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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_

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

An overhead close up shot of a roasted leg of lamb and vegetables garnished with rosemary twigs.

How to cook slow roast Easter lamb

The ultimate showstopper for Easter Sunday lunch

a simnel cake

How to make Easter simnel cake

The traditional Easter fruit cake made simple

How to make perfect chocolate mousse

Every cook needs a foolproof pudding recipe

How to cook the perfect roast chicken

If treated properly, roast chicken is glorious: golden and impressive

Stage your very own Easter rising — bake hot cross buns

Ignore the tempting shop displays… these buns will come up plump and round

rolls of cheddar flavoured irish soda bread

How to bake simple cheddar soda bread

A cheesy twist on the recipe for the classic Irish loaf

How to make a classic pork pie

A weekend project that will be well worth the effort

How to make rhubarb and custard tart

The perfect recipe to get spring started

How to make simple Scotch pancakes

An easy recipe to try on Pancake Day

porridge, pinhead oats, oats, recipes

How to make pinhead porridge with plum compote

A porridge to convert people who hate the stuff

How to make cheesy leek and sausage bread

A heavenly bread that’s guaranteed to melt your heart

Let office workers eat cake!

Don’t listen to the joyless meddlers who think sweet treats should no longer be a part of office life

How to make cranachan shortbread sandwiches for Burns Night

A sure-fire way to make this undervalued pudding star of the show on January 25

How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

How to make the ultimate leftovers pie

Turn your leftover turkey and ham into a spectacular pie on Boxing Day

How to make last-minute fudge

The holy grail of eleventh hour Christmas presents

The flavours of Christmas past

From pigeon pie to ‘Twelfth Night’ cake, our festive culinary history is rich and eclectic

How to cook perfect crumpets

The trick to making faultless crumpets is surprisingly simple

How to make Nutella bread

A decadent treat that makes for a perfect Christmas Day breakfast