Recipes

Here are some recipes to make the most of your beautiful fresh produce, and also to help you cope with those surpluses that happen in good years. They have all been tried by gardeners at Hollin Lane Allotments and they really work. Please send us your favourites, too.

  • Dried Beans It is not so hard to cook dried beans on your stove top.
  • Beetroot Tarte Tatin Recipe A beetroot recipe which is both different and delicious.
  • Apple Biscuit Recipe An old French recipe for apple biscuit. Don’t be fooled by the name; it’s actually a cake.
  • Swedish Crispbread Jayne brought some of her Swedish crispbread to one of our work parties, and it was delicious…
  • Greek Baked Giant Beans I wondered if our white “Aztec” beans would work in this Greek dish …
  • Tuscan Beans My favorite bean dish, using our large white “Aztec” beans, fresh or dry, or borlotti beans.
  • Rhubarb Mousse has a completely unexpected gentleness on the palate and a wonderfully subtle flavour…
  • Golden Apple Mincemeat Joan Croft’s delicious filling for tartlets, flans, sponge cake or topping to ice cream…
  • Apple Butter Another good way of using up surplus or damaged apples …
  • Apple Juice What do you do with all those windfall apples? We only recently discovered how easy it was to make apple juice …