A selection of our most favourite, delicious recipes.

Strawberry Cake

Make this cake with whatever summer fruit you have to hand - strawberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots or plums. Or mix them up! It’s quite jammy once baked, delicious with fresh Jersey cream, or ice cream - or on its own!

Quick and easy Soda Bread

This easy soda bread recipe is perfect for when you want bread in a hurry – it is ready in less than an hour with no kneading, proving (or yeast).

Homemade Digestive Biscuits

These digestive biscuits are as versatile as they are delicious - and can be made in no time. Either serve them with cheese or dip them in chocolate for an indulgent tea time treat.

Salmagundi

According to the great 18th century cookery writer Hannah Glasse a Salmagundi is a beautifully presented salad filled with ‘such things as you have’, making this a perfect dish for using up leftovers.

Jersey Wonders

Many people are insistent that their family recipe is the correct one and adamant that flavourings should not be added. Not only are flavourings disputed, but the method of folding varies from family to family and from parish to parish!

Hot Chocolate at 16 New Street

Find out the fascinating history of hot chocolate, and make a traditional Georgian hot chocolate recipe for your friends and family to enjoy!

Jersey Asparagus served in Regency style

This simple recipe, which has been prepared by the 16 New Street Cook, Lindsey Noble, features in Hannah Glasse’s 18th century cookbook, entitled ‘The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Simple’.

Bread from The Mill

This wholesome bread recipe is made with a mixture of stoneground flour from Le Moulin de Quétivel and strong white flour to give a light open texture.

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower cordial is delicious and refreshing with cool water on a hot day - or spritzed with Prosecco for an indulgent cocktail.

Jersey Black Butter Cheesecake

With a creamy filling and buttery biscuit base, who can resist this classic dinner party dessert made with local produce?

16 New Street Recipes

Fancy some period baking? Here are three fantastic Georgian recipes from 16 New Street: Rout Drop Cakes, Queens Cakes and Ratafia Cakes

Make your own Elderflower Champagne

Elder can be found in many of our hedgerows and this deciduous shrub or small tree will be coming into flower in April and May. The large flat heads of tiny creamy white flowers are a joy to behold and have a bewitching aroma, as well as a subtle flavour often compared to the Muscat grape. So why not celebrate the beginning of summer with this easy recipe for making elderflower champagne.

Grasping the Nettle

Valued in the Second World War for its nutritional value as well as for making camouflage dye, the ill forgotten nettle is once again set for a revival, with the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall extolling its virtues.

Loving Your Leftovers

With over 8.3 million tonnes of food being thrown away by UK households per annum, reducing food waste is now a major environmental and economical issue. Read our top tips for using your leftovers.

Lower Water Fishing

As with many of the traditional low water fishing methods, raking for sand-eels can be a lonely pastime. However, for those that have the passion it brings its own rich rewards.

Spring Foraging

Spring is the perfect time for foraging in our hedgerows with new young shoots aplenty and plants becoming easier to identify.

Vraic Buns Gâches à Vrai

If you are tempted to go out foraging for seaweed, you may like to prepare these Vraic Buns, to take with you, just like our ancestors use to do.

Perfect Popcorn

Ready in under 10 minutes, this snack is great eaten warm or stored as a snack to stave off hunger between meals.

Scrumptious Scones

Make classic scones with this easy recipe, perfect for everyday baking and occasions.

Elderflower & Strawberry Preserve

This recipe is the essence of of summer in a pot - sweet and highly fragranced, delicious served with homemade bread and butter or spooned over vanilla ice cream.

Blackberry Gin

Cook’s Tip: for a truly autumnal local flavour, substitute some or all of the Gin with Eau de Vie de Jerri, an apple flavoured spirit available from La Robeline Cider Company www.larobelinecider.je 

Creme du Mure

To serve: pour one or two teaspoons of the Creme du Mure into a glass and top up with cider, white wine or sparkling wine. Cheers! 

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