At the Farm Shop we don’t treat cooking as a precise science. Nor are we trying to give a comprehensive list of recipes. These are some of our favourite dishes and we hope you’ll give some of them a try. They’ve worked for us on countless occasions but that doesn’t mean, with a bit of imagination and a few tweaks, they can’t be improved. Good luck and enjoy your cooking and eating.
Peppered Cider Apple CheeseBy Pam the JamBlack pepper is something we take very much for granted but it is a special ingredient, which comes from a flowering vine that grows in tropical regions. When harvested the small green fruits are briefly cooked and this turns them black. They are then dried and exported around the world. My speckly apple cheese is a wonderful way to celebrate this wonderful spice; I love serving it with hand-crafted mature Cheddar.
Mojo VerdeBy Ben WatsonGreen sauce seems to be a concept that has travelled the world, adapting to local ingredients wherever it goes. They’d all go well with griddled or barbecued king oyster mushrooms but the one we use is more akin to a mojo verde.
Bergamot lemon marmaladeBy Ben WatsonPam “the jam” Corbin kindly allowed us to use this recipe from her most recent book. I’ve tried it as is and with half bergamots/half lemons. Next time I thought I might try adding a couple of Earl Grey teabags somewhere en route.
Chocolate & Marmalade CantucciniBy Ben WatsonIf all else fails, there’s always the old chocolate and orange combo. Like chocolate and raspberry, it never fails. They keep forever so they’re worth making in bulk. Our recipe came from the excellent Frances Bissell’s Times Cook Book as, in fact, have many of our recipes. Sadly, I don’t think it is still in print.
Seville Orange CurdBy Ben WatsonCurds are wonderful creations; either to spread, in tarts or as flavourings for various other desserts – and easy-peasy to make. Made with all Sevilles it’s not for the faint hearted so half Seville and half blood orange might be a safer, more palatable, option. Don’t over-zest or you’ll get a pithy taste that really doesn’t work.
Hot Chocolate Pudding with Clotted CreamBy Chef James DoddThis will make enough for 2 smaller one if baked in standard-sized ramekins or a slightly larger one if baked in a larger bowl. It also doesn’t really need to be turned out, if you don’t want, as eating it straight from the dish is perfectly acceptable
Hot banana soufflé with caramel sauceBy Chef James DoddOk, I admit this may sound a little fancy but it's so easy you’ll be both shocked and impressed, as will your loved one. Made last minute and served with warmed caramel sauce, that you made earlier, with maybe a little scoop of ice cream.
Tasty BBQ spiced pork ribs, punched potatoes and slawBy Chef James DoddPotentially one of the more messy valentines meals you’ll eat and potentially reserved for the well-established couple who aren’t adverse to embarrassing themselves but seeing as we aren’t necessarily able to meet new prospective flames at this odd time in lockdown my assumption is that over the past year we have all learned to get to know one another even better so this recipe will certainly satisfy. The spice mix will make a little more than needed and I’d even recommend making double the recipe as its fantastic dusted on all sorts from nuts to tomatoes before roasting.
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