As we start the New Year, it’s a good time to remind ourselves to support British Farming. So many of us will be making new resolutions so it’s worth considering this as one.
Guest Blog by Pam The Jam
With the jingle of Santa’s sleigh bells in the distance, and with little fresh fruit available customarily December, isn’t the month to make preserves. However, with the festive season just around the corner it’s a perfect time to indulge in, and celebrate these jars of joy. For generations past, and very much with a heartfelt ‘waste not, want not’ approach to life these valuable stalwarts of the larder were made using seasonal fruit and veg gluts over the summer, stored away and then enjoyed, spoonful by spoonful, for many months to come. Home-made jams and preserves have been intrinsically linked to the festive season gracing the Christmas table; sometimes the star of the meal, other times simply there to brighten up left overs, but always prized.
Is there really anything better than a roast dinner with the family on a cold Sunday afternoon? We have put together some recipes below for some of our favourite fruit sauces using our frozen fruits that will make the perfect accompaniment to your roast dinner!
Our apple sauce recipe is so quick and easy to make, even for the most inexperienced chefs and it is made with only 3 ingredients. We think it goes really well with pork - you’ll never want to buy shop bought apple sauce again.
- 250g frozen b
It's porridge season! And to celebrate we have teamed up with the oat pioneers, MOMA to give you the chance to win a huge bundle of breakfast products worth £204.39! From delicious oat drinks, to porridge and jumbo oats, which you can top with our fantastic frozen fruits - this bundle will help to keep you going over the colder seasons!
One person will win:
- A case of MOMA Oat Drinks (6 x 1L Orginal and 6 x 1L Barista Edition) - Worth £20.40
- A case of MOMA Jumbo Oats (5 x 450g Boxes) - Worth £14.50
- 12 MOMA Porridge Pots - Worth £14.99
- 3 cases of MOMA Porridge Sachets (3 36 x 35g Boxes) - Worth £49.50
- 1 bag of Frozen Raspberries (2.5kg) - Worth £16
- 2 bags of Frozen Blackcurrants (2 x 3kg)- Worth £31
- 2 bags of Frozen Strawberries (2 x 2.5kg)- Worth £40
- 1 bag of Frozen Chuckleberries (3kg)- Worth £18
It's no secret that we love fruit and healthy eating here at British Frozen Fruits, so that is why we have teamed up with the wonderful Nourish by Jane Clarke, to offer you a bundle of Frozen Fruit, 4 Nourish drinks, and a Nourish book worth £66.80 to help you on your way to a nutritious diet! To enter, simply fill in the form below.
Jane Clarke (BSc, SRD (Hon) DSc) is a dietitian and Cordon Bleu chef with more than 30 years of experience in the nutrition industry, and has been described as "an exceptional nutritionist" by Jamie Oliver. She developed Nourish to provide a solution to the problem of undernourishment and to provide empowerment and inspiration to those who are vulnerable or facing a health challenge. You can read more about Nourish by Jane Clarke below.
With autumn well and truly here, temperatures dropping and the wetter weather incoming, what better way to warm up your morning than with a bowl of tasty porridge for breakfast? Once you have mastered our simple, quick and easy recipe, you will be all set to create your own variety of delicious porridge bowls by adding an assortment of different frozen fruits and other tasty toppings - the options are endless!
Basic Porridge Recipe
- 80g rolled porridge oats
- 300ml semi skimmed milk, water or alternative milks such as oat milk, soya
Here at British Frozen Fruits we love fruit and want you to enjoy cooking and baking with it as much as possible, which is why we've teamed up with the lovely Pam the Jam and Love Jars to create a Jam Making bundle worth £238! It's perfect for you whether you're new to jam making or not and will help you to create jam so delicious you won't want to share it with anyone else.
One person will win:
This fruit tart is one of our favourites for dinner parties, or as a summer treat - your guests will always want to come back for more! By buying and using frozen fruit you aren't relying on seasonality in order to use your favourite British fruits, so you can bake with summer berries year round.
Blackcurrant Tart with French Flan Pastry
French Flan Pastry (For a 7inch diameter flan tin):
2oz butter (cold and cubed)
2-3 drops of vanilla essence (optional)
Pinch of salt
Enough blackcurrants to fill your pastry tin (you can switch this for any other fruit you may prefer)
2oz caster sugar
1 packet of flan gel
100ml double cream
Here at British Frozen Fruits, we have been supplying Yeo Valley with our Organic Blackcurrants for around 20 years! We are incredibly excited to introduce you to the Yeo Valley Organic RHS Limited Edition British Blackcurrant Yogurt. It is made with 100% British organic milk and our organic blackcurrants and you can find it nationwide in Waitrose and Sainsbury's stores.
Yeo Valley Organic is a family-owned organic dairy company and will highlight the importance of our soil in reversing climate change with their first-ever show garden at the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Yeo Valley Organic Garden at the Chelsea Flower
How to infuse your favourite spirit with soft fruit
Infusing your favourite spirit, we would recommend gin or vodka, is a great way to experiment with flavours or diversify your drinks trolley, plus they can make perfect gifts or wedding favours!
For some fruit inspiration, we'd recommend trying some of the below, but you can trial most fruits and see how it goes: