Apple Crumble Slices Recipe

These are delicious cake slices, the taste of apple crumble in a cake bar to have with a cuppa as a treat, or as a dessert to eat hot after a meal.  They can be made ahead of time and kept in the cake tin – and they are so simple to make with apple … Read more

Bridget’s Delicious Apple and Cider Cake

We have been making this cake for as long as I can remember and we never get tired of it. One young man at a recent cider tasting and lunch we held for a Stag party said it was the best cake he had ever eaten and we are inclined to agree! People ask us … Read more

Parsnip, Apple and Cider Soup

This is a lovely warming soup, giving a wonderful mix of sweet and piquant flavours. It uses autumn seasonal veg and is suitable for Vegans. Best of all the whole family love it. PREPARATION TIME: 30 min COOKING TIME: 30 min INGREDIENTS: 1kg Parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks Olive Oil/vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped … Read more

Mulled Cider

Mulled cider is a traditional British spiced alcoholic drink made by heating sweet cider with spices. It is usual to drink mulled cider warm and it is often the drink of choice during winter celebrations like Christmas, Yuletide, Halloween and at Wassails. Mulled Cider has a long history in Britain where cider was much more … Read more

Somerset Pie

This is my twist on a traditional Somerset recipe. It serves 8 people and although the recipe may look daunting and is a little time consuming, it is actually quite easy and is truly delicious! It is not something to conjure up for a mid-week dinner but for a special occasion with friends or family, … Read more

Christmas Cider Gifts

We have lots of Welsh Craft Cider Gift Sets and Cider Hampers to suit every cider taste and budget – we deliver throughout Wales and the wider UK and you can add a gift card with a personal message. We have it all – Award-winning Traditional Craft Ciders, Fruit Ciders, Mulled Cider or something non-alcoholic … Read more

Apple Butter Baked Doughnuts

We lived in the USA for a while and our son, Sandy, still lives there. A great autumn favourite we found there is apple cider doughnuts (or donuts!), a truly delicious treat especially when served with apple butter. In the States apple cider refers to a non-alcoholic apple juice usually drunk hot as a warming … Read more

Apple Butter

Apple Butter is a spreadable apple preserve that is produced by very long slow cooking to reduce the liquid content.  This gives the Apple Butter a thick consistency, intensely concentrated apple flavours and a dark brown colour caused by caramelization of the fruit sugars. Despite its name, there is absolutely no dairy produce in Apple … Read more

Apple Day

Apple Day is on 21 October each year and celebrates all things related to apples and apple products.  Apple Day was started in 1990 by Sue King and Angela Clifford, co-founders of the conservation charity Common Ground. The first Apple Day was held at London’s Covent Garden market and marked the return of fruit to … Read more

Pears Poached in Autumn Fruits Cider

I hate to waste those hard pears that get blown off the tree before they are completely ripe so I tried poaching them in Vale Autumn Fruits Cider and happily, it was delicious! Better by a country mile, than pears poached in red wine. It is easy to do and served with ice cream, crème … Read more