Welcome to the Kitchen at The Grange. We provide bespoke catering for games, events and experiences taking place at the venue. We love cooking and sharing with you the inspiration behind our food.
We had the fantastic From Shadows Lrp here this past weekend - and I got to make one of my favourite dishes for them.
Chicken and Cashew nuts - It doesn’t seem to matter how much of this I make it always disappears fast.
so my previous post about bread seems to have mysteriously vanished down the sink - my apologies i’m still getting used to how this all works.
Any how here it all is again
So one of the things I enjoyed making the most for the game last weekend was the beer bread. Honestly it couldn’t have been more easy. Ive been asked for the recipe, I don’t mind sharing, so here it is:
You will need 330ml of your favourite beer, we used some of Churchend Brewery’s fine selection (What The Fox and their porter Gravedigger), 375g of self-raising flour and 3 teaspoons of sugar. Mix them all together in a large bowl and mix together with a spoon rather than a mixer. Pour it into a lined bread tin, and top it off with a generous drizzle of melted butter. Bake at 180°C/360°F for about 50 minutes, or until golden and crisp on top. It always smells amazing and freezes well.
During Macabre we tried a couple of pies / pastries that we have never done before. For example these chilli parcels: This is the first time Ive attempted these pasty style beauties and it took a couple of attempts to get the form right.
For ease I used a good shortcrust pastry and filled with a beef chilli mix. (good steak mince, onions, chopped tomato, chilli powder and crushed chillis.) The Chilli was a little more spicy than I would normally make but it seemed to work well in the parcels. After a bit of experimenting I settled on hand crimping them.
Next weekend we have Kleptocracy running here on site, a very different style of catering from this past weekend. This game runs in the shanty town area of the site and food is served in character in the games bar area (the Vulgar Unicorn). Given the upcoming weather forecasts I’m thinking of warming and filling foods
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