Black Garlic truffles !

Simply add 8 cloves of Black Garlic to the heating cream  when making  your favorite chocolate truffle recipe !
As it has a very sweet, liquorice flavour it goes surprisingly well with sweet things !

Black Garlic Paste

Ingredients -
half teaspoon caraway seed
1 tablespoon fresh Thyme
10 cloves Black Garlic
30g butter
Mince  garlic with caraway seed and thyme in a pestle and mortar to form a paste. Heat butter in a small pan until it just starts to brown , then add the paste and cook for 2 mins.
Simply stir into cooked veg  like mangetout , sprouts , peas etc . Season and add lemon juice if you like !

Scape Pesto

Scapes are the `flower` buds and stems of the garlic plant which contain tiny bulbils. Elephant garlic produce flowers , but a true scape is from our our hardneck garlic varieties. Available online when in season (April to June)
250g of chopped garlic Scapes
half cup pine nuts or equivalent
125ml oil approx
35g grated parmesan
salt and pepper
Simply combine all the ingredients (except parmesan) in a blender , adding the oil slowly , until you get your desired consistency of a pesto. Then add the cheese. Makes 5 tubs approx, but can be frozen. A superb fresh garlic taste; add to cooked pasta , on toast , pizzas and sauces !