• Saffron rice pudding

    Old Hall Farm Norfolk Saffron creamy rice pudding

    28th November 2020The Delicate Diner

    Old Hall Farm in Woodton isn’t just about their rare breed pork and beef – their raw Jersey cream and milk can be used in many ways and I have made the perfect dish for the change in the weather right now – a rice pudding. I think we all have those memories of school rice pudding with a spoonful of jam in the middle and, having fallen out of love with it, I now rate a chilled rice pudding as one of my ultimate desserts. Part of the beauty of the milk from Old Hall Farm is that several…

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  • Pork, potatoes, sauce, and wine

    Perfect Old Hall Farm roast pork with crispy crackling and beef dripping potatoes

    18th November 2020The Delicate Diner

    This is a delicious recipe in which I share my tips on how to make perfect slow roast pork using Old Hall Farm rare breed pork shoulder, with crispy mustard crackling, beef dripping potatoes, and an apple and mustard sauce. Before I begin, I have to be honest. This was hands down the best pork joint I have ever had. The flavour from Old Hall Farm’s rare breed pork was incredible, and the slow cook resulted in a beautifully tender piece of meat. I shared a photo with a British friend who lives in America; she is still crying as…

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  • Old Hall Farm pork and apricot tagine

    11th November 2020The Delicate Diner

    I love a tagine. I think if I could, I would have it every couple of weeks, it is so good. This is a dish that covers all the bases – sweet, sour, savoury, spiced – in style. You can use any meat but for this, I used some amazing pork shoulder from Old Hall Farm. Cooked low and slow, it really allowed for the flavours of the tagine to mingle with the meat and make a delicious dinner. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, this dish really is worth it! INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4 + LEFTOVERS)1kg Old…

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    Black Dog Apiaries & Bakehouse

    1st November 2020The Delicate Diner

    Found just over the border into Suffolk, Black Dog Apiaries & Bakehouse is owned and run by Mark and Sapphire Mills. Here, Mark combines two of his life’s passions – beekeeping and bakery. His background as a pastry chef and baker means that he understands the many qualities that honey has to offer, and he frequently features this prize ingredient in his bakes. However, this artisan bakery in Brampton offers a wide range of delicious delights, and I went along to find out more. Driving towards Brampton, there are signs on the side of the road and then you come…

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  • sausage and chorizo stew

    The Butcher’s House smoky sausage, chorizo & pepper stew

    25th October 2020The Delicate Diner

    A dish that is perfect for Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night alike, this warming sausage stew is enhanced with chorizo and sweet smoked paprika. I love the warming rich flavours, and this stew delights both children and adults. Perfect served with a jacket potato and greens, although you can add a tin of butterbeans/chickpeas towards the end of the cook to make an easy one-pot dish. INGREDIENTS 8 sausages – I used The Butcher’s House hog roast giant chipolatas 1 red onion, sliced 1 cooking chorizo sausage, skinned, halved & diced into 0.5cm pieces 1 red pepper, sliced and halved 1…

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  • Sweet potato chorizo empanadas

    Sweet potato and chorizo empanada puffs (plus leftover frittata)

    14th October 2020The Delicate Diner

    The beauty of this dish is that it uses up leftover ingredients – pastry offcuts, chorizo lurking in the back of the fridge, sweet potato lingering in the vegetable rack, and peas from the freezer. While not a traditional empanada in terms of the pastry used – puff – it is full of the flavours you would expect from this dish made so popular in Latin American cuisine. Vary the filling according to what you have available – just remember to add plenty of herbs as well as spices if not using chorizo! INGREDIENTS2 large sweet potatoes, diced to 0.5cm…

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  • The Norfolk Foodie – Charlie Hodson

    10th October 2020The Delicate Diner

    Charlie Hodson is one of Norfolk’s biggest characters and over the past years, he has worn many hats within the region’s culinary and charitable channels with great aplomb. Now he is set to take on his greatest challenge as he realises a long-held dream – that of opening his own cheese room and deli. However, as Charlie was busy signing the contract just a matter of weeks ago, he discovered that he has bowel cancer. Characteristically unstoppable, and with a smile on his face, Charlie is determined that not only will nothing stop his dream from happening, but that he…

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  • Pork and cider casserole

    Old Hall Farm pork and cider casserole

    7th October 2020The Delicate Diner

    Pork shoulder is a great cut of meat and as well as making a mean roast dinner, it also lends itself well to a casserole. Shoulder benefits from slow cooking, but this dish takes just two hours on the hob and results in a meltingly tender casserole to warm the cockles. With some cooked apple slices, green vegetables and potatoes, this makes for a tasty dish. And, as with most casseroles, it tastes even more delicious the next day! INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4 + LEFTOVERS) 1kg Old Hall Farm pork shoulder 1 onion, sliced 2 celery sticks, chopped 2 carrots, peeled…

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  • Tarte tatin

    The Delicate Diner goes to… Brasted’s

    4th October 2020The Delicate Diner

    This year has definitely been the year of cancellations, so it was with great relief that on that ridiculously wet Friday at the end of September, I found myself returning to one of my favourite places in Norfolk, Brasted’s. Known across Norfolk and beyond, Brasted’s has been the backbone of the local food and drink scene for so many years. Like many, Brasted’s and its events company, Complete & Utter Brasted’s, has been hit hard this year, with weddings postponed, the Suffolk Show and Royal Norfolk Shows cancelled, and much more besides. Arriving at the restaurant to meet my friend,…

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  • beef casserole with dumplings

    Old Hall Farm beef & mushroom casserole with dumplings

    30th September 2020The Delicate Diner

    The ultimate in comfort food, this beef and mushroom casserole has the addition of dumplings, making it a perfect one-pot feast. I used Old Hall Farm’s own Jersey/Angus cross beef in this recipe, and not only did the meat melt in the mouth, the flavour was incredible. Serve with savoy cabbage and greens for a healthy and delicious autumnal dinner. INGREDIENTS 1kg Old Hall Farm braising beef 3 round shallots, sliced 1 celery stick, sliced 2 cloves of smoked garlic, finely sliced 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs rosemary 3 sprigs thyme 200ml red wine Around 20 white peppercorns 500ml beef…

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