Durrants Farm - Honey & Mustard

Emily Stockwell of Durrants Farm, Margaretting produces some really good sausages.  Well it's the turn of the Honey & Wholegrain Mustard's to be sampled next...

Personally I'm not big on honey, or mustard come to that, but putting aside my failings for now, the others here are, so we're going in.  Emily advised that the honey can caramelise in the pan somewhat in the cooking process so be prepared.  As it happened, disaster, both samples in the pan burst big time, but the aroma and flavour of the rescued sausage was very good even to me who is not a lover of either honey or mustard.

Now all was not lost and we went to "plan B".  A gentle grilling of another couple under a medium heat to establish what heck was "going on".

Hurrah, the "grilled" honey & mustards behaved themselves (I will admit to watching them intently as they cooked, a sad life I know) and no splitting or bursting occurred this time, however quite an amount of liquid ran off which did blacken in the bottom of the grill pan which we expect was likely to be the honey.  Now I will admit to previously freezing these particular sausages as sampling the quantities I buy (far too many perhaps) can't be done all at once.  Whether the freezing affected the skins, we're not sure.  Whether I need this excuse to buy a new fry pan, who knows!

Let's cut to the chase any way, the taste of these sausages was very good, and others agreed that whilst the title says honey & mustard, the balance is good, and both flavours are not overpowering at all, which I was anxious of personally.

Firm, meaty, succulent, medium to coarse texture, and flavoursome. There that's what we think and we're pleased to say that we've enjoyed all of the sausages we've tried from Durrants Farm.  Personally I prefer the cumberlands and the chipolatas over these, but what do I know....

Thursday is sausage making day each week so don't just take our word for how good these are too, go get some to sample for yourself!

Durrants Farm - Honey & Mustard
  (Oct 2012)

Here's the sample details:
120x32mm before cooking, 110x32mm after.
90g before cooking, 69g after on average.
That's a shrinkage of approx 8% & weight loss of approx 23%.
6 sausages in a 578g pack at 4.57 (7.90/kg)




Durrants Farm

Maldon Road
Margaretting
ESSEX
CM4 9JS

 

You may also like to see:
Durrants Farm (Margaretting) - Chipolatas
Durrants Farm - Cumberland

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