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Stephen Jackson of T & Cake in Almondbury

Stephen Jackson

Recipes from our food writer Stephen Jackson successfully ran The Weaver's Shed restaurant in Golcar until opening T & Cake in Almondbury


Stephen Jackson: Rabbit ravioli with marjoram sauce

Rabbit is delicious. Denser in texture than chicken, and with a very mild gamey taste, quite similar to pheasant and rabbit is very low in fat

Stephen Jackson's recipe for Before Nine Cookies

One thing that is often blended with chocolate that I am 100% behind is mint, and specifically peppermint. I adore it.

Stephen Jackson's Jambon Persillé with Piccalilli

Hamming it up

Stephen Jackson: Bacon-wrapped scallops with water chestnuts, mango and oriental slaw

So, hello September. It definitely feels as though we’ve turned a corner.

Recipe: Stephen Jackson's Walnut Cheesecake with Raspberry Compôte

With a couple of punnets of raspberries spare I decided to use them as an accompaniment to a nice baked cheesecake

Stephen Jackson: Sea bass, courgette and pea ricotta

I tried this warm salad of fresh, seasonal vegetables that was just marvellous, and an absolute doddle to put together.

Stephen Jackson recipe: My Best Friend's Caesar Salad

It makes a stunning visual treat which, when attacked with knife and fork, brings together all the familiar Caesar elements in a delightfully new way.

Stephen Jackson's raspberry and dill cordial

Right, here we go. A nice quick one this week

Stephen Jackson: Matcha Tea Cake with Cherries

This week I’m returning to the world of cakes, and a Japanese-themed concoction I’ve been wanting to try for a long while

Stephen Jackson: Orange glazed chicken liver tart

Chicken livers are great partners to many fruits

Stephen Jackson's recipe for Pistachio and orange baklava

This is a dessert pastry that’s known worldwide for its intense sweetness and layers of buttery pastry.

Stephen Jackson: Bananas and custard pie

This week, we venture into the world of the banana. It’s a rare trek for me, as it’s one fruit that my darling wife Tracy cannot abide.

Stephen Jackson's Chicken with White Beans and Smoked Sausage

Chicken with white beans and smoked sausage

Classic French staple of beans and sausages

Stephen Jackson's recipe for Strawberry Club Sandwich

Starting as a simple sandwich of brioche, sliced strawberries and Chantilly cream, the dish picked up extra or alternative ingredients along the way.

Stephen Jackson's Clams With Twice-Cooked Belly Pork and Smashed Peas

This recipe, though it involves a couple of extra processes, really is a doddle, and makes a wonderful dinner party dish, or spectacular lunch.

Recipe: Lemon Puffs

They worked really well, and although a million miles away from those flaky, artificial biscuits of my childhood, these ticked all the boxes

Stephen Jackson's recipe for Ratatouille

This dish is immensely versatile, being equally happy alongside fish or poultry, meat or simply enjoyed on its own.

Stephen Jackson: Grapefruit tart with rosemary meringue and Angostura-Campari syrup

Here's how to translate a love of bitter things into a workable dish


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