Posts Tagged ‘Deli’

Kay’s Savoury Shortbread Buttons!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Savoury Shortbreads

This recipe is from our wonderful baker Kay. Using some lovely herbs from our piece of land out in Sopley, the New Forest. Fairly quick and easy to make too! So here you go:

Ingredients –

-          170g flour

-          125g butter

Rub the butter into the flour and add one or a mix of the following:

-          5g parmesan

-          Pinch of cracked black pepper

-          Pinch of fresh or dried herbs – we use herbs from the Urban Farm out in Sopley!

-          Couple of finely chopped sundried or black olives


Method –

-          Squish your mixture together to get a smooth soft dough, careful not to overwork it though

-          Rest – both you and the dough ;)

-          Roll out the mixture on a lightly floured surface until it’s approximately ¼ inch thick

-          Stamp out 1 ½ inch rounds of whatever shape you fancy

-          Place the rounds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment (they do tend to keep their shape so can be placed fairly close together)

-          Bake in a preheated oven on 175*C for approximately 20minutes until they start to colour. Please note, ovens vary in temperature, so please check the shortbreads as they bake

-          Leave them to cool slightly and then enjoy!


We at Urban think these are lovely with a bit of cheese and chutney :)


The Arts & Crafts Bazaar

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Urban deli stand

This weekend sees the first ever ‘Arts & Crafts Bazaar’ take place in Boscombe, giving local crafts people a chance to showcase their skills. The event ties in with the existing and well established Boscombe Vintage Market and is also a part of Victorian Day, so there will be some fancy dress on the go too!

As we’re never ones to miss out on the action ;) we’ve decided to get our own stand down at the event too. Come and see us at the top of Sea Road from 9am to 5pm where you’ll be able to buy some of our tasty cake treats, made by our very own baker Kay.

After the 3rd of September the bazaar will take place every on the fist Saturday of every month, so for more information or to take part in the event you can call the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership office on: 01202 392142 or email:


The Urban Mess

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Yummy Urban Mess

This is our own version of an ‘Eton Mess’. We think it’s a very summery dessert and it’s typically British too. As it’s pretty easy to make we think it’s a good one for those evenings where you have all your friends over for dinner. It looks really rather nice and they’ll think you’ve spent hours making it ;)

Make sure you have a blender to hand and a piping bag and nozzle.

If you follow the method below we reckon you’ll get two, or possibly even three portions from this.


• 1 pint of cream

• 2oz (75g) sugar

• 4 passion fruits

• 1 shot of Koko Kanu (this is what we like to use instead Malibu)

• 2 meringue nests

• Vanilla pod (optional)

• A couple of strawberries or raspberries (optional)



• Pour your cream into a bowl and whisk it. As it starts to set (you’ll know when it’s setting as it won’t leave the whisk!) you’ll need to add your sugar and give it another whisk.

• Take your passion fruits and pop them into your blender. Once you have the juice from the fruits add this to your cream and sugar mixture and give it another whisk.

• Add your shot of Koko Kanu (or your Malibu) and whisk this in too.

• This is the stage where you’ll want to add the seeds from your vanilla pod.

• Break up your two meringue nests then crush them into your cream mixture.

• Grab a wine glass (you’ll need a large one) and pipe your mixture, using a large nozzle, into the glass.

• To finish we think it’s rather lovely to sprinkle some passion fruit seeds onto the top with a couple of strawberries (or raspberries can be quite nice too).


That’s it, job done! Now tuck in :-)