Sunday, 28 May 2017

Apple Cider Cake Recipe using a Bramley Apple

Our Grandmother's always used to bake on a Sunday, cakes, pies, jam tarts they'd all go in the oven while the roast was cooking, enough to last the whole week through. Of course here at the tea room we bake everyday but if you'd like to continue the tradition of Sunday baking we'd like to share a recipe with you, an apple one of course:

 Apple Cider Cake


130g butter
130g golden caster sugar
2 medium size eggs beaten
230g self raising flour sieved together with  
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
200ml cider
1 peeled, sliced Bramley apple

Greased / lined cake tin 20cm x 13cm


Pre-heat oven to 170C / Gas mark 3

1. Cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of the sieved flour & cinnamon and beat in the eggs. 

3. when the eggs have been beaten fold in 1/2 of the remaining flour.

4. Next add 200ml of cider whilst continuing to stir.

5. Now fold in the remaining flour.

6. Put the slices of Bramley apple in the greased / lined cake tin.

7. Pour the cake mixture evenly over the apples.

8. Bake in the centre of  the pre-heated oven for approx 40 minutes until fully cooked.

9. Leave to cool for about 30 minutes before turning out onto a wire tray, leave to cool completely.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Bank Holiday Weekend at The Orchard Wisbech

We have a fab Bank Holiday Weekend lined up here at The Orchard Tea Room & Farm Shop of course there are locally grown strawberries ~ it's that time of year!

Strawberries nomnomnom perfect with some chilled apple juice

pressed locally of course.

We're delighted to say that local artist Gill Repper is back with a fabulous exhibition in our tea room 

open daily 10-4 and it's free.

We've a Bank Holiday Book Sale

brand new books, 2ndhand books and vintage books, really there's something for every book lover here and with prices starting at 50p it's not to be missed.

Sunday afternoon there's an informal talk on herbalism from Norfolk's Ancient Pathway's Nathalie. just pop in, grab a cuppa, pull up a chair and join our regular ladies for a natter about medicinal herbs.

And on Monday 29th May we have a Shaman's Legacy Fun Dog Show, always a fantastic day out whether or not you have a dog to show.

So come along and support a local dog rescue that's busy working to save dog's lives every day of the year.

And if that's not enough amazingly we still have some apple blossom clinging to the Bramley's.