Homemade Lemon and Passion Fruit Curd

A ray of sunshine for the darker winter months ahead, lighter and zingier than marmelade and quicker to make. Lemon curd will brighten any breakfast or tea as well as make the perfect filling for cakes.

Homemade Mango Pudding

Chinese meals do not typically end with a dessert or dessert course which is common in Western cuisine. Instead a platter of fresh seasonal fruit is often served at the end of the meal. However, Dim Sum menus have incorporated puddings which are often served in small portions together with the savoury items; there is…

The Papa Doble Cocktail

Also known as the Hemingway Special, this cocktail was created for Ernest Hemingway during his time in Cuba and has evolved to incorporate pink grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur; the author preferred his daiquiris without the sweet syrup and an extra shot of rum. Add or takeaway ingredients according to your tastes and enjoy. Ingredients:…

Fluffy Strawberry Sponge Cake

A lighter version of our traditional British Victoria Sponge Cake using a Taiwanese Castella Cake recipe. This uses less fat, sugar and flour and produces a delicate fluffy light sponge, perfect during the summer months with freshly picked strawberries. The following recipe produces approximately 8 to 10 slices and requires two round 8 inch cake…

Katyia’s Made to Order Fitted Face Masks

Lockdown has seen a surge in cottage industries and the creation of face masks which are now encouraged for all; teetering between medical necessity and a fashion statement whether conscious or not. Here, we caught up with Katyia who works as an Optical Assistant who found that as the corona pandemic hit the UK it…

Rosé Mojito

A refershing summer cocktail and different twist on the classic mojito, i only had a drop of rosé wine left so i mopped it up in this cocktail. Ingredients: 6-8 mint leaves 35ml gin 20ml fresh lime juice 50ml rosé wine 15ml rose syrup 50ml soda water Mixed berries to garnish Ice Method:Gently muddle the…

Japanese Sponge Cake Recipe — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 5 egg whites 5 egg yolks plus 1 whole egg 60g melted butter, cooled to room temperature 100ml milk 60g plain flour 20g corn flour ¼ tsp salt 90g caster sugar Method: Whisk the egg whites on a medium speed until foamy then gradually add the sugar and continue to whisk on high speed… via…

Lychee Gimlet — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Ingredients: 35ml London Dry Gin 25ml Lime juice 15ml Triple Sec 50ml Lychee Liqueur A dash of sugar syrup Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice, add all the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with a lychee. via Lychee Gimlet — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

Sneezes & Sinophobia — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY ANASTASIA CHOO I am British-born Chinese. I am the second-generation daughter of Hong Kong immigrants who came over to the UK in the 1960’s and set up a successful business. My sisters and I grew up in leafy Hertfordshire and attended state schools where we were subjected to the occasional joke but didn’t suffer […]…