All Hallow Recipes

Seasonal recipes, tricks and tips, warm from the AGA, created by Lisa Osman

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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)...

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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...

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