James Martin’s More Home Comforts

James Martin’s More Home Comforts features more than 100 delicious recipes that tie in with the third BBC series of his enormously successful Home Comforts. Here, we’ve got 3 recipes from the book for you to try; exclusive St Emilion macarons, which James made for us in our test kitchen, as well as spiced duck breast and a bourbon-glazed doughnut with homemade ice cream.

More Home Comforts some of James’ favourite recipes, all photographed in his own home. They’re a celebration of great products and ingredients cooked in a way that brings out the best in them, without leaving you stuck in the kitchen for hours on end. In fact, anyone can give these recipes a go…

1. James Martin’s spiced duck breast with umeboshi sauce and steamed bok choi

Super smart spiced duck breast with umeboshi sauce and steamed bok choi is the perfect dish for when you’re entertaining, as it looks really impressive and uses ingredients that are exciting and enticing. The umeboshi plums can be purchased online, or are available in some larger supermarkets. They work so well in this dish because their tartness cuts through the richness of the duck.

2. James Martin’s St Emilion macarons

James Martin’s St Emilion macarons recipe is a really elegant dessert named after a famous region of Bordeaux that James would visit as a child. The wine and chocolate combination is a match made in heaven, with macarons at the bottom and on top.

3. James Martin’s bourbon glazed monster doughnut with malted milk ice cream

There are few pleasures in life quite like making your own ice cream and so this bourbon glazed monster doughnut with malted milk ice cream is a real treat. It may have quite a few steps to it but it’s surprisingly easy to make. The monster doughnut is a particular treat and will really impress guests with not only its size, but also light, spongy texture and delicate taste.

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