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: Spotted Dick for grown ups

Transform this school dinner staple into a sophisticated pudding with our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts

Percy pig turns vegetarian

On Wednesday, Marks and Spencer announced that their cult sweet-treat, Percy Pigs, had gone completely veggie. The fruit flavoured, smiling…

Recipe: Hot cross bun ice cream

Make the very most of those leftover hot cross buns and master a delicious Easter dessert

Recipe: Date & walnut cake

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a cake that eschews the multi-coloured glitz of instagram in favour of old fashioned flavour

Recipe: Blueberry muffins

Make breakfast the American way with these delicious blueberry muffins, from our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts

Recipe: Sticky toffee pudding

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts reinvents this family classic with a gloriously thick sauce and sponge infused with dates and mixed spice

Recipe: Cottage Pie

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a step by step guide to cooking the ultimate comfort dish

Recipe: Barmbrack tea bread

Our Vintage Chef brings you a tasty St Patrick’s Day bake – follow tradition and hide a fortune-telling surprise inside

Recipe: Baked Custard

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts brings you a make-ahead wonder that melts in the mouth

Recipe: Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberries and buttermilk put a delicious twist into your pancake mix

Recipe: Welsh Cakes

The perfect dish to mark St David’s Day

Recipe: Marmalade Steam Pudding

Raid your cupboard for jars of marmalade to pull together this gorgeously glazed crowd pleaser

Recipe: Scallop & Crab linguine

Our Vintage Chef Olivia Potts creates the ideal valentine’s dinner using luxurious ingredients that are simple to combine

Recipe: Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Vintage Chef: bake a cake that packs a punch with rhubarb flavours and a burst of colour

Recipe: Cullen Skink Soup

This Scottish soup has one of the most pleasing names in culinary history – here’s how to cook it for Burns Night

Recipe: Marmalade

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares a family marmalade recipe that is ripe for the Seville orange season

Recipe: Potatoes Boulangères

Vintage Chef Olivia Potts shares an elegant side dish to go with any roast

Recipe: Gingernut Biscuits

A delicious winter pick-me-up and perfect partner for a cup of tea

Recipe: New Year Blinis

Whether you are throwing a party on New Year’s Eve or enjoying a cosy night in, blinis are the perfect treat to see in 2019

Recipe: Gingerbread Ham

A Christmas recipe whose festive flavours you will want to recreate year after year

Recipe: Christmas cake

Festive fruit cake done properly

Recipe: Nordic Christmas Gravlax

A surprisingly straightforward take on cured salmon

Recipe: Cheese Straws

The perfect nibble for the Christmas party season

Recipe: Christmas Lebkuchen

One taste of German gingerbread and you’ll be hooked

Recipe: Bread & Butter Pudding

An extravagantly rich version of the all-time classic pudding

Recipe: Mackerel Pâté

A delicious supper, snack or starter that takes no time at all to whizz up