Jam Roly poly

This classic dessert is a must-have in the colder months and this version is super easy! This version is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it uses vegetable suet which can be found in most stores. If you prefer you can use traditional beef suet – the measurements are the same! You could also amend […]

Stir Up Sunday – 22nd November 2020

If you’re someone who is well versed in the making of Christmas Pudding, you’ll already be aware of Stir Up Sunday, but if not, here is a brief run down of why this day is so important. Traditionally, Stir Up Sunday is the day when families get together to prepare the Christmas Pudding something that […]

Two Samosas for the price of one!

Diwali falls on 14th November this year and is the perfect excuse to celebrate the incredible flavours of Indian food. Whether you’re celebrating the day itself or just want something a bit different to add to your weekly meals, we’ve put together a series of incredible Indian recipes. Samosas make a great side dish to […]

Biscoff flapjack

These indulgent flapjacks only have six ingredients and are easy to make but give the impression that they require more effort than is actually needed. Perfect for those of you who want to give sweet treats this Christmas or want something a bit naughty to see you through the colder evenings. Ingredients 150g unsalted butter […]

Dorset producers offering services during lockdown

Much like before, the people of Dorset are coming together to keep the community fed and watered during the winter lockdown. Take a look below to find out who is offering what! Hive Cafes The three sites, The Hive, The Watch House and the Club House will be closing, but they will be running their […]

Pumpkin Scones

Use up that left over pumpkin after Halloween with these easy scones that taste like autumn! Ingredients: 150g self raising flour 2 tbsp vanilla yoghurt 4 tbsp flavoured sparkling water or lemonade 1 heaped tbsp pumpkin puree 1tbsp sweetener or sugar 1 tsp cinnamon If you’d like, you can add optional dried fruit or nuts […]

Bonfire toffee

Just because we can’t gather in large groups to watch fireworks this year doesn’t mean we can’t recreate the atmosphere at home. Here’s some bonfire toffee that you can easily make yourself and enjoy with the family. Ingredients 450g dark brown sugar 125ml hot water ¼ tsp cream of tartar 115g black treacle 115g golden […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Cream Tea Day goes online!

We all know that Dorset produces some of the best cream and jam in the south-west, so with this in mind, there is no reason not to stock up and get involved with this year’s National Cream Tea Day. Taking place on the last Friday in June each year, National Cream Tea Day raises thousands […]