This is a question that splits chefs time after time. One being an Italian term, one being an British term, with plenty of confusion along the way. Italian term?According to myth, Macarons were created in the 15th century by the chef to Catherine de Medici. She then took this invention with her to the French capital upon marrying the King of France. They do resemble amaretti biscuits quite closely...
Kick start your new year with Chef Mark Apsey's healthy and delicious 'Super Smoothie'.
10g Ground Flax Seed
100g Apple Juice
10g Fresh Ginger
A juice or smoothie is something that is easy to make, and super rewarding. There is no right or wrong way of making a smoothie, but here are a few simple ways of making it extra deliciou...
Chocolate Cardamom & Orange Dessert
Easter is the time for chocolate and it doesn't get more indulgent than this delicious dessert.
Chocolate is always very popular with our guests so we thought you might enjoy re-creating our little chocolate temptation - a stunning dessert for a family gathering or get together with friends.
500g dark chocolate Madir...
For those chocolate lovers out there, try out your patisserie skills with our tempting recipe for Millionaire's Shortbread.with a modern twist!
200g golden syrup
100g dark chocolate
80g puffed rice
Warm syrup then add chocolate. Once melted fold in puffed rice.
9oz demerara sugar
794g evaporated milk
Boil until thick.
300g whipping cream
L'Ortolan Pastry Chef Charlotte Duncan's latest creation is a delicious caramel mousse, salted caramel & toasted hazelnut with praline ice cream for our A la Carte menu.
After we posted a photo of the dessert on our Facebook page and Twitter feed one or two followers requested the recipe for the honeycomb.
So here it is for you to try, Charlotte's recipe for honeycomb, but be careful as it...
Throughout July guests at Reading's only Michelin starred restaurant will have the chance to enjoy top quality food prepared by a celebrated 'superhealthy' guest chef.
L'Ortolan is delighted to welcome Chef Chris Horridge into the kitchen this July. Chris is widely recognised for his truly unique cuisine which delivers innovative flavours packed with health promoting nutrients.
"I want to crea...
With another bank holiday upon us it may be time once again to think about getting your family around your dining table.
But with the weather heating up, dinner parties can be tricky your guests start watching their figure.
So the Michelin starred chefs at L'Ortolan restaurant in Shinfield have created a recipe that is guaranteed to impress your dinner party guests which it is not only low in ...
With Pancake Day over for another year we can all finally start thinking about other gastronomic treats. So to help move our taste-buds on from concoctions of egg, flour and milk L'Ortolan Head Chef Elliott Lidstone explains how to recreate part the L'Ortolan experience in your own home.
Jerusalem Artichoke Salad, Crispy Parmesan Risotto & Pickled Mushrooms
This dish is great for this time...
At L'Ortolan we're often asked how we can get such wonderful flavours from our food - in this blog L'Ortolan chef Elliott Lidstone talks you through a technique that will leave your food with a deep smoky flavour.
Smoked Garlic - the L'Ortolan way
The Garlic is left with a deep smoky flavour, which we use in dishes such as our pearl barley which we use to compliment some of our poultry dishes,...
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