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Olivia Potts is a food writer and cook. She is Spectator Life’s Vintage Chef and you can see some of her other writing here. She tweets @_Poots_

Recipe: Amaretti biscuits

How to make the classic Italian biscuit (minus the fire hazard)

Recipe: Cheese soufflé

A recipe that rises to the occasion every time

Recipe: Apricot tart

A sweet treat that’s perfect for the sunny summer months

Recipe: Viennese Whirls with dark chocolate

A retro bake that’s ideal for beginners to have a go at

Recipe: Cheese & onion quiche

When it comes to quiche, only homemade will do

Recipe: Baked vanilla cheesecake

How I finally learned to love baked cheesecake

Recipe: Perfect jam tarts

How to get the ultimate picnic treat just right

Recipe: Croque monsieur

A little bit of effort is worth it for the ultimate toastie

Recipe: Bloody Mary

The ultimate hangover cure done properly

Recipe: Chocolate brownies

How a hairdryer can help you make the perfect brownies

Recipe: Carrot cake

A classic cake done perfectly

Recipe: Millionaire’s shortbread

Your waistline might suffer, but don’t let that put you off

Royal wedding: Let them eat elderflower cake

An early taste of summer inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day

Recipe: Perfect panna cotta

How to get the wobble just right

Recipe: Sultana scones

Olivia Potts revisits a classic cookbook for a recipe to stir fond childhood memories

Recipe: Fish pie

The Good Friday classic that’s perfect for any family occasion

Recipe: Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

Buy extra hot cross buns and whip up the ultimate Easter pudding

Recipe: Chocolate Guinness cake

You’ll need something to soak up the St Patrick’s Day booze

The best Easter eggs for 2018

This year’s luxury chocolate eggs tasted and rated

Recipe: Victoria sponge

The Women’s Institute are sticklers when it comes to this classic cake, but there’s really no need to follow the rules

Recipe: Bara brith

How to bake speckled bread, a Welsh classic for St David’s Day

Recipe: Rhubarb fool

While rhubarb is in season, it would be foolish not to whip up this classic pud

Treacle tart recipe: a childhood treat to gorge on

It’s easy to dismiss this pudding as nursery food, but that’s part of its charm

Recipe: Chocolate fondant

A guaranteed way to melt your beloved’s heart on Valentine’s Day

Recipe: Perfect pancakes

Plus five ideas for indulgent fillings