The team at Farrington’s Mellow Yellow share their favourite recipe ideas.
Farrington’s are Britain’s original “seed to bottle” producers of cold pressed rapeseed oil – grown, pressed and bottled in Northamptonshire.
Celebrate summer with this Wimbledon inspired delight!
You really will delight your party guests, family and friends with this beautiful and truly British recipe.
Full of all the great ingredients of a British summer garden party, it is fresh and light with a little kick of Pimms!
At this time of year, fresh British strawberries are in abundance and make a wonderful crown on this summer cake.
The hints of lemon, Pimms and mint make this a worthy centre piece to an afternoon tea, a garden party or even a picnic on Henman Hill!
We have lots of ideas to cook and bake with Farrington’s Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil, see our recipe page. Happy baking!
200ml Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil
200g caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
Few fresh mint leaves finely chopped
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
100g icing sugar
1 tbls Pimms
Enough lemon juice to achieve the desired consistency.
Punnet of strawberries
Beat together Mellow Yellow cold pressed rapeseed oil, sugar eggs and lemon zest until creamy.
Gently stir in flour baking powder, Pimms and mint until combined.
Pour into lightly oiled ring or bundt tin.
Bake at 180°C for 50mins
Remove from tin to cool on rack.
Pour glaze over and fill with fresh strawberries.
Duncan Farrington’s Farming Diary
Harvest will soon be upon us and farmer Duncan Farrington talks rapeseed crops, Barley “ears”, a visit from Nigel Slater and a good farmer’s tan in his latest diary.
To read Duncan’s July Diary “The Good, the bad and the ugly” click here.