Redcurrant Jelly

Redcurrant Jelly

You will need  900g (2lbs) redcurrants, washed well and leaves removed but stalks can remain Measure the water depending on the ripeness of the fruit. If the currants are under rip then allow 300ml (1/2 pint)  but if they are ripe simply add half this amount.  If you...
COOKS TIP: Spring Greens

COOKS TIP: Spring Greens

After much anticipation, Wild Garlic or Ransoms are in season. We first discovered tender green shoots peeping through the last snowfall a couple of weeks ago.  Now that the milder weather is here, this rampant  Allium can be found in deciduous woodland and beneath...
RECIPE: Welsh cakes for St. David’s Day.

RECIPE: Welsh cakes for St. David’s Day.

To make 12 cakes using a 7.5cm (3inch) cutter you will need: 175g (6oz) Self- raising flour 85g (3oz) Butter cut into cubes 50g (2oz) Light brown soft sugar 50g (2oz) Currants 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1 medium free range egg & 1 tablespoon milk – beaten together...
Celebrate the Seville season! The marmalade oranges are here.

Celebrate the Seville season! The marmalade oranges are here.

We all have our favourite marmalade recipe, handed down on a scrap of paper that easily came to hand as notes were quickly scribbled.  Or perhaps yours was torn from a weekly magazine the printed words now splattered with juice and sugar and the ink faded. Nothing...
Stir up some homemade mincemeat  & a plum pudding this Sunday

Stir up some homemade mincemeat & a plum pudding this Sunday

It’s cold and frosty outside, the perfect weather to get you in a festive mood.  Stir up some homemade mincemeat, packed full of Christmas flavours that will remind you of childhood celebrations and seasonal gatherings.  Then get set and be prepared ahead of...
Farmhouse Christmas Cake

Farmhouse Christmas Cake

Just recently Lisa gave a private AGA class in a beautiful Dorset farmhouse close to Sturminster Newton.  As well as teaching the lovely Jules how to prepare partridge from her shoot, they spent a cosy afternoon preparing a rich fruit cake so that it could bake slowly...
Dorset Apple Cake

Dorset Apple Cake

There are so many versions of this recipe and everyone claims that their particular favourite is the original! This adaptation was shared by a neighbour who regularly won the village produce show each year.  You may like to add a teaspoon of mixed spice and a handful...
Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week – Fully Booked

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week – Fully Booked

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week we are opening our ‘pop up’ tea room once more. Join us on Saturday 19th August for a Dorset cream tea served from 2pm until 5.30pm. We are sorry but this event is now FULLY BOOKED.  If you would like to arrange a private...
RECIPE: Summer Fruit Tart

RECIPE: Summer Fruit Tart

As long as we manage to keep the pigeons at bay there is an abundance of berries in our  garden at the moment.  Or if you prefer to cut out the hard work of growing your own visit your local farmers market www.dorsetfarmersmarket.co.uk for a selection of the best...
RECIPE: Damson Cheese

RECIPE: Damson Cheese

Our latest feature in Sherborne Times can be found on pages pages 68-69 of the August issue. Blessed with such a glorious summer this year, harvest has come early.  The drivers of the tractors and combine are all working hard in the fields surrounding the village. ...
RECIPE: Warm from the AGA – Meringue Kisses

RECIPE: Warm from the AGA – Meringue Kisses

You will need 2 free range egg whites to measure 70ml (2 floz) 100g (4oz) caster sugar – sifted Flavouring – rose water, vanilla extract,   Method Measure whites and whisk until they reach stiff peaks.  This means that the bowl could be turned upside...
Please bid generously at Rymer’s Rally this Sunday 4th June!

Please bid generously at Rymer’s Rally this Sunday 4th June!

Step back in time this weekend as the village of Wimborne St Giles hosts a vintage rally with over sixty tractors which will travel from Manor Farm BH21 5NL and around the Shaftesbury Estate by kind permission of the Earl of Shaftesbury. This glorious event has been...
RECIPE: Warm from the AGA, our latest recipe in Dorset Magazine

RECIPE: Warm from the AGA, our latest recipe in Dorset Magazine

Meringue roulade with gooseberries in elderflower syrup One of the most requested AGA recipes we receive is for meringue.  Swiss meringues to be sandwiched together with thick Jersey cream, can be made in a similar fashion to conventional recipes but a meringue...
RECIPE: Elderflower and asparagus tart

RECIPE: Elderflower and asparagus tart

You will need: 200g (8oz)  rich short crust pastry 4 large egg yolks beaten together (freeze the whites for making meringues another time) 300ml (10floz) crème fraiche 2 tablespoons of onion marmalade 1 small bunch of chives – washed and very finely chopped 25g (1oz)...
RECIPE: Roasted Beetroot Hummus

RECIPE: Roasted Beetroot Hummus

Try roasting a couple of medium sized beetroots, give them a good scrub under the tap, then trim off the top and tail.  Cut into equal sized wedges, place in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil.  Season the beets with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.  Roast...
RECIPE: Seasonal treats for May.

RECIPE: Seasonal treats for May.

Take a look at our latest feature in the Sherborne Times magazine. Spring has arrived bringing glorious sunshine, blue skies and seasonal treats.  Look out for forgotten favourites like Sorrel, make the most of locally grown asparagus and keep an eye out for the first...
RECIPE: Rhubarb and ginger cheesecake

RECIPE: Rhubarb and ginger cheesecake

Our latest recipe – Warm from the AGA in Dorset Magazine    making the most of Yorkshire forced rhubarb and ideal for the produce from your garden this coming April. Despite its rugged appearance, the AGA actually cooks very gently.  This is due to its radiant...

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