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Perfect Pancake Recipe

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as it is affectionately known, is quickly approaching (its on the 4th March if you didn't know!), and it is the perfect day to allow yourself to eat as many pancakes as humanly possible (it would be rude not to).  We believe the pancake is one of the most humble and versatile foods and can be...
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Brandy Snap Baskets Recipe

This week the amazing PI kitchen have been cooking up beautiful brandy snap baskets!  Brandy snap baskets are a fun-to-make, impressive looking treat. You can serve a finished product with a variety of delicious fillings. Our head chef decided to fill them with a handmade lemon-grass and lime sorbet with kissel of red fruits, which served as a show stopping dessert...
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Real Bread Campaign: Black Pepper and Prune Bread

We've joined the Real Bread Campaign (something we're very passionate about!) and we bring you the first in a series of some of the delightful breads we bake here at PI HQ. Today is the delectable Black Pepper and Prune Bread, made in our kitchen by Kunle! Ingredients to make one loaf 313g Rye Flour 2g Cracked Black Pepper 6g Salt 10g Yeast 100g Strong Flour 225-250ml...
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All You Need for a January Mocktail Party

If you are not tired of partying yet but perhaps feel it is time for a bit of a detox, why not try making some of these delicious 'mocktails'? Packed-full of vitamin-y goodness, they taste and look amazing (you might not even miss the alcohol!) and are a great option for absolutely everyone, especially those wanting to make a healthy start to the New...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty Four: What to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve

If you've been following our steps to Christmas you should be almost ready for the big day! This step is arguably the most important; you must to leave some food out for Santa and his reindeer, they've got a very busy night and need to keep their energy up! It's fair to say that Santa will probably be sick of the...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty: Christmas Food Around the World

Christmas is celebrated in 160 countries around the world and surprisingly they don't all eat turkey and sprouts! We wanted to take sometime out of our very Western preparations for Christmas and bring you some new, fresh ideas from around the globe, here are some of our favourites!  In Belgium they eat a Christmas version of Cougnou, known as Cougnolle, which...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Eighteen: Christmas Food Shopping

So you've planned out your Christmas menu and now its time to actually go and buy the food, but it's only the most daunting food shop of the year! Do not fear or procrastinate, help is at hand! Helpfully, we have crafted a list of all our favourite places to buy food for Christmas! Where possible buy local Make sure you help...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Seventeen: Christmas Cocktails

Christmas is the time of raised spirits, in both senses of the word! Enjoy a little festive cheer with our favourite Christmas tipples! Champagne Framboise. Simple yet elegant! You will need 1 cup of fresh raspberries 1 bottle of chilled champagne 200ml brandy 8 tsps fresh lemon juice Method Soak your raspberries in brandy for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, make sure that your champagne flutes are chilled. Add 1...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Fifteen: Christmas Menu

No need to plan a Christmas menu this year, we've done it for you! Pink Grapefruit with Port  Click here to get a detailed recipe of this simple appetizer.  Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing A must for every Christmas dinner. Look no further than this classic recipe from our head chef. Stuffing (for a 5.5 kg turkey) 450g chestnuts (canned or fresh and peeled), chopped 225g breadcrumbs 75g butter salt...
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PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Five: Mulled Wine Recipe

What's better than a lovely hot glass of mulled wine on a chilly winter evening? ...No we can't think of anything either. A guaranteed spirit raiser, mulled wine is a delicious seasonal treat which has been a Christmas tradition for hundreds of years. There are many different takes on this classic drink but here is our favourite recipe:  You will need: One bottle of...
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