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English Country Cooking

15/09/2019
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Mary Berry’s Lemon Drizzle Cake (With A Twist)

We don’t know about you but every year when the Great British Bake-Off returns, it gets us in the mood for some more English Country Cooking! We just love all the inspiring creations that we see on Bake off and we love trying out lots of different recipes and adding our own twist. Mary Berry’s extraordinary zingy lemon drizzle cake recipe is one of our favourites. It’s the perfect accompaniment with a hot cup of tea or coffee or even as a light dessert to have after a Sunday roast.... Read More

Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding 10/04/2019
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Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding

We have a very special Easter treat for you all. This month we bring you a classic English recipe with a delicious Easter twist, a hot cross bun Bread and Butter pudding. This warming dessert recipe serves 4 – 6 people and it is the perfect pudding to compliment your classic English Sunday roast dinner (especially if you add some cream or ice cream to go with it, yum!) Typically, in a regular Bread & Butter pudding you would use “day-old” bread as slightly stale it holds together better however... Read More

13/02/2019
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Our Favourite Pancake Toppings

We love pancake day, who doesn’t? The opportunity to sink our teeth into sweet and soft mouth-watering pancakes, smothered in syrup & sugar… yum! When and what is Pancake Day? Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is on the 5th March 2019. It is a tradition celebrated before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Amongst the religious communities, Ash Wednesday is the first day of the 6 weeks of penitence before Easter. During these 6 weeks holy prayer and fasting will commence until the Easter celebration begins. Shrove... Read More

01/09/2017
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The Perfect Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

The trees and bushes are still laden with fruits & berries along the tracks and riverbanks here at The Basket Company. We are located just 5 miles from the New Forest National Park, where apples and blackberries are in bountiful supply and it looks like this year has provided a plentiful harvest. September is the perfect time to pick the sweetest fruits for all your recipes including pies and desserts and this month, we bring you the epitome of British puddings – A Blackberry and Apple crumble recipe.  But first, Fill... Read More

13/12/2016
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The Basket Company Christmas Gift Guide

In between gorging on chocolates and mince pies we need to be thinking about putting up the Christmas tree and doing some Christmas shopping! Sometimes it can be so difficult to think of what to get everyone. The usual socks, pants and chocolates can sometimes feel a bit monotonous and boring. What about doing something a bit different this year?  To help give you some inspiration, read The Basket Company’s Christmas Gift Guide and view our wide range of charming and unique gifts. Know someone who loves their wine, champagne... Read More