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Baked blackcurrant cheesecake

Blackcurrant cheesecake

This blackcurrant cheesecake is different from the traditional baked cheesecake because it’s so light-set. The blackcurrants give it the right balance of sweet and tart, the bold blackcurrants livening up the creamy dessert. Thanks to the chef at The Crown at Stoke by Nayland for sharing this recipe with us. Their summer desserts use locally-grown seasonal fruit – try the other recipes they’ve […]

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Broad bean mint cakes

Broad bean mint cakes

These broad bean mint cakes are really tasty and easy to make – a great way to liven up summer veggies with little effort. This is a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe, published in the Waitrose magazine. Ottolenghi is a master of making vegetables interesting, and this recipe is unusually simple for him. These are delicious served with new potatoes and a […]

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Strawberry mallow mousse

Strawberry mallow mousse

This sticky-sweet dessert can be made ahead of time, and is light enough to make it great for after BBQs or other summer feasts. Adapted from the original recipe. Ingredients for strawberry mallow mousse Serves 6 – 8 400g strawberries Zest and juice of 1 orange 40g caster sugar 250g white mini marshmallows 400g Fromage Frais 2 […]

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Strawberry and white peach jam

Strawberry and white peach jam

This strawberry and white peach jam is a delightful way to extend your enjoyment of summer fruit. Making jam is so relaxing and rewarding – homemade jam just tastes so much better than shop bought. We’ve adapted Kate and Giancarlo Caldesi’s original recipe to use jam sugar instead of making pectin stock. Purists might well […]

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Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

Frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce

This recipe for frozen summer berries with hot white chocolate sauce takes a grand total of 10 minutes to make* and yet is as fabulous as a good restaurant dessert.  You may have noticed that most of our recipes are pretty simple to make. We’re not into fussy cooking and let’s face it, we have a farm to […]

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Broad bean salad with pumpkin seeds and feta

Broad bean salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and feta

Broad beans are a great summer vegetable to add in salads. This wholesome dish is full of summer flavours. We spotted this recipe in the Waitrose magazine. Broad bean salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and feta 200g bulghur wheat 60g pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 200g fresh broad beans 150g baby plum tomatoes, halved ½ […]

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Frozen strawberry parfait

Frozen strawberry parfait

This frozen strawberry parfait is a creamy and indulgent dessert that you can experiment with by adding all sorts of weird and wonderful flavours. It’s super easy to make, needing just a spot of mixing. And as there’s very little added sugar, it can be quite healthy, depending on whether you’re pro-low-fat (use low fat greek […]

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Strawberry summer pudding

Strawberry summer pudding

This strawberry summer pudding is a light and simple variation of the seasonal staple. A great way to enjoy summer pudding before the currants are ready. The recipe was shared with us by James Barber, chef at the Aldeburgh White Lion (previously at the Brudenell Hotel in Aldeburgh), after demonstrating the recipe at the Suffolk Show. James recommends serving the pudding […]

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Vanilla roasted strawberries with yoghurt

Vanilla roasted strawberries

It took me a while to attempt this vanilla roasted strawberries recipe, just because it sounded too simple to be interesting. I’m kicking myself for waiting so long – with such little effort, this recipe transforms strawberries into a pungent, heady delight. I roasted a batch of these in the oven whilst also roasting the balsamic strawberries for a ginger ricotta cheesecake. The house […]

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Roasted strawberry ginger ricotta cheesecake slice

Roasted strawberry and ginger ricotta cheesecake

This roasted strawberry and ginger ricotta cheesecake caught my eye every time I perused the recipe ideas in our Pinterest page. It looked so tempting, and yet perhaps a few too many steps for this busy bee.When a family birthday came along right as the strawberry season started, it was all the excuse I needed […]

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