Sausage Plait

  INGREDIENTS 8 x good quality sausages, outdoor reared 1 x large apple, peeled and chopped 1 x red onion, diced Short crust pastry 2 x tbsp. red onion chutney 1 x free-range egg, beaten METHOD If not using an AGA, preheat your oven to 220/200 degrees C/fan/gas mark 7 Split the sausage skins along… Continue Reading

Elley’s Pimms Cup Cakes

    Elley’s Pimms Cup Cakes    Ingredients For the cakes: 1 cucumber Zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon 300g butter, softened 300g golden caster sugar 4 free range eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 400g self-raising flour   For the strawberry butter cream: 200g butter, softened 500g icing sugar, sifted 80g strawberries, hulled and… Continue Reading

Bakewell Tart by our resident cook, Elley

Bakewell Tart homemade

Bakewell Tart by our resident cook, Elley Bakewell tart is a thing of delicious beauty when it is well made and homemade. The tart needs to be crunchy and sweet and smooth all at once. The secret is in the pastry which also needs to be crunchy and sweet. The frangipane filling needs to taste… Continue Reading

Multi-layer, multi-colour extravagant and sensational cake

multi-layer cake

Multi-layer, multi-colour extravagant and sensational cake To make the cake you will need Three times these ingredients for six sponges 125g/41 ⁄2oz organic butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing 225g/8oz self-raising flour 150g/51 ⁄2oz golden caster sugar 3 free-range eggs ½tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract Edible food colouring For the icing: Pre-made… Continue Reading