Spotlight on our Sheffield Favourites Hamper

Reflecting our local sourcing values this is a delicious selection of six items from our favourite Sheffield producers alongside goodies made from Peter and John's own local grown crops. At just £24.95 it makes an ideal gift for people who appreciate delicious, traditionally made food and drink. Great for Christmas presents but equally good for birthdays, celebrations or just to enjoy real flavour all year round.

Sheffield Favourites Hamper
24.95

Containing:

  • Sheffield Blossom Honey 112g jar

  • Henderson’s Relish 142 ml Bottle

  • Frazers Sheffield Roasted coffee for Cafetiere or filter 250g, fairtrade, rainforest alliance and organic

  • PJ taste Chutney 113g or John's Pickled Chillies

  • PJ taste Sheffield Grown Jam 200g

  • PJ taste Chilli Chocolate Bar - Barry Callebaut 51.4% with PJ taste grown chillies

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PJ taste’s Sheffield Favourites Hamper

PJ taste’s Sheffield Favourites Hamper

Sheffield Honey – blossom honey from this leading Sheffield business made with traditional artisan techniques.

PJ taste Chilli Chocolate Bar – heat supplied from John's chillies grown in Killamarsh. John grows a wide variety of chillies which keep PJ taste more than supplied year round. We use a top quality Callebaut chocolate with 51.4% cocoa solids.

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Frazers Sheffield Roasted Christmas Coffee – Frazers 4th edition Christmas blend is 50% Ugandan Rwenzori Natural (Direct Trade) and 50% Peru Tunki FTO ( Direct Trade), Think Christmas Pudding in Coffee, with flavours of sweet dried fruit with a hint of citrus, nut, chocolate and lime!

PJ taste Jams, Chutneys and Preserves. Grown sustainably on our plot in Coal Aston all the fruit for our preserves is harvested through the summer and autumn and preserved to give us year round flavour.

Henderson's Relish - known locally as Hendo's, this is a spicy and fruity condiment, similar in appearance to Worcestershire sauce, but which contains no anchovies. It is made of water, sugar and spirit vinegar with a selection of spices and colouring. It is suitable for vegans

Sheffield hampers - last posting day - Wednesday 20th December 2017

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Our range of Christmas hampers all contain delicious, locally sourced foodie gifts.  Starting at £24.95 for the Sheffield Favourite, the luxury hamper at £125 shown above comes in its own quality wicker basket and contains the following:

  • Sheffield Honey 12oz jar
  • Henderson’s Relish 142ml
  • Sheffield Cook Book - "Second Helpings"
  • PJ taste Preserve 12oz
  • PJ taste Chutney 12oz
  • 12 PJ taste handmade Chocolate Truffles 
  • Frazers Sheffield Roasted Triple Certified Coffee 250g
  • PJ taste luxury Christmas Pudding
  • John's Pickled Killamarsh Chillies
  • 20cl Sir Robin of Locksley Gin - distilled in Sheffield
  • 275ml PJ taste locally foraged rosehip syrup
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The last posting day for UK deliveries in time for Christmas is Wednesday 20th December so to ensure your order arrives in time please place with us by close of business on Tuesday - thats tomorrow as I write!  Happy Christmas.

Our Fun with Christmas Menus

Lamb in a Manger, Rudolph and His Red Nose, Jerky Turkey.  Can you can see where we are going?  Its our Christmas themed BBQ.  This year we have put together a range of menus for a number of our corporate clients in Sheffield with the emphasis on Christmas fun.  So from Christmas pizza with Moss Valley slow cooked pork and a Christmas stuffing, to a generously filled Turkey Poblano burrito we have deliciously locally sourced food served with a twist.

See some menu ideas here.

Its the Weekend to make Chistmas Puddings - stir it up!

If you are looking for a wee weekend project you could do worse than get your Christmas Pudding on the way.  Feeding it regularly with the alcohol of your choice between now and Christms Day will make sure its a fitting finale to your Yuletide lunch!  We have found that lots of people profess not to be Christmas Pudding fans.  However, once they have tried this they are converted.

We have taken the very tradtional Mrs Beetons recipe and slightly altered to incorporate some local plums we grew in the summer instead of the raisins.  Always nice to include some local twist.

First assemble your ingredients - local plums in the foreground

First assemble your ingredients - local plums in the foreground

Mrs Beetons Christmas Pudding – adapted a bit incorporating some PJ taste growing!

8 oz moist sugar (use soft brown )
8 oz chopped vegetarian suet
8 oz sultanas cleaned
8 oz raisins halved and stoned – we used Sheffield wild plums which had been frozen
4 oz currants washed and dried
4 oz shredded mixed candied peel – Cut your own or use ready cut
4 oz of plain flour – Carr house Farm Spelt Flour
4 oz breadcrumbs - whizz up some dried leftover bread
2 oz almonds blanched and shredded
the grated rind of a 1 lemon
3 eggs
a salt spoonful ofnutmeg grated
half a teaspoon of salt
quarter pint of milk
1/2 bottle of fine locally brewed beer
1 small wineglassful of brandy (optional)

Stir it up!

Stir it up!

Mix all the dry ingredients together, stir in the well beaten eggs, milk and brandy.  The stirring is the key!

Turn the mixture into 2 well greased basins covered with greaseproof paper and steam in a bain marie for 5 to 6 hours.  A bain marie is just a kitchen term for a baking tin half filled with hot water into which you place your puddings cover with foil and then steam in a medium oven.  Once cooled the puddings will keep well until Christmas - perhaps with the occasional glug of rum or brandy to keep extra moist and boozy.  Simply re-heat on the big day ready to serve with Rum Butter, Brandy Sauce or more simply custard or cream.

Our Christmas Quiz to win a Sheffield Favourites Hamper

From Prosecco and Pomegranate Punch to Handmade Sausage and Cranberry Rolls we are providing some unique locally sourced and Sheffield Made menus this Christmas - see our Menus

 Win a PJ taste Hamper!

In the year since we moved to sunny Attercliffe our 37 solar panels have been working hard. To win a Sheffield Favourites Hamper "calculate" the tonnes of CO2 this has saved.  Just email your answer and the nearest wins - closing date 30/11/15.  Good luck.


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Premium Local Sheffield Hamper

With Christmas rapidly approaching our hampers are a lovely present option for your foodie friends.  This week we put together our Premium Local Sheffield Hamper which retails at £49.75 and contains some of our local handmade goodies as well as some indulgent Christmas treats - Prosecco and local beer.  At £23.95 our Sheffield Favourites Hamper is a good alternative particularly for non drinkers.

Hampers come attractively wrapped and we will make every effort to deliver FREE within the Sheffield area.  Please call us on 0114 4536254 or email ask@pjtaste.co.uk

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