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Spicy apple cake

Spicy apple cake

Dorset is known for its delicious apples and what better way to use that glut of windfalls than with this delicious spicy apple cake recipe. Served with a dollop of cream and washed down with a cup of tea or a glass of mulled cider, spicy apple cake is the ideal winter treat to share with friends and family.

Spiced beef with roasted heritage beetroot

Spiced beef with roasted heritage beetroot

Perfect for those chilly autumn evenings, this spiced beef with roasted heritage beetroot dish from Eat Surrey's Shirlee Posner celebrates the produce available from Local Food Britain member Secretts of Milford

Warm apple cakes

Warm apple cakes

Quick and easy recipe for warm apple cakes. This recipe from Garsons at Esher makes great use of seasonal ingredients from their Pick Your Own fields. Enjoy warm from the oven, dusted with icing sugar and served with crème fraiche and fresh blackberries.

Hill House Farm’s smoked pig’s cheeks

Hill House Farm’s smoked pig’s cheeks

Slowly smoked over glowing embers with a chunk of your favourite wood renders Hill House Farm’s pig’s cheeks, seasoned well in The Salt Box’s tasty BBQ Barn Blend, into delicate and tender morsels of meat, perfect for tucking into a taco, eaten on toast with pickles and chutney or crisped up and scattered over a salad.

Hill House Farm’s Pastrami beef short ribs

Hill House Farm’s Pastrami beef short ribs

Hill House Farm’s smoked beef short ribs coated in The Salt Box’s Pastrami Seasoning are a joy to barbecue - full to the brim with toasted coriander and the warming spices of peppercorns and mustard. They are ideal to serve with piles of potato wedges and some fermented or pickled veg.

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

A delicious Italian vegetable traybake covered in a cheesy batter and baked with fresh thyme and chilli. Normally made with courgettes, this recipe is adapted to use Surrey asparagus (sourced by recipe creator Shirlee Posner from Secretts of Milford) along with delicate courgette flowers. Perfect for lunch with salad, for picnics or as part of a buffet.

Hollandaise asparagus with poached egg

Hollandaise asparagus with poached egg

English asparagus is a superstar of the local food scene. English asparagus is hailed by chefs as the best in the world. Our climate allows the stems to develop slowly, producing a full, sweet flavour and a fine, tender texture. Lots of Surrey's farm shops and grocery stores stock it. The asparagus season officially starts on St George's Day, April 23, but many farm shops such as Priory Farm at South Nutfield have it in stock earlier than that.

Easy Pasta Bake from Fair Dinkum Fare chilli sauces

Easy Pasta Bake from Fair Dinkum Fare chilli sauces

Fair Dinkum Fare’s Mark Beale loves this Pasta Bake recipe because it is easy and delicious. “I make it for gatherings of family or friends and I always get requests to make it again. It is a great dish to make with your children to help them learn how to cook. Your children could make it on their own if they have done some food technology in high school.” This easy pasta bake recipe makes a family meal that you can serve with crusty bread and a salad.

Mother's Day Bundt Cake

Mother's Day Bundt Cake

Make your mother's day special with a lovingly baked raspberry and rose Bundt cake. This recipe from Local Food Surrey member and How to Cook Good Food's Laura Scott even won her a #bestofpinterest award!

Slow roasted lamb shank with port and redcurrant Jus

Slow roasted lamb shank with port and redcurrant Jus

This recipe was designed exclusively for us by John Walter, Head Chef and Manager of The Lakeside Restaurant at the University of Surrey. What better way to celebrate start of spring than with new season lamb? The slow cooking makes the lamb shank beautifully tender and the port and redcurrant jus adds a lovely fruity richness to the dish.