We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Here are some of our chefs' and local experts' favourites

Spiced toffee apple cake
Got an appetite for apples?

Harvest season is here — the perfect time to taste different varieties of apples, so have a go at adding some into a few of our tasty recipes.  And if apples aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other harvest treats to try in our recipe round up below.

National Trust Vegetable Tagine

Vegetarian and vegan recipes 

Whether you're looking for delicious vegetarian or vegan recipes, we have all the inspiration you need. Take a look at our top meat-free and dairy-free recipes.

Visitors rolling out biscuit dough in the National Trust kitchen at Attingham Park

Family-friendly bakes to try at home 

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of our top recipes to try with the kids. Quick, easy and delicious, these cakes, biscuits and savoury snacks will be sure to keep hands busy and tummies happy.

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Crab-apple leather

This recipe produces a tasty apple snack that keeps for five months in an airtight container.


Mount Stewart’s chocolate and rosewater cake

This luxurious chocolate and rose cake from Mount Stewart is perfect for any occasion. With a delicate balance of flavours and sweetness, this decadent cake will get everyone talking.


Summer berry rippled panna cotta

Fresh, fruity and simple to make, this berry panna cotta is perfect for summer and will bring a taste of Italy to your table.



This quick and simple tzatziki recipe is a refreshing yoghurt dip that's a perfect accompaniment to salads and kebabs.


Herb pistou

This vibrant green pistou is great to add to pasta, salads or as a marinade for chicken and fish.


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.


Pickled radish and vegetable slaw

Why not try this crisp, crunchy and refreshing salad that makes a great accompaniment for a barbecue or alfresco dinner. The peppery bite of the radishes' pack a unique punch to this colourful side salad.


Cheese and bacon twists

What could be better than making your own homemade cheese and bacon twists? Try our easy and delicious recipe that'll leave you wanting to eat more than just one.


Broccoli & cheese filo parcel

Make this creamy mix of sour, salty cheese and fresh broccoli in crispy pastry