Recipe Ideas

This page is still under development.  We plan to include here some simple recipes that you can use to make the best of Somerset produce.  Nothing fancy, just good, traditional food.

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Dorset Apple Cake (Submitted by Helen Upshall in Brighton)

  • 225g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 225g plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 115g butter -  diced
  • 165g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F (Gas Mark 4).
  2. Grease and line a 7" round cake tin.
  3. Toss the apple with the lemon juice and set aside.  Sift the flour and baking powder together then rub in the butter, until the mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir 115g of the sugar, the apple and the egg, mix well, adding a little of the milk at a time to make a soft doughy mix.
  5. Transfer into your tin.
  6. In a bowl, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over the cake mix.
  7. Bake for 45-50mins. leave to cool in the tin for 10mins, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.