What, no plums?

Fans of Lincolnshire plum bread will know it contains no plum!.  So why is it called that?

We’re told by a baker friend of ours it is the process of re-hydrating (often with tea) the dried raisins & fruits, whilst others say its the actual drying of the fruit, or that “plum” is simply a pre-Victorian name for a raisin.

Whatever it is we think it’s delicious with blue cheese such as a Colston Bassett Stilton or Cote Hill Blue, all of which are available in the BMC Christmas hamper.

Shop local, eat delicious!

BMC Christmas Corporate Hamper orders have already smashed last year’s numbers, so thank you all for supporting local.

Clients love that they can choose exactly what they include from a curated selection of local artisan Christmas goodies.  New this year are coffees from Two Chimps, homeware from Katie Cardew Illustrations & jams from Saints & Sinners.  These are in addition to offerings from Lincolnshire Poacher, Stamford Heavenly Chocolates, Infiniteas, Pocklington & Hambleton bakeries & brilliant chutneys from The Bytham Kitchen.

It just doesn’t get more local and festive than that.

Support local, eat delicious this Christmas!

Supporting Local

BMC visited Laura at Two Chimps Coffee in Oakham this week.  Fantastic to meet such enthusiastic & knowledgeable people who are so totally committed to creating brilliant local produce.  Expect to find their wonderful coffee in our Christmas Hampers this year.  Support Local!!

Chocolate Heaven

We love great local food and supporting those who make it.  We’ve just attended a chocolate truffle making workshop @stamfordheavenlychocolates whose handmade products are included in our hugely popular Taste of Stamford Christmas hampers and we can vouch that their workshops are great fun too!!  Thanks Barbara!

Check out their website.

Wedding Catering

Just a few pics from a wedding at Barnsdale Gardens a couple of weekends ago, in the pouring rain!  For 80 guests all served in the impressive tipi.

Bruschetta Caprese to start, along with Prosciutto di San Daniele, Salame Felino, Cotto all erbe, Mortadella, Provolone & pickles.  A main course of local British lamb legs, butterflied & barbequed, with a herb & garlic crust or our own treacle cured salmon served with dill, pink peppercorns & pickled cucumber.  Served with side dishes of a salad of fresh rocket with shaved parmesan & aged balsamic, traditional potato salad, roasted red peppers with garlic, flat leaf parsley, sherry vinegar & extra virgin olive oil & a salsa verde.  The vegetarian option was kebabs of courgette, peppers, onion & halloumi.

Torte limone & finally a local cheeseboard: Lincolnshire Poacher, Lincoln Red & Cote Hill Blue accompanied by Modens plum bread & biscuits.

If you are planning a wedding or special occasion and want caterers covering Peterborough, Stamford, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire & Rutland, check us out on Instagram: @breadmeatcheeseltd

Nice testimonial…

“Hi, thanks so much for Saturday.  It was delicious and we polished off all the leftovers too!”

Emma T

Brioche, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, 100% Willowbrook Farm beef (3 cuts), Swiss cheese, pastrami, American mustard, dill pickle & a brioche hat: The BMC Reuben

A Corporate Hamper, not just for Christmas

If you are in business, chances are there are times, including Christmas, when you wish to say a special thank you to staff, clients or partners.  Rather than a generic retail hamper, we hope you’ll consider you’re a bespoke hamper, full of locally sourced, quality ingredients with your own branding inside. Of course, hampers are not exclusively for Christmas, but this one produced for one of our corporate clients should demonstrate the kind of gift you can expect.

