Traditional recipes have been saved from being forgotten after a nursery joined forces with a care home.

Cuttlebrook Hall teamed up with Roots For Life Nursery, both  in Thame, as part of a national campaign aiming to preserve family recipes that are at risk of vanishing.

A Care UK poll of 2,000 adults revealed 65 per cent of the nation no longer use family recipes, even though 43 per cent are keen to save them.

In response, the care provider has published a free downloadable book, 'Recipes to Remember', which features a collection of recipes from care home residents, including dishes from World War Two and quirky 1970s desserts.

The residents paired up with the children to show their treasured dishes, whipping up vanilla cupcakes while sharing food favourites and memories of family mealtimes.

One resident said: "It was really lovely to bake with the children – it has been years since I baked with my own children.”

Care home manager, Alana Corr, added: “We’ve certainly been whipping up some treats here at Cuttlebrook Hall as we headed to the kitchen to revisit residents’ food favourites from decades gone by.

"Everyone had a great time talking about their favourite foods – and seeing the youngsters enjoy the homemade cupcakes was certainly the cherry on the cake."

To download the 'Recipes to Remember' book, visit the Care UK website.