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 […]

Potato and onion soup

This is the season for warming soups, so why not whip up a batch for lunches or to proceed a lovely, hearty meal. Grab your locally grown veg from farm shops around the county. You can even adapt this to make it vegan if you like by using a milk alternative and vegetable stock. You […]

Dorset Hot Nduja & Barber’s Vintage Reserve Cheddar toasties with pear and honey

Who doesn’t love a cheese toastie? Make it even better with this recipe from Capreolus Fine Food’s Dorset Hot Nduja salami. Ingredients Capreolus Dorset Hot Nduja Salami (approx one inch of spreadable nduja (adjust according to your liking for heat) Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar Cheese Ripe pear peeled and sliced Some honey Sourdough bread Butter […]

Capreolus’ Duck Confit Cottage Pie

Capreolus’ Duck Confit recently won 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2020, so why not give it a try in this cottage pie recipe from the team who created it? This cottage pie is a winter warmer and goes amazingly with some Dorset produced cheese! What you will need: 2 packs of Capreolus duck […]

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 […]

A-Z of Dorset

A is for Apple Cake If you go to Dorset and don’t have an apple cake, did you really go to Dorset? B is for Beaches C is for Corfe Castle D is for Durdle Dor It’s one of the most iconic sights in the county. E is for Eggardon Hill Fort F is for […]

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 […]

Explore Dorchester this winter

If you’re a self-confessed foodie and want to spend some time in the beautiful county of Dorset, make sure to check out Dorchester. Dorchester is Dorset’s county town and has a number of experiences from Michelin starred dining to hosting the Dorset Knob Throwing Festival, plus some incredible places to stay and things to do. […]

Toffee apples | Halloween treats

This Halloween we might not be able to go out trick or treating as we might usually, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy a treat or two. Why not have a go at making your own toffee apples? Ingredients 8 apples (any are fine, but red ones work best) 400g caster sugar […]