Partridge with pears and Christmas stuffing

Ingredients

Game

  • 4 partridges

Dairy

  • 200g of butter
  • 200ml of milk
  • 40g of butter
  • 200ml of double cream
  • butter for greasing

Oils & Vinegars

  • 2 tbsp of rapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar

Salad & Fresh Herbs

  • 16 sprigs of thyme
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp of parsley, chopped

Fruit & Vegetables

  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 3 Williams pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 200g of mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 Brussels sprouts, outer leaves discarded and 16 good leaves selected

Store Cupboard

  • 4 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 50g of dried cranberries
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • salt
  • black pepper

Bakery

  • 100g of white bread, cubed

Spices & Dried Herbs

  • 1/2 bulb of fennel, chopped

Fresh Meat

  • 450g of pork fillet, minced
  • 450g of pork belly, minced
  • 450g of sausage meat

Speciality Ingredients

  • 10 chestnuts, peeled and chopped

Beverages

  • 40ml of cognac