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.

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…

Gourmet Hot Dogs

Gourmet Hot DogsMakes: 4Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesEMAIL PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  4 good quality sausages 4 hot dog rolls 2 medium red onions 1 red chilli 1/2 tsp salt To taste freshly ground pepper 120g California Prunes 150ml California Prune Juice 1 star anise 1 tsp honeyDIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan…

Wensleydale Cheese & California Prune Rarebit Toastie

Wensleydale Cheese & California Prune Rarebit ToastiePrune 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…

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with California Prunes

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with California PrunesPrune 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, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by…