Category Archive: Recipes

  1. 6 Jubilee recipe ideas fit for the Queen!

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    Jubilee recipe ideas

    The Queen’s Jubilee is fast approaching, and, for many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Queen Elizabeth II is the first monarch to ever reach her Platinum Jubilee, meaning she’s been ruling Brittania for a whopping 70 years. If that’s not worth a bit of cake, we don’t know what is. So, if you’re planning a street party or gathering, or even if you’re not, here are 6 Jubilee recipe ideas to mark this special occasion and our remarkable Queen.

    1. Scones with jam and cream.

    This is at the top of our list of Jubilee recipe ideas, not only because it is quintessentially British, but because apparently, the Queen LOVES a scone! At around 3 pm every day, the Queen enjoys an afternoon tea complete with her favourite cakes…we daren’t ask if she likes jam or cream first! However way round you like it, we’ve got the perfect strawberry jam, made from our fresh crop grown at The Paddock Farm, that we think even the Queen would enjoy.

    1. Cucumber sandwiches

    If you’re running with the British afternoon tea theme, then come and pick up some of our freshly grown cucumbers. We grow these beauties in our on-site polytunnels, and you’ll never have tasted anything so fresh! Slice them thinly for your sandwiches, which you can make with bread from our shop, made by our local artisan bread company, Dough. Alternatively, add some strong cheddar to your sandwich and some cucumber slices to your gin. Cheers!

    1. Victoria Sponge

    Our Queen wasn’t the first to enjoy a bit of cake in the afternoon. Her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, loved a jam sponge so much that it was named after her! The Royal Victoria Sponge, as its name should be, was enjoyed by the famous monarch with her traditional English afternoon tea. We love our Victoria sponge with a generous layer of rich, tart raspberry jam in the middle. Come and grab your jars from The Paddock Farm Shop, and while you’re here, grab some fresh eggs from our hens, too! We also stock Freee flour for our gluten intolerant customers – cake should be for everyone!

    1. Sausage rolls

    Despite the fact that we think of sausage rolls as the ultimate British snack, it was, in fact, the French who began wrapping meat in pastry. Hot sausage rolls became a thing in the UK in the 1800s, and now, a British party wouldn’t be the same without a tray of mini pork goodness. Not only do we provide sausages from Carn Edward meats, but we also bake our own sausage rolls, available in our shop on selected days. Why not put our a jar of Beetroot and Apple chutney to give your guests an extra treat with their snack?

    1. Eton Mess traybake

    The traditional pudding of the cricketers of Harrow, you cannot get more British than a good old Eton mess. However, if you’re trying to serve it up at a party, this traybake variety, with a layer of firm sponge underneath, makes it easier to dish up and eat. Pop into the farm shop for a selection of our fresh British berries, such as our delicious, plump strawberries which are grown on-site, to sprinkle over the top. A colourful, creamy winner!

    1. Bramble cocktail

    You’ll need something refreshing to help wash down all that delicious food, and what’s more fitting for a British celebration than a Bramble? The last of our Jubilee recipe ideas is sure to be a hit! Mix 4cl of gin with lemon juice and sugar syrup, and finish off with 1.5cl of berry liqueur, preferably blackberry. Garnish with fresh raspberries from our grower’s garden at The Paddock for a fantastic fresh drink for your Jubilee party guests.

  2. Anne-Marie’s Favourite Easter Recipes

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    The sun is shining, the daffodils are springing from every hedgerow, the lambs are prancing through fertile green fields and Easter is nearly upon us!  For this blog, I wanted to share my favourite Easter recipes with you for your family feast.  None of us knows what the next few weeks and months will bring in terms of who we’ll be able to have around our dinner table, but that’s no excuse to just pop a pizza in the oven.  With my favourite Easter recipes, you’ll be able to create a delicious meal for your family without slaving in the kitchen for hours, and you’ll be able to get most of the ingredients right here from us at The Paddock Farm Shop.  Take a peek at our social media pages for our opening times or message us for the ingredients you need for your easter recipes.

    One of the best traditional Easter recipes:
    Lamb dinner

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    As I said, you can have all the joy of a delicious Easter dinner but without having to go to too much effort, and with this one-pan Easter lamb recipe, it’s almost as easy as the pizza option but will seem as though you’ve been working for hours!

