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Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Strawberries and cream shortbread sandwiches

Beautifully buttery and crisp shortbread biscuits filled and sandwiched together with softly whipped cream and sliced strawberries. These shortbread sandwiches are a quintessential British summertime treat.

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Blackcurrant brownie cheesecake

Blackcurrant brownie cheesecake

Visitors to the farm shop will surely have been tempted by one of the locally-made small-batch chocolate brownies in stock in the summer. Essex Bakery make the best chocolate brownies we’ve ever tested, and they pair wonderfully with the summer fruit. The Essex Bakery team are a creative bunch, always trying out new brownie flavours. […]

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Gooseberry crumble cake recipe

Gooseberry crumble cake

Why choose between cake and crumble when you can have both?! The fruit in this gooseberry crumble cake really offsets the sweetness. We won’t judge if you serve it with custard. This recipe is adapted from one spotted in Sainsbury’s Magazine. We’ve added a little extra fruit (obvs), and a sprinkling of flaked almonds on […]

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Redcurrant and elderflower sorbet

Redcurrant and elderflower sorbet

This delicately flavoured, seasonal sorbet is delicious served with roasted peaches, and a honey and oat crumb. Developed by Chef Ewan at Church Street Tavern, inspired by picking redcurrants at the farm.

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Gooseberry, lemon and elderflower tart

This vibrant lemon tart flavoured with new season gooseberries and foraged elderflower makes the perfect light summer dessert. Garnish with elderflower sprigs and extra gooseberries; I like to lightly poach mine in elderflower cordial. This recipe was kindly given to us by Jess Noy at The Gamekeepers Daughter, an award-winning chef who runs Takeout Thursdays: […]

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Summer berry breakfast jars-ft

Summer berry breakfast jars

Strawberries and raspberries work really well together and the addition of the redcurrants, makes this breakfast a delicious – and portable – start to the morning. Recipe by Lindsey Fosker from Eat Unique. The good thing about preparing food in a jar is they are portable, so perfect for breakfast on the go. I normally make up […]

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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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Strawberry summer pudding

Strawberry summer pudding

This strawberry summer pudding is a light and simple variation of the seasonal staple. A great way to enjoy summer pudding before the currants are ready. The recipe was shared with us by James Barber, chef at the Aldeburgh White Lion (previously at the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh), after demonstrating the recipe at the Suffolk Show. James recommends serving the pudding […]

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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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