Potted Shrimps


A theme for the Christmas cook off and not a lot of prep time. BHT was hosting at Matts house so almost everything had to be prepped the day before and driven from Wiltshire to Chiswick after a day in the office. Continue reading


Chocolate Pot with Orange Polenta Biscuits

A quick and very easy classic.  By far the quickest pudding BHT has made in recent Cook Off memory.  The biscuits provide a great crunch against the richness of the chocolate pot.  Be aware – this is very, very rich.  A little goes a very long way. Continue reading

December Booze

December 2011 cook-off, by BHT, hosted at Le Paices.

Booze included:

1599 Small Batch Gin

Il Mashio da Monte

and a 2008 Pinot Noir, Migration Anderson Valley which was amazing.

We finished up with a wonderful Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru and a cheeky bottle of 1998 Montbazillac


We had an impromptu whisky tasting last night (with cheese and sausages and wine).

There was a blind tasting on 4 Bourbons and this is how they rated overall:

  1. Vintage 17 year old (around £50)
  2. Hudson Manhattan Rye (around (£48)
  3. Clarkes Sour Mash (£11 from Aldi)
  4. Benchmark (£13 from Tesco’s)

Needless to say, we got wasted and even smoked a cigar, followed by Gears of War and Forza on XBox.