home made food, soup, spelt, rye, bread, cakes

Spring at Truffleicious

April News Letter from Truffleicious.

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.

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Pear Blossom

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:

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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.

 

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Taste our Food

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.

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Medieval Manor House & Gardens 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!

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Afternoon all

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.

Chalfield Visitors Book
Lovely comments in our visitors book
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Our Scores on the doors

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.

Sausages, kids tea, macaroni, cheese,herbs, cooking

Tea time cheat.

 

“What’s for tea Mum”, does that sound familiar?  The little darlings are home from school & of course they are STARVING.

To day we are going to delve into the fridge & the store cupboard to see what we can find in the way of leftovers, to make a filling, healthy, nutritious tea time cheat, with enough left over for your supper. You can also sneak in some veg, Sweetcorn, spinach, peas, whatever. The kids won’t notice.

Ah. I’ve found half a packet of Macaroni – best before date approaching -,  Oh & joy of joys the best cheats standby ever, a tin Campbell’s condensed soup, Tomato, that will do nicely. Now, turning to the fridge, lurking at the back I find four, cooked sausages, some cheddar cheese & a small hard lump of Parmesan.  There’s half a yellow pepper & some sad looking herbs in the salad drawer. We are well on our way to a feast.

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Cooks cheat

MACARONI & SAUSAGE BAKE.

Serves 3/4.  Contains Gluten & Dairy. Time taken 20 mins + 20 mins Cooking. Oven 180c Gas 4, 350F

INGREDIENTS:

200g Macaroni. Cooked

Leftover, Cooked, Sausages, Cooked Chicken, Ham, Bacon, Cooked Flaked fish etc

Tin of Cambell’s Condensed Tomato Soup

1/2 Tub Mascapone Cheese

Chopped Peppers, Sweetcorn, Peas, Cooked Mushrooms etc

Grated Cheese

Chopped Herbs – Fresh or dried.

Seasoning.

METHOD 

Place the cooked Macaroni in an oven proof serving dish, add the chopped meat & veg. Season, add the herbs & mix together.

Beat together the soup & mascapone cheese & pour over the top of the macaroni mixture.

Sprinkle with the grated cheese & bake in a pre-heated oven until golden brown.

Serve with steamed veg or Salad.

So, there we are.  Get the kids to help you make this quick, economic meal to use up those leftovers. You can of course, use different condensed soups & leave out the meat all together, adding more vegetables of choice, if you have vegetarians to cater for.

All that’s left for me to say is dig in & enjoy

Supper, recipe, cookery, tea time, kids food
A tasty, economic & nutritious Supper dish