Browse through our blog posts to find out what life is like at Hoe Grange Holidays along with some great ideas for days out in the Peak District.
As you discovered in our previous blog David and I #LoveLocal food and eating out is one of our favourite past times. Food, glorious food, is even better when shared with friends and family at home. So as part of our fundraising for our special 10th anniversary year for our chosen charity Canine Partners I have decided to put together a favourite recipe cook book.
This is where we need your help. Have you got any recipes to write home about? We would love you to send us your favourite recipes, maybe a treasured family dish handed down to you by your mother, a classic with your own creative twist, a regional speciality, or something decidedly delicious, but simple to cook. You may have some fabulous top tips, or time saving shortcuts to share. It can be spicy or plain, anything from starters, mains, deserts, and baked breads to chutneys, cakes, and cocktails.
For a little inspiration and to get you thinking I will share one of my mother's recipes which is in the latter category of delicious, but extremely easy - in fact it's "simples" ! It is definitely retro and 1970's inspired, but none the less worthy of inclusion.
1 large tin of peach halves in juice
2 tablespoons brandy
2 tablespoons demerera sugar
2 tablespoons ground almonds
3oz ratafia biscuits
Drain the peaches (retaining the juice) and arrange in an ovenproof dish.
Add 4 tablespoons of the peach juice to the other ingredients and mix well.
Fill the peach halves with the mixture.
Pour over the remaining peach juice and bake in the oven at 150 for 20 minutes.
Serve cold with whipped cream, creme fraiche or ice cream.
I told you it was "simples" !!
I am sure David's entry is going to be his favourite pudding, (his mother's recipe which he regularly requests, but doesn't always get!), bread and butter pudding with a meringue topping.
So act now and send us your recipes to include in our charity fundraising recipe book - just e-mail email@example.com or pop in the post. Don't forget to send us any photos too and tell us why you chose the receipe, or who it was inspired by. Also if you have any inspirational ideas for a title for our recipe book let us know - maybe barking bakes, canine cookery, or delicious doggy dinners, or maybe something more sensible!
The cook book will be available later in the year and all proceeds will go to Canine Partners to help buy and train an assistance puppy. Not only will you be inspired to get creative in the kitchen and try out some exciting new recipes you will also be helping to make a real difference to someone's life.
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