What’s on the menu this weekend?

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of these troubled times, it has to be the amazing support local food producers have been giving to people living in and around Newark

And of course the equally amazing support they’re getting in return from those same people!

One woman who knows as much if not more than most about this is Leisa Pickles. A dedicated foodie herself, she’ll be on the phone to Girls Around Town this weekend to share details of a new initiative in town that’s going from strength to strength.

From broccoli and  bread to jam and gin, melon and mince to chutney and cheese – and, joy of joys, chocolate! – NeighbourFood Newark is a convenient and easy way to buy the best quality food grown and produced locally.

And it’s not just edible items on offer – head over to the website and you’ll find body butter, bath soak, candles and more available there too…

Join June and Leisa from 11.20am on Sunday to hear about some of the other goodies you can add to your online basket, how to place your order and where and when to collect it.

And don’t miss the rest of show either – tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to catch what else is on the menu from your favourite weekend show…

Time for a sweet treat

If you were listening to the show earlier today, you’ll have heard Sue Jackson – now known as Sue The Cook – sharing the recipe for this sweet and simple dessert with June

What’s not to like about Chocolate Mousse, especially one with just five ingredients that takes only a few minutes to prepare, even though you’ll need the patience of a saint to wait for it to chill in the fridge?!

Whether it’s a sweet treat for the family or the perfect finishing touch to a meal with friends, here’s the recipe for you all to enjoy your own Chocolate Moment

Easy Chocolate Mousse

  • Servings: Makes 6 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Based on a recipe by James Martin


Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 120ml water
  • Cream to serve (if required)

Directions

  1. Place the chocolate and water in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the water in the pan doesn’t touch the bowl. Stir as the chocolate melts to combine the ingredients.
  2. When the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool slightly,
  3. Place the egg whites in a CLEAN large bowl with the sugar and whip until you have reached stiff peak stage.
  4. Stir the egg yolks into the cooled chocolate – you will see it thicken slightly.
  5. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg white gently with a metal spoon.
  6. Pour into serving dishes and leave to set in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  7. Serve with lightly whipped cream, your favourite soft fruit or anything else you fancy!

The sweet spot

If you’ve been listening to Girls Around Town since the early days, you may remember one particular feature that used to be on the show quite regularly…

Well, next weekend it’s back, courtesy of former GAT presenter Sue Jackson, now known as Sue The Cook, who’ll be joining June to share the recipe for one of her favourite desserts.

Make sure you’re listening in from 11.20am when The Chocolate Moment makes a welcome return!

Unfortunately Sue will only be at the other end of the phone, ringing in to the studio, so she won’t be treating June to a taste of this one.

But with just five ingredients and barely any prep time, what’s to stop June rushing home after the show to whip up her own Chocolate Mousse?

Based on a recipe by celebrity chef James Martin. the hardest part about it will be leaving it in the fridge for at least two hours before tucking in.

You know what they say though – good things come to those who wait!

And if you want to try it for yourself, you won’t even need to make a note of the ingredients and method while you’re listening in. Just check back here or on Facebook after the show and the recipe will be waiting for you…

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday for all the usual good music, chat and more that makes Girls Around Town the sweet spot of the week on Radio Newark!