Hello to our Hens
Our eggs and other ingredients
Having mentioned our hens several times, we thought perhaps it was time we introduced you to some of them. The vital components in our cakes is our free-range eggs along with our other locally sourced ingredients.
We have about 24 hens in total, who roam freely around the farm and who lead a lovely and unpressurised life. When we move they’ll have a hill-top orchard to wander about in. We’re hoping the fantastic good-for-the-soul view from the new studio will be as soothing for the hens as it is for us. Not that they need much soothing: they’re pretty laid back and friendly and can often be seen snoozing in the sun, soaking up the warmth.
We especially wanted to introduce you to Harriet, a cheeky white Suffolk who is so happy and confident that she’s not even afraid of the dogs!
We have a dairy herd and the milk from our cows gets sent to farmer-owned dairy and creamery at Lockerbie. Here it is turned into butter, cream, cheese, etc. The milk from other local herds and this butter is then another ingredient for our cakes.
The jam we use in our cakes is home-made from fruit grown in our garden. We’re not quite sure yet what fruit bushes we’ll have up at the new house, but you can rest assured that our jams will still be home-made. locally sourced ingredients is definitely the way to go.
We think that incorporating local and, wherever possible, free-range ingredients, makes for better tasting cakes. We’ll produce any flavour you ask for but favourites include:
- Red velvet
- Mint chocolate
All of which can be found on our website
When you come for a tasting you can try any four flavours of cake along with a paired filling. We can also cater for people with nut allergies or who are gluten-free. for more inspiration check out our Facebook page
Help with flour?
Sadly we haven’t yet been able to source a fine enough flour locally for cake-making: there are some fantastic local flours but they’re generally better for bread and pastry than for cakes. If you believe you could source our remaining ingredient for us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org