We’re pleased to announce that after months of receiving entries on Instagram and twitter from wannabe tasters and thousands of votes, likes and retweets, six-year-old Hamish from Mansfield, Nottingham has been crowned the official Peamutt Butter taster!
As well as helping to tail-or the recipe, Hamish can look forward to being the furry face of Peamutt Butter – featuring extensively on Instagram and twitter and receiving a year’s supply of the nutty treat.
Hamish’s owner, Corinne Peat said: “Hamish is wagging his tail with joy to be the official Peamutt Butter taster and can’t wait to get to work! Peamutt Butter is his favourite treat so he is more than willing to put in the overtime to get the recipe absolutely perfect!”
Richard Duerr, sales and marketing director for Peamutt Butter maker Duerr’s, says: “We’ve been blown away by all the entries we received. Hamish faced some tough competition but we think that he’s is definitely the dog for us and we’re looking forward to getting his expert opinion.”
Today is World Porridge Day – why not add some zing to your morning by adding a dollop of Totally Tangerine Conserve to your brekkie!
Happy National Sponge Cake Day…we don’t know about you but we’ll be making this oh so tasty marmalade cake (recipe from www.bakingmad.com). What will you be baking?
For the cake
225g Butter (unsalted)
225g Unrefined golden caster sugar
4 Eggs (beaten)
3 tbsp Water (warm)
225g Self-raising white flour
For the filling and icing
150g Butter (softened)
300g Icing sugar (sieved)
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Orange peel (finely grated )
4 tbsp Duerr’s Sunny Seville Fine Cut Marmalade
Preheat the oven to 190°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 5). Prepare two 20cm cake tins by greasing and lining with baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until you get a creamy consistency. Add the beaten eggs one at a time, followed by the warm water and a pinch of salt.
Mix the flour and beat well. Pour half the mixture into each tin or mould and bake in the centre of the oven for about twenty five minutes or until golden and risen.
Turn the sponges out of the tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. For best results, remove the baking paper a few minutes after the cake has cooled.
Cream together the butter and icing sugar until you get a soft but not runny consistency, adding two or three drops of vanillla extract.
Sandwich the sponge halves together with a layer of marmalade and a thin layer of the buttercream. Spread the buttercream thickly on top of the cake and sprinkle with the finely grated orange peel.
Whatever the weather, summer calls for cocktails. Our personal favourite is the ginger and orange marmalade mule. Why not try it for yourself…
1.5 ounces of vodka
1/2 ounce of orange juice
1 heaping teaspoon of ginger and orange marmalade
1/2 to 1 crushed cup ice
1/2 bottle of ginger beer
Garnish: Orange slices
To serving glass add ice, orange juice, ginger, orange marmalade and vodka
Top with ginger beer
Looking forward to spending some quality time with the kids during the summer holidays, but not sure how you’re going to keep them entertained? Why not challenge them to get creative by filling our globe jars with arts and crafts goodies!
National Picnic Week begins on the 16th June, so if you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy your marmalade sandwiches alfresco look no further than our top 20 list of perfect picnic destinations:
– Keats House, Hampstead Heath – London
– Western Pleasure Ground, Heaton Park – Manchester
– Western Boating Lake, Victoria Park – London
– Old Harry Rocks, Studland Beach – Dorset
– The Athenian Acropolis, Calton Hill – Edinburgh
– The Azalea Gardens, Kew Gardens – London
– By the river at Bolton Abbey – Yorkshire
– The Kyoto Gardens, Holland Park – Kensington London
– Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park – Leeds
– Greenwich Hill, Greenwich Park – London
– On top of the hill at Devil’s Dyke – Brighton
– Avon Valley Wildlife Park – Bristol
– St John’s Lodge, Regent’s Park – London
– The pool, King’s Heath Park – Birmingham
– The Horniman Museum, Forest Hill – London
– Jesmond Dean and Vale – Newcastle
– Avebury – Wiltshire
– Pembroke Hill, Richmond Park – London
– The Rosery Gardens, Battersea Park – London
– Lakeside, Fell Foot Park – Windermere