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  • Paul Hollywood’s Chocolate & mint roulade

    Ingredients 125g/4½oz dark chocolate 4 free-range eggs, separated 125g/4½oz caster sugar, plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted For the filling 325g/11½oz icing sugar, sifted 100g/3½oz butter, softened 2 tbsp milk 3-4 drops peppermint flavour oil (Paul used Summerdown Mint’s pure peppermint oil) 2 tbsp dark chooclate chips   Method Line a 24x35cm/9½x14in Swiss roll …

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  • Summerdown-inspired recipes

    At Summerdown, we’ve been cooking with our pure essential English peppermint oil for years.  Even chefs such as Paul Hollywood have discovered the difference between ordinary ‘peppermint extract’ and our extraordinary Summerdown Mint peppermint oil. Below, Hampshire chef Gee Cartwright shares two summer entertaining recipes that she has created exclusively for us and which we …

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  • Cook up a storm with Summerdown

    Our pure essential peppermint oil, distilled on the farm, is sold online in 10ml bottles and makes the perfect addition to your larder. Continuing the winning pairing of dark chocolate and peppermint, here we share two delicious and decadent recipes with you, originally published in the Telegraph magazine – using our food grade oil, prized …

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  • We bring you ‘Mint pies’

    Have you had a few too many mince pies? Lucy has been experimenting in the kitchen and come up with the Summerdown alternative – Summerdown mint pies. And they are seriously scrummy. Think individual chocolate tart, but with a mint chocolate filling. You will need 2 bun tins or small fluted tart tins. Ingredients For …

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  • Chocolate mint brownies

    Summerdown Mint Chocolate Mint Brownies – makes 12 This recipe is perfect as a pudding, or just a treat on a cold and blustery day! It’s also easy on the washing up – you only use one bowl! INGREDIENTS 150g dark chocolate (70%) 50g Summerdown Crisp Discs OR Thins 175g salted butter 280g caster sugar …

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  • Outdoor entertaining recipes

    Loving the warmer weather, we caught up with Hampshire chef and cookery demonstrator Gee Cartwright and the Cocktail Car’s Oliver Gray for some outdoor entertaining inspiration. Here they share some of their favourite al fresco recipes… Gee’s Chicken, Fennel and Orange Traybake Serves 6 Ingredients 3-4 large bulbs fennel (approx. 1kg) 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil …

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