We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Take a look through all of our recipes for some culinary inspiration.
'Tis the season to be jolly, with Calke's take on a classic Christmas cake.
Long before the small, fruit mince pies we enjoy today came into fashion, a mince pie used to be a large pie, containing meat. Our recipe harks back to this tradition and uses real meat in addition to raisins, currants and prunes
These delightful Christmas cupcakes are perfect for a festive buffet. Get creative and see who can create the best decorations out of ready-to-roll icing.
Why not try Belton's interesting twist on a classic, the Yule Feuille?
Try this historic Christmas pudding and brandy butter recipe from Waddesdon Manor.
This fudgy, rich and indulgent cake is perfect as an alternative to a Christmas fruit cake for those who aren’t keen on dried fruit.
Our Festive slice is a firm favourite with our visitors here at Bodiam Castle. It's a great alternative to the usual mince pie.
This is a simple pudding that requires no time to mature so can be made as little as a week before its required or indeed made the same day and served fresh.
Turkey was traditionally gilded to make it look more appetising. Find out how to make the most of your turkey with our easy-to-follow recipe and give your turkey a gilded glow.
Take inspiration from one of the grand houses in the South West, and create a National Trust gingerbread house.
Try our recipe for real mincemeat mince pies - a historic recipe of times gone by.
Enjoy a great meal this Christmas with our recipe for turkey and gravy. It'll feed the whole family with some spare.
A tasty treat for those who might not fancy a Christmas pudding after their turkey this year. Strictly speaking it's frozen yoghurt, but it's so tasty, why not give it a try?
Left it late to do your Christmas baking? Never fear this recipe gives great results at the last minute.
This indulgent but simple recipe from Lady Brunner's collection is a perfect treat that will look beautiful on your table for all the festivities.
We've found this well-loved festive recipe in Lady Brunner's collection of recipe books. Learn how to make this warming winter treat in your own home.
Wondering what to do with that extra jar of mincemeat? Why not try our Dudmaston Mincemeat Loaf?
Make a batch of yummy individual-size pies stuffed with turkey and bacon - perfect for a filling lunch after a winter walk.
This is a traditional festive dish, which is quick and easy to prepare. A great alternative to turkey if you'd like something simpler on Christmas Day
Have a go at making our tasty gingerbread men ideal for the festive season
The lemon trees in Ickworth's Orangery were the inspiration for these scones. Top with pumpkin seeds and lemon juice for a refreshing twist.
Try this delicious smoked salmon and cream cheese mousse with a hint of citrus for your pre-turkey Christmas starter.
Cheese scones are one of our favourite recipes at Felbrigg, here is the recipe for you to try out for yourself at home, straight out of the National Trust Cookbook.
This light cake contains no refined sugar at all, the sweetness all comes from a whole jar of Charlecote honey.
Why not try our Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake Cake recipe for yourself at home?
Taken from the National Trust Family Cookbook, this simple spread is the perfect toast topper or treat.
Try our recipe from Moseley Old Hall for this British classic. Enjoy hot out of the oven with lashings of cream and jam.
This hearty salad from our Cookbook includes iron-rich spinach and protein-filled eggs whilst smoky bacon and stilton provide a dash of indulgence. It’s a good recipe for using up fridge leftovers.
Try our warming and tasty vegetable curry one pot at home.
Taken from Claire Thomson's National Trust Family Cookbook, this satisfying, family-friendly recipe works equally well as a hearty side or a standalone dish.
Our smoky turkey and squash gratin recipe is a winter vegetable winner.
Try our tasty kebabs using ingredients from our 2016 Fine Farm Produce Award winners, Conygree Farm.
Learn how to cook this light and minty pasta dish, with cheese and citrus. This recipe has been developed in collaboration with our Food Ambassador, Claire Thomson.
Seasonal greens in a spicy coconut broth make this Green Thai spring vegetable soup a family favourite.
Make your own delicious Victorian gingerbread at home with this National Trust recipe from Mr Straw's House.
Make your own cider cake with this National Trust recipe from Hanbury Hall.
Try your hand at making a bit of Wet Nelly, a cake with a big history and a firm favourite at Speke Hall.
Why not freshen up your liqueur cabinet this year and try something a little different? At our shop, you can find our sparkling and still cider, produced with the apples grown on the estate.
