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31 January 2024

Festive Recipes from Rodda

If you're looking for something a little different to wow your customers, students or residents with this Christmas, then check out these new fabulously festive recipes from Rodda's!

All ingredients are available from Birchall Foodservice. Call 01282 429446 to order or order online via OrderMate (available on all iOS devices).

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Orange Scented Scones with a Chocolate Ganache

"a citrus twist with chocolate indulgence"

Prep time: 10-15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes

Roddas Orange Scented Scones


  • 450g self-raising flour

  • 1/4 tsb salt

  • 100g Butter, cold and diced into cubes

  • 70g Caster sugar

  • 300ml Buttermilk

  • Zest of half an orange

  • Milk to glaze

  • For the Chocolate Orange Ganache:

  • 200g Dark Chocolate

  • 200g Double cream

  • Zest of half an Orange

  • Rodda’s clotted Cream to serve


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 220°c (200°fan). Line a large baking sheet with baking paper.

  • Step 2: In a large bowl rub together the flour, salt and butter until you get a fine breadcrumb consistency.

  • Step 3: Stir in the caster sugar with a metal knife.

  • Step 4: Pour the buttermilk and orange zest in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 seconds then pour into the flour. Mix with a knife then bring together with your hands into a soft dough.

  • Step 5: Place the dough on a floured surface, shape into a round, about 4cm thick and stamp out 8 scones using a 4cm cutter.

  • Step 6: Place the scones on the baking tray, glaze with milk and bake for 10 minutes.

  • Step 7: Whilst the scones are cooling make the chocolate ganache. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl.

  • Step 8: Heat the cream in a pan until it just reaches a simmer. Pour over the chocolate and leave it for a few minutes. Mix together with a wooden spoon until smooth then stir in the orange zest.

  • Step 9: Assemble the chocolate orange scones. Split each scone in half, spread with ganache and top with clotted cream. Sprinkle any leftover orange zest on top and decorate with white chocolate stars.

Ham Hock & Turkey Pie

"wholesome pie made with leftovers"

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes

Roddas Ham Hock & Turkey Pie


  • Meats

  • 100g Ham Hock – or thick cut ham

  • Approximately 250g cooked turkey – whatever leftovers you have

  • For the sauce

  • 25g butter

  • 1tbsp olive oil

  • 1 leek – finely sliced

  • Small bunch Fresh thyme finely sliced

  • 2 tbsp plain flour

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable stock (or chicken/turkey stock)

  • 200g Roddas clotted cream

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 1/2 tbsp mustard

  • Small bunch fresh tarragon roughly chopped

  • For the pastry topping

  • Puff pastry

  • 1 egg for glazing

  • 1 tbsp milk for glazing

  • Flour for dusting

  • Salt and black pepper


  • In a large pan. Heat the butter and oil on a medium heat. Once hot add the leeks and thyme and cook gently for 10-15 minutes, so that they are very soft but not burnt. After a couple of minutes add a generous sprinkle of salt and grind of pepper.

  • Sprinkle the flour into the pan and stir around to absorb juices. Then add the apple cider vinegar and let it bubble for a moment or two. Then add the stock, bring to a boil and then add the Roddas Clotted Cream.

  • Gently simmer until you have a thick sauce.

  • Stir through the mustard, tarragon, ham hock and turkey.

  • Set aside. This can break made a day ahead.

  • When ready to cook the pie. Preheat the oven 200C or 180C fan. Roll out the pastry until you have enough to cover the top of your pie dish plus a little overhang.

  • Spoon the filling into your pie dish. There should be about a cm from the top.

  • Carefully drape the pastry over the top of the pie. Crimp the edges to the pie dish so that it doesn’t shrink away from the sides whilst baking.

  • Score the pastry however you like. You can also pierce a hold in the middle of the pie to let out a little steam.

  • Whisk the egg and milk together. Then brush the top of the pastry with a thin even layer.

  • Then bake for 40-50 minutes until golden brown.

Clotted Cream & Mince Pie Ice Cream

"Make mince pies even more magical with this festive ice cream"

Prep time: 10 minutes | Serves 6-8 people


  • 1 x 397g can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 227g of Rodda's Cornish clotted cream

  • 300ml double cream

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 6 mince pies, chopped


  • Put the condensed milk, the double cream, the clotted cream and vanilla extract into a large bowl.

  • Beat with an electric whisk until thick and the mixture appears stiff.

  • Chop the mince pies roughly with a large knife, so they are in small pieces.

  • Add the chopped mince pie to the creamy mixture and fold in with a spatula until combined.

  • Spoon the mixture into a into a large container or a large loaf tin, covering with cling film. Freeze until solid.