Recipe of the Month - May 2018

Monk Coniston, Lake District, shares a Appleby Cheese Souffle and Lemon Tart recipe in May's 'recipe of the month'. Our recipes will make you spend less time in the kitchen and more time entertaining your guests whilst still serving a delicious HF quality meal. If they love the meals as much as you do, why not share the recipes with your guests? It might just convince them to join you on an HF holiday if they haven't already.

Appleby Cheese Souffle

Suitable for Vegetarians


  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 275ml milk
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 113grm unslated butter
  • 113grm sifted plain flour
  • 113grm grated Appleby Cheese
  • 1tsp English Mustard
  • 3 large eggs separated


Grease 6 individual moulds.

Infuse milk, onion & bayleaf.

Make a roux with butter & plain flour.

Slowly add milk, cheese & mustard. Whisk till smooth, allow to cool.

Beat in yolks (1 at a time).

Whisk egg whites & fold into mixture.

Place moulds in bain-marie oven.

Gas mark 6 for 15-20 mins.

Serve hot with a salad garnish.

Lemon & Damson Tart

Suitable for Vegetarians


  • 6 eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 4 lemons
  • 250ml double cream


  • 250g plain flour
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 175g cold butter
  • 1 medium size egg
  • Hawkshead relish Damson jam


For the pastry, put the flour, icing sugar, cold butter & egg in a food processor & mix till resembles fine bread crumbs. Add cold water, splash by splash till pastry forms together.

Chill pastry for 30 minutes, then bake the pastry blind for 25 minutes gas mark 3.

To make filling, mix eggs, sugar, zest, juice & cream..use a spoon to mix to prevent air bubbles.

Spread the Damson jam on pastry after it has cooled following baking.

Pour on lemon mixture & bake for 25mins at gas mark 3.

Makes enough for a 28cm tart base.