Recipes

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

Give British veal a bash!

How to eat veal with a clear conscience

9 Mar 2017

How to make rhubarb and custard tart

The perfect recipe to get spring started

Umami: the official name for utter scrumptiousness

The ‘fifth taste’ was not scientifically identified until 1908

2 Mar 2017
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How to make pinhead porridge with plum compote

A porridge to convert people who hate the stuff

Where tomatoes really come from

The origins of the tomato are not as Mediterranean as you might think

16 Feb 2017

How to make cheesy leek and sausage bread

A heavenly bread that’s guaranteed to melt your heart

The sweetest craving of all

Through the ages, sugar has inched its way to global dominance

9 Feb 2017

How to bake a spectacular blood orange cake

A perfect cake for the cold winter months

The cultivated grain

From Asian goddesses to boarding school puddings, rice has a remarkable history behind it

2 Feb 2017

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 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