Snow egg offers a dessert with a difference

This snow egg recipe was created by Andrew Cook, head chef at The Lime Tree in Fort William.

The menu at the Lime Tree changes every three to four months.

Andrew said: ‘As a team, we all write down our ideas and then we handpick it from there. There are just four of us in the team, so things get pretty busy.’

Ideas for new dishes can spring from anywhere. ‘One day I’ll hear a song and it’ll remind me of something,’ Andrew says, ‘and I’ll think, “I’ll
try that.” It triggers something.’

And when it comes to young chefs starting out, Andrew has a bit of advice. ‘I’d say to always listen, keep your head down, concentrate and
always ask questions; it’s always better to ask.’