Stable Kitchen, Great Chalfield, Atworth, Melksham, Wiltshire. SN12 8NJ
Stable Kitchen, Great Chalfield, Atworth, Melksham, Wiltshire. SN12 8NJ
Truffleicious News letter May 2018
At last the sun is shinning on Truffleicious Stable Kitchen & garden. How long it’s going to last, I couldn’t say, but while its here I’m going to make the most of it, so without further ado here is our News Letter for the merry month of May.
Lets deal with the healthy food first & move onto the naughties later.
Salads, Frittata’s & Low Gluten Pastry & Breads will play a large part of our menu this month & through out the summer. Most of the salads will be Gluten Free & Dairy Free.
These salads will change regularly to incorporate different fruits & veg as they come into season. I will no longer be using white or whole meal flours in my baking, replacing it with the ancient grains of Spelt & Rye. You can find out more about these flours in my blog, by following the link here>> Low Fodmap diet, Rye & Spelt On the menu this week was a vegetarian Chickpea, Tomato & Pepper Pie, made with Spelt Pastry.
I just love bread, although I am not Gluten Free myself, I have been following a Low FodMap Diet & have found, I do not have a problem with home made bread. [Proscessed food doesnt suit me]. As people are more aware of their sugar intake, I have also discovered that savoury products are more sought after, than sweeter options these days. I have developed a range of recipes, again using spelt & rye, but also utilising a range of root vegetables, which both keeps the product moist & adds a slight natural sweetness. These products are homemade & contain no Flour improvers, additives or preservatives. Pictured below are Cheese Twists, Rye, Sweet potato & Cinnamon Loaf, Spelt & Linseed Rolls & Sweet Potato Scones. I am also working on an Olive & Sundried Tomato sharing Bread & a Fennel & Prosciutto Loaf. If you are coming the Great Chalfield Plant Fair, this Sunday 6th May, you will be able to see & taste the final products.
If you fancy an alfresco picnic in the beautiful gardens at Great Chalfield Manor why not bring a bottle of wine & partake of some olives dressed in our home made Herb & lemon dressing, some of our home made bread & some dipping oil. Perfection.
Now on to the naughties. Ice cream & Chocolates. Last year I started making Ice Cream, during the summer months which proved to be welcomed by my loyal followers. This week I have made Raspberry Eaton Mess G/F, V Rich Vanilla Gelato GF, V & for those of you who are Dairy Free a Coconut Ice. GF, DF, V. My Ice creams are made with local free range eggs & fresh local milk. They contain no Artificial flavourings, additives or preservatives & are made weekly in small batches. My chocolates & Truffles, are also preservative & additive free & made with Belgian Chocolate, the dark chocs containing 70% cocoa Mass.
Our very popular Lemon Mousse Cake GF, V is still on the menu along with the men’s favourite, Wiltshire Spelt Cider Cake.
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Until next month.
April is here & Spring has sprung, well at least it did for a few days. As well as April showers, this month heralds the first newsletter of the Season from Truffleicious.
Each month we will share with you whats new at Truffleicious, you can subscribe to our news letter through this blog & also add any food suggestions you would like to see added to our menu. If you have visited us & tasted our food, all comments are gratefully received, both positive & negative, if you feel we could have done better.
The grounds at Great Chalfield Manor are looking particularly spectacular, with the onset of the blossoms. As the daffodils fade, the banks of the lake are awash with primroses and the fragrant bluebells are begining to greet another year.
Truffleicious used to trade from The Coach House, next to the tea room at Great Chalfield. This year you will find us in our Stable Kitchen, which is opposite the Stable Block. All our food is take away only. You are welcome to eat any where in the grounds or at the tables outside the tea room. I am also happy to say that after our annual food hygiene inspection today, we have retained our 5* Scores on the Doors rating.
New to the menu for this year. As I write a blog on my sister site Truffleiciousteaches dealing with Low Fodmap diets, as well as my usual gluten free foods, I have now introduced a couple of dishes suitable for people following the LowFodmap diet.
My new Bread rolls, although not Gluten Free, are made with Rye, Spelt & carrot or beetroot which makes them lower in gluten than normal bread. Being home made with Organic Flour, they do not contain additives, flour improvers or huge amount of salt. If you like a good rustic roll, full of goodness, then these are for you. The rolls are served with my home made soup of the day, on their own with butter, or can be made to order, in batches of 6, or more.
Finally, something sweet. With the rising awareness of Sugar & the excessive consumption of the said substance, I am cutting down on the amounts of sugar, contained in my homemade food. Should you want to be really good I have introduced fresh fruit Salad on to my menu. On the other hand, if you want to be really naughty, you can feast on my Strawberry & Pistachio meringues. The ever popular Wiltshire Cider Cake is still on the menu, but made using Spelt, with no added Sugar at all.
Come and see us on Sunday 6th May 2018 & taste our Totally homemade Breads & Savouries
Follow the link below:
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fjan.steele.56%2Fposts%2F1237165556414440&width=500“> Truffleicious at Great Chalfield Plant Fair
If you would like to find out more about us at Great Chalfield, please follow the link TRUFFLEICIOUS Want a recipe go to RECIPES or read our season recipe, published in the Holt Village, monthly magazine. Until next month. Happy Eating.
From 1st April – 30th October 2018 you can taste our fresh homemade food at The Coach House in the beautiful grounds of Great Chalfield Manor, Nr Melksham, Wiltshire.
You may also be able to meet our furry friends at Chalfield. Orla, Gypsy & especially a sweet little terrier called MING who’s bark is worse than her bite!
Our light lunches, soups, cakes, desserts & chocolates are freshly made our converted Stables Kitchen & served from the Coach House.
I am open from 12.30 – 3.30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. As I am an independent, sole trader the food is freshly cooked in small batches by me from my own recipes & served by me from the Coach house. Our style of cooking is fresh, vegetarian & healthy with a few naughty bits on the side. All dietary requirements are catered for and gluten free cakes are always available.
We have seasonal menu changes & like to use fresh local ingredients. Each day we have a light lunch special. As our business is weather & visitor dependent it is advisable to choose & pay for your lunch on arrival, before touring the house & garden, to avoid disappointment. You can also book afternoon tea for groups wishing to visit the Manor.
Check out our new Summer Menu here: TRUFFLEicious Summer Take away Menu
You can follow me here on twitter, instagram & facebook to find out more.
I am registered as a food business with Wiltshire Council and hold a current (2018) Level 2. Food hygiene certificate.
Look forward to meeting you in the coming season. Your comments are appreciated.