Episode 9

Published on:

16th May 2020

Brian Eyers Cornish Saffron Company and Spiced Apple Cake

Welcome to another episode of the Roseland Podcast 

I’m Chloe, your host, and this week on the podcast we’ve got :

  • An interview with Brian Eyers from The Cornish Saffron Company 
  • Another recipe from Tregony’s Jenny Deal this time for a mouthwatering Apple cake

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Interview time!

You can’t be Cornish and not love a Saffron bun! 

Live here long enough and you’ll pick up a few facts about Saffron, it’s history and how it’s made - but there’s always more to learn so we got Brian Eyers of the Cornish Saffron Company on to tell us more


You can contact Brian at https://www.cornishsaffroncompany.co.uk/

Recipe time!

We’re not quite professional enough here to have a recipe that includes saffron! But we do have a lovely spiced Apple cake recipe.

Another from Jenny Deal from Tregony Spiced Apple Cake

This recipe was given to me by my first husband’s grandmother c.1967

  • 1 large or 2 small cooking apples, cooked to a puree with just a little water. Cool.
  • 4 oz. Soft marg.
  • 4oz. Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt (yes 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tsp. Bicarb of soda
  • 1 tsp. Mixed spice
  • 4 oz. raisins.
  1. Beat marg and sugar,
  2. add egg, sifted flour, salt, spice and bicarb.
  3. Stir in raisins.
  4. Turn into lined 7 inch tin and cook for 1 hour at 160c or fan 150c.
  5. 20 mins.before end of cooking time sprinkle top with a heaped teaspoon of demerara sugar.

If you have a recipe you’d like to share please get in touch via roselandpodcast@gmail.com. You can read it yourself OR we can read it out for you.

Lindsey and I are on the lookout for more people to interview - so if you’d like to come on the show and talk about your group, your hobbies, your job, tips you’ve got for coping with lockdown - we’re interested.

The first step is to drop us an email to roselandpodcast@gmail.com with your ideas and any questions you’ve got.

Everything is recorded in advance - so we can edit lots!

You don’t even have to be willing to come on the show - if you have a recipe for a great drink, or meal, or a great tip please just email it in and we can read it out for you.

I hope this will help us all feel a little less alone, and connected to our wonderful community.

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Be kind and stay safe.

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About the Podcast

Roseland Podcast
Updates on services, art, culture, history, sport(!), to help us feel less isolated
An audio podcast to help the communities on the Roseland stay connected during these interesting times.

Hopefully including:
- updates on services (like takeaways and food deliveries) from local businesses
- chats with interesting local people about interesting things
- updates on what people are doing to help each other

I suspect it will evolve as the weeks roll by...

NOT a source of medical advice! or politics.

Aim is to help those living on the Roseland peninsula feel a little less isolated.
Roughly speaking that means St Mawes, St Just-in-Roseland, Gerrans & Portscatho, Philleigh & Treworthal, Ruan Lanihorne, Tregony, Veryan and Portloe and all the little villages and homes in-between.

Contact us via roselandpodcast@gmail.com

Be kind, stay safe.