Sunday Telegraph "The leaves were exceptionally good".
Anneka Rice on Radio 2 - "Almost too beautiful to eat"

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Maddocks Farm Organics" edible flowers featured in BRIDES magazine. Budding Trends!

Maddocks Farm Organics’ edible flowers are featured in the Nov/Dec issue of BRIDES magazine under ‘Budding Trends’.

We were delighted  when BRIDES magazine got in touch with us during the summer to discuss a feature page which looked at all the ways in which edible flowers can be used during a wedding other than just on the wedding cake.

The article features images from our joint project with The Ice Box for floral ice cubes. (The Icebox will set our edible flowers into cubes and send them anywhere around the country for your wedding  – if you don’t want to make your own).

The article also looked at flowers for cocktails and flowers for decorating cheeses and cheesecakes. It showed some flower salads – ours have won more than one Soil Association award!

It also looked at wedding favours and it was nice to see Jill from Meadowsweet’s floral chocolates featured as well as some floral marshmallows. We use MMYC to make our marshmallows and lovely Lindsay kindly shared here recipe on our blog but her’s are so good and such good value that it saves a lot of faff and stickiness to buy them from her.

Lovely article. Thank you BRIDES!


Maddocks Farm Organics

Maddocks Farm Organics" edible flowers featured in BRIDES magazine. Budding Trends!

Rose Petal Marshmallows

Floral Marshmallows made by My Mummys Yummy Cupcakes using Maddocks Farm Organic Rose Petals.

The recipe for floral marshmallows here uses our organic red rose petals but any edible flowers could be substituted as you wish. Having said that, the more fragrant the petals then the more intense the flavour. Other suggestions might  be lavender or geranium. Lovely Lindsay from My Mummys Yummy Cupcakes kindly shared the recipe.





Floral Marshmallows

(Adapted from a Martha Stewart’s Vanilla Marshmallow recipe) so apologies for the american weights

Rose Petals

1 1/2 cups of sugar

Layer the sugar and petals together (flavouring the sugar whilst keeping the roses petals whole) and leaving aside some petals for sprinkling over the mallow mix before it sets.

Leave to one side overnight for the flavours to infuse.

2 1/2 tbps unflavoured Gelatin Powder (Dr Otker is fine)

1 cup of golden syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla paste

Corn flour for sprinkling


First take the petals out of the sugar mix (don’t worry if a few get missed).

Combine the infused sugar, golden syrup, salt & 1/2 cup water in a small heavy saucepan. Place the pan over a low heat and stir well until the sugar has dissolved. Wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush to dissolve the sugar crystals.

Once dissolved, clip a sugar thermometer and raise the heat to high. Cook the syrup without stirring until it reaches 244 degrees (firm-ball stage). Immediately remove pan from the heat.

With a mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour the syrup into the softened gelatine. Increase the speed to high; beat until the mixture is very thick and white and has almost tripled in volume. This will take about 15 minutes. Add the vanilla paste and beat to incorporate.

Generously dust an 8-12 inch baking pan with corn flour. Pour marshmallow mixture into the pan. Wet your hands and pat it smooth. Tear the remaining petals & sprinkle over the top of the marshmallow. Dust with more corn flour. Let it set overnight, uncovered, to dry out. Turn out onto a board which has also been generously sprinkled with corn flour. Cut the marshmallows with a hot dry knife into 1 1/2 inch squares and dust with more corn flour to coat the cut sides of the marshmallows to prevent them becoming sticky.

Pop them in an airtight container to let the flavours penetrate even more. These will last for up to 10 days if kept in a fridge.

Rose Petal Marshmallows

Monday, 6 October 2014

Maddocks Farm Organics featured in West Country Wedding Food Trends.

Maddocks Farm Organics was delighted to be featured as one of the West Country’s Finest Food Producers in this latest trends for weddings guide.

Maddocks Farm Organics. West Country Wedding Food TrendThis lovely wedding supplement, which featured Emily Harmston Cakes wonderful cake using our edible flowers, went out with issues of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset Life so will hopefully bring our lovely flowers to the attention of some lovely brides for 2015.

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So pleased!

Maddocks Farm Organics featured in West Country Wedding Food Trends.