Adam Gray's recipe takes the well known combination of pear and chocolate, but shows it's still capable of thrilling guests. Here a syrup of dessert wine, orange juice and star anise, plus a final flourish of the blowtorch, lifts the gracefully tapered Conference pears above the everyday.
Essential for bonfires, Guy Fawkes, Halloween and Christmas, mulled wine is a great way to brighten the dark evenings of autumn and winter. Adam Gray's recipe includes the expected festive spices and orange zest, but cleverly adds a dash of sweet peach schnapps.
Give Sunday lunch a new lease of life with this roast lamb recipe by Adam Gray. The lamb is stuffed with garlic cloves and spinach, and served with sautéed potato slices and greens. If you can’t get Lune Valley lamb, ask for a good quality boned saddle from your butcher and ask them to chop the bones for your stock.
Smoked bacon hash with a fried duck egg - Adam Gray
This decadent dessert from Adam Gray is a elegant take on the tea-time favourite Millionaires shortbread. With a crumbly biscuit base, rich toffee mousse and chocolate jelly topping, this has all the classic elements but with a delicious twist.
Raspberry (strawberry, blueberry or blackberry) Bakewell tart with vanilla custard by Adam Gray
Adam Gray's bacon potato cakes recipe can be used to make a simple main or a more hearty breakfast. The richness of the egg yolk dressing perfectly offsets the saltiness of the bacon, and is a great salad dressing that could be used in many other dishes.