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Cheese scone recipe

April 29, 2014
Author: Beth Flood-Fairlamb

Have you tried the wholesome cheese scones served in our cafes at the Eden Project? Now you can make your own with this simple recipe. Ingredients (makes 8) Scones 660g plain flour 35g baking powder 90g sugar 90g butter 2 eggs 315ml milk 150g grated cheddar cheese Egg wash 1 egg 20ml milk 80g grated [...]

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How is chocolate made? infographic

April 14, 2014
Author: Tom

Have you ever asked yourself ‘how is chocolate made?’ as you chomp through yet another sweet treat? Find out more about the origins and manufacturing process of this ‘food of the gods’ in our infographic below, and at our Easter holiday event at the Eden Project, Chocolate Unwrapped (5-21 April 2014). Infographic: how is chocolate [...]

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Chocolate tasting tips from chocolatiers at Montezuma

March 27, 2014
Author: Guest

The creative team of chocolatiers from renowned British chocolate company Montezuma’s share their chocolate tasting tips ahead of our Chocolate Unwrapped event this Easter. How to taste chocolate Before you start, it’s important to make sure your chocolate is the right temperature. Room temperature (roughly 20 degrees) is the ideal temperature. Don’t put it in [...]

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Live updates from the World Pasty Championships 2014

March 1, 2014
Author: Tom

 7pm Congratulations to the 2014 World Pasty Champions! The winners are: Cornish Pasty Amateur Winner: Terry O’Connor from Watford Second: Jon Lovejoy from Plymouth Third: Vanessa Far from Bristol Cornish Pasty Professional Winner: David Timmins Second: Jason Robbins Third: Ryan Smedley Cornish Pasty Company Winner: West Cornwall Pasty Co Second: Simply Cornish Third: Proper Cornish Cornish [...]

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Coffee: the bean to cup story

December 13, 2013
Author: Tom

The coffee plants in our Rainforest Biome have been bristling with the bright beans or ‘cherries’ that are used to make the drink that is so popular around the world. Here’s a quick, caffeinated whizz through the story of how coffee gets from bean to cup. Bean to cup process 1. Grow There are two [...]

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Tasty tips for growing garlic

December 2, 2013
Author: Guest

Eden horticulturist Shirley Walker shares her top tips for growing garlic and her favourite varieties of this wonderful plant. This week in the garden I’m planting one of my favourite culinary ingredients – garlic. I had never tried growing it before I came to Eden but now I’m completely hooked! Growing garlic is becoming increasingly [...]

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Baobab superfruit boosts health and livelihoods

October 7, 2013
Author: Hannah

If you haven’t come across baobab yet, you will soon. The superfruit is cropping up in all sorts of specialist foods and cosmetics, now that its health benefits – long-known in Africa – are being recognised by health-conscious Westerners. The velvety green fruits contain a powder which has six times more vitamin C than an [...]

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Recipe for piri piri chicken with celeriac remoulade

October 1, 2013
Author: Tom

This recipe for piri piri chicken has been going down really well with visitors to the Eden Project’s Bakery, so we thought we’d share it with you here on our blog. Let us know how it goes down in your home! Ingredients Serves 4 4 free range chicken breasts 40g red chilli chopped 5g fresh [...]

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Blackberry brandy recipe

September 24, 2013
Author: Hannah

Eden’s foraging expert Emma Gunn shares an easy blackberry brandy recipe for the autumn – part of our Harvest Festival season. This blackberry brandy is delicious drunk neat, made into a long drink with soda water or lemonade – or poured over a dessert like ice cream or sponge pudding. Mmm… Ingredients and equipment 1 [...]

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Measuring chilli heat with the Scoville scale

September 17, 2013
Author: Tom

To celebrate our Chilli Festival on 21-24 September 2013 (part of Eden’s Harvest Festival) we’d like to share with you how a moustachioed pharmacist gave his name to the Scoville scale – a way to measure the pungency or spicy heat of chilli peppers. At our Chilli Festival you can sample chillies, listen to fascinating culinary and horticultural [...]

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