Forget the sticky toast and greasy fry-ups – this year serve mum a treat with a tropical flavour – Miranda’s Mother’s Day special!
On the ‘Mum-u‘:
Grilled pineapple, bacon crumb
Pistachio buttered brioche
What you need:
1 small pineapple
3 rashers smoked streaky bacon
25g peeled chopped pistachios
2 slices Brioche
sprig of mint
Heat the oven to 200c, lay the bacon slices onto a tray and cook in the oven until crisp (you could also grill but I prefer to cook in the oven as it becomes a bit drier).
Once crisp cool slightly and chop into small crumb-like pieces, then set aside.
Cut the pineapple into equal sized pieces and place onto a hot grill pan. Cook the pineapple until golden and marked by the grill.
Toast or grill the brioche spread with butter then sprinkle with the pistachios.
Put the mint into a glass with a metal spoon.Boil the kettle and pour the water into the glass to infuse the mint.
To serve – put the mint tea on a tray stir once, Put the pineapple onto a small bowl and top with the bacon crumb and put this on the tray along with the pistachio crusted brioche.
Serve to Mum with flowers and lots and LOTS of love!
Inspired by my Mother & Grandmother, cooking has always part of my life.
With over 25-years in the industry, I have won many awards nationally and internationally representing the UK with The Craft Guild of Chefs culinary team.
My career has given me the opportunity to work in high-class establishments in London including The Reform club and Lanesborough Hotel.
I have dedicated my skills to designing and teaching a wide range of culinary courses at the UK’s leading hospitality schools.
These include Butlers Wharf Chef School, Mosimanns, Billingsgate fish school and currently the historic Westminster Kingsway College, where I specialise in teaching private chef courses for International students.
I have taught hundreds of students including many who have extremely successful careers including Fabulous Baker Brother Henry Herbert, author and Iron chef judge Sophie Michell, Sophie Wright cookery author, Chef and food stylist plus Ed Smith of Rocket & Squash – one of London’s top food bloggers.
Publications include six recipes in ‘A Class of Its Own’, articles for CHEF magazine, Tuco University magazine, and online magazines.
In my personal life, I’m a single Mum with a large family of four boys, daughter, granddaughter, a dog, and a cat.