October 2013

Autumn is well and truly upon us and local cakes have been going down well. Our Devon apple cake and Applejacks, both made with our own apples have been a favourite in The Seed in Fore Street, Buckfastleigh for a few weeks now.

Speaking of apples… Devon has a bit of a glut this year, and it’s a shame to let them go to waste, so if you have the time, do something with your apples – we’re busy making apple butter with ours – it’s what we use in the Applejacks and is delicious spread on toast!

Apple Butter

Our apple butter is a concentrated apple purée with added spices. It’s made by slowly simmering apples until they begin to caramelise. Sweetener (if needed) and spices are added. It bottles (or freezes) very well and will keep for many months if needed. It does take 2 or 3 hours to make and bottle, but it’s worth it if you have time and resources to save all our lovely Devon apples from going to waste.

To see the full recipe, please visit our website: http://moorbakes.co.uk/recipes/apple-butter


Our usual bread days in The Seed are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Maltster. Tuesday is Devon honey spelt day and Thursday is Love at first White. Look out for Saturday specials for something a little bit different, and possibly somewhat opulent. . .

If you would like a regular order of our artisan sourdough bread, please let the staff in The Seed know, (or contact us directly), so we can make sure you have your favourite loaf ready for you! Maltster, Devon Honey Spelt, the Whole Hog, or Love at first White can all be made to order. Remember all our breads are made with a 100% sourdough starter (no commercial yeast) and organic flours.

And next month? We might be moving from apple cake to something just as seasonal… Watch this space!

Read more about our breads online:  http://moorbakes.co.uk/breads