Recipes

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

Goats cheese tabbouleh recipe from the National Trust Cookbook.
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, breads, biscuits and spreads will be sure to keep hands busy and tummies happy.

Squash, balsamic onions and walnut bruschetta

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 nine of our top meat-free and dairy-free recipes.

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Autumn Vegetarian Cobbler

A warming vegetable-based dish that's perfect as the days draw in.

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Raspberry and white chocolate mini sponge

Add a fruity twist to the classic sponge with this sweet and simple recipe. Deliciously bite-sized, with raspberry glaze and white chocolate drops, they’ll fit perfectly in lunch boxes and picnic hampers.

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Pork and chicken picnic pie

A light summer take on the traditional hand-raised pie. Follow our recipe for this richly-flavoured, chicken and pork picnic pie, wrapped in a crisp pastry crust. Perfect for any outdoor feast, from garden BBQs to picnics in the wild.

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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.

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Pea and mint pesto pasta

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.

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Rhubarb shortbread and ginger cream

An attractive and delicious sweet treat, making the most of seasonal rhubarb.

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Apple cinnamon bun

Try this apple cinnamon bun recipe for a tasty tea-time treat with a gloriously sticky caramel sauce.

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Mrs West's cake

This 17th-century cake recipe is from Elizabeth’s Birkett’s Commonplace Book, a handwritten collection of recipes from Townend house in Cumbria.

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Lemon drizzle cake

Fancy a lemon drizzle cake with a bit of a twist? Why not try adding mashed potato into the mix for an extra moist and flavourful cake.