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Gooseberry, rhubarb and elderflower jam

Gooseberry, rhubarb and elderflower jam

Shirlee Posner of foodie blog Eat Surrey combines three of summer's best flavours in this delightfully seasonal jam. It's a great way of using up a bumper crop of home-grown gooseberries and rhubarb, or why not pick your own at a farm near you? Shirlee recommends this jam for topping banana scones, layering cakes or simply smothered on toast.

Corn fed breast of chicken with charred baby vegetables, white onion purée and thyme jus

Corn fed breast of chicken with charred baby vegetables, white onion purée and thyme jus

This recipe is pretty straightforward to rustle up for a dinner party while incorporating a few 'cheffy' elements. The flavours are terrific and it works really well - so get set to impress.

Roasted strawberries with balsamic vinegar and vanilla crème fraîche

Roasted strawberries with balsamic vinegar and vanilla crème fraîche

The combination of sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar with juicy strawberries, delicately vanilla-scented crème fraîche and crisp shortbread is a twist on that British summer favourite, strawberries and cream.

Wilted watercress and squid sauté

Wilted watercress and squid sauté

Easy to prepare, fresh and zingy, this summery salad recipe by chef Lisa King of The Elsted Inn near Midhurst combines the sweetness of fresh watercress and sautéed squid with the brininess of fried capers for a delicious lunch or starter.

Sea bass in a bag with fresh herb citrus sauce

Sea bass in a bag with fresh herb citrus sauce

Sea bass has only fairly recently surfaced from the culinary depths, and hurrah for that. With its sweet flesh and ability to take on flavours, it works really well in this quick and easy recipe which doesn't require so much as a single pan! And, what's more, sea bass is found off the British coastline, so look out for them in your fishmonger's local catch.

Malthouse loaf by The Epsom Bakehouse

Malthouse loaf by The Epsom Bakehouse

This Real Bread Week why not try your hand at making your own loaf? Rhiannon Abbott from The Epsom Bakehouse uses her favourite malted flour in this simple Real Bread recipe, and suggests adding in seeds (pre-soaked in water) for added crunch.

Gluten free chocolate beetroot brownies

Gluten free chocolate beetroot brownies

These deliciously moreish chocolate brownies conceal a surprising secret ingredient - beetroot! The beets help keep the brownies moist and gooey, just the way brownies should be. Best of all, they're gluten free, so they're ideal for coeliacs and those with a gluten intolerance. Try them today!

Sussex stewed steak by Miss Foodwise Regula Ysewijn

Sussex stewed steak by Miss Foodwise Regula Ysewijn

Belgian food blogger and self-confessed Britophile Regula Ysewijn of Miss Foodwise shares her recipe for traditional slow-cooked Sussex stewed steak - perfect for taking the chill off of those chilly early spring evenings. Regula recommends using Sussex Red or English Longhorn beef for really authentic flavour, and enjoying with a good stout, porter or ale!

Truffled mutton cutlets by chef Jon Fell

Truffled mutton cutlets by chef Jon Fell

Chef Jon Fell describes his indulgent mutton recipe as "ridiculously over the top but well worth the effort". Truffles are optional but highly recommended - if you're lucky you might even be able to get hold of summer truffles foraged in Surrey and Sussex. If not, try replacing it with a few drops of truffle oil for that unmistakeable flavour.

White chocolate éclairs with hedgerow jam and mascarpone custard by Shirlee Posner

White chocolate éclairs with hedgerow jam and mascarpone custard by Shirlee Posner

Decorated with crystallized rose and violet petals and a few chopped pistachio nuts, these éclairs look stunning and make a lovely handmade treat for special occasions. Presented in wrapped box gives the extra wow factor!