Ahh the smell of Christmas baking...Try our traditional mince pie recipe this year. It makes 50 mince pies, so it's great for feeding a crowd of friends and family at Christmas.
This great recipe is for a simple treat that Lady Brunner often used, that is easy to follow and very quick. Why not give it a go,
A great addition to a summer picnic hamper, the Victoria sandwich is a recipe that every budding baker should master.
A light and spicy dessert with orange and star anise - ideal for using pears from your garden.
A rich and gooey chocolate and hazelnut fudge cake, which is great fun for baking with kids.
This delicious tart is packed with the taste of summer, whatever time of the year it is.
A staple National Trust favourite, why not try making our famous fruit scones at home?
The Wild Garlic grown in abundance at Ickworth inspired this months Scone of the Month. Top with cream cheese and chilli jam for a mouth watering treat
A family-friendly recipe jam-packed with flavour, taken from The National Trust Family Cookbook by Claire Thomson.
This scrumptious salad is sure to fill you full of beans to get you ready for all that lies ahead in 2017
Tuck into a tempting treat this autumn as our hearty crumble makes those cold nights crumble away...
Learn how to make an old favourite, ideal for following a Sunday roast.
Try our fluffly fruit scones, created using ingredients from our 2016 Fine Farm Produce Award winners, Wimpole Estate and Low Sizergh Farm.
Sweet and crumbly Viennese fingers are sandwiched with cherry jam and dipped in chocolate, ideal with a cuppa.
Try out this delicious stew, flavoured with delicate spices.
Taken from The Hedgerow Cookbook by Ginny Knox and Caro Wilson, this recipe produces a tasty apple snack that keeps for five months in an airtight container.
Make this creamy mix of sour, salty cheese and fresh broccoli in crispy pastry
This delicious quick jam is simple to make and will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Try out Head Chef Dave's delicious summer frittata recipe
Make your own delicious rhubarb cake with this National Trust recipe from Hanbury Hall.
Try using foraged blackberries for this delicious cheesecake recipe from the kitchen at Coughton Court.
Use fresh rhubarb in this recipe and enjoy a taste of Longshaw in your own home.
Try this scone recipe shared by the bakers at Charlecote Park. Don't forget to enjoy with some jam from the shop.
Make your own delicious Emberday Tart with this National Trust recipe from Canons Ashby.
Have a go at making our cinnamon and lemon buns using the National Trust Cookbook recipe, guaranteed to become a favourite teatime treat.
Try this seasonal, easy-to-make gingerbread recipe from our food ambassador, Claire Thomson.
A lightly spiced salad dish with seasonal roasted cauliflower and juicy pomegranate seeds.
Using seasonal game, this hearty recipe is perfect for warming you up on an autumn evening.
Try this tasty belly pork and caramelised apply wedges and boulangere pots recipe to set your taste-buds tingling.
Our pea, lettuce and mint soup is the perfect summer dish - light and fresh with a delicate green colour.
A fresh and vibrant salad for the summer, ideal when using home-grown tomatoes - especially heritage varieties.
Saving City Mill one brownie at a time. Discover this delicious recipe, written for our fundraising campaign, and get involved. Perhaps you could sell a batch at a bake sale and donate your profits, or stop by the Mill to pick up a recipe card.
An attractive and delicious sweet treat, making the most of seasonal rhubarb.
When the first tang of autumn in the air, this rich and comforting braised beef in a smooth sauce is one to beat.
Try this brownie recipe for a delicious autumn treat.
Try Sissinghurst's sweet and simple tart made with raw British honey, for a taste of something special.
This warming winter pud is made using St Clement's curd from our shop. Why not give this popular dish a try at home?
Enjoy a lasting taste of your visit to Brimham Rocks when you buy a jar of locally made bilberry jam in our shop and bake it into this delicious warming pud.
Pick up a pack of Charlecote venison and try out this casserole recipe.
Make your own courgette, lime and ginger cake with this National Trust recipe from Lyveden.
Forage for water mint in Carding Mill Valley to make these cupcakes.
Apricots would have been a rare treat in Elizabeth Birkett's day, possibly given as a gift from a great house with the means to grow them, like a hot wall. Try this treat she made with them.
