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Hawberry Jelly

Hawberry Jelly

We've all heard of the classic Crabapple Jelly, so here's a lovely variation which is not so common, and can be enjoyed as soon as it's set! INGREDIENTS Enough for 1 x 230g jar 450gms  haw berries 1 litre water Granulated sugar & pectin – see recipe for...

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Smoked Trout Paté on Beetroot Bilinis

Smoked Trout Paté on Beetroot Bilinis

The nibbles are often just as good as the main course, and this recipe is light and delicious and ticks all the boxes in the flavour department! INGREDIENTS Beetroot Bilinis 40 gm beetroot puree 30 gm Plain flour 30 gm corn flour 1 egg ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 2...

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Cold Gooseberry Soufflé

Cold Gooseberry Soufflé

This recipe is a very happy marriage between a creamy gooseberry fool and a light as a feather soufflé.  You can make it with any colour gooseberry you like! INGREDIENTS 400g fresh gooseberries 60ml elderflower cordial   70gms caster sugar 3 eggs 150ml whipping...

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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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