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, Fennel Seed and Sage Sausage Rolls

California Prune, Fennel Seed and Sage Sausage RollsMakes: 12 Prep Time: 15-20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  250g packet of puff pastry 500g Cumberland sausages 150g chopped California Prunes 1 peeled and finely diced apple 4 sage leaves 1/2 nutmeg, grated 1 large egg, lightly whisked 1tsp fennel seedsDIRECTIONS Cut the block of…

California Prunes and Peanut Butter Traybake

California Prunes and Peanut Butter TraybakeMakes: 12 slicesPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15-20 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  125g California Prunes 125g butter 150g dark brown sugar 4 eggs 125g peanut butter 250g plain flour 30ml espresso 12 whole California Prunes DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 170°C In a food processor, blend the California Prunes and…

California Prune Rippled Ice Cream

California Prune Rippled Ice CreamMakes: 4 servingsPrep Time: 10 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  150g good quality vanilla ice cream 10 California Prunes 100 ml boiling waterDIRECTIONS Take the vanilla ice cream out of the freezer and leave to soften a little. In a food processor, blend the California Prunes and water together until you create…

California Prunes Chicken Supreme with Brandy Sauce

California Prunes Chicken Supreme with Brandy SauceMakes: 4 servingsPrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  2 rashers smoked bacon 1-2 tbsp olive oil 4 x 160g chicken breasts 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp black pepper, freshly milled 6 shallots, peeled 1 tbsp rosemary 1 tbsp thyme 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 150g…

Scotch California Prunes

Scotch California PrunesWe’ve been a little bit creative with this recipe… Scotch California Prunes! These delicious savoury snacks are the perfect addition to your picnic out in the beautiful sunshine. The California Prunes might be a surprise, but they definitely turn a good recipe into a great one! Texture & flavour were our priority in…

Cheese Scones with Sichuan California Prune Chutney

Cheese Scones with Sichuan California Prune ChutneyEverybody loves a classic cheese scone & chutney. Well we’ve taken it to the next level: cheese scones with the most delicious California Prune chutney! The perfect match to take on your picnic. You’ll never go back to store bought chutney again! Makes: 8Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 20-25…

California Prune Biscotti

California Prune BiscottiDelicious biscotti, dunked in a cup of coffee whilst sitting out in the sun…perfection! For extra flavour and texture, we’ve added deliciously, but naturally, sweet California Prunes to our biscotti and, let me tell you, they are amazing! This is a recipe you’ll definitely want to try! Makes: 25 biscottiPrep Time: 15-20 minutesCook…

California Prune, Ginger and Green Tea Fruit Cake

California Prune, Ginger and Green Tea Fruit CakeMakes: 6-8Prep Time: 2-3 1/2 hours (or overnight)Cook Time: 90 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS250ml green tea 250g California Prunes 200g mixed dried fruit 3tsp chopped fresh rosemary 2 lemons, zest 50ml stem ginger syrup 50g brown sugar 100g caster sugar 100g stem ginger 80g California Prunes purée 1…