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Smoked cheese and leek pancakes

For the pancakes

100g plain flour

300ml milk

2 freerange eggs

Little oil for frying


For the leek filling

2 leeks chopped finely and washed

a large nob of unsalted butter

100g smoked cheddar

bunch of chives finely chopped

Extra for the top

Creme fraiche to serve



Whisk the pancake mix together and leave to settle for a few minutes

Individually fry off the pancakes, should make about 10 or 12

Fry the leeks in the butter until soft

Take off the heat and mix in the cheese

Add salt and pepper to taste

Add a dollop of the filling to each pancake and fold over

Place the pancakes on a greased baking tray, top with a little extra cheese and grill for a minute or two

Top with a dollop of creme fraiche and chopped chives to serve


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Smoked Trout Winter Salad

For the salad

Lambs lettuce leaves (good handful – washed and dried)

1 x red onion , peeled and very finely sliced

1 x small bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley , leaves picked and roughly chopped

1 x large or 2 small fennel thinly sliced

1 x apple halved and thinly sliced

300 g hot smoked trout

For the dressing

2 x tbsp. Crème fraiche

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp chopped dill


How to assemble

Mix all the salad ingredients together in a bowl leaving the trout aside for a moment

Lightly flake the trout over the mixed salad

Combine the ingredients for the dressing and serve the salad with the dollop on the side of the salad.