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.

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,…

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…