Hawkshead Relish launches ‘Culinary Couture’
The designer relish…
Visual appeal is so important for food and its presentation.
With a host of condiment choices on the market today, I am constantly searching for a standout product in taste as well as a unique look.
The new 2016 Hawkshead Couture range gives me just that. An element of class with their beautiful designer jars as well as exquisite taste of their award winning preserves in both sweet and savoury varieties.
The distinctive range boasts the finest locally sourced ingredients, handmade without any artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives. All are free from gluten and nuts as well as suitable for vegetarians.
The Hawkshead Relish Company is an artisan producer of award winning preserves based in the historic village of Hawkshead in the heart of the English Lake District. Production takes place just south of Hawkshead in a beautifully restored 16th century barn on the edge of Esthwaite Water. Here the production team carefully produces small batches of their delicious preserves and relishes, using traditional open pans.
Available in petite 130g or grande 260g sizes, with the added functionality of being stackable to optimise shelf space these jars are a store cupboard dream.
I had the opportunity to try the following products and these were my findings:
Couture Lemoncello Curd 260G RRP £6.50
Certainly tasty, this is a very refreshing lemon curd, slithers of lemon zest and a drizzle of Limoncello add a little texture and zing which enlivens the taste sensation.
I have enjoyed this on a variety of toasted breads but also excellent to use in cup cakes and sponge or tart fillings.
Couture Strawberry Daiquiri Jam 130G RRP £4.95
Again a great taste experience, full of flavor. English strawberries, white rum and a hint of lemon juice create a teatime treat for a lawn picnic, scones and cream or even to liven up your porridge.
Couture Raspberry/Vanilla 260G RRP £6.50
A dynamic fruity jam with a subtle hint of Madagascan vanilla, which expands the intense flavour of this very traditional preserve. This was a hit with the whole family, the taste exceptional.
Couture Spiced Apricot/Cranberry Chutney 130G RRP £4.95
Slightly spiced, sticky and fruity. I enjoyed this with cheese and crackers, but this multifunctional relish will also pair well with pies, pasties as well as chicken, pork or turkey.
Instantly, my meal times have become a whole lot more exciting!
Hawkshead Relish has become synonymous with the art of culinary excellence supplying retail, gift and food service. Holding over 50 ‘Great Taste’ Awards and ‘Speciality Producer’ from the Guild of Fine Food, the distinctive range has a discerning following from celebrity chefs to Royalty.
For more information visit – www.hawksheadrelish.com
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