(Theydon Bois) - Cumberland
Quality & Excellence's
Family Butchers in Theydon Bois make
some really outstanding prize
winning pies, so let's see how their
cumberland sausages perform...well,
we weren't disappointed!
We'd previously tried chipolatas
that we liked from Q&E and whilst
over at Loughton recently, I thought
I'd call in to Theydon Bois on the
way home and pick up something else
for the troops to sample. If they're
anything like the chipolatas then
we're on for a good 80% meat
in natural casings and some sausage
delight for sure.
Now in the
raw on inspection they looked a bit
short lengthwise, and rather stout,
but the colour looked good and
weight-wise close to 100g each.
Cooked up they did shrink a bit
lengthwise but stayed stout and gave
an outstanding bite. The skins
performed well too and browned
nicely without any splits or bursts.
Texture-wise "a good medium" and
they retained quite a good
succulence when given a quick
Eaten cold, absolutely spot on. A
worthy Top Ten contender!
I made a note last time to call back
to Theydon Bois sooner rather than
later and definitely get some more
of Q&E's produce...well it's in the
list once again...
Q&E (Theydon Bois) -
112x34mm before cooking, 95x37mm
98g before cooking, 88g after.
That's a shrinkage of 7% & weight loss of approx
8 loose sausages £5.75
Quality & Excellence Limited