Thursday, 25 October 2012

Pumpkin pie recipe.

Delicious pumpkin pie.


For the pastry
  • sweet short crust pastry case (or a packet of ready made sweet short crust pastry with 40g/1½oz crushed pecans mixed in.)
For the filling

Preparation method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Use a shop bought sweet crust pastry case, about 9 inch/23 cm diameter and 1½ inches/4 cm deep.
  3. To make the filling, steam the pumpkin then place in a coarse sieve and press lightly to extract any excess water.
  4. Then lightly whisk the eggs and extra yolk together in a large bowl.
  5. Place the sugar, spices and the cream in a pan, bring to simmering point, giving it a whisk to mix everything together. Then pour it over the eggs and whisk it again briefly.
  6. Now add the pumpkin pureé, still whisking to combine everything thoroughly.
  7. Pour the filling into your pastry case and bake for 35-40 minutes, by which time it will puff up round the edges but still feel slightly wobbly in the centre.
  8. Remove the pie from the oven and place the tin on a wire cooling rack. Serve chilled (stored loosely covered in foil in the fridge) with some equally chilled créme fraïche, but warm or at room temperature would be fine.

    Image credit TheCulinaryGeek. Recipe via BBC Food.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Circus is in town!

Mr Fips Wonder Circus is in town! Just up the road from our tea room.
The circus will be in Wisbech from Wednesday the 10th of October, until Sunday the 14th.

We went along for the opening night on Wednesday and the performance was excellent!

Remaining showtimes are as follows:

Thursday 11th: 7.00pm
Friday 12th: 7.00pm
Saturday 13th: 2.00pm and 5.00pm
Sunday 14th: 2.00pm

If you pop into the tea room we have discount vouchers that will allow you to see the show for as low as £8 per adult and £7 per child (grandstand seating only, ringside seats are £9 per adult and £8 per child with the voucher).

You can buy tickets from the onsite box office, or by calling 07719 877422, from between 10.00am and 8.00pm. Cash only.

Find the circus on Facebook: