A sort of roasted cheese dip to serve hot as part of a mezze.
A delicious recipe for Asian flavoured chicken thighs from Diana Henry.It is best to marinate the meat overnight if you have time. Serve with boiled rice and stir-fried greens or a rainbow salad with an Asian dressing.
A recipe from Anna Jones.
Salmon with sweet and sour flavours from Romy Gill.
Slow cooked soft shredded lamb, Chinese style, from ” At my Table” by Nigella Lawson. The lamb is also very good served warm squashed into bread rolls. Any leftovers can be served with rice, along with the cooking juices.
A wonderful combination of flavours make this salad from ” Taste” by Sybil Kapoor a winner.
Rachel Roddy’s version of this spicy and fruity cake from Siena. It will keep in a tin for up to two weeks, but dust with more icing sugar just before serving.
A delicious cake from Thomasina Miers, which will last for up to a week in a tin. It can also be served for breakfast with some thick Greek yoghurt, sliced pears and a drizzle of honey.
A rich and creamy risotto for the cooler months from Thomasina Miers.
A savoury beetroot bread from Yotam Ottolenghi to serve spread with lots of salted butter. It will keep for a week in an airtight container.
A recipe from Nigel Slater which could be breakfast or a dessert.
A vegetarian Christmas treat from Scandinavian chef Signe Johansen .It can be scaled down for two to three people.Use one sheet of filo per person and either make smaller pies, using a large muffin tin tray or small pastry tins, or simply place the filling in the middle of the pastry and fold over each layer, making sure to brush oil or melted butter on the exterior and base of the filo so it bakes to a crisp, golden finish.
In my view you can never have enough recipes for cherries or polenta cakes, so here is a winning combination from Nigel Slater.
A rhubarb dish for breakfast from Nigel Slater.
A take on individual Tiramasu’s from Nigella Lawson’s ” Nigellissima”.