Tangle Foot Toad in the Hole with Ale Gravy

As we start heading into Autumn proper, we will all be looking for more comfort food, something warming and hearty so why not give this Toad in the Hole made with real Dorset ingredients? Ingredients: For the toad in the Hole 8 rashers of streaky bacon 8 Lincolnshire sausages 3 tbsp olive oil 3 medium […]

Autumnal tomato chutney

There are a whole host of wonderful chutney producers across Dorset but if you want to try your hand at making your own, why not give this autumnal tomato chutney a go? Unlike traditional tomato chutney recipes, this one isn’t overly sweet and you can use up a couple of those ingredients you have had […]

Dorset Apple Traybake

It’s September which means it is finally apple season and what could be better at this time of year than a slice or two of Dorset apple cake? If you fancy whipping up one of these traditional Dorset classics, why not take a look at this spin on it by turning it into a tray […]

Sticky Cranborne Poacher’s Chicken Wings from Badger Ales

Ingredients:  2 tbsp olive oil 6 rashers of smoked streaky bacon, cut into lardons 2 medium onions, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 200ml Badger Cranborne Poachers 200g tomato ketchup 1 tbsp dark brown soft sugar 50g treacle 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 1/2 […]

The ultimate BBQ dessert

When it comes to BBQs, we know it is all about the burgers and sausages, but what about afters? Why not indulge your sweet tooth and dine alfresco with this gooey, chocolatey treat? Ingredients 200g chocolate 2bsp full fat milk 350g mini marshmallows Put a real Dorset twist on it by buying your chocolate from […]

Chicken Arrabbiata

This summer, have a taste of the Med without leaving Dorset with this easy recipe with fresh, seasonal veg, succulent chicken and spices. Ingredients 1tbsp oil 4 chicken legs 1 red onion 1 red pepper 1 heaped tsp chilli flakes 2 large garlic cloves 200ml white wine 2x 400g cans cherry tomatoes 3 oregano springs […]

Poached eggs with smashed avocado

Avocados are in season right now and they’re pretty versatile, you can eat them for breakfast, on a salad or as part of a Mexican themed dish. Why not pick up some avocados from one of the local delis and give this filling breakfast a go. Ingredients 2 tomatoes ½ tsp rapeseed oil 2 eggs […]

Seafood tacos

Tacos are one of those meals that require minimum effort but give out maximum taste – they’re the ultimate fun finger food for picnics, eating outdoors and as something to serve for dinner parties. Plus, they’re easy to adapt for vegetarians/vegans and they work with both meat and fish! Here are three different ways of […]

Strawberry shortcake slices

Biscuits, fresh Dorset strawberries and local whipped cream – is there anything better to enjoy on a warm day? It requires minimum effort, but gives maximum taste and is lovely for serving at a picnic, BBQ or garden party. Ingredients: 600ml double cream 125g icing sugar 500g shortcake style biscuits 350g strawberries As an option, […]

The ultimate summer salad

As we start heading into the warmer months of the year, you’re likely going to feel less inclined to spend your time in the kitchen, so take a look at this varied and filling salad, amazing on its own or as an accompaniment for BBQs, picnics and those picky teas we all love. Ingredients: 400g […]