Cow’s Alpine dairy cheese from Thurgau and Savoie. It is named Le Cousin because it is made in Switzerland then ripens for eight month in the schmidhauser cellars in France, near Lake Annecy. Thus it has dual nationality! The fruity intensity of the cheese, surprisingly just 32% fat, has a rich underlying creaminess, and the brine washing on the rind lends itself to the sweetly salty tang in the depth of its flavours, which tend to linger long and persistent on the palate.
Mix: 4 eggs, 100 sugar, 100 dark sugar, 100 golden syrup, 100 melted butter, 60 Jack Daniels
Add: 400 pecan – half of them chopped
Pour into a sweet pastry shell (unbaked) and bake at 180 for about 30 minutes until firm in the middle.
Pastry: Crumb together: 200 flour, 50 sugar and 100 butter; Add: 1 egg and about 2 table spoons water. Smash together if doing by hand or blitz in the mixer just till it all forms a ball. Don’t overwork it.
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Join us this Thursday for a true American Thanksgiving dinner cooked by US-born chef Lynne Sanders
2 Courses £22 3 Courses £27
Children’s Menu 2 courses £12.50
Pumpkin Soup with seeded cheese straws
Popcorn prawns with spicy aioli
Waldorf Salad with roquefort, apple, pecan and grapes
Turkey with apple and chestnut stuffing, brussels sprouts with bacon, cranberry sauce, root vegetables, sweet potato puree
Sea bream with sunflower crust, Jerusalem artichoke and corn fritters
Pumpkin stuffed with wild mushroom and leek, served with root vegetables
Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream
Apple ‘Grandmother’ Tarte
Maple and Walnut New York style Cheesecake