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Summer berry lemon drizzle cake

Summer berry lemon drizzle cake

Layering vanilla cake with summer fruit berries before baking gives this classic lemon drizzle cake a fresh summer makeover.  I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of fancy recipes lately. It happens sometimes, when my gastronomical ambition runs away with itself, without checking the actual time I have available (see peak-season roster, oops). So I was refreshed […]

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Blackcurrant gooseberry crumble

Blackcurrant and gooseberry crumble

We’re are big fans of crumble but any variations usually happen in the crumble layer. This time, we livened up our gooseberry crumble classic by adding blackcurrants. I’m pleased to report it’s a match made in heaven. We’re nearly always too busy with the start of the season to make crumble with green gooseberries, so […]

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nigella no fuss fruit tart

Nigella’s no fuss fruit tart

This fruit tart truly is no fuss to make. It only takes 20 mins to throw together and yet makes an impressive guest at parties. We particularly enjoy that you can top it with any summer fruit, so you can adapt it to what’s in season at the time. Our tester, Anne, recommended only one […]

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Summer fruit terrine recipe

Summer fruit terrine

This summer fruit terrine looks as good as it tastes. It’s a great way to show off your freshly picked fruit, and works just as well with frozen fruit. The fruit terrine is from Delia Smith’s summer collection, which has lots of great ideas for summer fruit. Ingredients 350g small strawberries 225g raspberries 350g blackcurrants, redcurrants and […]

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Baked blackcurrant cheesecake

Blackcurrant cheesecake

This blackcurrant cheesecake is different from the traditional baked cheesecake because it’s so light-set. The blackcurrants give it the right balance of sweet and tart, the bold blackcurrants livening up the creamy dessert. Thanks to the chef at The Crown at Stoke by Nayland for sharing this recipe with us. Their summer desserts use locally-grown seasonal fruit – try the other recipes they’ve […]

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Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

This recipe for frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce takes a grand total of 10 minutes to make* and yet is as fabulous as a good restaurant dessert.  You may have noticed that most of our recipes are pretty simple to make. We’re not into fussy cooking and let’s face it, we have a farm to […]

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Blackcurrant focaccia Sun Inn Dedham

Blackcurrant focaccia

This typical Tuscany focaccia recipe is traditionally served with Chianti wine. The chef, Ugo, from The Sun Inn, Dedham gave us this recipe as a great way to enjoy our blackcurrants. Mix the flour and yeast together, then gradually add the water and mix until you have a bread dough. Cover with towel and leave to prove […]

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Blackcurrant and lemon curd cake

Lemon curd and blackcurrant cake

This is a zingy and moist cake, the tart blackcurrants and sweet, creamy lemon curd complementing each other well. I’ve attempted this a couple of times now: the first time, I mistakenly poured all the lemon juice into the mixture instead of reserving it for the drizzle. It wasn’t a complete disaster as it was […]

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Blackcurrant cake

Blackcurrant cake

This is a lovely cake, just as good eaten cold with coffee or served warm as a dessert with ice cream. This recipe also works well with gooseberries – just replace the blackcurrants with the same quantity of gooseberries. Grease an 8” loose-bottomed tin. Heat the oven to 180*C / 375*F / Gas mark 4. Put all ingredients […]

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Blackcurrant ice cream

Simple fruit ice cream

We don’t like to have cream in the shop that’s skirting too close to its use-by date, so recipes like this are a great way to use it all up without having to eat it at once. Though, I must say, the ice cream is so delicious that its often eaten just as quickly! I […]

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