Pear and walnut bread and butter pudding recipe

Pear & walnut bread & butter pudding

Walnuts and pears are a successful partnership in both sweet and savoury dishes but we’ve settled on a warming, sweet recipe that suits the current season. It’s Pear and Walnut Bread and Butter Pudding, adapted from The Calm Kitchen by Lorna Salmon (available to purchase in the farm shop). This pud is the ideal way to use…

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Pumpkin and chocolate cake

Pumpkin and chocolate cake

Mr R, our pumpkin grower, keeps asking if people will cook with the flesh once they’ve carved their pumpkin. We reassure him that everyone loves cake and so our cooks have obliged with this delicious recipe, inspired by Jamie Oliver. It’s an effective and moreish way to ensure nothing goes to waste. Ingredients 125 g…

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grey mullet recipe

Breaded grey mullet & tomato salsa

Ingredients 4 grey mullet fillets 3-4 tablespoons plain flour 1 medium egg, lightly beaten About 100g fine, fresh breadcrumbs A pinch of cayenne pepper or hot smoked paprika 1 teaspoon very finely chopped thyme Sunflower or groundnut oil for frying Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the tomato salsa: 500g ripe and tasty…

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pickled cucumber

Pickled cucumber

Our recipe this month is inspired by the good supply of smooth-skinned passandra cucumbers coming through from on-site mental health charity, Growing Well. Pickling them with Willy’s apple cider vinegar is a simple way to introduce probiotic, live food benefits – there’s growing evidence that pickled and fermented foods are excellent for gut health. But…

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Honey and apple cranachan

It’s been a very productive summer in our orchard hives, which means the jars of Low Sizergh honey in the farm shop are regularly replenished. This recipe uses two generous spoonfuls to bring a local taste twist to a traditional Scottish dish. Ingredients 2 Bramley apples (or any juicy, acidic variety) 100g rolled oats 2…

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English asparagus recipe

Asparagus, saffron & walnut risotto

New-season English asparagus is in stock! We’re celebrating with a recipe that places it front and centre; this is a colourful risotto with great texture and flavour. It’s a creamy and delicious dish that is appreciated by all ages. Ingredients – serves 5 300g Asparagus 1 Onion (finely chopped) 4 tbsp Olive Oil 500g Arborio Risotto Rice 1 Bay Leaf 1…

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Grilled mackerel fillets Bois Boudran

This is one of the Rouxs’ all-time favourite sauces – and surely one of the few French recipes that call for tomato ketchup! Ingredients – serves 4 4 prepared mackerel fillets Sunflower oil \cracked black pepper For the Bois Boudran sauce 1 tsp parsley, chopped 1 tsp tarragon, chopped 1 tsp chervil, chopped 1 tsp…

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organic orchards at Low Sizergh

Spiced baked apples

Organic September is a month-long campaign to raise awareness about organic farming and produce. Organic farming is a system that produces food in ways that benefit people, animals, wildlife, society and the natural world. No other defined system of farming and food production comes close to delivering such a breadth of benefits. So, to mark…

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Squash and pancetta soup

Delicious squash deliveries from our Crop to the Shop scheme are partnered with Woodall’s Cumbrian air-dried pancetta in this recipe. If you’re veggie, make it with a can of Hodmedod’s beans from the farm shop shelves. Best served on a chilly day with lots of crusty bread. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red onion,…

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Cheese & bacon scones

It is not often you hear positive comments on the Cumbrian weather, but there are some perks and one of them is successful cheese making. Here at Low Sizergh, our cows enjoy a seasonal grass diet. During winter, the herd eats silage made from the previous summer’s grass and because we have a wet climate…

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