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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

Chris Roberts, AKA ‘Flamebaster’, has taken Wales (and beyond) by storm with his passion and knowledge for food, provenance and cooking outdoors. Known for filming recipes in outstandingly beautiful locations around North Wales, over serious flames, his love of...

Traditional Welsh honey buns

INGREDIENTSMAKES TWO TRAY FULLS 100g unsalted butter 300ml whole milk 600g strong white flour 100g caster sugar 2 x 7g fast active dry yeast 1 teaspoon Halen Môn in a finer flake 1 free-range egg For the filling: 150g softened unsalted butter 150g soft brown sugar  //...

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A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

Chris Roberts, AKA ‘Flamebaster’, has taken Wales (and beyond) by storm with his passion and knowledge for food, provenance and cooking outdoors. Known for filming recipes in outstandingly beautiful locations around North Wales, over serious flames, his love of...

Traditional Welsh honey buns

Traditional Welsh honey buns

INGREDIENTSMAKES TWO TRAY FULLS 100g unsalted butter 300ml whole milk 600g strong white flour 100g caster sugar 2 x 7g fast active dry yeast 1 teaspoon Halen Môn in a finer flake 1 free-range egg For the filling: 150g softened unsalted butter 150g soft brown sugar  //...

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

As well as being one of our favourite comedians – you’ll recognise her from everything from Have I Got News For You to The News Quiz - Kiri Pritchard Mclean is known for being passionate about her home island of Ynys Môn, and for supporting independent Welsh...

Sweet lacy pancakes

Sweet lacy pancakes

INGREDIENTSMakes about 18 130g plain flour ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon active dried yeast ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt in a Finer Flake 1 tablespoon caster sugar 2 eggs 180ml whole milk 100ml water 20g butter, for frying Salted...

An Anglesey gimlet

An Anglesey gimlet

INGREDIENTSServes 1 25g caster sugar 3 limes, juiced 1 shot of Jin Môr Ice     This classic 19th century cocktail offers a sharp citrus hit, with the slight hint of saltiness from the Jin Môr coming to the party. Add a few drops of bitters and this is known...

Salted caramel + apple crumble cake

Salted caramel + apple crumble cake

INGREDIENTS SERVES 6-8 For the cake 75g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 2 tablespoons Halen Môn Salted Caramel Spread 150g plain flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 85g soft light brown sugar ¼ teaspoon...

Smoky French onion soup

Smoky French onion soup

INGREDIENTSSERVES 4  For the soup 2 tablespoons salted butter 1 tablespoon neutral cooking oil 5 white onions, finely sliced 2 teaspoons Pure Sea Salt ½ teaspoon soft light brown sugar 6 sprigs thyme 3 bay leaves 175ml dry white wine 1 tablespoon  Smoky Dijon Mustard...

Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

By David Lea-Wilson (co-founder of Halen Môn and keen gardener) Outside a small village, and not far from our Saltcote, is my beloved walled garden. Rescued from near ruin some thirty years ago, it is where we grow much of the veg for our café, Tide/Llanw, as well as...

Melt-in-the-middle salted caramel cookies

Melt-in-the-middle salted caramel cookies

INGREDIENTSMakes about 12 2-3 tablespoons Campfire Salted Caramel 150g unsalted butter, softened 150g soft light brown sugar 90g caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 240g plain flour 150g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids),...

Pump Street chocolate, sloe gin + sea salt truffles

Pump Street chocolate, sloe gin + sea salt truffles

INGREDIENTSMAKES: around 35 chocolates   For the truffles 350g Pump Street 85% Hacienda Limon - Ecuador  75ml sloe gin  75ml water 75g demerara sugar  pinch of Pure Sea Salt Coating with chocolate (optional) 175g Pump Street 85% Hacienda Limon - Ecuador  Icing sugar,...

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