Farmhouse Diaries

Farmhouse Recipes

  • Courgette & Thyme Lemon Drizzle Cake

    If you have a bit of a courgette glut on your hands, then baking cakes is a great way of using them up! This lemon drizzle cake is seriously good... Ingredients: For the cake: 200g self raising flour 175g butter, softened 175g caster sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 2 courgettes (approx 250-300g... View Post
  • The Best BBQ Chicken Skewers

    I find chicken skewers are often a bit bland on the BBQ, with chargrilled flavour completely overtaking, as well as drying out the meat. I was really happy when a friend put me on to a lightly spiced yoghurt marinade. It makes for the tastiest, most tender BBQ chicken skewers. Ingredients (ser... View Post
  • Scones for a Cream Tea!

    We're based in Devon, so scones naturally feature quite frequently when we're at home baking! With all the strawberries coming through it's quite fun to rustle up a homemade jam to go with them. Ingredients: (makes approx 10 scones)   450g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 50g caster ... View Post
  • Sam's BBQ Top Tips

    I'm quite excited that we seem to have unending sunshine at the moment and that we'll soon be "allowed" to have 6 people in the garden to enjoy a few BBQs with. No doubt a lot of our customers will be thinking the same, so here are a few of my top BBQ tips... 1. A cast iron skillet will revoluti... View Post
  • BBQ Beef Rump & Chimichurri Sauce

    Sometimes it's nice to break free from the sausages and burgers. This BBQ beef rump roasting joint is a bit of a crowd pleaser, and the homemade chimichurri sauce is soooo delicious! Ingredients (serves 4-5): For the beef: 1kg Beef Rump Joint Sea salt & black pepper Drizzle of olive oi... View Post
  • 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

    This is a bit of a French classic, and so easy to make. I like it best with a dollop of clotted cream!   Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 4 free range eggs 8oz chocolate broken into pieces (up to 60% cocoa solids - any darker is a bit much)   Method 1. Melt the chocolate gently, ideally by placing it ... View Post
  • Bircher Muesli

    Possibly one of my favourite breakfasts is Bircher Muesli which contains delicious nutritious oats, nuts and fresh fruit. It was developed around 1900 by Maximillian Bircher-Brenner for his patients and its still a very popular breakfast across Switzerland and Germany today. So, here is goes, oft... View Post
  • 3 Ways with Wild Garlic

    Wild Garlic is such a great ingredient if you have access to a patch of woodland where it roams free! Here are three easy ways to use it to spruce up your cooking a little…These three ways of using it require few extra ingredients so are easy to make even if your weekly supermarket delivery hasn’... View Post