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Plum cheese with cobnuts

Mark Hix recipe: Plum cheese with cobnuts

Serves 10-12
Pickled Greengage and goat's cheese salad
Plum coupe with gingernut biscuits

Mark Hix recipe: Plum coupe with gingernut biscuits

Serves 4-6
Great dinner-party dessert: Plum coupe with gingernut biscuits

Mark Hix recipes: Our chef gets fruity and teams plums with wild duck, goat's cheese and more

Most of us stick to the obvious when it comes to eating plums - straight from the fruit bowl when at their best, or making a crumble or jam when less than perfect. But their repertoire is so much bigger than that...

Mark Hix recipes: Try our chef's summery soups for a real seasonal refresher

Soup isn't just about comforting broths and steaming hot bowls...
Summer bean soup is a great way to use up a bumper cro

Mark Hix recipe: Summer bean soup

Serves 4-6
Potato and chive soup with smoked salmon
Parsley soup with poached quails' eggs
Place the prawns in the centre and spoon the tomato mixture around them

Mark Hix recipe: Spiced tomato and prawn soup

Serves 4-6
Baked potato with grouse

Mark Hix recipe: Baked potato with grouse

Serves 4
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