Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 26 & 27th April

Bishop-Auckland-Food-Festival-logoVery pleased to let you know we do have a stall at this year’s Bishop Auckland Food Festival, we’re stand 36 in the castle grounds. It’s always a hugely popular festival with many visitors from around the North East. The festival brings music, entertainment, kids corner, arts & crafts, cook demos, lots of fun activities and a whole lot of Artisan food producers bringing you some of the best handmade produce in the whole country!

We’ll be bringing lots of ginger wine, delicious ginger beer to pop open as you wonder around the castle grounds, ginger jerky to chew on, ginger pokey to nibble, fresh cream banoffee pies, limoncello & rhubarb & custard trifles, we’ll have tasters of our award winning ginger syrup sponge pudding with butterscotch sauce, extra hot ginger wine, & our ginger cinder toffee for you to try. Treat yourself to our milk rice puddings, ginger parkin, our new ginger syrup & rhubarb & ginger syrup perfect for adding to prosecco, ice cream, fruit, coffee or porridge!

We’re looking forward to a great weekend, see you there! :-)

Hot Cross Buns!

We love Easter in our house, all those lovely chocolate eggs sitting on the mantle piece waiting to be demolished on the big Easter Sunday! My sister and I used to love getting up early and breaking into every single egg to get to the smarties & buttons hidden in the middle, eating chocolate all morning and melting it down on the afternoon to make cornflake and crispie cakes for the family for Sunday teatime treats.

Now I’m older I like the idea of making Hot Cross Buns, so decided to give it a go for the first time a couple of weeks ago, kneading the dough, letting it rise, and a second rise, currants, mixed peel, ginger cinnamon and nutmeg, making the flour dough strips for the crosses and watching them rise in the oven. To give my hot cross buns a further ginger twist I’ve glazed them with my home made ginger syrup, leaving them sticky and gooey and licky your fingery!!! Oo lovely!

You’ll be able to try my Hot Cross Buns at this weekends markets!
Saturday – Saltburn & Hartlepool
Sunday – Yarm & Ropner Park Stocktonhot cross buns glazed