I love a Welsh Cake! We grew up with them, living in Wales, I guess you would! So, I was surprised to find out, that, outside of Wales, unless you’ve been or have a connection to Wales, that you wouldn’t know what a Welsh Cake was!
There are many different recipes for Welsh Cake, as it was a family recipe handed down. I always prefer simple, and so I thought I’d share mine with you….
I had such a great day out this week! I visited one of the last remaining working water flour mill, right here in Pembrokeshire. Y Felin, has been in use since the 12th Century it is believed and is a step back in time.
Fancy a Picnic Lunch? I know I do! And I don’t mean the types that are full of processed sandwiches and general rubbish, I mean a real Picnic Lunch-full of homemade and local produce. Sandwiches made from homemade bread, with fillings that have been home produced or locally sourced, good quality crisps and great tasting treats to make you feel spoilt!
After having travelled a long way, I know the last thing I want to do is go back out again! We are lucky to be situated in a totally uncommercialised village, which is fabulous for relaxing, chilling and just kicking back, and it does come with it’s compromises, for instance, we are very limited as to where to go for food if you don’t want to drive!
Want a Low Carb, sugar free, wheat free Tiramisu??
I love a pudding and that’s what I struggle with on my sugar free, wheat free, low carb food journey! I have recently asked Ellen Picton at Healthaspire on Milford Marina to come up with a recipe for me, to make a low carb version. Ellen has given me lots of recipes and ideas over the years and we are certified by her as a Nutritional Provider and can be found on her Gluten Free listings.
So, here’s the recipe that can now be found at Fields Lodge!
Having run Fields Lodge as a Boutique Bed and Breakfast for over 6 years now, I have a certain level of knowledge as to what ‘people’ like for breakfast. And being independently judged over the years and consistently winning Pembrokeshire’s Finest Breakfast, I have found, through my own journey towards sugar free, gluten free, low carb that my own tastes have altered and this has driven me towards putting alternative options onto the menu, as it’s what I would like to eat!
My food ethic is great quality, local produce-and wherever possible this is what I stick to. If I can get it organic as well, well, that’s a bonus! My first priority is great quality, and this is easy, as we have such great food offerings in Pembrokeshire and Wales, this is quite achievable. I like to use local producers and local shops where possible, and I am lucky that some do deliver, as I do spend a lot of my time on the road buying provisions!
We are situated in a totally uncommercialised village, and as such, evening meal options, without driving, are sparse.
So, in answer to this issue, as many guests do not want to go back out once they arrive, I am now offering Supper Platters-these are sharing platters, made up of a selection of meats(usually charcuterie types) and a selection of cheeses. I have done much research to bring to the table a good selection, and I hope I can tick most people’s boxes! The Platter is accompanied by a handpicked gorgeous bottle of wine, designed to compliment the platter.
Attention all chocolate lovers-here is a stay away for you!
Satisfy your inner chocoholic by indulging in a weekend full of chocolate and chocolate laden activities, stay in the Welsh Bed & Breakfast of the Year and enjoy the award winning ‘Pembrokeshire’s Finest Breakfast’ to set you up for the day.
I love bread, homemade bread(recipe below) in particular, artisan homemade bread, even more! Unfortunately, it doesn’t like me! I have developed a wheat intolerance and find these days I’m better off staying away from it, which is a shame! I think the intolerance has come from all these years of eating wheat and gluten in so many things that I wasn’t aware of, to the extent that I was probably eating wheat at every point I was putting something into my mouth, and I think my digestion has said-that’s enough!