Guernsey Bean Jar

With Autumn, comes Guernsey Bean Jar

Like a dog with its nose to the wind, Guernsey Bean Jar comes rolling in with Autumn.

A traditional Island recipe using simple ingredients of pork hock, root vegetables and haricot beans, this is the quintessential comfort food of Guernsey as temperatures cool. We know the change from an island set in spring and summer glittering seas, to an island in the middle of the English Channel. This honey-pot of warmth always brings a smile to the table.

Here is our traditional recipe, but there are many variations with a little tweak or twist here and there. 
Everyone’s Mum makes the best Bean Jar!

Visit National Trust of Guernsey places before end of season:

The Folk and Costume Museum at Saumarez Park, for exhibitions and to get-ahead with Christmas gifts
Les Caches Farm at Les Villets, Forest for an ancient Guernsey farmhouse and orchard to enjoy in early Autumn.

Our Guernsey Bean Jar with a traditional Guernsey Biscuit baked by Senners, will be selling fast at our Christmas Courtyard Market on Monday 14 December.