    The trick with this recipe is to make small incisions into the lamb joint and let it sit at room temperature for 1 hour before you begin to marinate the meat in the oregano, lemon zest, rosemary and oil.  Then all you have to do is to add the other ingredients to the pan and place the lamb on top!  45 minutes of roasting at 200C and make sure you’ve saved some of that wine for pouring on the lamb, as well as the stock.  Then you have 45 minutes of additional roasting at 200C – just enough time to lay the table and prep some additional veg like vibrant fresh carrots if you want, and voila – your one pan lamb is ready to serve!


    1.6k bone-in leg of lamb

    50ml olive oil

    3 oregano sprigs

    4 rosemary sprigs

    1 lemon, zested

    1 garlic bulb, separate cloves

    1kg potatoes, skins on, cut into wedges

    3 fennel bulbs, cut into quarters lengthwise

    250ml white wine

    250ml chicken stock

    Goes well with: a large helping of our delicious apple-based Mint Jelly.

    Easter recipes for a sumptuous fish supper:
    Salmon and Spring Veg Stew

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    Starting with a suitably Welsh leek, onion and thyme combination, frying it gently over low heat for 6 minutes before adding some beautiful early Pembrokeshire potatoes and boiling the mixture in white wine creates a perfect, zesty base for one of the most sumptuous Easter recipes.  When the potatoes are tender, add the cream and mustard to the pan before adding the thick salmon fillets and pressing them gently into the vegetables.  Cover and cook for 6 minutes, allowing the fish to steam in the beautiful fresh sauce.  Then add the peas and cook uncovered for a further 3 minutes and add some seasoning before serving.  This fish dish is a  delicious alternative to more traditional Easter recipes.


    1 finely chopped onion

    1 thinly sliced leek

    2 chopped fresh thyme leaves

    500g Pembrokeshire earlies, halved

    100ml dry white wine

    250ml fish stock (veg will also do)

    100ml single cream

    1 tsp dijon mustard

    4 salmon fillets

    150g frozen peas

    Goes well with: some fresh chunky bread to dip in the rich creamy sauce – we stock local suppliers Dough’s fantastic baked goods.

    Easter recipes for the little bunnies in your life:
    Vegan Carrot Cake

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    It’s not just the bunnies who love our freshly grown carrots, and in this recipe, you get all the goodness and all the sweetness for half the hassle with this one-bowl cake recipe – gorgeous!

    Just mix the oil, sugar and vanilla in the bowl.  Stir in the almond milk and let it all dissolve.  Separately, sift the flour, baking powder, spices and salt and combine with the wet mixture before stirring in those gorgeous vibrant carrots and some walnuts.  Honestly, that’s it!  Pour into two 8” round cake tins and bake for 25 minutes at 180C, allowing you some time to make whatever topping or filling you’d like – I suggest a twist on the usual with a lemon drizzle frosting and a whipped oat cream filling, with a few extra walnuts on top for good measure.


    300g / 4 medium carrots

    125 ml vegetable oil

    175g light brown sugar

    2 tsp vanilla essence

    300ml almond milk

    375g plain flour

    2 tsp baking powder

    1tsp each of ground ginger, cinnamon & nutmeg

    ½ tsp salt

    70g chopped walnuts

    Goes well with: some lovely fresh lemons for your drizzle topping, adding even more Vitamin C to our fresh carrots!  A great way to get your kids to eat veggies as well as chocolate this Easter!

    Child-friendly Easter Recipes:
    Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes

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    There’s nothing like ending Easter Sunday with a cup of tea and a little slice of sugary loveliness, and if it helps to keep the kids entertained with some family baking, too, then everyone’s a winner with our Easter recipes suitable for all ages!

    Beat the softened butter and the caster sugar together until smooth, and then add the 2 large eggs, mixing thoroughly.  Add the vanilla before carefully folding in the self-raising flour and adding the salt.  Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases and bake for 15 minutes at 180C – for a little twist to thrill the kids, why not add a little food colouring for some colourful cakes?

    Then make the buttercream: whisk the remaining butter with the icing sugar and a little drop of vanilla and a splash of milk and then spoon the mixture over the cooled cupcakes, using a fork to rough up the top to look like a nest.  Then add some mini eggs and a few chocolate sprinkles for effect and there you have some delicious Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes to round off your delectable Easter meal!


    110g softened butter

    110g caster sugar

    2 large eggs

    ½ tsp vanilla extract

    110g self-raising flour

    For the buttercream:

    110g softened butter

    300g icing sugar

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    3 tbsp milk

    Goes well with: a nice cup of Chandler tea –  well, you wouldn’t be able to fit anything else in now!

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    Anne-Marie x

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