Heather honey cake

Heather honey cake   85g Butter 85g caster sugar 2 Eggs, lightly whisked 115g heather Honey 225g plain flour 1 tsp Baking powder Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Butter a 20cm cake tin and line the base with baking parchment. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, followed by the honey. Gradually add the eggs, followed by the honey.  Sift over the flour and baking powder and fold in gently to combine. Sift over the flour and baking powder and fold in gently to combine. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden and shrinking slightly from the sides of the tin.  Turn out and cool on a wire rack. When cold, slice and serve spread with unsalted butter.       Made by Fran at  www.frantaffsticbakes.co.uk/ Happy baking xx  ...

Baking with honey.

Baking this Christmas? Here are a few recipes to try using our honey… Honey roasted fig and honey tart      Ingredients 500g pack shortcrust pastry at room temperature, thawed if frozen 8 ripe figs stalks trimmed finely grated zest and juice of one large juicy orange 1 tbsp QHF clear honey 200g softened butter 200g golden caster sugar 200g packet ground almonds 2 medium egg yolks Method Preheat the oven to fan 180C/ conventional 200C/gas 6. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a shallow loose-bottomed 25cm flan tin (watch our video to see how to do this. Make sure the pastry comes above the rim – it may shrink in baking and the filling could spill. Chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the figs in half lengthways and sit them cut side up on a roasting tray. Mix the orange juice and quince honey farm clear honey in a bowl, pour over the figs and roast for 10-12 minutes until just soft. Drain off any juice into a saucepan and reserve. Prick the base of the chilled pastry case all over with a fork, then line with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake blind for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 5-10 minutes until the pastry is golden. Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to fan 130C/conventional 150C/ gas 2. Leave the pastry case to cool slightly before filling. Cream butter and sugar in a food processor or with an electric beater until smooth and pale. Tip in the ground almonds and zest and whizz briefly to combine. Add...

Visit Devon Awards

In November we headed to Plymouth to join some of Devon’s amazing businesses to celebrate what Devon has to offer. We were so pleased and very honored to win THREE silver awards last night at the Devon Tourism Awards in Plymouth. #DevonTA Thank you for a fantastic night Visit Devon 🐝 Small attraction of the year  Guided tour of the year Artistic, cultural and learning experience Congratulations to all Devon’s amazing businesses, we had a fantastic...

Christmas shopping!

Do you know anyone who would love a day out beekeeping in the beautiful North Devon countryside? Our beekeeping experience days could be the perfect gift! Special Offer: £135 pp for a full day inc lunch, buy a second experience day for a discounted price of £100. For a limited time only. Purchase now and receive the beekeeping pack before Christmas day! Call up to buy. 01769 572401 Our shop is full of beautiful gifts and handmade products. Pop in to see what we have on offer. You can shop ONLINE for some bits too, the last day we can take orders for xmas delivery is Monday 18th December.  ...

Ride a Donkey to Santa’s Grotto!

Make the Santa visit extra special with a donkey ride to the Grotto, whilst meeting some of his little helpers along the way. Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd of December 10:00am to 4:00pm                     You can enjoy some magical fun this Christmas in the Play Hive, before taking a donkey ride to visit Santa in his festive grotto. Admission prices: Adults £1, Child £2, members free. Extra: Visit Santa (inc gift) £2 OR Visit Santa on a donkey (inc gift) £3.75. There will be a free non-alcoholic mulled punch for every visitor with plenty of other festive treats in the cafe. Visit the shop for lots of homemade gifts on offer including beeswax candles, skin care and honeys. The shop is open every day 9-5 including Christmas Eve for last minute shopping.    ...

Halloween Fun week!

Halloween Week at Quince Honey Farm – Sat. 21st – Sun. 29th of October 2017 There will be a full day of activities including a guided tour of BeeWorld, Beekeeping demos, honey tasting, as well as the chance to cuddle some creepy crawlies if you dare! Join in with some Witch Crafting and some Spooky Fun in the Play Hive; and don’t forget to try some ghoulishly delicious homemade treats in the café. Visit anytime between 21-27 Oct and get a free return pass for October half term. Check out the full day of activities below to plan your day. Admission price: Adults £7.75, Children and Senior Citizens £7.25. Members...