Make the onion topping for this simple gastropub-style starter up to two days ahead
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The brandy is optional – don’t buy a bottle especially for the recipe, but if you’ve got some in the cupboard, it’s definitely worth adding just a slug.
Choosing your cheddar
Inspired by a dish from Cheltenham's The Royal Well Tavern, this simple starter works best when you use a cheese with bite – a Keen’s or Montgomery cheddar would be perfect