Olive Oil Christmas Cake

I’ve been playing around with the recipe for an Olive Oil Christmas Cake the past few years and I think I might have finally cracked it with this one. With no sugar and no flour, this cake is chock full of fruit and nuts and goes perfectly with a cup of tea. Macerated...

Lemon Olive Oil Polenta Cake

This intense, lemony cake works equally well plain as afternoon tea or as a dessert alongside some berries and a dollop of cream or yoghurt. For the cake: 200g caster sugar 3 large eggs 150mls Dunford Drove Extra Virgin Olive Oil Zest of 2 lemons 200g ground almonds...

Hazelnut Truffles

These truffles are inspired by my friend Heather, who suggested hazelnut paste would be good in truffles and told me her Mum always rolled her truffles in chopped hazelnuts. Here’s what we came up with at Dunford Grove. This is a very handy recipe for using up...

Bid’s Bird Bread

My friend Peter gave me this wonderful recipe to try. Serve the crackers up as a healthy snack with drinks alongside a bowl of Guacamole or on a cheeseboard. It’s the easiest thing and so delicious, even on their own as a chip substitute – great for gluten free folk...

Hazelnut Panforte

Panforte, or Sienna Cake as it is often known, is a handy thing to have in the fridge over the Christmas season. It keeps really well in the fridge tightly wrapped in foil. Sliced into thin slivers and served with an after dinner coffee, it’s a delicious finish to a...

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Helen from Moorpark & Mulberry shared this recipe with me recently. The flavour of our new season Extra Virgin Olive Oil is strong enough to come through the dark chocolate intensity of this moist cake. 200g 72% dark chocolate 125ml Dunford Grove Extra Virgin...