A relatively easy but impressive looking prepare in advance dessert. This wickedly rich chocolate terrine goes well with fresh fruit, fruits in alcohol or mulled fruit compote.

Serves 8 – easily doubled

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Tring, Hertfordshire – Sarah Murray of Beechwood Fine Foods has recently collected two further Great Taste awards for her home produce range of delicious preserves, jams and chutneys – this time for her Apricot Jam and Cranberry and Redcurrant Sauce.

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Tring’s Beechwood Fine Foods wins Retail Business Heroes award

Tring, Hertfordshire – Tring-based deli/café Beechwood Fine Foods has won the inaugural title of Dacorum Retail Business Hero 2018.

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A rich, moist cake that would also make a great dessert served with fresh berries. Can be made ahead and frozen undecorated.

Cuts into 12-16 slices.

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This is a bit more involved than a lot of my cakes, but worth the effort. This style of sponge is best eaten within 2-3 days, but I’m sure the cake won’t hang around long once everyone has tried it!

Cuts into 12 slices.

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This is a really easy recipe and converts well to gluten free. Just substitute the regular flour with a gluten free alternative and add xanthum gum (optional) with just as good results. I use a plain gluten free flour with 2½ tsp baking powder and omit the extra baking powder in the recipe. It’s dairy free too!

Cuts into 12 slices.

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Jubliee cake

A great centre piece for any summer party or picnic using seasonal British fruit- and it’s red, white and blue!

Cuts into 12-16 slices.

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17-02-10-pink-rhubarb-ripple-cakeMake with new season pink rhubarb for a really delicate rhubarb flavour!

Can be made ahead and frozen. Cuts into 12-16 slices.

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pumpkin-carrot-soupA simple and tasty way of making the most of seasonal veg that is in abundance in the autumn.

Makes enough for 8 servings

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great-taste-award-1Sarah Murray – owner of the Beechwood Fine Foods’ farm shop in the market town of Tring, Hertfordshire, with husband Toby – has once again received a Great Taste Award, this time for ‘Sarah’s Traditional Fruit Chutney’.

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