Traditionals with a twist Pecan PIE by Fiona Burrel

first_imgPecan pie is a popular American dish, often served at Thanksgiving. Pecan trees grew wild in North America before they were cultivated. Now, the USA produces 90% of the pecan nuts grown throughout the world.Although they resemble walnuts, pecans don’t have the bitter aftertaste. There are many recipes for Pecan Pie. American recipes usually use corn syrup, which is hard to find in the UK, so you can use golden syrup instead. The basic recipe can be flavoured with chocolate, using both cocoa and chocolate pieces in the mixture or maple syrup instead of some of the golden syrup.As the pie is set with eggs, it is important not to cook the filling at too high a temperature. Take it out of the oven while the centre still has a very slight wobble; it will continue to set as it cools down.This recipe has chunks of white chocolate added to the nuts. The filling may separate a little, but this is normal. If preferred use either plain or milk chocolate or a mixture of all three.Pecan and White Chocolate PieServes 8IngredientsFor the pastryPlain flour200gPinch of saltButter120gSugar5gWater2-3 tbspFor the fillingPecan nuts200gWhite chocolate, cut into pieces100gEggs3Soft brown sugar120gGolden syrup100gUnsalted butter, melted40gVanilla extract5gPlain flour20gMethod1. Make the pastry and line a 25cm/10 inch flan ring. Chill while making the filling.2. Chop just over half the pecan nuts and mix with the chocolate.3. Whisk the eggs until well broken-up. Add the sugar, syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract and beat until well-mixed. Sift the flour and add to the mixture, making sure there are no lumps.4. Scatter the chocolate and chopped pecans into the flan case, pour over the egg mixture and arrange the reserved nuts on the top.5. Bake on a baking sheet for 10 minutes at 200C, before lowering the temperature to 170C. Then bake for 3040 minutes or until the centre is only just set.last_img read more

Open consultation: Police Covenant for England and Wales

first_img physical protection health and wellbeing support for families It will also consider the scope of the Covenant and who should be covered. enshrining a Police Covenant in law, creating a statutory duty to do more to support the police placing a requirement on the Home Secretary to report annually to Parliament on progress on the Covenant ensuring the Covenant applies to all those working within or retired from policing roles, whether paid or as a volunteer putting the initial focus of the Covenant on physical protection, health and wellbeing, and support for families implementing a new governance structure to drive forward activity on wellbeing and protection to fulfil the Covenant,This consultation seeks views on the principle of implementing a Police Covenant in England and Wales, to enhance support for the police and their families.It will look at the themes of:center_img The public consultation ran from 26 February to 22 April 2020 and was aimed at those working within the police, those who have previously done so, their families and any groups with an interest in supporting the police in England and Wales.This report summarises the feedback received and the Government proposals to implement the Covenant. These include:last_img read more