So Many Blackcurrants

I was thinking what I should do with all the blackcurrants Jen has picked this week. I noticed Mr Kipling made an Apple & Blackcurrant Pie, so I thought why not make a blackcurrant pie.

I was curious to see what made one of these pies, here’s the list of ingredients, with the dreaded palm oil….

WheatFlour (with added Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Sugar, Vegetable Oils (Palm, Rapeseed), Glucose Syrup, Diced Bramley Apple (7%), Bramley Apple Purée (5%), Blackcurrants (5%), Dextrose, Concentrated Blackcurrant Purée (2%), Modified Maize Starch, Humectant (Vegetable Glycerine), Salt, Acids (Malic Acid, Citric Acid), Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Preservatives (Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Metabisulphite (Sulphites), Sulphur Dioxide). Check out for yourself.

Here’s what my pie will be made up of….

flour, blackcurrants (freshly picked by Jen), sugar, butter, egg.

That’s just 5 ingredients vs untold from Mr K including palm oil..

Why don’t you have a taste test 🙂

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Wednesday 15th May

Menu

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Cornish Pasties £2.20

Cheese, Leek & Potato Pasties £2.00

Bacon, Cheese & Tomato Wraps £1.50

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Strawberry Shortcake £1.50

Millionaire Shortbread £1.50

Chelsea Buns £1.50

Pecan Tarts £1.50

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As always, we offer FREE delivery to #Garden City #Chepstow,#Bulwark, #Tutshill and #Sedbury on orders of £5 and over.

RESERVE YOURS SO AS NOT TO MISS OUT.

Friday 10th May

We will have on offer ….
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Cheese & Onion Pasties £2.00
Cornish Pasties £2.20 each
Bacon, Cheese & Tomato Wraps £1.50 each
Cheese & Tomato Quiche £2.75 each
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Strawberry Shortcake £1.50 each
Manchester Tarts £1.50 each
Custard Slices £1.75 each
Millionaire Shortbread £1.50 each
Biscoff Cheesecakes £2.00 each
Strawberry Cheesecake £2.00 each
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Please reserve your to avoid any disappointment.

Thursday 9th May

We will have on offer ….

Cheese & Onion Pasties £2.00
Cornish Pasties £2.20 each
Bacon, Cheese & Tomato Wraps £1.50 each
 
Strawberry Shortcake £1.50 each
Manchester Tarts £1.50 each
Custard Slices £1.75 each
Iced Slices £1.50 each
Pecan Pie £1.50 each
Millionaire Shortbread £1.50 each
Biscoff Cheesecakes £2.00 available from 1pm

 

Easter Fall Out

Last week was a very quiet week, we made all the usual goodies but we think everyone was full of chocolate or penniless after Easter.

We were left with quite a lot of products by the end of the week. There was no way me and Jen could gorge our way through them all, so in the end we gave everything away to the homeless charity, SLS.

We had two new items last week, firstly the steak and kidney pies and then for the weekend we had Lemon Cheesecakes, both were a hit.

We were left with quite a few pasties which made me think, do we just stick to Cornish Pasty and Cheese and Onion Pasties? Although it was nice to give food to SLS, it was still heartbreaking with all the work I had put into baking Steak & Ale and Chicken & Chorizo, and that’s not even mentioning the Smartie Cookies. The jury is out.

So, what to do next week? We will stick to the favourites unless alternative requests come through..

Cornish Pasties
Steak & Kidney Pies
Cheese & Onion Pasties
 
Custard Slices
Strawberry Shortbread Sandwich
Triple Chocolate Brownies
Chelsea Buns
Millionaire Shortbread
Cheesecake
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We look forward to hearing from you

The Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a light fruitcake eaten during the pre-Easter period in the United Kingdom. It is distinguished by two layers of marzipan, one in the middle and one on top. The top layer is capped by a circle of  “marzipan balls” made of the same paste, and is lightly browned under a grill.
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The Simnel cake is now simply called an Easter cake. Before we all started ordering these for Easter, the cake was mostly associated with Mothering Sunday.
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In 17th Century Gloucestershire and Worcestershire the custom of live-in apprentices and domestic servants going home to visit their mothers on Mothering Sunday started, checking that their families were well and taking food or money if needed. This was a time of year when food stocks were low, and the high-calorie simnel cake was useful nutrition.
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Conventionally eleven marzipan balls are used to decorate the cake, with the story that the balls represent the twelve apostles, minus Judas. You will notice a gap in the marzipan balls which signifies the space of Judas.

Summer Time Treat

Summer has apparently arrived. For us it starts the week after Easter, last year we had afternoon teas on offer, delivered to your home. We will be doing likewise this year.

This is what we will be offering each Saturday, they must be pre-booked in order for me to have everything baked on time. I would like to add EVERYTHING will be handmade by us.

 

Afternoon Tea 2019

Mini Brioche Roll filled with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese

Mini Brioche Roll filled with Coronation Chicken

Individual Cheese & Onion Quiche

Scotch Quail Egg

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Strawberry & Cream Shortbread Sandwich

Tart au Citron

Salted Caramel Choux Bun

Coffee & Walnut Loaf Cake

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Vanilla Scone

Served with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserve

£15.00

 

What’s occurring this week……. ​

Belgian Bun £1.25

We’ve already had orders for Belgian Buns, Millionaire Shortbread, Custard Slices, Fresh Cream Iced Slices and Biscoff Cheesecakes, so as usual I make full batches then we post these over bakes on Facebook on Tuesday.

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In addition, ready for the weekend I will be making Banoffee Pies and

Banoffee Pie £1.25

Raspberry & White Chocolate Cheesecakes. Something I wanted to try, which we tried in Devon, is a Chicken & Chorizo Pasty.

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On top of all of this, I’ve started to write a cookbook with a the recipes of the sweet goodies that we bake, so, as you can imagine I’m quite excited by this.

What was new this week?

First up was the Biscoff Cheesecake. We had a lovely meal in Pizza Express, courtesy of our Tesco Clubcard points. My dessert was a Biscoff Cheesecake, I was totally uninspired by this. The portion was small but I knew that was coming as it came in a deal alongside a Salted Caramel Latte, secondly I couldn’t believe how bland it was. So, I produced our own version.

I already had in mind the next goodie, our version of a Lemon Meringue Pie. I was recently asked to supply some of our products to a local business as samples, the person who we gave them to told us her favourite item was a Lemon Meringue Pie, so I made this today. Sadly we gave over the sample but haven’t heard a word since.

Lastly this afternoon my intention was to make more Creme Egg Cupcakes. The main ingredient, mini creme eggs were out of stock, so quick thinking was needed on the spot. Not easy on a Friday morning in Tesco. We spotted Reese’s Miniature Cups, and so our cupcake was mentally put together in aisle number 9.

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