Walking Food

The Mer de Glace in the French Alps

Mer de Glace seen on a French Alps walking holiday is one of the best hikes in the alps

We have been running walking holidays from Chalet Shiraz for the past seven years. I do not feel the need to practice too many new dishes. I can just concentrate on menu preparation. Mike can plan some great walking routes which will include the Mer de Glace. So, now our UK breaks are done and

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Chalet Menu; Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Chalet Menu Starter; Cauliflower Soup

Each month I have decided to do a blog called chalet menu. At Pinnacle we are always thinking how to impress the guests with new menus, it’s quite important as many return year after year to our Northumberland  Walking Holidays and Peak District Short Breaks. A Chalet menu requires a lot of thought, making sure each

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Yoghurt Cake Recipe – Tasty and Easy

Coffee Walnut yohurt Cake Recipe

A season worker’s essential, the yoghurt cake is key to many an afternoon tea. It never seems to let me down, try lemon curd or buttercream in the centre. It’s easy peasy and takes very little time, everyone loves yoghurt cake. When we did our Ski season in the 3 Valleys everyone made them. They

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I Love Mince Pies at Christmas Time

Mince Pies Recipe; a Christmas Treat

I love mince pies – that tiny, tender tart that somehow manages to say its Christmas. Surely this is the most famous sweet pie of all, with its crumbly butter pastry and filling of fruits, sugar, candied citrus peels and alcohol. The very best mince pies have pastry so fragile that it collapses in the

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Easy Apple Cake – Smells Divine

Easy Apple Cake for hungry walkers

I’ve been making cakes for years and everyone loves this remarkable recipe for an easy Apple Cake. On our Peak District short breaks guests love to come back to the smell of homemade cake. The apples can be windfalls or even shrivelled ones from the fruit bowl. Serve warm with ice cream or crème fraîche

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Salted Caramel Sponge Cake During Short Peak District Break

Salted Caramel Sponge Cake Recipe

Salted Caramel Sponge Cake On a Pinnacle Walking Holiday Short Peak District Break, I always make a cake in the afternoon for returning guests: Everyone seems to love a slice with a good cup of tea. So many favourites to choose from but my recipe for Salted Caramel Sponge is delicious. It’s easy to follow

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Borrowdale Tea Bread

Borrowdale Tea Bread Recipe

I made four cakes for our Peak District short walking break so I decided to try one I had never done before ‘Borrowdale Tea Bread’; it was delicious and everyone really enjoyed it. I will be making it again and again Try the recipe it’s so easy to follow, I also recommend adding a tablespoon of

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Homemade Soup | Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato

Homemade Soup with Red Pepper

May and early June are always busy cooking months for me, at the moment I am trying lots of homemade soup recipes for our French Alps walking holidays. Although it’s supposed to be predominantly warm in June and July everyone still loves homemade soup and a big favourite is Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato, we

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Hot Cross Bread Bun Pudding Recipe

Hot Cross Bread Bun Pudding Recipe

As the signs of spring start to show my thoughts turn to recipes for the Alps walking holidays, I recently tried this lovely recipe using Hot Cross Buns and it turned out really well. I call this Bread and Bun pudding, and serve it with custard, but on our Alps walking breaks I will probably

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A Good Breakfast is a Good Start

Good Breakfast is a Continental Breakfast Buffet

We often get asked what’s the best food to take for a long day’s walk. We usually say a good breakfast is a good start to the day and is really important. People have sung the praises of a good breakfast for many years, and they’re correct – the right breakfast can help set you

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