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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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Blackcurrant swirly meringues

Blackcurrant swirly meringues

These swirly desserts make an impressive dinner party finale. They make a light dessert of sweet meringue with the tart blackcurrants. Makes 8 meringues. Make a puree with the blackcurrants by heating them gently in a pan over a gentle heat with 1 tbsp caster sugar. When cooked, sieve the puree to remove the skins. […]

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Summer pudding

Summer pudding

This easy-to-make traditional summer fruit dessert is a delicious combination of sweet and sharp. At the right time of the season, you can pick all the fruits needed for this recipe on the farm. We also stock a summer pudding mix of frozen fruit in the farm shop. Delia Smith’s summer pudding recipe is our family’s […]

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Ripe blackcurrants

Crop update: The currants are ripe at last!

It’s the height of the season with all of the crops now ready for picking. Strawberries There are still plenty of the mid-season strawberries Hapil and Elsanta available to pick. The later varieties Symphony, Florence and Fenella (named after the breeder’s granddaughters) are also now ripening up. These varieties all need to be picked fully […]

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Broad bean picking

Crop update: easy picking on the early crops

Oh goodness, what weather we’re having. At least the summer fruit is here – we can offer you the taste of summer, if not the weather! Fortunately, the grass tracks around the farm keep the mud to a minimum. All the early crops are easy to pick at the moment. The Elsanta and Christine strawberries […]

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Now open for picking!

We’re pleased to tell you that we’re now open for picking. What better way to celebrate the Jubilee weekend than with some freshly picked strawberries and cream? The earliest varieties of strawberry, Christine and Elsanta, are ready to pick. It’s relatively easy picking with lots more berries ready to ripen as the season progresses. We […]

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Homemade raspberry jam

Homemade jam

There is nothing to beat homemade jam! It can’t compete with the commercial jams on price but it wins hands down on flavour, texture, and scoring brownie points with friends and family. Traditionally, jam is made in a preserving pan, but making smaller quantities in a large saucepan is just as good. The pan needs […]

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