Recipes

How to make perfect pâté

A classic chicken liver pâté is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

How to make smoked salmon and asparagus quiche

Done properly, quiche is the perfect summer dish

How to make perfect tiramisu

A simple recipe for the ultimate pick-me-up

How to make perfect mayonnaise

Because sometimes it’s worth the effort

The saucy side of food

The amorous have put their faith in aphrodisiacs since Roman times

17 May 2017

How to make classic lemonade

Plus three twists on the traditional recipe

How to make simple potato salad

Get this summer staple just right

How to make lemon posset

The ultimate fuss-free pudding

How humans became slaves to wheat

The story of one of the oldest crops in the world

27 Apr 2017

How to make perfect English muffins

Add a dollop of Marmite for a delicious twist on a classic recipe

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
porridge, pinhead oats, oats, recipes

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