November 2014 archive

Flapjack Recipe Testing

The flapjacks at the markets we have been selling at always tend to sell well – sweet and savoury ones. I want to make some with different flavours and tried these out today. Salted caramel and chocolate & coconut. I did cheat on the caramel part and had a tin of caramel in the cupboard, and it worked really well. It’s just geting the balance of the salt to the sweet right. I do like chocolate and coconut too – like the dark chocolate Bounty bars. Even if I do say so myself, these flapjacks are delicious and it’s a couple of combinations that go together well. A lovely treat with the morning or afternoon cuppa when that sugar craving takes hold! The will go nicely in the presentation packs that I am doing for Christmas, drizzed with a bit more dark chocolate – it is Christmas after all!

Salted Caramel Flapjack

Salted Caramel Flapjack

Coconut & Dark Chocolate Flapjack

Coconut & Dark Chocolate Flapjack

Mawsley Food Festival

We had a very good day at the Mawsley Food Festival yesterday with a good turn out despite the weather – good job it was inside! The mincemeat frangipanes and cranberry crumble pies were a sellout as was the chocolate, chilli & lime loaf cake.The savoury flapjacks went down well and it really does help having some tasters for customers to try before they buy! Some like them some don’t – some see flapjacks as a sweet thing, full of butter, sugar and syrup! Some buy them to have with a bowl of soup for a change, or as they are gluten free, instead of a bread roll.

It’s good to get onto different markets, fairs and other events to get your name out there and promote the business. There is some really good food producers out there who are passionate about what they do using quality ingredients and wanting others to enjoy their products too.

Mincemeat Frangipane Pies

Mincemeat Frangipane Pies

Chocolate Chilli & Lime Loaf Cake

Chocolate Chilli & Lime Loaf Cake

Cranberry Pie with a lemon Crumble Topping

Cranberry Pie with a lemon Crumble Topping

Chocolate, Chilli & Lime Loaf Cake

How about this delicious moist cake for something a bit different with your cuppa or when entertaining int he run up to Christmas?

I’ve made the cake using melted organic dark chocolate, fresh lime zest & juice with a couple of fresh chillies through the mix to give it a bit of heat, but not too much. The freshness of the lime goes really well with the richness of the dark chocolate. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am going to take the chillies out and add some coconut instead, which will add to the texture, flavour and give even more moisture.

I will be selling these at the Mawsley Food Festival on Saturday 22nd November and may also add them to the menu at the other events in the run up to Christmas.

You can order these and other delicious cakes and bakes using my contact details from the contacts page. I’ll be happy to help!

Chocolate, Chilli & Lime Cake

Chocolate, Chilli & Lime Cake

Delicious Cakes and Bakes for a Christmas Gift

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a friend, a relative, a neighbour or to say thank-you to a teacher, these little flapjack bites drizzled with chocolate make a lovely gift! They come in a variety of flavours; plain, peanut butter, cranberry & orange, ginger, mincemeat, sweet chilli or fruit & nut.

In a presentation bag with a label they are priced at £3 for a bag of 6. Get in touch if you would like to order some for Christmas!

Chocolate covered flapjack bites

Chocolate covered flapjack bites

Flapjack Bites

Flapjack Bites

 

DonnaLulu Cooks order form

DonnaLulu Cooks order form

Find us at these events

Farmers Markets & Events we are due to attend in 2015

January;

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 25th January 10am to 2pm

February;

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 7th Feb 9am to 1pm

March;

Deene Village Craft Fair at the Village Hall Sunday 1st March 10am to 4pm

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 7th March 9am to 1pm

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 29th March 10am to 2pm

April

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 4th April 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 26th April 10am to 2pm

May

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 2nd May 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Moulton Village Festival Saturday 16th May

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 31st May 10am to 2pm

June

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 6th June 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 28th June 10am to 2pm

July

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 4th July 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 26th july 10am to 2pm

August

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 1st August 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 30th August 10am to 2pm

September

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 5th September 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 27th September 10am to 2pm

October

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 3rd October 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 25th October 10am to 2pm

November

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 7th November 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market Sunday 29th November 10am to 2pm

December

Thrapston Farmers Market Saturday 5th December 9am to 1pm

Kettering Tesco Farmers Market (TBC)

Stanwick Lakes Local Producers Farmers Market (TBC)