Hello to all our readers, we hope you are well? With us entering the third lockdown we wanted to share with you some blogs that you can enjoy from home and even get stuck into and that is cooking with our holiday accommodation members. Over the next few weeks, we will share with some of our member’s favourite recipes and how you go about cooking them. If you really like a recipe, make sure to try it at home and send in your pictures of your finished dish or tag us on social media.
East Hook Holiday Cottages
This week the lovely owner Ruth from East Hook Holiday Cottages wants to share with you her delicious Devon custard recipe which is perfect on these cold January evenings. East Hook Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of Devon, fringing the Dartmoor border and close to the local town of Okehampton. The accommodation site boasts two beautiful country cottages with plenty of garden space which looks out across the famous green, rolling hills of Devon.
This is the larger of the two cottages with a lovely large living room and log burner, perfect for those cosy nights in. It has a family-sized kitchen with a large wooden table to seat the whole family. The cottage sleeps up to 6 people with two double bedrooms and one twin room. It is also dog friendly with an enclosed garden and there is a woodland just around the corner for walking.
The Daisy Cottage is a refurbished, character cottage with stunning exposed beams and a cosy log burner. There is a lovely open plan living room/diner which makes it a great cottage for socialising in. The cottage can sleep up to 5 people with one double, one twin and one single. Again, this cottage is dog friendly, so your canine companion can join you.
Notes from Ruth:
‘ Hi everyone, here is a wonderful, simple and delicious Devon recipe – Custard! Just right for lockdown January, it makes so many things special and is as easy as 1 2 3!’
What you will need
- 1 Egg
- 2 Level tablespoons of cornflour
- 3 level tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 1 and a half pints of full cream Devon milk (or your own local milk just make sure it is full cream)
- Several drops of vanilla essence
Step 1 – Beat the egg and cornflour to a very smooth paste.
Step 2 – Add 1 and a half pints of full cream milk and mix well.
Step 3 – Pour into a saucepan and add 3 level tablespoons of granulated sugar and several drops of vanilla essence. Stir continually until it boils and then take off immediately as it will thicken on cooling.
Step 4 – Enjoy with everything that a delicious custard will go well with.
That is it for today but we hope you have enjoyed our blog and perhaps will get out the pans to make your very own Devon custard! We would love to see photos if you do give it a go so please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us in your social media photos (@devonfarmholidays for Instagram and @devonfarms for Facebook). If you would like more information on Ruth’s holiday cottages at East Hook please click here.