Totham Bangers -
Pork & Guinness
Bangers of Great Totham (nr Maldon) sell
their produce via farmers markets and farm
shops such as the excellent Poplar Nurseries
at Marks Tey near Colchester where we picked
up our samples again...
These 85% pork sausages in the raw looked
very good I must say, so although we hadn't
intended to purchase some today we just
couldn't resist! The labelling appeared much
better this time and we see that there's
actually 6% Guinness in these too, so
wasting no time when we got to granny's in
Suffolk, in the pan they went.
The natural skins worked well browning
nicely and the medium coarse texture and a
good succulence from some good quality pork,
was commented on by all. However none of us
could get the Guinness. The taste was very
good but it wasn't what we expected as it
was lacking some of the depth of flavour
that surely the Guinness would certainly
have brought. Perhaps a tad more of the
black stuff would be the way to go...
Now in honesty, Granny did like them and I
should add, so did we, but we had to mark
accordingly given the slight disappointment
on the depth of flavour!
A good well made sausage, a bit pricey, but
certainly worth a try.
Totham Bangers - Pork & Guinness
115x29mm before cooking, 111x30mm
72g before cooking, 63g after.
That's a shrinkage of 0% & weight
loss of approx 12%.
6 sausages in a 430g pack £4.59