Kitchen

Welcome to the Kitchen

Welcome to Heronbrook Farm Kitchen where we bake bread, brew beer and make loads of other tasty things. We normally add a new recipe every week which you can find below.

The ULTIMATE bread and butter pudding

This is one of those occasions where you take a “normal” recipe – in this case Bread and Butter Pudding – and by tweaking just one of the ingredients, turn it into something that lifts it beyond all comparison from its original.     Enriched, light and with hits of fruit and peel, panettone is the perfect […]

The ULTIMATE bread and butter pudding

Simple wholemeal rolls

Welcome back to the new look Heronbrook Farm Kitchen! Same delicious recipes but a whole new video style – we hope you like it! In this recipe we’ll show you, step-by-step, how to make these delicious little wholemeal rolls at home. As per usual with our bread recipes, you’ll be amazed at how four or […]

Simple wholemeal rolls

Coffee and Walnut cake

Let’s get back into the kitchen and cook up an old school classic that never really went out of fashion. There’s something about the flavour combination of coffee and walnut that makes this cake a firm favourite with everybody whenever we put it on the menu… sold out in minutes usually. In this recipe, we’ll […]

Coffee and Walnut cake

Sweet hazelnut loaf

Nusszopf is a delicious, sweet, plaited loaf from Germany with an incredible spiced hazelnut filling swirling through it. In this latest recipe from the kitchen, we’ll show you step-by-step how to make this impressive classic at home. There are quite a few stages, so it’s a long-ish bake I’m afraid, but I can 100% assure […]

Sweet hazelnut loaf

Crème Brûlée

Served in every Brasserie and Bistro in France from Calais to Marseilles, the Crème Brûlée (literally translated: “burnt cream”) is a simple French classic for a very good reason! Four humble ingredients, egg yolk, cream, sugar and vanilla are transformed into an incredible, delicious dish that is somehow greater than the sum of its parts. […]

Crème Brûlée

Behind the scenes

So just what exactly does it take to produce our YouTube videos? If you check out the link below, we’ll take you behind the scenes and show you the cameras, lighting and sound set-up we use in the Commercial Kitchen. When we started in the YouTube game about 8 months ago we did everything with […]

Behind the scenes

Hokkaido bread rolls

Widely available across Asia, Hokkaido bread is a great example of a super-soft, sweet white bread usually eaten with a savoury dish such as spicy pork or lamb curry. Hokkaido bread is the Japanese version and is made with a Tangzhong which is a cooked flour and water mix added into the dough at kneading. […]

Hokkaido bread rolls

Hot smoked pork shoulder

Hot smokin’ action for you from the kitchen today. Follow along as we smoke and slow cook a pork shoulder for 10 hours in the new Bradley smoker. The meat comes out super tender and, as you’ll see in the video, I’m able to shred it up with a spatula. Warm, soft, rich and delicious […]

Hot smoked pork shoulder

Gingerbread loaf

Welcome back to Heronbrook Farm. After spending much of August away from the kitchen we’re back with a bang with our amazing Gingerbread loaf. This classic goes well on its own or spread with a little butter – or it can be warmed up and served with cream or butter as a simple dessert. It’s […]

Gingerbread loaf

Simple wholemeal

Back to basics this week in the kitchen.  After all the fancy-schmancy cakes of the last few weeks, we’re back to where it all started with a nice simple loaf. Everyone who stays in our Airbnb gets one of these beautiful loaves, freshly baked, along with half a dozen eggs, milk and other basic supplies. […]

Simple wholemeal

SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY!

We’re five months into our Youtube adventure, and with 1,500 lovely subscribers, its time for our first giveaway. All you need to do is subscribe to the channel and leave us a comment on this video to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic KitchenAid Classic stand mixer. In addition, the two runners […]

SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY!

SMOKIN’ HOT!

After some careful planning, we’ve finally taken the plunge and installed a Bradley P10 Hot smoker in the commercial kitchen at Heronbrook Farm. The P10 is the newest smoker in the Bradley professional range and will be put to use immediately making smoked chicken, pastrami, pulled pork and other delicious hot smoked treats in the […]

SMOKIN’ HOT!

Chocolate Roll

In this recipe, we take a classic Swiss roll format and pimp it up with a chocolate Genoise sponge filled with a vanilla flavoured Chantilly cream. This simple tea-time treat, or quick dessert, can be on the table in 45mins and is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser. There are only four simple, store-cupboard ingredients […]

Chocolate Roll

Lemon drizzle cake

A brief Google search will reveal that the humble Lemon Drizzle Cake is a firm favourite of the people of many, many nations. I’m pleased to say that the farming-folk of Derbyshire in the UK are no different, and our Lemon Drizzle rarely lasts very long before being consumed by the hungry hordes! In this […]

Lemon drizzle cake

Beef Lasagne

What can you say about beef lasagne that’s not been said a million times before? Once again the Italians demonstrate a deep understanding of the term “comfort food” and their complete mastery of flavour and texture combinations. In this recipe, we’ll take you through each stage of the process and show you how to make […]

Beef Lasagne

Beef Ragu

How to make the ultimate bolognese sauce at home! There is nothing more British than an enormous plate of Spaghetti Bolognese, or SpagBol – OK, I know it’s Italian, but the Brits took it to their hearts and it’s been a staple of British family dining for decades. In this recipe, we’ll show you step-by-step […]

Beef Ragu

How to make perfect English Scones

The English Summer – lazy days, Wimbledon tennis, village cricket, Henley Regatta and of course, cream teas! There are few culinary delights that the English can lay claim to that are as perfect and delicious as a full-on Cream tea. And no summer event in the UK would truly be complete without one. The key […]

How to make perfect English Scones

Sourdough – Part III

We hope you’ve been following along with our mini-series on Sourdough. These are incredible loaves and well worth the additional investment in time it takes to create them. In Part 1, we showed you how to get your starter going and use it to create an amazing rye sourdough. In Part 2, we used the […]

Sourdough – Part III

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