A mixture of sumptuous tastes and textures come together in a sublime sweet made with milk and cream sourced from Rowland’s Dairy and Chocolate Magic’s Chocolate, both based in Mawdesley.
For the melting chocolate:
210g dark chocolate. 54% or above
180g caster sugar
6 medium eggs
90g plain flour, sieved
180g unsalted butter, cut into 1cm dice
For the honeycomb:
400g caster sugar
100ml runny honey
2 tbsp liquid glucose
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
(Divide in two between the parfait and garnish)
For the white chocolate and honeycomb parfait:
50ml cold water
4 egg yolks
80g caster sugar
120g grated white chocolate
Smashed up honeycomb
400ml double cream
Preheat the oven at 180°C
For the honeycomb
Put the sugar, honey and glucose in a heavy based saucepan with 100ml of water. Place the pan on the heat and, using a sugar thermometer, bring to the boil and boil at 160°C. Grease a larger baking try with oil while the sugar is boiling. When the pan reaches the required temperature, remove from the heat, quickly add the bicarb and whisk speedily. Working quickly, pour the mixture on to the tray – it will start to bubble dramatically straight away – and leave to cool.
For the white chocolate and honeycomb parfait
In a large heatproof bowl (preferably stainless steel) over a pan of simmering water, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and water for about 4-5 minutes until the mixture is light in colour, thick and fluffy.
Remove the bowl from the pan and stir in the grated chocolate, then set aside to cool slightly. Whilst this is cooling, whisk the cream to soft peaks.
When the chocolate mix has cooled, fold the cream into it and add the smashed up honeycomb.
Put into the freezer and stir occasionally. You can either set in a mould to slice or serve with an ice cream scoop.
For the melting chocolate fondant
Melt the chocolate and butter together in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring regularly to prevent splitting.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar for about 4-5 minutes until pale and fluffy in texture (cold sabayon)
When the chocolate and butter have melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool slight for 5 minutes.
Slowly add the chocolate to the egg and sugar mix, then fold in the sieved flour. Make sure all ingredients are combined without any lumps.
Take 6 medium sized ramekins and spoon in the mixture to just below the rim. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the top cracks slightly.
Serve immediately with the parfait and extra honeycomb for garnish.
Situated on the A59 between both Liverpool and Preston lays Burscough. Burscough is a beautiful large village within west Lancashire that lays claims to being a wonderful part of history for the local area.
The wharf then started to come together as a community and many different styles of companies set up on the wharf as a unique setting for many shops and restaurants including us, The Blue Mallard!
After you have looked around the wonderful neighbouring stores why not stop by for a refreshing drink, a delicious meal and a nice relax. Simply reserve your table here.
Looking for something to do within the local area but aren’t entirely sure what to do? Visit the Chapel Gallery, their programme brings innovative contemporary art and craft to the local region.
They support local artists in the development of their carriers by letting them show their beautiful art to the locals and tourists.
They have a gallery full of wonderful art work as well as their contemporary art centre and craft shop. Chapel Gallery is perfect for family days out as they have many activities throughout the year that will keep the young minds absorbed.
After you have finished creating or viewing the masterpieces be sure to visit our restaurant. Unwind with an exquisite meal whilst you and the whole family relax. Simply book your table here.
The Yellow Hammer walking route in Ormskirk
The Yellow Hammer walking route in Ormksirk is a very good reason to get out and about and explore the breathtaking area.
The walking route starts and finishes at Ormskirk railway station or bus station taking you through the historical town centre and out and about in the picturesque countrysides.
If walking around beautiful countrysides is something you are interested in then you must try this walk! Simply follow the map in conjunction with the public footpath signs on the ground and you will see Ormskirk for all its beauty.
After you have finished the tour make sure you come and visit the beautiful Wharf. Sit back, relax and enjoy a mouthwatering meal and a well deserved drink in our homely restaurant. Simply reserve your table here.
Walking Routes in Ormskirk | The Yellow Hammer Walking Route
Father’s Day on Sunday 19th June, is celebrated worldwide to recognise the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
Enjoy a wonderful Father’s Day meal at The Blue Mallard in Burscough to say a big thank you for everything that they do, or why not buy a gift voucher?
Tables sell out very quickly, so please remember to book in advance to ensure your table is reserved, by calling The Blue Mallard team on 01704 893954 or book online here.
Father’s Day in Burscough – The Blue Mallard
Ormskirk Golf Club
Ormskirk Golf Club was founded back in 1899 after several local businessmen got together and decided to form a golf club in Ormskirk.
The beautiful building and surroundings have been a massive part of the local history throughout the last couple of centuries.
This 18-hole golf club has undergone 2 reconstructions since it first opened and continues to grow to this day.
If you are part of the golf club then join us after your next game of golf for an exquisite meal accompanied with a few glasses of wine or beer. Simply reserve your table here.
Bank Holidays in Burscough, Ormskirk
Relax with your family and friends during this years bank holidays. The Blue Mallard is a superb place for enjoying a catch up with everyone together, our menus are full of exciting, mouthwatering dishes.
Below you can find a full list of the Bank Holidays during 2016:
Friday, 1st January
Friday, 25th March
Monday, 28th March
Monday, 2nd May
Monday, 30th May
Monday, 29th August
Sunday, 25th December
Monday, 26th December
Bank Holidays in Burscough, Ormskirk – The Blue Mallard
This is our way of giving back to our customers as this exclusive club allows diners to receive a wealth of benefits including discounts and early access to our upcoming events. Members also receive a Blue Mallard keyring complete with unique identification which serves as your proof of membership.
Exclusive Blue keyrings cost just £5 and can be purchased from the restaurant. We have an initial run of 300 available and 50 of our allocation have already gone, so we recommend purchasing as soon as possible to guarantee your membership!
Exclusive offers in Burscough – The Blue Mallard
Terms and conditions:
Offers can be changed or revoked at any time. 10% off offer runs until October 31st when it will be replaced by a new offer. All Exclusive Club offers cannot be used on certain dates including but not limited to: Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day or Themed Evenings. Proof of membership (Blue Mallard keyring) must be presented in order to redeem offer. Keyring cannot be shared with friends or family. Keyrings, including replacements, cost £5. Booking availability not guaranteed. Manager’s decision is final.
We are delighted to announce that yet again we have received a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor. This is our 3rd year running so we would like to say a huge thank you to you all.
This is awarded to only a small proportion of the many hundreds of thousands of restaurants across the world, so we are very grateful to all the people who have left such positive reviews for us.
This is a fantastic accolade as it has been voted for by the people we value the most to let us know how we are doing to provide you with the best food, dining experience and events – YOU.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped us on the journey and we look forward to giving you outstanding dining experiences each and every time you visit.
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