Pancakes made the Mark Hix way!

When I was growing up, Shrove Tuesday was sort of celebrated with the obligatory, standard pancakes served with sugar and lemon religiously when I got home from school, as I think it was in most homes. Nothing wrong with that of course but as a kid that was Pancake Day over, oh not to forget […]

Lizzie Baking Bird’s Pork Pie Recipe

Love pork pie? Make your own with this recipe from Lizzie Baking Bird. Get on with this? Keep your eyes peeled for Lizzie’s upcoming cookbook! Ingredients: 580g strong white (bread) flour 200g lard 220g water A teaspoon of salt 1 egg 1kg of pork – shoulder or leg (Lizzie recommends Maydown Farm pork which available […]

Vegan Fudge

We all know one of the best things about visiting Dorset is being able to buy fudge at the sea front, but if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant, fudge is sadly off the menu. Well, until now! Create your own vegan version with this easy recipe. Ingredients: 450g light brown sugar 250 dairy free cream, […]

Vegan French Toast

Taking part in Veganuary doesn’t mean you have to miss out on delicious brunch or fancy breakfast options. Why not use some of the incredible local Dorset produce to create this decadent Vegan French toast, perfect for those cold weekends when you want breakfast in bed! Ingredients: 6 slices of thick white bread – make […]

Clipper Tea Loaf

Our friends over at Clipper Teas have sent us the perfect recipe for enjoying the cold nights of January – a tea loaf made with Clipper’s very own Dorset made tea! These are ideal for whipping up to take to bake sales or into the office for a little treat, you can even add decoration […]

Eat like a royal this Christmas with the Queen’s mince pie recipe!

Ok, when we say the Queen’s mince pie recipe, what we mean is the Queen’s pastry chef’s mince pie recipe – the royal chef has shared their secret recipe, so we’ve included it here for you to make your own! The Queen’s personal chef makes her mince pies by hand months in advance and this […]

Gingerbread biscuits

Winter is the season for gingerbread, spice and things nice and as gingerbread biscuits are easy and fun to make, gather the kids together and make a little gingerbread family! Either shape them using people shaped cutters or just shape them like usual biscuits – whatever you prefer! Ingredients 300g plain flour 60g brown sugar […]

Make your own Sourdough this September

Did you know it is Sourdough September? Well, now you do! There are plenty of amazing bakers across Dorset offering their own sourdough recipes, but have you ever wanted to make your own? If so, here is a simple recipe to get you on the right track! First though, what is sourdough? Out of all […]

Make your own Dorset Apple Cake

It might not be quite apple season yet, but there is no harm in being prepared. Apple cake is one of the most popular things to come out of Dorset, so why not learn to make your own, that way, next time you come to the region, you can buy some locally grown apples and […]

Summer pudding

This summer why not try putting together this tart, summery dessert with some of the finest ingredients from Dorset? This summer pudding is filling, whilst staying light enough to see you through the summer evenings and is the perfect way to use up any left over berries you might have lying around. Ingredients: 1kg strawberries, […]