Sunday, 23 February 2014

Foodie Favours

Wedding favours is a tradition which dates back centuries in Europe in order to allow the bride and groom to thank their guests for attending their big day. The traditional favour of choice was sugared almonds which continue to be popular to this day.

At Cooper's Kitchen we agree that a foodie favour is a brilliant way to give your guests a little memento of your day and teamed with the right packaging they can also be a beautiful addition to your wedding breakfast table.

We have made some beautiful foodie favours in the past including the jams below which were personalised with the guests name in top so that they doubled as a place name.

Our other favourite favour ideas are chocolate truffles, gingerbread bride and grooms, initial cookies, a cupcake in a jar and love heart peanut butter cups.

Please contact us for more ideas and prices.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Antipasti Platters

We think that antipasti platters make a great starter for weddings. If not all of your guests know each other well then sharing platters are a brilliant way of breaking the ice! The platter pictured has fresh mozzarella with a chunky pesto sitting on Portuguese "music bread", marinated olives, griddled piquillo peppers, sun-blushed tomatoes and cured Italian meats.

We serve our platters with a basket of freshly baked bread on each table; the perfect way to start a meal?

Monday, 7 October 2013

There is still time....

...infact some would say that this month is the perfect time to make your Christmas Pudding. Despite the weather still feeling far from wintery, it really does pay to plan ahead and make yours early.

The time maturing allows the fruit to plump up and the spices to both mature and mellow. Traditionally the last Sunday before Advent was known as "Stir up Sunday" after a line in a church prayer and this soon became associated with the making of Christmas Pudding. Despite this we think the longer the better so unless you are a real traditionalist then start now by soaking your fruits!

In a not so saintly fashion we believe that the feeding of Christmas Puddimg with alcohol really does improve the pudding and makes it moreishly moist. Whilst brandy is the most popular tipple of choice we prefer using a dark or golden rum as it gives a smoother flavour but it is all down to personal preference.

After attempts at many different recipes over the years we have decided that Nigella's "Ultimate Christmas Pudding" is just that- the ultimate!!

We have posted the link to the recipe below, the only small change that we recommend ism swapping the vodka for rum and also feeding it with a little more booze every few weeks after making.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Tweet Tweet!!

We have finally got round to setting up our own twitter account - follow us @kitchencoopers for recipe tips, foodie pictures & great ideas for your event.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

It's the little things....

We know how important the little details are to your wedding or event and go the extra mile to make sure your food has the wow factor. From cheese tower flags to chutney labels and menu cards we put in the extra effort to ensure that your event is one to remember!!