Taste of Stamford – Christmas Hamper

Modens Handmade Christmas Cake: Rich and most and brimming with fruit inclusions and hand-finished with luxurious nuts and cherries.
Lincolnshire Poacher: An award winning Cheddar-like cheese from Simon Jones’ own herd of Holstein Friesian cows.
Modens Plum Bread: Locally renowned, individually hand-baked since 1936 and award winning lightly spiced fruit loaf – fantastic with cheese.
Modens 6 Mince Pies: Crumbly, buttery, traditional shortcrust pastry encasing luxury mincemeat and topped with a sprinkle of sugar.
The Bytham Kitchen Piccalilli: Handmade by Andy Heaps; this is his personal favourite, not too sweet and with a little kick.
The Bytham Kitchen Caramelised Red Onion Chutney: Also handmade by Andy Heaps, we think it’s the perfect accompaniment to Christmas fayre.
SHC Christmas Truffles: 4 festive truffles made by Barbara Farrow at Stamford Heavenly Chocolate.
SHC Honeycomb: A goody bag of honeycomb also from Stamford Heavenly Chocolate.
Infiniteas Christmas Tea: A pack of Karen’s Christmas blend tea from Stamford based Infiniteas.

Please contact us 07734 701142 or use this link for your enquiry.

Please refer to individual product packaging for refrigeration requirements and use-by dates.  Minimum order quantities apply.

Gourmet Greek

We are back at The Lightbox Café:Bar in Peterborough City Centre on Friday 12th April.

If you have already enjoyed our “Posh Dogs” or “Bao Wow Buns”, our “Feast from the Middle East” or the “Macho Mexicano” pop-ups at the Bridge Street venue, then imagine the very best food you have eaten on a Greek holiday and book your seats now.

The three course menu kicks off with a trio of made-from-scratch meze with pitta: Tirokefteri (spiced feta), Fava (split yellow pea puree) and Hummus (chickpea and tahini).  The centre piece of the main course will be a traditional Lamb Kleftiko, which for those who haven’t had the pleasure, is a long gentle cook of lamb on the bone with garlic, oregano, lemon and potatoes sticky with all the flavours.  To accompany the lamb will be Gigandes Plaki, large butter beans in a homemade tomato sauce alongside a simple Horiatiki fresh salad and Tzatziki.  A vegetarian option of roasted vegetables with a white bean Skordalia will be available on a pre-ordered basis.

While the Greeks are perhaps best known for sweet desserts such as baklava and galaktoboureko, we discovered on our  travels to the inland Cretan village of Gavalochori a “kéik” made with honey and orange, served on this occasion with a Greek yoghurt ice cream, what’s not to like?

These BMC pop-ups sell out quickly so to book your tickets priced at £25 per head, call in to The Lightbox on Bridge Street or call 01733 894444.

Macho Mexicano

Pop-up pros Bread Meat Cheese will be making a welcome return to The Lightbox Café : Bar on Friday 12th October.  Always a popular event and a guaranteed sell-out, the chefs are bringing a three course Mexican street-food menu to the Bridge Street venue.

BMC chef Claire Morgan, lived, worked and cooked in Tequila, Guadalajara & Puerta Vallarta.  Calling upon typical “Nuevo Latino” inspiration, she has created an authentic street-food menu packed with the vibrant fresh herbs, zingy spices & smoky flavours of the real Mexico.

The late, great American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, said “Mexico has the most misunderstood and underrated cuisine on earth” so here is a chance to savour the real thing.

The menu kicks off with “Streetcorn”: grilled corn on the cob, scorched jalapeno and lime crema with feta cheese.  Your main course will be “Taco de Pato”: “Cantina” spiced shredded duck, mango, and pickled red onion, sesame, lime, radish and cucumber salad, nachos and imported “Valentina” hot sauce on the side.  A vegetarian alternative of “Taco de Calabaza” with roasted squash, chard and pumpkin seed is available if pre-ordered at the time of booking.  For dessert, the team are serving “Buenas Noches, Montezuma”:  chocolate, tequila reposado, cinnamon, cayenne & orange mousse, the title a nod to the 16th Century Aztec king who believed chocolate to be the food of the gods.

Tickets are available from The Lightbox Café : Bar on Bridge Street in Peterborough, 01733 894444, priced at £20. Be aware though, at the time of this article being posted, considerably more than half the tickets have already been sold.