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 and 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

Recipe: Seed cake

Strongly-flavoured cakes are out of fashion, but this old classic deserves to be rediscovered

Recipe: S’mores

The American campfire treat that’s perfect for Bonfire Night

Recipe: Pumpkin pie

An all-American classic for autumn

Recipe: Mince and dumplings

Our Vintage Chef rediscovers a childhood favourite

Recipe: Parkin

Be prepared for Bonfire Night with a delicious Yorkshire ginger cake

Recipe: Poached pears

Poach your pears in red wine for a visually stunning and tasty dessert

Recipe: Spiced apple cake

The ultimate cake for the autumn months

Recipe: Kedgeree

The most regal of all Anglo-Indian dishes

Recipe: Shakshuka

A spicy dish that’s perfect for a long weekend breakfast

Recipe: Peach and blueberry cobbler

Cobblers are a particular favourite in the Deep South, and this is a classic combination.

Recipe: Niçoise salad

Adding tuna steak makes for a luxury version of this classic French salad

Recipe: Limoncello syllabub

An impressive pudding that can be whipped up in no time

Recipe: Strawberry shortcakes

An American pudding that is unapologetically sweet

Recipe: Courgette cake

Have a break from carrot cake and go green instead

Recipe: Coconut ice cream

Delicious homemade ice cream with no churn required

Recipe: Macaroni cheese

A comforting main course – or an ideal barbecue side dish

Recipe: Cherry clafoutis

A French flan that is the perfect showcase for summer fruits

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