California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results.
Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement.

Working from his new innovation centre in England’s beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.

California Prune Couscous Salad

California Prune Couscous SaladMakes: 4Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 20-30 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  150g couscous 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp dried mint 560ml hot vegetable stock 1 fennel bulb 150g California Prunes 1 lemon 30ml olive oil 1 pomegranate 1 handful fresh mint  DIRECTIONS Place the couscous…

Roasted Vegetables with a California Prune Glaze

Roasted Vegetables with a California Prune GlazeMakes: 4-6 peoplePrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 1 hour 10 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  3 sweet potatoes – peeled and cut into chunks 4 carrots – peeled and cut in half lengthways 2 parsnips – peeled and cut into quarters lengthways 2 red onions – peeled and cut into…

Spiced Lamb and California Prune Meatballs

Spiced Lamb and California Prune MeatballsMakes: 4Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  200g minced lamb 100g pork sausage meat 150g chopped California Prunes 2 tsp harissa paste 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp dried mint 1 lemon (zest for meatballs,juice to squeeze over before serving) 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1/2 tsp salt…

Californa Prunes Seeded Bread

Californa Prunes Seeded BreadAnother must try, delicious bread recipe from Peter Sidwell Makes: 1 loafPrep Time: 3-3 1/2 hoursCook Time: 30-40 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  150g strong white flour 350g rye flour 7g dried yeast 10g salt 100g California Prunes 375ml water 150g flax seedsDIRECTIONS Mix the flours, salt and yeast together in a mixing…

California Prunes and Sweet Potato Traybake

California Prunes and Sweet Potato TraybakeFor a low GI, healthy breakfast or anytime snack, try a slice of this traybake from Peter Sidwell Makes: 12 slicesPrep Time: 60 minutesCook Time: 25-30 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  260g sweet potato 250g oats 5 medium eggs 60g soft brown sugar 20g mixed seeds 300g California Prunes (chopped) 80g…

Fruity California Prune Smoothie

Fruity California Prune SmoothieThis vibrant smoothie with California Prunes will brighten up your day as well as giving you a healthy boost Makes: 2Prep Time: 5 minsEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  100g California Prunes 100g strawberries 100g raspberries 100g mango 175ml waterDIRECTIONS Wash and chop the strawberries and place in a blender Peel and chop the…

Banana Bread with California Prunes

Banana Bread with California PrunesMakes: Makes 4 loavesPrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 55 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  325g baking margarine 225g California Prune purée 300g golden caster sugar 8 eggs 500g self-raising flour 10g baking powder 20g white sesame seeds 10g black sesame seeds 8 ripe bananas – frozen, then blended to a puréeDIRECTIONS Pre-heat…

California Prunes Breakfast Muffins

California Prunes Breakfast MuffinsThese delicious breakfast muffins have had the amount of fat in them reduced by using some lovely California Prunes. Why not give them a try? Makes: 12 muffinsPrep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 20-25 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  For the muffin 100g chopped California Prunes 50g chopped and peeled apple 2 medium free-range…