Classic quiche Lorraine

Quiche makes the perfect picnic food, so practice your quiche making in time for the spring with this classic recipe. As this is a classic, you can easily amend it to include your favourite flavours! Ingredients For the pastry 226g plain flour 100g cold butter For the filling: 225g smoked bacon 75g grated cheese 200ml […]

Salmon and watercress frittata

Frittatas are a great way to use up those ingredients you have hanging around in your fridge and this one combines some of the best Dorset ingredients with tasty salmon. Ingredients 1tsp olive oil 2 spring onions 50g watercress 75g smoked salmon 2 large eggs Grab locally grown watercress from the Watercress Company here, you […]

Bread pudding

Don’t let your bread go to waste, turn it into a tasty treat by turning it into a dessert! Use the bread from one of these bakers. Ingredients: 500g leftover bread 2 eggs 500ml milk 100g soft brown sugar 50g sultanas 5g mixed spice 100g demerara sugar Method: Preheat your oven to 160 degrees and […]


Enchiladas are a great all-round dinner, they are easily adapted to make them gluten-free or even vegan. For those of you wanting meaty enchiladas, pick up your meat from here, get the cheese here and the rest of the ingredients can be found from local farmers and producers. Ingredients: For the base ingredients, all you […]

Vegetable tagine

This time of year, there are some incredible vegetables in season, so why not enjoy a meat-free main course and enjoy this spicy and warming veggie dish. You can get all the ingredients for this at local farm shops and delis. Ingredients: 30ml vegetable oil 300g onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2sp chilli powder 2 tsp […]

Making the perfect roasties

When it comes to making roast potatoes, I’m sure we all think our mum’s technique is the best one – but yours will be the talk of the dinner table after reading these top tips for the best roast potatoes. First, make sure you’re using the right kind of potatoes. According to chefs the best […]

Vegan Christmas pudding

If you saw our Stir up Sunday post, you’ll already have an idea of how to make a Christmas pudding, but if you are catering for vegans or someone with a food allergy, here’s a free from version for you Ingredients: 150g dates 50ml orange juice 50ml brandy 150g dried fruit 50g treacle 50g glace […]

Dorset sea salted caramel mousse

When there is an abundance of sea salt available, why not use it in a recipe or two? If you have a sweet tooth but like a touch of salt, give this caramel mousse a try. Ingredients: For the filling 25g cornflour 2tbsp cocoa powder 50g caster sugar 250ml milk 25g butter 200ml double cream […]

Poached pears

Poached pears are a classic dessert and with all the festive flavours available at this time of year, you can really make them seasonal and indulge without feeling too guilty. Pears are fruits after all! Ingredients: 6 pears 200ml white wine 50g maple syrup 6 star anise ¼ tsp ground cloves 2 oranges 1tsp ground […]

Turkey and pork pies

Who doesn’t love a pork pie at Christmas? If you’re a fan of the humble pork pie, why not give this festive version a go. Plus, it’s a way of using up any left over turkey! Ingredients: For the filling 250g pork 100g sausage meat 125g turkey 25g dried cranberries 25g smoked bacon 5g dried […]