Get a taste of a bygone era with this recipe for a sticky Georgian sweet treat.
Sausage and mash is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and will have your friends and family coming back for seconds every time.
Eton mess is a classic summer dessert that is quick, easy and tastes great. Grab some fresh berries from the garden and enjoy.
Rich crumbly fruit cake, sumptuous icing and a classic design. We’ll help you make a marvellous twelfth night cake with this recipe from the kitchen at National Trust Stowe – well, it wouldn't be Christmas without it.
Impress your guests this Christmas with a festive favourite from the Landemare café at Chartwell. This easy to follow recipe is sure to get everyone's mouths watering.
Try our simple Lanhydrock mince pies recipe which makes this essential festive treat easy for you to make this Christmas.
One of our best sellers in the cafe this December and a perfect accompaniment to a hot drink after a chilly walk around the garden.
Why not try one of our Kedleston favorites at home? Here's a recipe for the ever popular Kedleston Marmalade Cake which can be traced back to the Great Kitchen here at Kedleston in the 18th Century!
Try the recipe and watch our video on how to make a warming ginger and satsuma cake recipe - the perfect recipe to beat the winter blues.
Learn how to make these delicious chocolate brownies, as featured in our National Trust Cookbook.
Have a go at cooking our honeyed pork casserole, straight from our Spring menu.
Enjoy a slice of Sussex apple cake from Standen this autumn or make your own with our recipe.
Enjoy Standen’s take on the hugely popular Banoffee Pie in the form of a traybake.
Straight from our autumn menu, try this deliciously indulgent flourless bake.
Have a look at this special summer time treat that is sure to refresh you.
Try out Lady Brunner's gingerbread, as featured in the latest National Trust Whats On guide.
Suffolk is well known for its fruit growing- especially apples. At Ickworth we historically had over 200 varieties of apple planted in the walled garden. Try our recipe for yourself.
Try our recipe for a goats cheese and beetroot salad - the perfect light bite for warmer days.
Try this warming pork dish from the National Trust's Cookbook; a great recipe using ingredients from our 2017 Fine Farm Produce Award winners Conygree Farm in Gloucestershire.
Jam-packed with flavour, this summery recipe is ideal for spicing up family dinners.
A lovely light salad, served with citrus mayonnaise for a zingy, summer taste.
Blended whole clementines, eggs and almonds bind beautifully to make a moist cake with an intense, almost marmalade-like flavour. This recipe is super easy but really memorable; make this for your friends and family, and they’ll all want the recipe.
An exciting twist on a comforting classic - delicious crispy smoked mackerel fishcake served with seasonal pickled vegetables and a smooth celeriac remoulade.
A lovely light salad for the new season, fresh with peas and cleansing mint seasoned with salty Feta cheese.
Looking for a light afternoon treat? Try our tea soaked fruit cake; made with our exclusive National Trust tea from Clipper
Celebrate this years 300th birthday anniversary of 'Capability' Brown with a recipe to make a deliciously squidgy brownie at home.
Finish off your dinner party with a whisky flavoured dessert that would be sure to get Churchill's mouth watering.
Try out a delicious summer stew recipe as made by Buckland's Head Chef Dave.
A recipe dating back from when the Bankes family lived at Kingston Lacy, the Florentine slice is the perfect Christmas treat. This rich, gooey cake contains no flour, so is ideal for people who cannot eat wheat.
Enjoy this seasonal, slow baked sandwich with garlic mayonnaise.
Poached eggs and spinach with a delicious cream and tomato sauce.
A celebration cake with orange layered sponge topped with an orange frosting. One slice or two?
Inspired by Persian cuisine, discover this warming curry from local chef, Simi Rezai-Ghassemi.
Try our recipe for a delicious goat's cheese and spinach quiche
We collect our apples and use them in our cakes and bakes. Try this recipe for yourself.
Make your own Strawberry Victoria Sponge with this National Trust recipe from White Peak.
Our crunchy peanut butter cake is a popular treat in our tea-room; follow this recipe and make your own.
These ancient cakes are thought to have been eaten to celebrate an announcement of marriage. They are delicate and delicious and the recipe is from Elizabeth Birkett's book.
