My Taste of Tuscany – a collection of family recipes

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At these uncertain times of lock down and isolation, taking the opportunity to make some simple dishes from our first recipe book, My Taste of Tuscany. A good way to make use of our own leftover sourdough bread and basic staple ingredients.

 

My Taste of Tuscany – new book!

 

Easy to follow recipes incorporating bread. Bread is a fundamental part of the Tuscan diet and the Ivy Cottage Baker collaboration brought back many memories of simpler times and family life anecdotes.

“Always a veritable feast of simple genuine food. Memorable homemade pizzas and focaccias straight out of their great-grandfather’s woodfired oven” Veerle van Desselaer, Perth, Australia

“Mike and Marcella make a wonderful team. Their passion for life and food is clear from their love of sourcing good, natural produce and creating simple beautifully crafted food. Their village home is a real taste of Tuscany tucked away under the Howgill Fells” Jamie Oldham, Bath, UK

Available at our stalls, courses and by contacting ivycottagebaker@btinternet.com

£10 plus P&P (£1.50 first class UK)

Time honoured staples

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An ancient grain full of goodness, this spelt and honey loaf isn’t a regular on the Ivy Cottage menu but this might be the game changer.

It has a soft chewy texture, delicious taste.

Both spelt and honey have been part of our psyche and diet for thousands of years.

Tea and Toast

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Fresh baked country sourdough. Mixed rye, wholemeal and white flours and a long cold ferment.

We will be enjoying this crisp and toasty with a nice cup of tea.

A very British thing…

Cherry Madeleines

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Madeleines are always a favourite at Ivy Cottage. Enriched with fresh seasonal cherries, these madeleines were exceptionally exquisite – cherry elevate them to a new taste experience!

Exclusive to Ivy Cottage

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The all new “Newbiggin Sourdough”, a fifty-fifty levain and a mix of white and rye flour.

Based on a tradtional country sourdough, good crust, chewy crumb, nice colour and a phenomenal taste!

Watch out for more tomorrow – National Toast Day…