First food parcels delivered to clinically vulnerable people in Dorset

The Government has confirmed that the first food boxes have been delivered to those at highest risk from coronavirus as part of the biggest effort to deliver supplies to those in need since World War Two. The first food boxes have been delivered to those vulnerable people being shielded from coronavirus as the Government moved […]

Additional information from DEFRA about Covid-19

At this difficult time, DEFRA has released a series of resources to help food and drink suppliers. You can find a list of resources below. Firstly, the Secretary of State for the Environment has written an open letter to the food and drink industry. You can read this in full here. The AHDB has created […]

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 […]

The best Easter Lamb

Served with spring vegetables, this is a great way to enjoy roast lamb on Easter Sunday. Ingredients: 2 onions 2 carrots Boneless leg of lamb 4 garlic cloves 2 tbsp olive oil Find meat suppliers here. Method: Start by peeling and thickly slicing the onions and carrots. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and put […]

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 […]

Coronavirus advice and support from Dorset Food and Drink

During this difficult time, many of us will no doubt have questions, and with the changes to business opening times and restrictions on movement and buying certain items, it can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. At Dorset Food and Drink, our priority is making sure that everyone stays safe during this difficult time and […]

Basic Bread Recipe

We may have become used to the convenience of the sliced white loaf but there is nothing quite like the smell and taste of a home made loaf of bread. It’s easier to make than you think, you just need a few basic ingredients plus a little patience and you can have your own fresh […]

Recipes for a delicious Mother’s Day at home

If you’re visiting your mum at home this Mother’s Day why not take along some homemade treats made with delicious Dorset ingredients. There’s nothing better than making Mother’s Day special, and there is something very special about having breakfast together, especially if it is a homemade one! Breakfast Fluffy American Style Pancakes with Jam Makes […]

Don’t stay stuck in, enjoy nature while self isolating with the National Trust

Current Government advice is to self isolate where possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your days stuck indoors. Wide, open spaces are perfectly fine to visit and while many of their properties are closed, the National Trust is, where possible, keeping as many of their gardens and parklands open free of charge. […]