Cooking a breast or turkey roll


Here are some links to how the experts do it: Good HousekeepingDelicious magasine and Nigella. Please note, our birds cook quicker than some of these recipes as Bramble Farm turkeys are reared longer and have more intramuscular fat.  Also, ovens vary in temperature, so please use a thermometer to confirm when it's ready. 

We’re not experts, here is a guide to how we cook ours.

Approx cooking times: 1 kg: ¾ hrs, 1.5 kg: 1 hr, 2 kg:  1 ¼ hrs (35-45 mins per kg)

  1. Take your turkey out of the fridge in the morning or 2hrs before cooking

  2. Pre-heat oven to: 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4, Fan 180ºC

  3. We add 600ml water to tray and add roll

  4. We baste the bird with the oil part of the juices in the tray

  5. FromFrom half way, we regularly check the temperature in the thickest parts with a meat thermometer.

  6. We add our parboiled potatoes to roast 15 to 30 mins before taking the meat out

  7. As soon as the thickest part gets to 65 °C we take it out of the oven.

  8. We leave the turkey uncovered at room temperature for 30 mins, it will continue to cook. (Hard to believe, so leave the thermometer in and watch it rise!).

  9. Meanwhile, make the gravy & let the potatoes and veg continue to cook.

If you don’t have a meat thermometer, you can buy a Bramble Farm one from the farm for £5.

Kg to pounds calculator for those that work in pounds

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