Ragley Hall Game Fair with debbie&andrew’s Sausages

The third Ragley Hall Game Fair runs from 29th – 31st July in Alcester, Warwickshire. Here you’ll find a whole weekend of family fun to enjoy with over 900 exhibits including falconry, country crafts, guns, fishing, country fashion, food and drink and which is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors to the event, you’re sure to enjoy an amazing day (or two) out.  Ragley Hall has a long lineage which dates back to 1680 and is one of the Midland’s most magnificent houses with an estate covering an area of 6,500 acres.

This year debbie&andrew’s will be cooking up their tasty wheat, gluten and dairy free sausages where you can sample their newest of recipes from Sweet Chilli or Curried Chicken and Mango sausages to their original 97% Harrogate pork sausages.   You’ll also have the chance to enter competitions and find out about their ‘bangers&cash’ micro sponsorship scheme, offering up to £1,000 to any community fundraisers that bring ‘A Real Taste of the Country’ to life!

The newest sausages in their range: Sweet Chilli has a spicy hint of heat delivered by chipotle chillies and juicy red bell peppers, perfectly balanced with a drop of blossom honey and a sprinkling of demerara sugar, whilst the Curried Chicken and Mango Sausage was the creation of a debbie&andrew’s fan and was selected from over 2,000 entries in the #MakeMySausage challenge to make a sausage from your favourite food.   Clearly the Coronation Chicken based recipe was a clear favourite! A blend of chicken breast, with a slight hint of curry and bits of sweet mango is the perfect combination (and I can personally vouch for it tasting really rather nice, too!)

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They have a huge range of flavours and products now available, and all their pork is Food Standard Assured ‘Red Tractor’. You can find further details on their site {HERE}.  Their sausages are currently available through Amazon Fresh, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and are priced between £2.00 and £3.50.

If you can’t get to the show, you don’t have to miss out on the sizzle!  Simply enter my competition to win 1 of 5 sizzling sausage supper kits, worth £25.00.  This includes a recipe book with debbie&andrew’s favourite sausage recipes, a cool bag and free sausage vouchers.  With the recipe book in hand and debbie&andrew’s delicious Perfect Pork, Perfect Cumberland or Harrogate 97% Pork sausages in the fridge, you’re sure to sail through the summer BBQ season!   To enter simply email the answer to the question below, along with your name and delivery address, to dandacompetition@freycob.co.uk by midnight on Friday 29th July 2016. 

What do debbie&andrew’s promise?

  1. A Real Taste of the Country
  2. A Real Taste of the Countryside
  3. A Real Taste of a Country Kitchen

For more information on debbie&andrew’s as well as information on their charity products, visit their website www.debbieandandrews.co.uk

Good luck!

This competition is sponsored by debbie&andrew’s and the prize is provided by them directly.  Winners will be drawn at random from all correct answers received prior to midnight on Friday 29th July 2016 and will be contacted by email within 3 business days.  Failure to respond to the winning email by midnight on Friday 5th August will result in forfeiture of the competition prize and will result in the prize being awarded to an alternative winning entry.

 

Coffee Viennese Whirls

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Whilst I’ve been off work recovering from last Friday’s knee surgery for the last couple of days, boredom is taking its’ toll. I can’t stand for long periods.  I can’t drive, and can only walk very short distances. What I can do, though, is browse the internet for ideas from inspirational people.  My friend Lynn over on Ink Sugar Spice, shared a delicious recipe recently for Pistachio and Mascarpone Cream Viennese Sandwiches. I have no pistachio paste, but I do have (and love) Nielsen Massey Coffee Extract, and as well all love coffee in this house, it was a done deal!

Digging out my old trusty Be-Ro recipe book that my mum bought me many, many years ago (it was my first ever cook book). I know that this recipe works as I’ve used it lots in the past.  Just a tweak and a little twist was all it needed to produce these deliciously crumbly and delicately tasting biscuits.

Coffee Viennese Whirls
Biscuits:

Filling:

  1. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter and the icing sugar together for 3-4 minutes until light and airy.
  3. Grind the vanilla powder and coffee together until very fine.
  4. Add to the butter and icing sugar mix along with the flour.
  5. Stir until very well combined. This should produce a fairly stiff paste.
  6. Place a large star nozzle in a piping bag and place the biscuit mixture into the piping bag.
  7. Pipe an even number of circles of the biscuit mixture onto the parchment paper and place into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 160℃ (fan), 180℃ conventional.
  9. Place the baking tray into the oven for 15 minutes until the biscuits are pale in colour.
  10. Remove from the oven, but leave the biscuits on the trays to cool for 5 minutes.
  11. Transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack and leave until cold. (These biscuits are very ‘short’ and therefore quite delicate, so handle them gently).
  12. Beat the Philadelphia cheese, butter, icing sugar and coffee extract together until smooth.
  13. Transfer the filing mixture to a piping bag and pipe a circle on to half of the biscuits.  Sandwich the other half of the biscuits together.
  14. These will keep for a couple of days in the fridge (store them there, due to the butter and Philadelphia), but allow them to come back to room temperature to improve the flavour and smooth texture of the filling.

Coffee Viennese Whirls
Thanks to Lynn for giving me the inspiration to play with this old recipe and to give it a different little twist.