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Two Fat Loiners!

This weekend we channelled our inner greediness as we opened up the Manor for an autumnal feast inspired by 90s gems the Two Fat Ladies. Susie and I have recently picked up this retro cookbook from charity shops and were keen to put it to good use. Full of game, hearty ingredients and no nonsense directions it’s a fun book to work with – or so we thought!…

We spent months picking the right dishes for our November menu and putting them to the test. It soon transpired that we were wise to do this as not all the recipes were foolproof, or even that tasty!

We kickstarted our meal with a welcome drink of sloe gin fizz that was spiced up with ginger syrup and lime juice. This was paired with Susie’s elegant canapes of scotch eggs made with quail eggs. These differed to Jennifer and Clarissa’s version, which suggested chopped ham and anchovy instead of the seasoned sausage meat that Susie used. Also on offer were crostini topped with poor man’s caviar (a smoked aubergine pate, baba ganouch) and deliciously sweet crab, coriander and corn fritters – both of which we’re afraid to say were also slightly adapted!

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Two Fat Ladies Menu, November 2012

The nights are drawing in and the autumnal weather calls for some hearty food, which is exactly what we’ll be cooking up at Dinner at the Manor for our November event, inspired by Clarissa Dickson-Wright and Jennifer Paterson, the Two Fat Ladies.

We’ve selected some traditional and some new flavours to share with our guests, which will keep their cockles warm, and bellies full!

Let us know what you think!

Dinner at the Manor November 2012 Menu