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.

  • 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 says this is delicious as a filling for tartlets, flans, sponge cake or as a 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 …
  • Courgette Soup What to do with the courgette that got away? Courgette soup …
  • Scarpaccia A Tuscan zucchini pie without pastry …