Cooking up recipe for success with fundraising cookbook

Nicky Murray with her Parish Pantry cookbook
Nicky Murray with her Parish Pantry cookbook

INGENIOUS parishioners connected with the churches in Papplewick and Linby hope they have the recipe for success when it comes to fundraising — a cookbook packed with tasty meals created by renowned and celebrity chefs.

‘Recipes From The Parish Pantry’ is the brainchild of Nicky Murray and coincides with the upcoming autumn fair on behalf of St James’s Church in Papplewick and St Michael’s in Linby.

The book features dozens of recipes to inspire cooks of all abilities, including submissions from household names, Michelin-starred chefs and the top cook at 10 Downing Street.

For example, Ainsley Harriott shares his Jamaican Easter bun recipe, while Delia Smith explains how to cook up shepherd’s pie with cheese-crusted leeks.

Other contributions come from Mary Berry, the Wagamama chain of restaurants and even the Archbishop Of York with his advice on how to prepare baked apples. In all, the book features more than 100 recipes.

There is even a chance for villagers to rub shoulders with the culinary stars by submitting recipes of their own straight from their home kitchens.

The book will be officially launched at the autumn fair on Saturday November 26 at Papplewick and Linby Village Hall on Linby Lane.

Nicky, of Grange Cottages, Papplewick, is arranging the autumn fair for the first time this year.

She said: “The idea for the book was to do something different to raise money this year and to publicise the fair. It has gone from strength to strength.”

The eyecatching book has been printed by Apple Finishing, the owner of which lives in Papplewick. Artwork has been created by another Papplewick resident, Adam Wragg.

Sponsorship totalling more than £1,350 has been secured from more than 30 local businesses to cover the substantial print costs.

The book, which will be on sale, priced £8, at the fair,is being dubbed the perfect Christmas present.

Other attractions at the fair will include stalls, tombola, silent auction, crafts, bric-a-brac and games.

OUR PHOTO shows Nicky preparing one of her own culinary delights — DISPIC NHUD11-3062-1.