Valentine’s Meal Success

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our special Valentine’s Dinner on Friday night! It was an excellent turn out and lovely to see many familiar faces. We were also thrilled to have been joined by songwriter and pianist Greg Agar, who provided an excellent selection of music throughout the evening. We hope to see Greg again soon.

Our servery dressed up for the evening

Recipe: Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free)

This Banana Muffin recipe is the ideal bake if you have a few bananas that are just over ripe and you don’t fancy eating them as they are. We are all about not wasting food!

Prep time: approx. 15 mins
Cook time: approx. 25 mins

Ingredients

4 Bananas (or 3 Large Bananas), Mashed
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup Almond Butter
2 tbsp Coconut Oil, Melted
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
2 tsp Cinnamon
(Optional: 1/2 tsp Nutmeg)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Method

Preheat oven to 175 degrees and prepare your muffin tin with muffin cases. In a large bowl, add bananas, eggs, almond butter, coconut oil and vanilla extract, and mix using an electric hand whisk. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, (nutmeg), baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and blend the entire mixture thoroughly. Distribute batter evenly into your muffin cases, filling each one around 1/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the muffins clean. Serve warm, or store in the fridge in a resealable bag or tub.

Enjoy! Let us know what you think of these muffins if you try them by posting a comment on our blog or on our Facebook page.

Steak Night! Every First Friday

We are thrilled to announce a new regular special event that will take place on the first Friday of each month: Steak Night!

Get two steak dinners (vegetarian option available) and two glasses of Yapp Brothers wine for £25. We hope to see you this Friday for the first one!

Enjoy our Valentine’s Menu!

We are happy to announce our special Valentine’s Menu for 2019! We will be holding our Valentine’s meal on Friday 15th February this year, due to it being a weekend evening which allows people to enjoy a glass of bubbly and let their hair down a bit. Our menu has been hand-crafted by our Chef and we are certain you will love the delicious dishes we have on offer this year!

View or download the menu here: Valentine’s Menu 2019.

The event starts at 6pm and last food orders are taken at 9pm. If you pre-book your table you will enjoy a free glass of rosé or white wine upon arrival!

Add a Little Sparkle

January always feels like a long and slow month. A lot of this is due to the nights feeling that much longer but without the promise of Christmas/holidays to look forward to like you have in December. We thought that these amazing glittery Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs were the perfect idea to bring a little sparkle to your evening. Find them at Visit Hillbrush on our till counter, along with many other lovely scented gifts and treats!

Recipe: No Bake Gluten-Free Brownies

These gluten-free no bake chocolate brownies are utterly divine – chewy, gooey and incredibly chocolatey. They are also easy to make and do not require any baking.

Brownies

1 1/2 Cups (171g) Almond Flour
1/2 cup (46g) Cocoa/Cacao Powder
1/2 cup (157g) Maple Syrup
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Fine Salt
1 1/2 Cups (210g) Cashew Nuts

Ganache

3 tbsp Coconut Oil, Solid
3 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
1 tbsp Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tsp Milk of Choice

Method

Mix the almond flour, cocoa powder in a bowl. Put the maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt and cashews into a food processor or blender. Process until creamy. Add the cashew mixture into the almond flour mixture and work until it forms a dough. Line a tray with grease proof paper and press the mixture into it. Freeze for 20 minutes. For the ganache, melt the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract and cocoa/cacao powder in a bowl over the pan of boiling water. Once melted, remove from heat and add the milk. Stir well to combine. Allow the ganache to cool and thicken but keep checking so it doesn’t go too hard. Top the brownie with the ganache and then divide into squares. Keep brownies in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Enjoy! Let us know what you think of the brownies by commenting on our blog or on Facebook.

100,000 visitors!

We are utterly thrilled to announce that Mr and Mrs Cherrett have helped us cross the 100,000 visitors mark, which is a massive milestone for Visit Hillbrush. They were awarded gift vouchers worth £50 and we are so happy for them as they are regulars of ours. We hope to see them again soon!

Burns Night Menu

If you’re thinking of joining us for our Burns Night special event on Friday 25th January you will probably be interested to know what’s on the menu. Our chefs have put together a wonderful selection of Scottish-themed food. You can view or download a copy of the menu here: Burns Night Menu.

Due to the popularity of this event last year pre-booking is essential for 2019, so don’t miss out – book your table now! 01747 440077 or email visit@hillbrush.com.

Recipe: No-Bake Granola

This no-bake granola recipe is utterly delicious, fairly quick and easy to make and does not use refined sugar. The bars make an excellent snack for work or when you’re on the go and they are super filling!

Time: approx. 20-30 mins to make (and an additional 1-2 hours to chill)

4 Cups of Assorted Nuts (we recommend cashews, walnuts and pecans)

1 Cup of Desiccated Coconut

1 Cup of Dried Fruit (dates, raisins, etc)

1/3 Cup of Coconut Oil

1/3 Cup of Almond Butter

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Burns Night!

Visit Hillbrush is proud to bring you another Burns Night for 2019! Last year we had a blast creating a wonderful Scottish themed menu and inviting you to join us for the celebration. Keep watching our blog or our Facebook page to see when this year’s Burns Night menu goes live. Don’t forget to book your place as soon as possible or you risk missing out!

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