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  //...

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...

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Stewed Rhubarb with Marscapone + Salted Granola

Stewed Rhubarb with Marscapone + Salted Granola

INGREDIENTSSERVES 4 - 6 FOR THE GRANOLA: 75g unsalted butter 60ml maple syrup 150g oats 25g sesame seeds 50g flaked almonds ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt, or to taste FOR THE RHUBARB: 6 sticks (about 500g) rhubarb 1 orange, zested and juiced 2 bay leaves 100-150g golden...

Oak Smoked Hummus

Oak Smoked Hummus

INGREDIENTS 400g tin of chickpeas (thoroughly drained) 50g light tahini 1 generous teaspoon of Pure Sea Salt 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 50 ml water 50 ml Oak Smoked Water Juice of half a lemon 1 clove of garlic, finely sliced Oak smoked water lends this hummus a...

Tide Bars: Toasted Sesame + Sea Salt Flapjacks

Tide Bars: Toasted Sesame + Sea Salt Flapjacks

INGREDIENTSFlapjack base 150g golden syrup 1 tbsp honey 200g Halen Môn sea salted butter 350g rolled oats 60g soft brown sugar  Salted caramel layer 60g soft brown sugar 130ml double cream 60g Halen Môn sea salted butter Pure Sea Salt Toppings 150g dark chocolate 50g...

Meera Sodha’s Leek + Pea Samosas

Meera Sodha’s Leek + Pea Samosas

INGREDIENTSMAKES: 18-22 750g trimmed leeks 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 large white onion, finely sliced 4 cm ginger, peeled and grated 200g peas (fresh or defrosted) 1 1/2 tsp garam masala 3/4 tsp ground cumin 3/4 tsp chilli...

Win! A bottle of Jin Môr

Win! A bottle of Jin Môr

Do you like to mix things up when it comes to cocktails? We’re (always!) looking for new ways to drink gin, most especially Jin Môr. This St David’s Day we’ll be giving away a 70cl bottle of Jin Môr to the most inventive, delicious, and beautiful cocktail we see a...

Bespoke Events at Halen Môn

Bespoke Events at Halen Môn

We have had a couple of private events at Halen Môn over the years, as the backdrop of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia is pretty hard to beat.Sea air and mountain views, right on the edge of the Menai Strait. As of 2019, we now have a beautiful tipi, as well as a food...

Anna Jones’ Cavolo Nero Spanakopita

Anna Jones’ Cavolo Nero Spanakopita

INGREDIENTSServes 10 Olive oil, for cooking and brushing 2 leeks, finely shredded 600g Cavolo Nero 1 red chilli 2 cloves garlic 100g almonds, toasted A bunch of mixed soft herbs (I like mint, dill, coriander and parsley) 1 lemon zest 200g feta, crumbled 1/8 nutmeg,...

Classic Bara Brith

Classic Bara Brith

INGREDIENTSFor one loaf: 1 pint of mixed dried fruit. We use a mixture of raisins, dates and prunes. ½ pint soft dark brown sugar 1 free-range egg ½ pint of strong Earl Grey tea ½ tsp mixed spice Pinch of  Pure Sea Salt 1 pint self-raising flour This classic Welsh tea...

Roasted Chilli + Garlic Sea Salt Squash

Roasted Chilli + Garlic Sea Salt Squash

INGREDIENTS A butternut squash Olive oil Pure Sea Salt with Garlic and Chili Fancy a simple, comforting Sunday supper? Peel and very thinly slice a butternut squash (don't put your knife all the way through) Rub it with good olive oil, Pure Sea Salt with Chilli and...

Autumn/ Winter Events at Halen Môn

Autumn/ Winter Events at Halen Môn

Our brand-new tipi has arrived, and our cafe is open seven days a week in the day time.  We also have a host of delicious evening events lined up to see us through the cold and crisp months ahead. We sell tickets for evening events through Eventbrite - click the dates...

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