On the first instalment of Bake Love. I thought we’d start with my favourite season. Autumn!
The frosty mornings, staying in with the heating on, fluffy socks, hot chocolate and a variety of yummy, comforting food , Happy Hedgerow Harvest……
Its about this time the apples in our small orchard are ready for picking, and although the wet summer hasn’t done wonders for the crop, its still a large hoard and will need to be used fairly quickly to stop the fruit spoiling.
I make my spiced apple chutney every year and it is always very popular as Christmas gifts or a present for any occasion.
This year however I wanted to go all out. We have so many free, wonderful hedgerow fruits that are peeking and make excellent jams, preserves, syrups, chutneys and liquers, that this year I am making Christmas hampers for friends, family and may even sell a few at special request.
New rule on selling jars goods, has been observed as, you now can only sell products to general public in new jars, not old ones recycled, which is fair enough, but I do love the charm of a hamper of mixed sized and shaped recycled jars…… but rules are rules i guess.
In my hamper I will be presenting;
Spiced Apple Chutney
Green Tomato and Chilli preserve
Sloe Gin (my favourite, naughty!)
And for you lovely readers I’ll be giving you the recipe for Spiced Apple chutney, Elderberry Jam and Sloe Gin.