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Extra Special cooking at Leiths

If you were to ask me what I would like to achieve in life, one of my answers would most probably be completing a diploma at Leiths. Ever since acquiring the Baking Bible a few years ago, I have been obsessed with the idea of training at the famous cookery school. I’m sorry to disappoint you but I’m not going to tell you that I have enrolled but a couple of weeks ago I was invited to try out the next best thing. For those of you that don’t know, Asda has teamed up with Leiths on the Extra Special range and I was there with a handful of fellow bloggers to cook an Easter inspired dinner with the ingredients. We split into teams with each person responsible for a different dish. On the menu: Asparagus, fresh parmesan, samphire and soft boiled egg salad Soda bread Mustard herb crusted rack of lamb with seasonal vegetables Strawberry tartlets Chocolate truffle cupcakes I wouldn’t call what we did cooking as such, all ingredients were ready measured out …

WIN a Leiths approved Asda Extra Special Easter hamper

COMPETITION CLOSED It’s competition time! You may remember that I gave away an Asda Extra Special Christmas hamper back in December. Well, now is the time for an Easter give away! Hamper items (all Asda Extra Special and approved by chefs at Leiths) Extra Special all butter pastry cases Extra Special artisan flat breads Extra Special plain chocolate Extra Special mini meringues Extra Special strawberry conserve Extra Special Spanish orange blossom honey Extra Special Italian pesto alla Genovese Extra Special Aceto Balsamico di Modena Extra Special all Butter parmesan and garlic mini twists Extra Special garlic dipping oil Extra Special apricot crumbles Extra Special Italian conchiglioni Extra Special spiced plum and ginger marinade Extra Special stem ginger chocolate biscuits Extra Special Belgian milk chocolate and pecan popcorn clusters Extra Special black pepper ciabatta croutons ES Semillon Sauvignon Blanc ES Chianti Classico Reserva I attended an event held by Asda and Leiths at the London based cookery school last night and it was fantastic. Full review of what we got up to soon but for now, …

WIN an Extra Special Christmas hamper from Asda

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED WIN a Christmas hamper of Extra Special foodie goodies courtesy of Asda. I recently tasted a small range of products from the hamper and was impressed! If you’re the lucky winner, your bursting hamper will arrive just in time for Christmas – good luck! Competition details You can use any of the following methods ONLY ONCE to enter the competition. If you enter using all three methods, you have a higher chance of winning. YOU MUST LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST EACH TIME YOU ENTER. Good luck! 1 – FOLLOW FOODFORTHINK ON TWITTER Follow @foodforthink and leave a comment below to say you have done so. Just say if you are already following. 2 – BECOME A FAN OF FOODFORTHINK ON FACEBOOK Go to Food For Think’s Facebook page and click on the “Like” button. Leave a comment below to say you have done so. 3 – TWEET THE FOLLOWING #WIN an Asda Extra Special Christmas hamper in @foodforthink ‘s competition. Click here to enter. Please read the T …