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.

Chorizo Jam

Chorizo JamThis chutney is sweet, smoky and tangy. It’s the perfect accompaniment to cheese. I have been experimenting in the kitchen trying to create a delicious chutney without adding loads of sugar. By using California Prunes I have been able to achieve the same texture as a nice slow cooked chutney and the prunes have…

Banana, California Prune, Raspberry and Oatmeal Smoothie

Banana, California Prune, Raspberry and Oatmeal SmoothieMakes: 3Prep Time: 5 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  100g California Prunes 1 banana 100g raspberries 2 tbsp oats 1 lime 225ml waterDIRECTIONS Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into 3 large glasses with ice. AUTHOR Peter Sidwell California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell,…

Chocolate, California Prune and Banana Bread

Chocolate, California Prune and Banana BreadMakes: 16Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 1 hourEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  225ml low fat yoghurt 100g melted butter 250g peeled bananas 100g chopped California Prunes 75g dark chocolate chunks 1 lime 2 medium eggs 200g golden caster sugar 200g plain flour 50g wholemeal flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp…

California Prune and Passion Fruit Lollies

California Prune and Passion Fruit LolliesMakes: 5Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours freezing timeEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  100ml water 150ml California Prune juice 1 fresh mango 3 passion fruit 1 limeDIRECTIONS Place the peeled mango, California Prune juice, passion fruit and lime juice into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the liquid…

Coq au Vin with California Prunes and Shallots

Coq au Vin with California Prunes and ShallotsMakes: 4Prep Time: 55 minutesCook Time: 1 hourEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  2 tbsp of olive oil 12 California Prunes 5 garlic cloves, smashed 150g smoked streaky bacon diced 1 sprig of fresh thyme 350g chestnut mushrooms 200ml good red wine 200ml California Prune Juice 1 pint of chicken…

Turkey Leg stuffed with California Prunes, Walnut & Bacon

Turkey Leg stuffed with California Prunes, Walnut & BaconMakes: 6Prep Time: 45 minutesCook Time: 90 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS 1 large turkey leg, boned, sinews removed, ready for stuffing 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped 75g California Prunes, chopped 1 handful rosemary 8 sage leaves 45g walnuts, chopped 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon 1…

Ham glazed in California Prune Juice and Ginger

Ham glazed in California Prune Juice and GingerMakes: 10Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 2 hours 30 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  2kg gammon joint boned and rolled 1 litre water 1 litre California Prune juice 1 thumb size piece of ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 2 star aniseDIRECTIONS Place the gammon joint into a large saucepan,…