Father's Day in the East of England

Comfort food cookbook

Father’s Day will be a little different this year. Whether you're treasuring memories of time with your dad, sending him your love from a distance or showing him how much you care at home - let him know you love him if you can. And what better way to his heart, than through his stomach. So if you're lucky enough to spend time with your dad on 21 June, here's some easy recipes to rustle him up a meal to remember.

Starters
Pea and mint soup in a bowl with an infused mint oil drizzle on top
Soups and starters

Pea and mint soup 

As one of the best flavour combinations, pea and mint is perfect for summer dishes. Brighten your day with this vibrant and refreshing soup, perfect served alone or with crusty bread.

Two bowls filled with the spiced carrot and orange soup
Soups and starters

Spiced carrot and orange soup 

This soup dish is perfect as a flavourful starter, a simple lunch, or a hearty dinner. Packed with vegetables and spices, it's a soup that everyone will love.

Squash, balsamic onions and walnut bruschetta
Light Bites

Squash, balsamic onions and walnut bruschetta 

Try this smooth, nutty squash hummus with sweet and sour onions, for a taste of something different.

Greek salad with feta, tomatoes, olives and cucmber
Light Bites

Greek Salad 

A delicious, light salad that is the perfect summer accompaniment. Ideal with our lemon and oregano chicken skewers recipe, or as a stand-alone dish.

Main course
Beef, ale and horseradish cobbler
Main courses

Beef, ale and horseradish cobbler 

Development Chef, Clive Goudercourt, has created a recipe for beef, ale and horseradish cobbler inspired by award winning produce.

Pea and feta salad
Main courses

Pea and feta salad 

A lovely light salad for the new season, fresh with peas and cleansing mint seasoned with salty feta cheese.

Make a pizza with a funny face
Main courses

Pizza 

There's nothing more rewarding or fun than making your own homemade pizza. Whether you want a pizza for one or something to get the whole family involved, why not give this recipe a go?

Sausage and fennel seed pasta
Main courses

Sausage and fennel seed pasta 

This quick and simple pasta dish, is the ultimate in versatile comfort food. Make it with meat or vegetarian sausages, mix up the spices or use wheat free pasta to create this fragrant bowl of goodness.

Goats cheese tabbouleh recipe from the National Trust Cookbook.
Main courses

Goat's cheese tabbouleh salad 

A modern twist on the classic mezze salad, packed with fresh mint, topped with sweet pomegranate and creamy goat’s cheese.

Pudding
Salted caramel mousse
Puddings

Salted caramel mousse 

Rich, creamy and delightfully easy to make, this salted caramel mousse will be sure to impress your guests when the time for pudding rolls around.

Three pots containing the cheesecake with the biscuit base and rhubarb compote onto
Puddings

Rhubarb and ginger cheesecake pot 

Want to try something new? These fruity rhubarb and ginger cheesecake pots are perfect for an after dinner treat.

Plate of pre cut Bakewell slices with pot of raspberry jam to dip in
Cakes and bakes

Bakewell slice 

Whether you fancy a cheeky afternoon snack or something a little more indulgent for dessert, this delicious Bakewell slice if perfect for any occasion.