Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet 450g blackberries 150 ml water 150 g sugar Juice of 2 lemons   Put  the blackberries pan with the sugar and water and bring to the boil, simmering for about 2-3 minutes until the water has turned a wonderful deep purple colour and they have started to release their juice.   Allow the juice to cool ...

What to do with all our Blackberries

What to do with all our Blackberries

We have a lot of blackberries at the moment. The one advantage of having a lot of brambles in your garden.   So I have been looking for ideas of how to use them apart from the obvious jam (still have a lot of jam from last year) and crumble.   So here is ...

1st homegrown blueberries

1st homegrown blueberries

I picked our 1st homegrown blueberries yesterday. We have had the plant nearly 18 months and this is the first time that we have had any fruit. Its not very big so I think we are only going to get a bit of fruit for snacking this year.    

Bristol Bikefest

Bristol Bikefest

Bristol Bikefest, a set on Flickr. The Bedminster Riders were at the Bikefest on Sunday.   I got hardly any good shots of them, but lots of photos of others. I have put the race number in the title where I could see it. If you would like any of them ...

Herman Lemon Cake

Herman Lemon Cake

I used my herman sourdough starter to bake a lemon cake. I used the following recipe   Lemon Cake 1/5 of your herman starter 150g Self raising flour, 3 beaten eggs, 150g caster sugar, zest of 2 lemons and the juice of one 100ml of oil.   Combine all the ingredients and cook in a lined 7" cake tin for ...

Royal wedding cake

Royal wedding cake

I used my herman sourdough starter to create a wonderfully moist vanilla sponge cake. I used the following recipe for each layer (the orginal instructions are listed below)   Vanilla Cake 1/5 of your herman starter 150g Self raising flour, 3 beaten eggs, 150g caster sugar, 1tsp of vanilla extract 100ml of oil.   Combine all the ingredients and ...

Home made fruit scones

Home made fruit scones

I wanted to find some more recipes that used Herman (sweet sourdough starter) I have slightly modified this recipe from the bbc to incorporate herman and I have also added some mixed dried fruit.   Ingredients 225g/8oz self raising flour pinch of salt 55g/2oz butter 25g/1oz caster sugar 150ml/5fl oz milk or 60ml of Herman starter ...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

[gallery]2010 starts off with a beautiful but cold day.

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