Recipes

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.

Rhubarb grown in the recreated C19th garden at The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
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Frosted spiced beetroot cake

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, North Yorkshire

Looking for a new idea for your beetroot harvest? Try this favourite from the Beningbrough walled garden restaurant

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Spinach, bacon and Stilton salad

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.

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Wholemeal scones

Houghton Mill and Waterclose Meadows, Cambridgeshire

Make a healthier version of an old favourite using stoneground wholemeal flour from Houghton Mill.

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Mince pie scones

Flatford, Suffolk

Christmas isn't Christmas without one of these scones. The team at Flatford have come up with a twist on this festive classic, the perfect bake for when you've got friends and family around.

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Apple cinnamon bun

Try our recipe for apple cinnamon bun - a tasty tea-time treat with a luxury caramel sauce.

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Ministry of Food Christmas cake

Croome, Worcestershire

A recommended recipe from the Ministry of Food both in 1947 and again in 1948 - the ingredients make a very acceptable fruit cake.

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Venison stew

Croome, Worcestershire

Try this recipe at home for some hearty winter food.

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Get a taste for Killerton's cider this Christmas

Killerton, Devon

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.

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Mince pies

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.

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Dudmaston Mincemeat Loaf

Dudmaston, Shropshire

Wondering what to do with that extra jar of mincemeat? Why not try our Dudmaston Mincemeat Loaf?

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Raised turkey and bacon pies

Make a batch of yummy individual-size pies stuffed with turkey and bacon - perfect for a filling lunch after a winter walk.

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Sticky ginger and satsuma cake

Try our warming sticky ginger and satsuma cake recipe.

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Bodiam Castle's Festive slice

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Our Festive slice is a firm favourite with our visitors here at Bodiam Castle. It's a great alternative to the usual mince pie.

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Upton's Traditional Christmas Pudding

Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire

Tasty and traditional, Upton's Christmas pudding is a welcome treat for visitors to the Pavilion Restaurant.

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Smoky turkey and squash gratin

Our smoky turkey and squash gratin recipe is a winter vegetable winner.

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Cranberry sauce

A sweet and delicious cranberry sauce that you can try making for the perfect condiment to go with your festive turkey.

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Wartime carrot cake

Croome, Worcestershire

Why not try out wartime carrot cake recipe - a perfect treat to accompany a warming cuppa.

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Victoria sandwich

A great addition to a summer picnic hamper, the Victoria sandwich is a recipe that every budding baker should master.