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End to Locally-sourced Meat?

End to Locally-sourced Meat?

A report from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) describes the UK’s small local abattoirs as close to collapse. Over the last ten years more than a third have closed, with just 63 now remaining in England (down from 96 in 2007). This, together with the resulting high financial, environmental and welfare cost of transporting relatively […]

Soreen Type Malt Loaf Recipe

Soreen Type Malt Loaf Recipe

This recipe for squidgy, sticky dark malt loaf produces a loaf like the popular Soreen brand. Once made leave for 2 – 3 days to allow the flavours to develop and for it to moisten and acquire the traditional sticky texture. Bakers beware – it is easy to overcook it as the colours are already […]

By January 28, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Dandelion and Burdock Wine

Dandelion and Burdock Wine

This particular drink has been around for hundreds of years. The dandelion makes its earliest appearances in March and April, particularly on sunny days. Taraxacum officinale is its Latin name, but as children we knew it as ‘wee the bed’, or for the more romantically inclined, ‘love’s oracle’. These golden, daisy-like flowers are traditionally gathered […]

By January 27, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Making Wine out of Jam

Making Wine out of Jam

  Sylvia Kent creates two fruit wines using home-made jam and marmalade. Many of the nation’s winemakers – whose interests often lie more in the cosiness of a warm kitchen – have no doubt already got started in the business of creating new and imaginative variations of many favourite wines. Although in the warmer months […]

By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Yeast Free Fruit and Nut Breakfast Loaf

Yeast Free Fruit and Nut Breakfast Loaf

Elizabeth McCorquodale’s loaf is particularly delicious toasted and keeps very well in the fridge for up to a week, or you can bake up a batch and keep it, pre-sliced, in the freezer until needed. Never make this loaf if you are watching your weight… the aroma of it toasting is truly seductive and will […]

By January 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Double Chocolate Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

Double Chocolate Chip Bread and Butter Pudding

Lizzie B shares her experiment for double chocolate chip bread and butter pudding – one for the chocoholics. She apologies for the sugar rush this may cause, as it contains both chocolate chips and chocolate custard. She also uses brioche for the bread which gives this sumptuously sweet dessert a lovely spongy texture. Brioche is […]

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Honey Beer

  This extract from the highly regarded book, Viable Self-Sufficiency, for honey beer is one of Tim Tyne’s tried, and very much tested, tipples. The ingredients listed below makes a gallon of beer. INGREDIENTS 1lb honey ½ oz dried hops 4oz dark brown sugar Water Brewers’ yeast Granulated sugar for priming (1 tsp per bottle) […]

By November 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Tia Maria Ice Cream

Tia Maria Ice Cream

Reader Claire Boley’s wonderfully luxurious ice cream dessert ideal for those who are not keen on Christmas pudding. Ingredients 4 egg yolks 220g thick honey 1 pint double cream 57g Tia Maria (measure carefully – if you use too much it will not set) Method Whisk the egg yolks with the honey until the mixture […]

By November 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Using Left-overs to make Dog Biscuits

Using Left-overs to make Dog Biscuits

Here’s a useful recipe sent in by reader M Cleaver in Northampton for using up left-overs to make a batch of dog biscuits. Ingredients 450g wholemeal plain flour 50g beef or lamb dripping and/or oil from tinned fish Leftover gravy mixed to 560ml with water and an egg ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon curry powder […]

By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Amaretto Trifle

Amaretto Trifle

City Cottage’s Diana Peacock’s Amaretto Trifle is definitely one for special occasions. The amaretto goes so well with the apricots. INGREDIENTS 12–15 amaretti biscuits, crushed until quite fine 4 tbsp amaretto liqueur 1 can apricots in juice 350ml/12fl oz whole milk 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 tbsp corn flour 1 tbsp golden caster sugar 1 […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

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