Brambly Hedge Kitchens

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Tempura Crayfish Tails

Tempura Crayfish Tails

And now for something a bit different!  The mice have been fishing down by the river and have caught some Signal Crayfish in their traps.  Tempura crayfish tails are on the menu tonight and here's how to make them. INGREDIENTS Batter 80gms   rice Flour 40gms  ...

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Elderflower and Lemon Drizzle Cake

Elderflower and Lemon Drizzle Cake

Now that the elderflower cordial has been made, we thought we'd find an inventive way of using it.  This beautifully summery cake is a perfect accompaniment to your afternoon mug of tea, or if you were celebrating something special, a glass of fizz would go well too!...

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Rhubarb Jelly and Custard

Rhubarb Jelly and Custard

Jelly and custard, a thing of the past, right? Wrong....how can you resist something so simple but so delicious?  It's great to have some recipes up your sleeve other than the statutory crumble, so give this beautiful, summery pudding a go before the rhubarb season is...

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Nettle quiche

Nettle quiche

Very few people think of nettles as an ingredient, but we're going to convince you otherwise!  We're not denying that those perilous green pointy leaves will get you, but treat them in the right way and you'll have a delicious, cheap and easy meal!INGREDIENTS   180gms...

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Nettle Crisps

Nettle Crisps

Nettles wouldn't be your go to ingredient when it comes to crisps, or so you thought!INGREDIENTS Nettle leaves-use young leaves as the older ones tend to be a bit tough.   Spray vegetable oil Sea salt   Method Collect nettle leaves with the protection of...

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Wild garlic and cheddar tart

Wild garlic and cheddar tart

Wild garlic is growing everywhere at the moment.  On damp mornings it gives a heady aroma which would suggest it has a strong taste, but this is not the case.  It's similar to eating spinach but with a mild garlic flavour.  It is very versatile because it only needs...

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Toasted hazelnut and banana bread

Toasted hazelnut and banana bread

Even those who don't like bananas, often admit to liking banana bread, and with the combination of some delicious toasted nuts, this bread is perfect when paired with some cold, salted butter! INGREDIENTS a heaped handful of  chopped, toasted, skin-on hazelnuts 7oz...

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Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding

Sometimes simple is best.  There have been several requests for a Yorkshire Pudding recipe that works, so here is the one we use!  Hot fat is essential, and an ability to resist opening the oven door too early also helps! Makes enough for 12 people INGREDIENTS 8oz...

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Apple and Caraway Cake

Apple and Caraway Cake

Apple cake is wonderfully versatile because you can add pretty much anything you like to the basic recipe.  In this case, we have added cinnamon and caraway seeds but you could try some toasted nuts or a handful of raisins if caraway isn't your thing.  The...

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Apple Crumble with Coconut and Cashew Topping

Apple Crumble with Coconut and Cashew Topping

Apple crumble is always a crowdpleaser, and you can have lots of fun with the ingredients in the crumble element.  Apples are just starting to come in to season and we have used Bramley's here but you could also use eating apples and reduce the sugar...

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