Looks Good, Tastes Great – Jewish Culinary Favourites | Ed Miliband’s Recipe for Smoked Salmon Blinis

Interest in charity Cook Book “Looks Good, Tastes Great – Jewish Culinary Favourites” booms due to Ed Miliband fever

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity celebrity recipe book boosted by Labour Party Leader support with all proceeds to support research

Action Duchenne, the only charity in the UK to focus on finding a cure and treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is set for a spike in demand for its recipe book, “Looks Good, Tastes Great – Jewish Culinary Favourites” in the wake of the Labour leadership contest. The cook book features recipes from celebrities and well known personalities in the Jewish community, including Ed Miliband, Nigella Lawson, Michael Grade, Maureen Lipman, Michael Winner and David Pleat.

Ed’s recipe was for Smoked Salmon Blinis, a favourite Jewish dish. All proceeds from the book, which has an introduction by Denise Philips professional chef and cookery writer and a forward from Helena Bonham Carter, patron for the charity, will raise money for the charity,

Nick Catlin, CEO of Action Duchenne commented, “Having support from celebrities and those in the public eye makes a huge difference to the profile of our charity. We are very grateful to our celebrity supporters like Ed Miliband for their time and the donation of their recipes, which have helped to make the book such a success.”

According to Hollywood actor and Patron of Action Duchenne, Helena Bonham Carter:

“”So many celebrities from within the Jewish Community have donated recipes for Looks Good, Tastes Great, but the book will appeal to anyone with a love of cooking. Jewish and British cooking are closely linked and a dish celebrating its 150th anniversary this year – fish and chips – is known to have been a Jewish invention from the East End of London. So forget the calories and enjoy the recipes! At the same time, you’ll be supporting Action Duchenne and its vital work in bringing forward treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.”

Nick Catlin continued, “From the funds raised from sales of our two recipe books so far we have been able to support scientific and clinical studies that have a strong chance of therapeutic treatments being developed. We extend thanks to all of those who have helped achieve the successes that we have seen so far in our aim to help improve the quality of life for patients living with Duchenne.”

Copies of the Looks Good, Tastes Great – Jewish Culinary Favourites will be available to order from the Action Duchenne on 020 8556 9955

Ed Miliband’s recipe for Smoked Salmon Blinis

75g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 medium eggs
2 cups full fat milk
Pinch salt
30g unsalted butter
Vegetable oil, for the pan

Smoked Salmon Topping
½ cup crème fraiche
115g smoked salmon, cut into 20 strips
Freshly ground black pepper
20 small dill sprigs
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Makes 20 blinis
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus cooling
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Sift the baking powder, flour and salt together into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, and add the milk and egg yolks. Whisk until becomes a smooth batter.

Then beat the egg white until it forms soft peaks and fold the beaten white into the batter.

Brush a large frying pan with a little oil and heat over medium heat. Add well spaced teaspoons teaspoons of the batter to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn the blinis over and cook for about 2 minutes more, or until the undersides are browned.

Top each of the cooked blinis with a spoonful of crème fraiche, a twirl of smoked salmon, a pinch of pepper and a sprig of dill.

Serve with lemon wedges.

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