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, Orange and Cranberry Mincemeat Tart

California Prune, Orange and Cranberry Mincemeat TartChef Peter Sidwell’s twist on a traditional mince pie using California Prunes, oranges and cranberries to bring a rich, tangy nuance to complement the sweetness of mincemeat Makes: 6-8Prep Time: 20 minutes + 30 minutes chilling timeCook Time: 25-30 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  For the filling: 250g mincemeat 75g…

Moroccan Flatbread with Halloumi and Pomegranate with Lime

Moroccan Flatbread with Halloumi and Pomegranate with LimeMakes: 4Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  1 large flatbread 1 lemon 1 red onion 1 red chilli 2 peaches 1 mango 80g California Prunes 1 lime 1 bunch spring onions 1 block halloumi cheese 1 pomegranate 3 tbsp olive oil 1 handful fresh…

Feta, California Prune & Pine Nut Tart

Feta, California Prune & Pine Nut TartMakes: 6Prep Time: 20 minsCook Time: 40 minsEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  4 10′ wholemeal tortilla wraps 130g California Prunes, chopped 30g roasted pine nuts 5 free range eggs 300ml semi-skimmed milk 200g 0% fat Greek yoghurt 2 spring onions salt to taste pepper to taste oregano to taste and…

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Sesame Noodles

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Sesame NoodlesMakes: 4Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  2 x 200g chicken breasts 50g sesame seeds 2 eggs 40g plain flour 2 tbsp oil 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper 1 green pepper 4 stems of sprouting broccoli 1 thumb of ginger 2 spring onions 1…

Gingerbread with California Prunes

Gingerbread with California PrunesMakes: 16Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 40 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  175g plain white flour 100g porridge oats 1tsp bicarbonate of soda 2tsp ground ginger 250g butter 275g soft brown sugar 1 thumb fresh ginger 3 pieces candied ginger 150g chopped California PrunesDIRECTIONS Place both flours, oats, soda and ground ginger into…

California Prune and Fennel Seed Bread

California Prune and Fennel Seed BreadMakes: 10Prep Time: 2 hoursCook Time: 40 minutes EMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  350g strong white bread flour 7g dried yeast 10g salt 1tbsp fennel seed 150g California Prunes, chopped 300-350ml waterDIRECTIONS Pour both flours into a mixing bowl with the yeast and salt. Mix together using your hand to blend all…

Irish Porter Cake with California Prunes

Irish Porter Cake with California PrunesMakes: 10Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  175g butter or margarine 300g mixed dried fruit 150g California Prunes, roughly chopped 250ml Guiness 1 tsp ground mixed spice 1 orange – juice & zest only 4 large eggs 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 300g plain flourDIRECTIONS…