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Rhubarb Curd

Kate Saunders | 14th April 2016

  Rhubarb Curd Even though most people consume rhubarb as a fruit, botanically speaking it belongs to the group of vegetables.     We’ve all had lemon or orange curd, but rhubarb is also fantastic variant, I use curd on toast, swirl it into ice cream, with pancakes as a filling in sandwich cakes, or … Continue reading Rhubarb Curd

Interview with Kate (part 2)

Kate Saunders | 8th March 2016

              This week’s blogs give us some top tips and insight into the wonderful world of cake baking at Blackberry Cottage.     Q: Kate, what is your favourite cake to make Kate: I really love making the Almond, Apricot and Carrot, it is a very complex cake, with … Continue reading Interview with Kate (part 2)

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An interview with Kate

Kate Saunders | 22nd February 2016

                            The genius behind Blackberry Cottage.   This week’s blog taps into the inspiration behind the cakes with secret ingredients made by founder and baker extraordinaire Kate Saunders at Blackberry Cottage     Q:  So Kate, can you remember when you first started getting an interest in baking … Continue reading An interview with Kate

Blackberry Cottage Cake Club Launches

Kate Saunders | 6th February 2016

Welcome to Blackberry Cottage Cake Club, the home of cakes with secret ingredients, what better way to send a gift that keeps giving month after month.   All our cakes are hand made in small batches using our own vegetables and eggs where possible, our cakes are unique, with the vegetables being the largest ingredient … Continue reading Blackberry Cottage Cake Club Launches

February….. The month of Love and Pancakes

Kate Saunders | 30th January 2016

How about making lovely red pancakes? We have used beetroot and buckwheat in our pancakes. Why buckwheat? it’s really healthy,  related to the rhubarb family, it’s a great source for good carbs and high is essential nutrients, confusingly named Buckwheat it is actually gluten-free. Why beetroot? well why not, another really great healthy vegetable full of essential nutrients and … Continue reading February….. The month of Love and Pancakes

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Flowers and Vegetable Cakes

Kate Saunders | 21st January 2016

I love product development but never seem to have enough time to dedicate to it, however this month I have been in the kitchen developing a little cake range to celebrate Spring/Mother’s Day/Easter. What better way to celebrate than having a wonderful flower and vegetable range, delicate pinks, the wonderful hue of purples to the … Continue reading Flowers and Vegetable Cakes

Christmas pudding traditional round wrapped in muslin

Christmas puddings such a wonderful tradition.

Our puddings are all handmade in small batches, we start steaming our puddings in August, some years on the hottest day of the year!!! This is after the dried fruits have been steeped in either, Ale, Stout, Rum Cask Cider or Brandy for a few days before.

After steaming, we carefully wrap the puddings and leave them on the shelf to mature; we then finish them off with muslin and a pretty bow.

We have four puddings in our range:-

Ale and Carrot, made to a very old recipe
Stout, which is lovely dark and rich
Rum Cask Cider, the cider is matured in rum casks
Free From , gluten, dairy, egg, nut and refined sugar free

What better way to finish off your Christmas dinner than to have a delicious, moist round Christmas pudding, sprinkled with brandy in flames.

Blackberry Cottage Christmas Puddings are available in two sizes 450g serves 4 and 900g serves 8, larger sizes available on request, to purchase online go to www.blackberrycottagefayre.co.uk

Shelf life, storage and delivery

Kate Saunders | 27th June 2015

We have many people ask us about shelf life, storage and delivery of our vegetable cakes. These are great questions that I wanted to write about, why because there are many factors with vegetable cakes. I always say to people when I speak to them, is, when you make a traditional cake with butter and … Continue reading Shelf life, storage and delivery

Win Tickets to the BBC Good Food Summer Show and the BBC Gardeners World Live

Kate Saunders | 1st June 2015

*** Competition Time *** Win 2 tickets to the BBC Good Food Show and the BBC Gardeners World Live also a Blackberry Cottage Selection Box. We have been lucky enough to secure two complimentary tickets to the above and we have added in one of our selection boxes that you can collect from us on … Continue reading Win Tickets to the BBC Good Food Summer Show and the BBC Gardeners World Live

Good Food Show NEC Birmingham

Kate Saunders | 28th May 2015

It has been a long build up to the BBC Good Food Summer Show, and a very special one for us. Back in July last year, (I said it has been a long build up) we applied for a BBC Good Food Show Bursary, each year the Good Food Team give 20 artisan producers a … Continue reading Good Food Show NEC Birmingham

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Emma-Louise Maddocks
"Just want to say, your Christmas pudding was amazing and you have a customer for life. Everyone comments on how nice it was!"
Zac Purchase - Olympic gold & silver medallist
"Enjoying a late night wedge of Parsnip Fruit Loaf courtesy of @Blackberry_Cott from the @thamefoodfest today #yum"
Lynne, Nottingham
"Arrived very quickly and beautifully wrapped. Amazingly tasty, couldn't believe they were gluten free and made with vegetables. I'll be back for more yummy treats."
Sam, London
"We had some of your amazing cakes at the Goring Food Festival yesterday, they were delicious!"
Wendy, Wallingford
"We all thoroughly enjoyed the day with you, we learnt so much and were amazed at how easy it is to use vegetables, different flours, less sugar and fats."
Ellis, Basingstoke
"Guess what I did last night…. Made chocolate cupcakes, with butternut squash & spinach! They are delicious. Made with rice flour too, & no butter. Thank you for your inspiration."