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: 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 & 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: 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

Recipe: French Onion Soup

With slow and steady cooking, this classic soup is guaranteed to melt your heart

Recipe: Chocolate Flapjacks

The classic sweet snack with added chocolate, orange and ginger

Recipe: Corned Beef Hash

Olivia Potts shares her version of this cheap and speedy classic

Recipe: Ultimate Pasta Bake

Slow-cooked ragu and a crispy topping are the stars of this comforting crowd pleaser

Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

An old fashioned classic to brighten up January

Recipe: The Perfect Leftover Turkey Curry

How to spice up your Boxing Day dinner

Recipe: Nut Roast

When it comes to Christmas lunch, with so many other dishes jostling for attention, do vegetarians even need a culinary…

Recipe: Three Ways To Spruce Up Brussels Sprouts

Overcooking sprouts is the ultimate festive crime, but it doesn’t stop most of us doing it year on year.

Recipe: Spiced Red Cabbage

A little judicious Christmas spicing can be completely glorious