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    Woodpecker Woodcock.


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    Woodpecker Woodcock.

    Post  Admin on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:45 pm


    • woodcock
    • Bramley apples
    • olive oil or goose or duck fat
    • cider
    • single cream
    • seasoning


    1. Extend the neck of the bird and push the beak back through both thighs of the bird. Dry well and place to one side.

    2. Peel, core and chop the apples. Put the fat into a pan, heat on the hob and brown the woodcock all over.

    3. Arrange the apple around the bird and add ŧ pint of cider. Season well. Cook at 190ēC for 25 minutes or so. Baste the woodcock every 10 minutes with the cider and juices.

    4. Once cooked, put the bird to one side to rest. Add another ŧ pint of cider to the pan and heat up the juices, cider and apples. Once bubbling and reduced add a splash of cream, mix the sauce and serve.

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