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Matcha Noodles

Matcha noodles with miso broth and a soft egg inspired by Gourmet Traveller. Photography by Aimee Twigger. Ingredients 4 eggs, at room temperature 2 tbsp tamari 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 100 gm shiro (white) miso paste (¼ cup) 150 gm mixed mushrooms, such as oyster and shiitake, thickly sliced 50 gm enoki mushrooms 1 bunch (about 300gm) spinach, trimmed Add additional vegetables to suit your taste (optional) Matcha Noodles 300 gm buckwheat flour, plus extra for dusting 100 gm plain flour (⅔ cup) 30 gm matcha powder, sieved Method For matcha noodles, combine flours, matcha and ½ tsp fine salt in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add 150ml water and mix with your fingertips. Gradually add another 150ml water, a little at a time, mixing until you have a soft but not sticky, dough (you may not need all the water). Turn out onto a surface lightly dusted with buckwheat flour and knead until smooth (4-5 minutes). Divide into 4 pieces and form each into a round. Roll each to a 2mm-thick …

Sweet Pea Soup

Add a pop of colour to your table with this delicious pea shoot and mint soup topped with dulse seaweed created by Sophie Purser @blackvelvetstyling. Serves: 4   Ingredients 25g butter (switch to olive oil for a vegan version!) 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped 500g fresh or frozen peas 250g pea shoots 75g fresh mint, roughly chopped 1 litre vegetable stock Dried dulse seaweed – crumbled, finely chopped or powdered Method Gently heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan, add the chopped onion and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes or until the onion is just softened.  Add the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add 3/4 of the fresh or frozen peas, all the pea shoots, the chopped mint leaves, and 3/4 stock. Cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and cook on a medium boil for 10 minutes.  Once cooked, blend the soup in a vented food processor (never blend hot soup in a nutribullet!).  Return the blended soup to the …