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If you have never heard Mike Ward, Head Chef at the Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale, the Lakes, you really should take a few minutes to listen in. Mike has a monthly slot on the mid morning programme and he gives listeners a very seasonal recipe to make. This month it had to feature strawberries.
You can listen to Mike discuss the recipe recipe for Strawberry and Passion Fruit Meringue Roulade with Lemon Curd, Strawberry and Peach Schnapps coulis by following the link and listening in to the programme 1 hour and 39 minutes in. BBC Radio Cumbria link to Mike Wards roulade recipe live
The recipe is also detailed below – let us know what you think of it.
3 Lemons – Finely grated zest & juice
125g Unsalted butter
125g Caster sugar
6 large egg yolks (use the whites for the meringue)
Put zest, juice, butter and sugar into a heat proof bowl. Set over a saucepan of simmering water. Heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Remove from the heat, add the beaten yolks and mix well. Return to the heat and cook gently, stirring constantly until thickened. The curd should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and leave a trail when lifted.
Pass through a fine sieve to remove any bits, refrigerate until needed
6 Egg whites
300g Caster sugar
200g Lemon curd
3 passion Fruit
250ml Double cream
2 Punnets strawberries
1 Shot peach schnapps (optional)
Baking Tray 35cmx 25cm approx
Sheet baking parchment
Whisk egg whites with a small pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Gradually add caster sugar and whisk until smooth.
Place baking parchment on tray and spread meringue evenly over surface. Bake in pre heated oven 180˚C/ (160˚C fan), gas 4 for 15 mins approx, until slightly crisp on surface.
Remove from oven and turn out upside down on another sheet of baking parchment. Leave to cool.
Meanwhile whip the double cream.
Hull and chop half the strawberries into bite size pieces.
Cut passion fruit in half and scoop out pulp and add to cream with strawberries. Fold all together gently. (A little extra sugar may be added if desired)
When meringue has completely cooled, spread a thin layer of lemon curd over the surface.
Then add cream, strawberry and passion fruit mixture over and spread evenly.
Using the baking parchment, roll meringue lengthways to form the roulade.
Strawberry & Peach Schnapps Coulis
Place the remaining hulled strawberries and peach schnapps in liquidiser or food processor and blitz until smooth. Set aside until required.
Add a quantity of coulis on serving plate
Slice portion of roulade, place on coulis
Garnish as desired, dust with a little icing sugar and serve.
08 Sep 2010 No Comments
Ensuring the summer lasts a little longer, the Inn on the Lake at Glenridding is pushing the boat out to make afternoon tea extra special this month. Guest will be offered a delicious duo of afternoon tea treats – scones with jazz and cream, or chance to incorporate a two hour lake cruise.
This year, afternoon tea is overtaking lunch as the summer treat of choice and staff at Inn on the Lake decided to make the most of their lakeside surroundings. On Sunday 19th September, guests taking afternoon tea will be treated a quintessentially English afternoon with the sound of a 30 piece Jazz band playing jazz and swing from the ornate garden gazebo. It will be the first time such a large band has played at the hotel.
A week later on 26th September, the hotel has organized a special two hour Sunday lake cruise to compliment the afternoon tea served 3-5pm.
General Manager Gary Wilson said “We have stunning lakeside gardens, the most photographed jetty in the country and a wonderfully ornate garden gazebo which has been used as the setting for summer fashion and bridal shows. It was during these shows that we decided it would make the perfect location for a jazz band and truly English afternoon tea. It gives everyone the chance to enjoy the late summer in our postcard Lake District location.”
Originally initiated in the early 19th century by the Duchess of Bedford, afternoon tea has in recent times, become the lower cost option to dining out in style. Made famous by the Ritz and Betty’s tearooms, afternoon tea is no longer for our older generation; it is gaining popularity with a much younger audience who favour afternoon tea over the more costly dinner option.
Afternoon tea can be ordered without a reservation, but anyone interested in combining the tea with the cruise should book in advance with the hotel by calling 017684 82444
08 Sep 2010 No Comments
A fundraising fashion show hosted by The Inn on the Lake at Glenridding has resulted in a £400 donation to the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT). This follows donations and practical support on event and raffle ticket sales from the hotel’s staff earlier this year.
“We recognise the commitment and tremendous value of the Team,” said General Manager, Gary Wilson, “and it’s good to be able to help out where and when we can. The fashion show and lunch was organised by the Maureen Cookson Fashion House down in the Ribble Valley and we decided that Patterdale MRT should be the main beneficiary from the fundraising.
“We get tremendous support from so many businesses around the valley, many of them members of the Ullswater Association,” said John. “We really appreciate this donation and would like to take the opportunity to thank the team at The Inn on the Lake and the organisers of the fashion show for their work, enthusiasm and effort on our behalf.”
Top image: (L to R) Mike Blakey, Martin Cotterell (Team Leader) and John Williams receive a cheque for £400 from Gary Wilson, General Manager of The Inn on the Lake.
16 Aug 2010 No Comments
2010 will be Silloth Music & Beer Festival’s TENTH Anniversary and it is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever!
The four day event runs from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th September.
As ever there will be a delicious, and varied, selection of ales and ciders and the line up is full of variety with something for everyone. As well as acts who haven’t played in Cumbria before we are delighted that there are some fantastic local acts playing.
Tickets are now on sale and a four day Festival Ticket is just £35 or individual night tickets are available. Tickets are available locally from Winters Newsagents in Silloth (cash only) and The Carnegie in Workington, or online at www.ticketweb.co.uk For further information on prices, and how to buy, please click here to go to the tickets page