By Andrew Soddy, Executive Head Chef at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

I am Andrew Soddy, Executive Head Chef at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa I hope you enjoy making the ‘Pumpkin Souffle’ as it is delicate and light, but has the creaminess of the pumpkin flavour coming through at the same time.

This month I wanted to share a recipe that really embraced Valentine's Day, so I have the perfect recipe to share with your partner on 14th February.


300g whole baby Brie or Camembert

25g pecans

3 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp soft brown sugar

Thyme sprigs

Crusty bread, to serve


  1. Remove any plastic packaging from the cheese and return it to its wooden box.Place on a baking sheet and cook in a preheated oven, 200ºC (400ºF), gas mark 6 for 15 minutes. 

  2. Meanwhile, toast the pecans in a small frying pan for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned then set aside. Put the maple syrup and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Cook for 1 minute until foamy. 

  3. Take the cheese from the oven and cut a small cross in the centre. Drizzle over the maple syrup, scatter with pecans and thyme then serve with plenty of crusty bread and olive. The perfect way to share. 


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The time of year is soon approaching where we celebrate all Mum's hard work and patience and it will gradually creep up on us so I wanted to give you as much notic as possible. It's the one day we need to treat them like a Queen and thank them for their continuous love, support and understanding. 

At L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa we put on a special Mother's Day buffet extravaganza. From a cold buffet to hot carvings including four different types of meats, there will be something to cater for all palates. For those with a sweet tooth, there is an array of tempting desserts that are sure to tantalise their taste buds. It's the perfect way to show your appreciation from your Mum.