Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling
Squash soup gives that contented, warm-inside, cold-outside feeling which is what autumn cooking is all about. Is anything better on a cold wintry day than squash soup? SERVES 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp olive
Who doesn't love a slice of New York cheesecake? Served with no fruit, chocolate or caramel, this smooth-tasting cake is loved by New Yorkers and dessert-lovers all over the world. German Arnold Reuben
To make this vegetarian just leave out the bacon. Put some sautéed mushrooms on top, or slices of a melting cheese, such as taleggio. SERVES 4-6 INGREDIENTS 500g ready-made puff pastry, butter puff is
I like to use soft brown sugar in this recipe, as it gives a mild toffee flavour and softer texture to this moreish cake. It is lovely served simply in slices, or you could just as easily transform it
Quick orange and lemon chicken Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 4 Orange and lemon zest give a zingy flavour to this chicken stir fry, served with garlicky Chinese
Boeuf bourguignon with baguette dumplings Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour Cooking time over 2 hours Serves Serves 4-6 Each region in France uses their own local red wine for this dish, so you don’t
Kerala king prawn and coconut curry Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 4 This quick prawn curry is the perfect blend of spicy, fresh and creamy. And it takes minutes
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Dauphinoise potatoes Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 6 Dietary Vegetarian These creamy, garlicky dauphinoise potatoes make a fabulous side dish for any roast.
Quick beany enchiladas Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 2 Dietary Vegetarian This money-saving gem takes just a few minutes effort and beats any ready meal.
Maple-roast parsnips Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 8 Dietary Vegetarian A generous glug of maple syrup makes all the difference in Nigella Lawson’s easy
Spinach, feta and pine nut salad Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time no cooking required Serves Serves 4 Dietary Vegetarian This salad is great with lamb, or just on its own. The vinegar cuts
Slow cooker beef hotpot Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time over 2 hours Serves Serves 6 Packed with flavour and meltingly tender beef, try this classic comfort food with steamed rice and Each
Tuna and broccoli pasta bake Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Serves 4 Raid your store cupboard to make a healthy tuna pasta bake in a hurry. Finishing the pasta bake
Chocolate fudge cake Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time 1 to 2 hours Serves Serves 10-12 Dietary Vegetarian This fantastically easy chocolate fudge cake is rich, moist and treacly with a ganache
Tea loaf Preparation time over 2 hours Cooking time 10 to 30 mins Serves Makes 1 loaf Dietary Vegetarian This fruit-enriched bread made with dried fruit, cinnamon and orange zest makes a wonderful afternoon
Easy tandoori chicken Preparation time overnight Cooking time 30 mins to 1 hour Serves Serves 4 Tempt your taste buds with a hot and juicy tandoori chicken recipe, served with a cooling dip. Use chicken
Raw salsa Preparation time less than 30 mins Cooking time no cooking required Serves Serves 4 Dietary Vegetarian This salsa recipe is a real crowd pleaser – fresh, healthy, low-fat and made in one step.
A quick recipe to prepare – it takes just three or four minutes to throw together – and you can mix two or three portions at once so that you’re prepared for every morning Overnight apple and raisin oats
The American ballet dancer gets a spring in her step with these sticky delights The US ballet soloist and author grabs one of these deliciously sticky muffins before taking a class. Makes 12 Heat the to
Lucy Boyd’s slow-cooked beef stew with wine This is a sort of daube, in that chuck or shank cuts are cooked slowly with a good red wine and some stock, celery and carrots, then finely sliced potatoes added