Here at Country Bumpkin Chic we like to support local
events, & at the beginning of July popped along to the Charminster Pre-School
Fun Day. It was a colourful array of stalls selling everything from your
standard bric & brac, through to some unique products from Loving by Nature Dorset selling baby clothes, children’s clothing stall Flamingo & Fairy,
Pop Fizz Clink Prosecco Bar through to my local village Post Office selling Mrs
Darlington’s jams, curds, pickles & chutneys.
I picked up a jar of Mrs Darlinton’s Lemon & Lime Curd,
as well as the Medium Cut Orange Marmalade for £5 – a right billy bargain! I
also picked up a few free recipe cards to give a whirl.
Mrs Darlington or Marion who’s based in Cheshire is the Mary
Berry of recipe creation & it’s a real family affair with founder Marion,
and daughters Sarah & Wendy both working for the business. The website is so kitsch & country & with their strap line ‘Made with Love’ at
the heart of the brand, oozes authenticity.
I decided to give the Marmalade & Fruit Loaf recipe a
go, it seemed pretty straightforward & didn’t need any exotic ingredients
which is one of my pet hates.
Below are a few snap shots from my baking session & a
shot of the recipe card, which you can view online.
The result was a yummy loaf, which I enjoyed with a lovely
cup of Earl Grey. I might try another slice warmed up with some ice cream or
What recipes are you trying out at the moment? I’m always on
the lookout for easy peasy recipes, so feel free to share your links below.