LEADING chefs from Cumbria will be showing customers of Lakeland’s flagship store at Windermere how to incorporate Grasmere Gingerbread® into five favoured recipes.

Using kitchen equipment supplied by Lakeland, chefs Martin Frickel, John Crouch, Pat Russell, Karen Healy and Ben Donkin will host monthly in-store cookery demonstrations from August through to December.

“Down the years, many of our customers have sent us recipes that incorporate Grasmere Gingerbread®,” said Joanne Hunter, co-owner of the 168-year-old historic business.

“So we thought it would be a fantastic idea to challenge some of our region’s most accomplished chefs to create a series of unique dishes. I think they have invented some amazing recipes and I can’t wait to try them.

“It will be great to renew our association with Lakeland as during Storm Desmond in 2016 - which seriously affected footfall to our shop in Grasmere - they welcomed our pop-up shop at their store.”

The monthly series begins on Thursday, August 18 with Martin Frickel, followed by John Crouch on Thursday, September 15.

Pat Russell is hosting the demonstration on Thursday, October 13, Karen Healy on Thursday, November 17 and Ben Donkin on Thursday, December 8th.

All five chefs are keeping their selection of sweet and savoury dishes under wraps until their demonstrations.