Black Pudding Toast with Apple Jelly

StarterServes 4

To make the Apple Jelly

# Clean the apples, cut into quarters, put into a large pot, and add the lemon juice and water. Cover and cook gently until the apples become mush, about 20 minutes (depending on apples). # Put into a jelly bag or a conical sieve lined with a muslin suspended over a bowl, and allow to drain, preferably overnight. Try hard not to push and poke, but allow the juice to come through naturally, so as to get a clearer jelly. # Measure the juice and add 450g (1lb) sugar for every 600ml (1 pint) of juice. Put into a clean pan and simmer gently until the sugar has dissolved. Boil rapidly, stirring frequently and skimming off any scum that arises, until settling point is achieved, after about 15 minutes. If ready, take off the heat, pour into clean jars, and leave to set

Black Pudding

# Cut the black pudding lengthways into slices to match the length of the bread, however, if you can only do rounds, cut as thinly as you can. (slices are easier to eat than rounds.) Heat the fat and gently fry the black pudding until coloured and cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain well on kitchen paper. # Meanwhile toast the bread, take off the crusts. Spread the bread with a little apple jelly. lay the cooked black pudding on top, and cut the bread in half lengthways. Spoon a little apple jelly on each toast and serve

Strawberry Pannacotta

DessertServes 4

*For The Strawberry Jelly* In a pan, bring the puree, lemon juice and basil to a boil. Add the gelatine, dissolve, then sieve. Pour 1/2cm depth of the sieved mixture into each panna cotta mould and set in the fridge. *For The Panna Cotta* (Prepare the day before) Place the cream, milk, sugar and star anise in a heavy bottomed saucepan on a medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and set aside for one hour to infuse. Sieve, then return to the pan and bring back to a boil. Stir in the gelatine and set aside. When the jelly is set and the panna cotta mix is lukewarm, pour onto the jelly and return to the fridge to set, preferably overnight. *For The Strawberry Glass* (Prepare the day before) Bring the puree to a boil, ass the Isomalt and boil for five minutes. Spread thinly onto a silicone mat (so you can see through it) and bake overnight in the oven at 55 C. When it's ready it will be translucent and crisp. Break into shards and store in an airtight container. *For the Strawberry Sorbet* (Prepare in advance and freeze) Blend the strawberries with the sugar and lemon, then bring to a boil in a pan. Leave to cool then add to an ice cream machine and churn. *For The Pebbles* Whip the egg whites into soft peaks. Add the caster sugar until a firm meringue is achieved. Add the lime juice. Divide the egg white mixture into two, add the almonds and poppy seeds into one half and then fold in the other half. Place into a piping bag and pipe little drops (of 2 to 3cm circumference) onto a silicone mat. Put in the oven at 110 C for 90 minutes until dried out. Store in an airtight container. *For The Short Crumb Base* Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until fine crumbs are achieved. Bake for eight minutes at 190 C until golden brown. Set aside to cool and place in an airtight container until needed. *For The Marinade* Boil the purees, peppercorns, vinegar and lime juice. Sieve, blend, cool. Dice the strawberries and drop them into the marinade. Leave for one hour. *To Serve* Run the moulds under the hot water tap for a few seconds to release the panna cottas. Assemble as in picture.