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 […]

Carrot & Rosemary Cake from Matthew Street at the Eastbury Hotel

Have a go at this delicious carrot cake with a difference from Matthew Street at the Eastbury Hotel. If you try this recipe, make sure to tag us in your Instagram photos and on Twitter and Facebook! Ingredients 250g Dark Brown Sugar 4 Eggs 225ml Rosemary Infused oil 250g Self-raising flour Pinch of salt 1/2 […]

War time bread and butter pudding

Following on from our wartime carrot cake recipe, here’s a recipe for bread and butter pudding, using a recipe that takes rationing into account. Apparently, this is enough to feed two people, what do you think? Ingredients: 85g bread 45 g margarine/butter 45g fruit ¾ pints of custard Luckily for you guys, we aren’t at […]

War time carrot cake

As we can’t join in with the many events that were planned for this year’s 75th anniversary of V E Day, we thought we’d give you the chance to celebrate at home with this carrot cake recipe, done the old fashioned way when rationing was around and there were restrictions on sugar! Ingredients: 230g self […]

Rhubarb and custard cake

Why choose between a traditional rhubarb and custard or a cake when you can combine the two? Ingredients: 400g chopped rhubarb 250g butter 150g custard 250g self raising flour 4 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g caster sugar Pick up your rhubarb from a local farm shop or grow your own. Dorset custard is some […]

Sticky chocolate cake | How to use up your left over Easter chocolate

While it is highly unlikely that you’ll have any chocolate left over after Easter, if you do, here are some ideas to help you use it up! These work for all varieties of chocolate, including dairy free, vegan and gluten free varieties, so everyone can join in. We’ve come up with a variety of recipes […]

Chocolate bark | How to use up your left over Easter chocolate

While it is highly unlikely that you’ll have any chocolate left over after Easter, if you do, here are some ideas to help you use it up! These work for all varieties of chocolate, including dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free varieties, you can also use substitutes whenever you like so everyone can join in. We’ve come […]

Three ingredient scones

If you’re missing being able to go out for a cream tea, give this scone recipe a go using three store cupboard ingredients. This recipe uses cup measurements, so you can get the right ratio of wet and dry ingredients. Ingredients: 3 cups of self raising flour 1 cup of cream 2 cups of lemonade […]

Simnel cake

This is the ultimate Easter treat! With marzipan and fruit, Simnel Cake is a delightful sweet to eat after your Easter dinner! Don’t forget the decoration, it’s the most important part of a Simnel cake, the marzipan balls symbolise the apostles minus Judas! Ingredients: 225g sultanas 100g currants 50g mixed peel Zest of two lemons […]

Hot Cross Buns

You might not be able to enjoy the Easter-themed events you were looking forward to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Easter! Why not give this hot cross bun recipe a go? Many of the ingredients are store cupboard staples, while others can be picked up at local farm shops and stores. Ingredients: For […]