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Our easy Christmas cake recipe

30 October 2019 | By

How early do you make your Christmas cake? Do you use Brandy or sherry?  How often do you ‘feed’ your cake? Do you prefer royal icing or fondant icing? Do you boil your fruit, soak it, or add it straight into the mixture? There are so many variations, it can sometime be bewildering!...

Bonfire Night Treacle Toffee

30 October 2019 | By

We always look forward to Bonfire night. Getting all wrapped up warm, filling our pockets with homemade treacle toffee and sparklers, and ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the whiz and pop of the fireworks whilst enjoying warmth and smell of the bonfire! Our local bonfire is hosted by Knutsford Scouts, and...

A Mother and Daughter Businesses

17 October 2019 | By

Blog, blog, blog. Apparently a blog is an essential of any website.  Getting round to writing a blog has been a real hurdle, but now I have pen and paper to hand (old school!) The topic for my meanderings is Mother and Daughter businesses, as that is exactly what Bowl and Whisk is. I am…...

Halloween

17 October 2019 | By

Spiders Web Cake! This chocolate spider web cake will be the perfect centre piece for your halloween party Makes a 20cm cake.   Ingredients  For the cake: 200g caster sugar 200g butter 3 eggs 150g self raising flour 50g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   For the decoration: 142ml double...

Autumn days.

17 October 2019 | By

As the nights draw in earlier and the temperatures begin to drop, I always look forward cooking hearty, warm and cosy meals for my family. There is something quite comforting about the aroma of a slow cooked stew, or buttery mash potatoes and the sweetness of hot cooked fruit in a crumble. With...

Top Tips for choosing your wedding cake.

12 July 2019 | By

Whatever else is occupying your mind in the run up to your wedding, sooner or later, you’re going to have to think about the cake....

Naked wedding cakes – what’s all the fuss?

12 July 2019 | By

Well, as it happens, naked wedding cakes are one of the biggest cake trends of the moment. But what exactly are they?...

Perfect chocolate brownie

What makes the perfect chocolate brownie?

07 September 2017 | By

What makes the perfect chocolate brownie? It’s fair to say that we’ve spent a long time researching this important question. Do you prefer a rich and indulgent brownie with a fudgy texture or do you prefer your brownies cakier and light?...

A dairy cow

A rural business… we live on a farm!

08 August 2017 | By

We live on a dairy farm and we love our cows. Each and every one of our cows are known by their name and not by their number. They are milked twice a day and produce the most delicious and natural drink you could ever have! As a rural business and a family of food…...

The Nantwich Show

08 August 2017 | By

If you are a big fan of cheese, then there is no better place to be in July than the Nantwich show, home to the annual International Cheese Awards which attracts cheese makers from far and wide. The ‘big cheese marquee’ is a huge 80500 sq ft to enable it to hold the world record…...

Brownies delivered straight to your door?

04 June 2017 | By

Never fear … Bowl and Whisk are here! If you need freshly-baked, homemade cakes, don’t worry if you haven’t got time to do it yourself – let us do it for you (we won’t tell anyone) as everything is made in our farmhouse kitchen. Here at Bowl and Whisk, we think everything...

New Creations in the Farmhouse Kitchen

24 May 2017 | By

Our favourite job is creating delicious new recipes. We’re always on the lookout for new recipe ideas and flavour combinations, and will make any excuse up to sample something new! Some of the products in our range are from recipes which have been handed down from our Grandma, but we also like...

Hello, and welcome to the home of Bowl & Whisk!

16 May 2017 | By

We’ve been so busy baking, planning, making to do lists, developing new recipes and even more baking, that we feel like our feet have barely touched the ground! We’ve been working with some absolutely brilliant people over the past few months who have helped us launch our website, design...