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Stewed pork and red grapes

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Reminiscent of the retro dish ‘Chicken Veronique’, this fruity pork casserole is flavoured lightly with garlic, fresh herbs, white wine and juicy red grapes. It makes the perfect winter warming dish on those frosty evenings, which will fill the whole family up and the mix of delicious flavours should see empty plates. Serve over freshly cooked rice and accompany with a crisp salad.

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If you want to try the traditional chicken version, replace the pork with pieces of boneless skinless chicken, and use 2tbsp freshly chopped tarragon instead of the thyme and rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 600g pork fillet, trimmed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 30g plain flour
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 300ml pork or chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1tbsp each freshly chopped thyme and rosemary
  • 180g seedless red grapes, washed
  • 4tbsp double cream
  • Fresh basil and chopped thyme to garnish

Method

  1. Wash and pat dry the pork, then cut into 5cm thick pieces and place in a bowl. Season the flour and toss into the pork. In a deep frying pan with a lid, melt the butter with the oil until bubbling and then fry the pork for about 10 mins, turning occasionally, until golden all over.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Gently fry the onion and garlic for 5 mins until softened but not browned and then gradually stir in the wine and stock. Add the bay leaf and chopped herbs and put the pork back in the pan. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 30 mins.
  3. Stir in the grapes and cream. Continue to cook for a further 5 mins until the pork is tender and cooked through. Discard the bay leaf.
  4. To serve, transfer the stew to a warm serving dish and serve immediately garnished with basil and thyme. Ideal accompanied with rice and salad.

By Kathryn Hawkins

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Hairy Bikers’ chocolate yule log

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The Hairy Bikers’ make great comforting Christmas recipes and this chocolate yule log is no exception. Serve as an alternative Christmas pudding or as a Christmas Eve treat – no-one will be able to resist!

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Decorating the yule log with desiccated coconut gives it an extra Christmassy look

Ingredients

  • Soft butter for greasing
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder

Icing and filling

  • 200g plain, dark chocolate, broken into squares
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 200g butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Camp chicory and coffee essence

Decoration

  • Fresh holly leaves or leaves made from ready-to-roll coloured icing
  • Icing sugar or desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Line a 23 x 33cm Swiss roll tin with baking parchment, grease with a little butter and set aside.
  2. Put the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl and whisk with an electric beater until thick and creamy. Sift the cocoa powder over the egg mixture and whisk in thoroughly. Wash and dry the beaters and whisk the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold a third of the egg whites into the cocoa mixture, then gently fold in the rest until evenly distributed. Pour the mixture into the tin and spread gently with a spatula. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until well risen and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the tin.
  3. Remove the cake from the oven, loosen the edges with a round-bladed knife and leave to stand for a few minutes. Place a piece of baking parchment on the work surface, turn the cake onto the parchment and leave it to cool completely – 30–40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the icing. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave. Remove from the heat and leave to cool, but do not allow it to set. Put the icing sugar in a food processor, add the butter and blitz until smooth. Add the coffee essence and 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate, then blend until smooth. Make sure the chocolate is cool, or it will melt the butter. 
  5. Take just over half the icing mixture out of the processor and put it in a bowl to use for the filling. With the motor running, slowly add the remaining chocolate to the icing mixture in the processor and blend until smooth. This will be used for icing the cake.
  6. When the cake is cool, trim off the crusty edges. Using a palette knife or spatula, spread the filling over the cake, taking it right to the edges. Starting at one of the long sides, gently roll up the sponge, keeping the first roll fairly tight so it forms a good spiral shape. Spread the icing evenly over the cake and drag a fork through it to resemble the ridges on the bark of a tree.
  7. Chill for at least 30 minutes to allow the icing to set. Decorate with sifted icing sugar.

This recipe is taken from

The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas,

which is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20.00.

By The Hairy Bikers

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Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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