handful of asparagus spears 1 organic or free-range egg A thick slice of good bread Half a clove of garlic Pure Sea Salt or Pure Sea Salt with Roasted Garlic Freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil Halen Môn salted butter A small...

Perfect picnic sausage rolls

Perfect picnic sausage rolls

INGREDIENTSMAKES 8 (or 16 bite-size)    500g free range / organic pork sausage meat 1 large apple, peeled and grated 1 tsp Halen Môn smoky dijon mustard 1 tsp garam masala 2 sprigs of sage, leaves chopped Pure sea salt Black pepper 320g ready made puff pastry 1...

Anna Jones’ green olive Welsh cakes

Anna Jones’ green olive Welsh cakes

INGREDIENTSMAKES 12 LITTLE WELSH CAKES 1 tablespoon olive oil a small leek, washed, or a bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced 200g plain or white spelt flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g cold unsalted butter or vegan butter, cubed 50g...

Towpath’s ricotta gnudi

Towpath’s ricotta gnudi

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 500g / 1b 2oz ricotta 170g / 6oz Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve 2 eggs, lightly beaten 5 tablespoons fine breadcrumbs 2 pinches of freshly gratednutmeg plain flour, for dusting 250g / 9oz unsalted butter bunch of sage, picked salt and...

Nena Foster’s fermented three cornered leek

Nena Foster’s fermented three cornered leek

INGREDIENTSMakes 1 x 2L jar 250-300g three-cornered leek, bottoms trimmed and washed 3 fresh bay leaves 1.25 litre salt brine, 5% (1.25 litre water and 63g Pure Sea Salt) Cabbage leaf/fermentation weight Nena Foster is a food writer who specialises in all things...

Six Beauty Spots to visit on Ynys Môn/ the island of Anglesey

Six Beauty Spots to visit on Ynys Môn/ the island of Anglesey

We started making sea salt because we love Ynys Môn, and wanted to find a way to make a living here. We feel incredibly lucky to call the island, and this particular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our home. There is an abundance of beauty to be discovered, but...

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