Recipes

How quiche got its own hashtag

The much-derided dish has enjoyed an unlikely renaissance in recent times

26 Jan 2017

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

Pomegranate: the fruit that myths are made of

The pomegranate features prominently in folklore from all over the world

19 Jan 2017

How to make rhubarb and custard jam

A sumptuous treat that takes almost no time at all

The fruit with a colourful past

Why oranges are one of the most exquisite fruits of all

12 Jan 2017

How to cook Stilton and broccoli bake

The ideal antidote to January diets

The hallucinatory history of nutmeg

Nutmeg has been used as a spice, and occasionally an intoxicant, for centuries

6 Jan 2017

How to make last-minute fudge

The holy grail of eleventh hour Christmas presents

How to cook perfect crumpets

The trick to making faultless crumpets is surprisingly simple

Nutella bread recipe

A decadent treat that will lift spirits in lockdown.

A Christmas cake for people who hate Christmas Cake

How to bake sticky gingerbread wreath cake

How to cook baked potato soup

A proper weekend soup to warm you right through

Milk: a drink for the ages

We still can’t get enough of the stuff, but dairy farmers need our help to survive

22 Nov 2016

How to make a smashing almond brittle

A sweet treat that won’t crack your teeth – honest!

How to cook classic canelés

These custard-filled cakes take the crème brûlée to the next level of deliciousness

The fruit of many talents

Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal

7 Nov 2016

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

Don’t put jelly in my trifle — I may throw a wobbly

My recipe harks back to the one by Hannah Glasse in 1747

How to make smoky pumpkin and bacon soup

A reviving and delicious recipe, just in time for Halloween

Can corn flakes kill the sex drive?

Imagine if there was a cereal that could stop you masturbating

27 Oct 2016

How to make cheat’s risotto

A recipe to follow when the thought of doing anything other than opening and closing the oven door is overwhelming

Jam: a beautifully preserved history

Joan of Arc, Nostradamus and Louis XIV were all partial to jam

21 Oct 2016

How to bake creme brûlée cupcakes

Making cupcakes sophisticated involves light sponge and lashings of silky custard

We’ll never stop screaming for ice cream

From frozen flowers to breast milk, ice cream has a rich and surprising history

14 Oct 2016

How to bake perfect spelt bread

A recipe for bread that’s doesn’t require skill, implements or fancy ingredients