Buf­fet fit for a king

EDP Norfolk - - NORFOLK CHRISTMAS - essence­foods.co.uk

whether you have mid-morn­ing guests pop­ping in for nib­bles or want to cre­ate a buf­fet tea to re­mem­ber, Essence Foods has some great ideas to make sure no-one goes hun­gry.

The fam­ily-run busi­ness, based at a farm near Reep­ham, won the Pride of Nor­folk award, spon­sored by Norse Cater­ing, and makes all its prod­ucts by hand and works closely with many lo­cal pro­duc­ers to cre­ate its three ranges – Essence con­serves and mar­malades, Mon­tys’ mus­tards and chut­neys and Beetella healthy choco­late spreads.

“Christ­mas and win­ter is our favourite time of the year,” says Sarah. “It’s a time about hap­pi­ness and gen­eros­ity but most of all it’s about food, lots and lots of food. It’s what drives us through the year, mak­ing sure that our cus­tomers ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing that we love about De­cem­ber.

“Here are just a few of our sug­ges­tions to make your Christ­mas de­li­cious, mem­o­rable and most of all – easy.

“For savoury canapés we have sausage rolls filled with our clas­sic Mon­tys’ Red Onion Mar­malade; goat’s cheese with chilli jam on whole­grain bread; smoked salmon with cream cheese and Mon­tys’ Black Beauty Mus­tard wraps; cock­tail sausages with a Taven­ers Mus­tard dip and to fin­ish, roast beef br­uschet­tas with Mon­tys’ rib-tick­ler horse­rad­ish mus­tard.

“For a sweet treat, Medjool dates stuffed with marzi­pan, some cov­ered with the Beetella choco­late orange spread and oth­ers just nat­u­rally naked, are de­li­cious, as are sweet volau-vents filled with cream and Essence straw­berry and rose con­serve.”

BE­LOW:Some fab­u­lous Christ­mas nib­bles and treats from Essence foods

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