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Best Online Retailer in the South West 2018

We are pleased to announce that Purely Devon Hampers has won the Taste of the West award for Best Online Retailer in the South West. For those that don’t know Taste of the West are the largest independent regional food group in the UK judging the best products, shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants throughout Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. We were judged in the online retail category. Below is a summary of some of the judges’ comments: I bought a small hamper in a jute bag costing £27.99. All the products were easy to find and browse there...

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Pyman Pate

Pyman PatePyman Pate’s are traditionally handmade. The ingredients are Free Range and Gluten free and also contain no artificial flavourings, colourings and additives. The Pate’s have a guaranteed content of 60% which means they are not bulked out with other ingredients. Pyman Pate is based in Lifton, Devon and only uses the finest natural ingredients that the West Country can offer. Here are a list of Pate’s that can be found at Purely Devon Hampers:Free-range chicken livers blended with Provence herbs - The herbs mingle to make this pate ideal as an elegant starter. Free Range Duck Liver Pate with...

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Brendon Hills Crafts

Brendon Hill Crafts is run by Derek and Ruth De Maid, Ruth's father started the business over 30 years ago in the iron ore hamlet on the Brendon Hills in Somerset. He began with various crafts, cards, pictures, artwork (Ruth's father is a self-taught artist), fudge and a few preserves. Gradually the crafts fell by the wayside as preserves took over! Today, the business is almost entirely preserves. Derek and his wife took over about eight years ago and moved to new premises on the edge of Barnstaple, which luckily for us was in Devon. They now produce a variety...

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Black Pepper and Rosemary Cheese Straws

Black Pepper & Rosemary Cheese StrawsIngredients100g Plain Flour200g Grated Curworthy Traditional Cheese50g Grated Butter (place in the freezer for 10 mins to harden first)6 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary (leaves only)1 Tbs Freshly Ground Black Pepper2 Garlic Cloves1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper1 Tbs MilkMethod:1. Finely chop the Rosemary leaves, and the garlic separately.2. Place all of the ingredients except the milk into a food processor or bowl and combine until you have fine breadcrumbs.3. Add the milk and pulse or mix together until the mixture form a ball. Place in Clingfilm and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.4. Then roll out dough...

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Salted Caramel & Pecan Pie

A fashionable twist on a pecan pie. Rather than using maple syrup we have used Salted Caramel Gloop, a scrumptious dessert sauce made by Frandie Macaron. Excellent as a pudding or at teatime with a cup of tea but always serve with clotted cream!Salted Caramel and Pecan PieIngredients 375g Sweet Pastry. 225g Plain Flour110g Plain Flour80g Castor Sugar1 egg Filling3 Eggs150g Soft Brown Sugar2 Tbs Salted Caramel Gloop100g Butter170g Condensed Milk200g Pecan Nuts Method.1. Preheat the oven to 200c. Put flour and butter into a food processor and blitz until it looks like breadcrumbs, then add the sugar blitz. Next...

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