Christmas is coming and the goose maybe getting fat but so is our beautiful Saddleback sow. Emily is pregnant and expecting a litter in the new year. So whilst the farm is filled with bustle of people trying to get everything ready for Christmas, Emily is currently taking it easy with the other pigs in the barn but it won't be long till we move her to her own shed where she can nest ready for the piglets to arrive. We will keep you up to date with her progress and hopefully it won't be long till the barn is filled with the sound of tiny trotters.
Meanwhile back to Christmas and we thought it might be useful for you to have cooking times for our beautiful turkeys, ensuring you get the perfect meat for the big day!
Remember your turkey weight should be its weight when stuffed!!!
Pre-heat your oven to 190C and take your turkey out of the fridge whilst the oven is heating up.
2-2.9kg 1hour 50 minutes to 2 hours 10minutes
3-3.9kg 2hrs 10 mins - 2hrs 30 mins
4-5.9kg 2hrs 50 mins - 3hrs 30mins
6-7.4kg 3hrs 30 mins - 4 hrs
7.5-10kg 4hrs-4hrs 50 mins
Don't just rely on cooking times to check your turkey is ready, these are just a guide. To check if its cooked insert a skewer into the thickest part of the leg and check the juices are running clear. Any sign of pink then pop it back in for a bit longer and keep going until the juices are clear.
Don't forget to baste your turkey throughout cooking and let it rest for about 30 minutes before you serve.
If you haven't ordered your turkey then there is still time to give us a shout. Our order forms can be downloaded and emailed to use so it can't be easier.