Archive for August, 2015

Crème de la Crème

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Chocolate Ganache

In his quest for the perfect cream to make his São Tomé cocoa ganache to make Velvet Truffles, Iain Burnett blind-tested creams from far and wide.  He found that the difference was extraordinary, “with some tasting like sour milk and one of them like yoghurt with honey”.

It is well known that meats take on different flavours depending on the diet of the animal, but not so many realise that dairy products are the same.  This is partly because so much of the milk and cream in the UK is sold through co-operatives, is blended and the individual herd characteristics are lost.

“The one” was found right on our doorstep in Perthshire.  It comes from one of only a few single herds of cows, as opposed to commonly available creams.

Iain says “Working with a single herd brings challenges to a recipe that has to change with the weather, but also brings wonderful flavours that shift with the seasons.”

Visit Us at the Dundee Food and Flower Festival

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015


Look out for us at the Dundee Food and Flower Festival at Camperdown Park on the weekend of 4th to 6th September.   As well as the amazing giant vegetables and perfect flowers, there is lots for foodies to see and eat!

Celebrity chefs are Gregg Wallace and Tony Singh.  Iain Burnett will not be demonstrating this year, but we will be delighted to offer you tasting samples, interesting insights and a friendly smile.  You will find our stand in the Food Fair Tent.


Early Bird Tickets are available now. Click here.

Dundee Food and Flower Festival