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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: Whisky-soaked fruit teacakes

A recipe that defies Paul Hollywood’s Great British Bake Off decree

Recipe: Hazelnut, raspberry and lemon curd roulade

Our Vintage Chef whips up her take on a retro classic

Recipe: Goat’s cheese and onion tart

A classic dish that’s a doddle to rustle up

Recipe: Lemon curd

A zingy treat that’s the perfect partner for your toast

Recipe: The perfect Swiss roll

Add homemade jam for the ultimate sponge pudding

Recipe: Gazpacho

Refreshing and reviving – the perfect summer soup

Recipe: Blackberry and bay leaf jam

Blackberry season is early so let’s make the most of it

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

How to make panzanella

The tastiest soggy bread you’ll ever eat

How to make meringue nests

The perfect vehicle for your favourite berries

How to cook roasted peaches with bay, honey and amaretti

Bay leaves work wonders when paired with honey and fruit

Naff? Coronation chicken is a right royal treat

It’s time to rescue ‘Poulet Reine Elizabeth’ from downmarket sandwich counters

How to make perfect pâté

A classic chicken liver pâté is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

How to make smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

Done properly, quiche is the perfect summer dish

How to make perfect tiramisu

A simple recipe for the ultimate pick-me-up

How to make perfect mayonnaise

Because sometimes it’s worth the effort

How to make classic lemonade

Plus three twists on the traditional recipe

How to make lemon posset

The ultimate fuss-free pudding

How to make perfect English muffins

Add a dollop of Marmite for a delicious twist on a classic recipe