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.

  • Rhubarb Mousse A German friend made this delicious desert for us with our rhubarb, and even wrote out an English translation. It 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 Apple butter has always been associated with the Pennsylvania Dutch in America who have made it for several centuries. It is 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 …