For a special occasion – alternatively serve with warm walnut bread.

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My Mother always made a trifle at Christmas; a pack of trifle sponges, a tin of Del Monte fruit cocktail, custard made with Bird’s custard powder, lashings of whipped cream and a good soaking of sweet Sherry. “What no jelly?” I hear you cry! Everyone’s family had a different take on the English classic and I am reminded of my turning point when I was served a trifle made with fresh homemade custard and fresh fruit instead of tinned.

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Make and decorate for Halloween!

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Beechwood Fine Foods 10th Birthday CakeTring, Hertfordshire – Husband and wife team Toby and Sarah Murray celebrated the 10th anniversary of their farm shop, Beechwood Fine Foods, last weekend by sharing homemade birthday cake with the local community that they have come to call their friends.
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This is a really easy recipe great for making with your children. Top with anything you like, I have used chocolate chunks, dried cranberries, Smarties, but you could use any dried fruits, nuts or even mini chocolate eggs for Easter!

Make 6-10 depending on how large you like your cookie.

Suitable for freezing as individual balls of raw dough.

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Tring, Hertfordshire – Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2019. Out of 12,772 products sent in from over 100 different countries, Beechwood Fine Foods, located in Frogmore Street, Tring was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award for both Poachers Pickle and Dark and Chunky Marmalade, which means judges considered both as delivering fantastic flavour. More particularly the judges commented of Poachers Pickle, ‘Nicely spiced. Lovely texture. We like the lingering warmth’ and of the marmalade, ‘A rich and indulgent look to this firm set marmalade. Soft peel with bitter sweet molasses citrus contrasts, depth and complexity. An appealing marmalade’.

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Makes enough for 6-8 servings

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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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