Give our new Cookbook recipe for a crowd-pleasing, crunchy-topped apple and rhubarb crumble a go.
Follow our fabulous Cookbook recipe to make a gorgeously autumnal soup.
This potato and onion soup recipe is full of fresh ingredients and tastes delicious.
Why not try one of our chefs' recipes at home? It's delicious recipe for chicken in a honey, mustard and lemon sauce.
This twist on a classic is a great festive treat that you can make with the kids, and is simple to follow.
The undisputed king of the tea room and a firm favourite regardless of the weather. Follow this simple recipe to make your very own.
Try our Mexican style pork one pot in the conmofrt of your own kitchen.
Try making our bitter cocoa and sweet orange bread - it's a tasty twist on our usual bakes.
Autumn is the perfect time for walks through the garden and estate and what better way to treat yourself after than a slice of Standen lavender cake. Pick up a slice in the café or make your own with this recipe.
Using seasonal squash this hearty soup is perfect for warming you up on a chilly autumn day.
Try this new twist on our classic bake. It's perfect for a picnic with friends and family.
A treat to tempt you this summer, made with fresh berries from our walled garden
With velvety gnocchi, creamy goats cheese and fresh greens, this recipe is a treat at any time of the year.
Make this deliciously unusual cheesecake - thyme and fruit, what's not to like?
This smoked mackerel rillette sandwich is the perfect light bite at any time of the day.
A summer recipe using seasonal mackerel. Perfect served with chips, potatoes or salad.
Try our wonderfully light coffee cake with a cocoa top - gluten and dairy free too! One from our Spring menu.
Try this twist on the traditional pudding from our development chef, Clive Goudercourt.
Try our recipe for apple cinnamon bun - a tasty tea-time treat with a luxury caramel sauce.
A recommended recipe from the Ministry of Food both in 1947 and again in 1948 - the ingredients make a very acceptable fruit cake.
Bake this easy fruit cake with cider from our Pantry shop.
Why not try out wartime carrot cake recipe - a perfect treat to accompany a warming cuppa.
A delicious mulberry jelly to compliment a seasonal dish.
Learn how to make the perfect sponge cake with this recipe from our development chef Clive Goudercourt
Victoria sponge cake is a classic favourite and one of the simplest sponge cake recipes. It is named after Queen Victoria, who is said to have eaten a slice of this with afternoon tea.
As the hedgerows fill with blackberries then head out, grab some and treat yourself to this seasonally sweet pudding from The Hedgerow Cookbook by Ginny Knox and Caro Wilson.
Packed with fresh herbs and nutty barley, this simple but tasty salad makes a satisfying autumnal lunch.
Make your own apple chutney at home with this National Trust recipe from Mr Straw's House.
Rich, sweet butternut with a spicy twist, this comforting soup makes a great autumnal lunch when served with hunks of sourdough bread.
Combining crunchy seasonal vegetables, chick peas and succulent salmon, a superfood containing omega-3, this texture rich salad is packed with goodness.
This light, creamy risotto is the perfect springtime dish to whip up for your loved ones. Alternatively, drop into our Courtyard Restaurant where it's available daily from 12noon until 2.30pm.
Make your own Fidget Pasty with this National Trust recipe from Attingham Park.
For Stephanie Couch, author of the blog 'A Cornish Mum', it wouldn't be Christmas without hot chocolate and home-made biscuits. Here's her chocolate chip shortbread recipe.
Make your own honey cake with this National Trust recipe from Hanbury Hall.
Get out and source fresh wild garlic for this tasty and healthy soup.
Use up any extra cauliflower with this recipe for Killerton Estate piccalilli from the Great British Vegetable Cookbook.
Learn how to make a wholesome and hearty chicken and mustard one pot.
If you haven't made your Christmas cake yet we've got a great recipe that's light and quick to make.
A sweet and delicious cranberry sauce that you can try making for the perfect condiment to go with your festive turkey.
The perfect Christmas beverage to celebrate the festive season.
This tasty dish is a great festive alternative. It's smothered in a runny honey glaze and uses peppercorns and garlic for creating a rich flavour.
Tuck into a seasonal dish with abit of a twist
Warm up with a National Trust twist on a family classic
This dish promises to make your evening special as you curl up in the warmth of your kitchen and tuck into something seasonal.