Picking the right pumpkin
Before we get our teeth stuck in to the first recipe, we have to make sure we’ve got the right pumpkin!
We have two favourite spots for pumpkin picking near to St Ives. The first is Splattenridden Farm and the next is Trevaskis Farm. Here you’ll find an amazing pick of pumpkins and you can choose your own perfect one for this recipe. It also makes it taste that little better knowing it has been grown here in Cornwall.
If you can’t get out to the pumpkin patches yourself, but you still want to make sure you’re using Cornish produce, you can order some to be delivered to your very door by the Cornish Food Box Company, another great local business to support.
The perfect Cornish pumpkin for these recipes is one on the smaller side (or two!) as these ones will be just that little bit sweeter and tastier.
Something to drink!Cornish Bramble
This recipe is one that we have learnt (and absolutely love!) from Tarquin’s Gin. If you haven’t tried Tarquin’s yet, you simply must, and if this recipe doesn’t tempt you, I am not sure what else will!
Where to source your Tarquin’s?
If you are in Cornwall we would recommend heading over to Tarquin’s Gin Distillery for yourself. Tarquins is an award winning gin on a global scale and it originated here, on Cornish soil!
If you can make it to the distillery to pick up your own bottle of choice, we would recommend booking a guided around the distillery to see how the magic is made in every single one of their hand dipped gins. You can learn all about the botanicals that make Tarquins so special, you can wax your own bottle and even better, there are free gins involved! There is no better way to start this Cornish Blackberry Bramble.
If you can’t make it over to Wadebridge to check-out the distillery you can source Tarquin’s on St Ives Fore Street or in most local supermarkets in Cornwall or, if you’re making this Cornish treat from out of the county, you can order some Tarquin’s straight to your door. Head over to their website and see all the delicious gins they have to offer!