How to Bake and Top the Perfect Jacket Potato

posted by Clare Fairs on October 27, 2018

As the evenings darken, our enthusiasm for cooking can easily wane. At the same time, carbohydrate cravings often kick in. Thankfully, there is a perfect natural convenience food for this time of year – the jacket potato! Read on for cooking tips and ideas for fillings from our kitchen and our Facebook followers! 

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Chef's Salad Dressing

Healthier DIY salad dressings & marinades

posted by Clare Fairs on June 20, 2018

Salads are a wholesome, low-calorie meal – until your smother a supermarket salad dressing on them! If you’d like to start whisking or shaking up healthier salad dressings or marinades, we’ll show you how with our simple recipes and tips! 

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Butter-Free Roux Sauce

Recipe Makeover: Butter-Free Roux

posted by Clare Fairs on March 22, 2016

This month, I was challenged to make a healthier, butter-free version of a classic roux sauce (or white sauce) using cold-pressed rapeseed oil instead.

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All in one victoria sponges made with rapeseed oil and butter

Recipe Makeover: All-in-one sponge cake

posted by Clare Fairs on January 13, 2016

I’ve had my own Great British Bake Off at home this month experimenting with switching butter for our hillfarm cold pressed rapeseed oil – even I’ve been surprised by the results!

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pastry made with rapeseed oil

Recipe Makeover – Simple & healthy pastry

posted by Clare Fairs on November 29, 2015

It’s that lovely time of year when it’s cold outside and cosy indoors pottering in the kitchen and at this time of year I spend a lot of time making pastry. The other day I decided to try replacing the butter for oil – and the results were great!

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