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 and Pistachio Rolls (Fig Roll)

California Prune and Pistachio Rolls (Fig Roll)Makes: 10Prep Time: 45 minsCook Time: 15 minsEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  110g plain white flour 1 zest of clementine 150g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 65g light muscovado sugar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 egg yolks 250g California Prunes chopped 2 tbsp clementine juice 50g chopped pistachiosDIRECTIONS…

California Prune Mince Pie Brownie

California Prune Mince Pie BrownieMakes: 10Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  350g dark chocolate 100g white chocolate chunks 250g butter 150g sugar 3 large eggs 100g self-raising flour zest of 1 orange 100g chopped California Prunes 4 mince pies chopped up into chunks 1/2 tsp of ground gingerDIRECTIONS Preheat the oven…

California Prune and Ginger Beer Cocktail

California Prune and Ginger Beer CocktailMakes: 4Prep Time: 5 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  200ml California Prune Juice 2 limes 4 shots of vodka 400-600ml fiery ginger beer Crushed iceDIRECTIONS To make this simple yet tasty cocktail, juice the limes and add to the vodka. Next pour in the California Prune Juice then add in lots…

Halloween Cookies with California Prunes

Halloween Cookies with California PrunesMakes: 6Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  150g butter or margarine 80g caster sugar 2 tbsp vanilla extract 1 large free range egg 225g plain flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) 200g dark chocolate chips Fried egg sweetsDIRECTIONS Pre heat the oven to 170°c Mix together…

Halloween Pond Water

Halloween Pond WaterMakes: 6Prep Time: 15 minutes plus setting timeCook Time: 10 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  600ml California Prune juice 400ml apple juice 8 leaves vegetarian gelatine leaf Selection of spooky jelly sweets 8 white round hard sweets 1 decorating pen to create eye-ballsDIRECTIONS Place the California Prune Juice and apple juice into a large…

California Prune & Hazelnut Bread

California Prune & Hazelnut BreadMakes: 10Prep Time: 2 hoursCook Time: 30-40 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  250g malted / wholemeal flour 2 tbsp mixed seeds 1 tsp dried yeast 5g salt 90g chopped California Prunes 40g whole hazelnuts or walnuts 275ml waterDIRECTIONS Pour the malted and wholemeal flours together with the salt, seeds and yeast and…

California Prune and Candied Ginger Ice Cream

California Prune and Candied Ginger Ice CreamPrune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes.  When blended into a puree, California Prunes offer a useful fat replacer in…