Lemon self-saucing pudding, also known as lemon surprise pudding, is easy to whip up and can be ready in an hour. Make one simple mixture and as it cooks it separates into a light sponge on top and zesty lemon curd beneath.
Meatballs baked in a cheesy sauce – this recipe is all about comfort food. They’re perfect for freezing, making it a great option for when you don’t want to cook mid-week.
A classic afternoon tea lemon drizzle cake that sounds as good as it tastes. If you fancy some enjoyable baking, with a great reward at the end, then this recipe is for you.
Chiffon cake is notoriously tricky, but with our recipe you can make the light, fluffy sponge in under two hours. The Maltesers give a fun twist. Thank you olive reader Sarah Howe for the recipe!
Our reader Joanne Middleton’s mojito cake was inspired by the classic cocktail, so it’s perfect for entertaining. Soaked in a mojito-infused sugar syrup and covered with lime buttercream.
The best recipe for strawberry layer cake. This dinner-party dessert is made with vanilla sponge, filled with strawberry mascarpone cream with Italian meringue frosting.
This sausage, bacon and butter bean one-pot has all the flavour of a slow-cooked casserole, but is so easy to make and takes under 1 hour to cook – perfect for a comforting midweek meal.
This African curry makes for a delicious family meal. It also freezes well: Cool the curry completely, then transfer to freezer containers or food bags to freeze completely. The night before eating, defrost in the fridge overnight.
Follow our best naan recipe and make your own from scratch. The ideal accompaniment to any curry dish, this naan is kicked up a notch with the crunch of sesame seed.
If your daily coffee shop treat is always a mocha, you’ll just love this coffee cake. It has a really indulgent icing made with dark chocolate and coffee – yumm!
This rich, coconut based curry originated in Indonesia but it’s also popular in Malaysia. Beef shin is cooked slowly with lemongrass, spices, chillies and coconut cream until meltingly tender.
Who doesn’t love cheesecake? This chocolate raspberry version makes a really indulgent dessert. Use good-quality chocolate and leave the raspberries out if it’s the wrong time of the year.
Easy idea for a dinner-party starter. Give a courgette fritter a Korean-style makeover with a delicious Asian ingredient dipping sauce. Makes enough for 4.
Who needs pasta when you can have spiralized courgette? Try our easy ‘courgetti’ recipe, made with baby plum tomatoes, garlic, pesto, pine nuts and a lot of courgette noodles.
We have the recipe for the best ever chocolate layer cake and it’s easier than you would expect. Simply make the chocolate cake mixture, divide into four, and sandwich together with shiny chocolate icing. From our April 2011 magazine.
This is a great way to serve a big crowd of people – get all the accompaniments ready and let everyone dig in and make their own lettuce wraps. Cook the pork a day ahead if you like, then glaze and reheat to serve – just make sure it’s piping hot all the way through.
Few things are more satisfying to eat than tender, sticky ribs. This recipe adds a bourbon kick to the sweet glaze, providing a real depth of flavour. It will be a family favourite.
Everyone loves the spiced flavour of carrot cake. We’ve added muscovado sugar for a richer flavour, golden sultanas and pecans for texture and a shot of syrup to sweeten the frosting.
On a diet but craving pizza? This skinny version has a thin and crisp base, a rich but light tomato sauce and is topped with creamy mozzarella, rocket and a little parmesan. And still only 360 calories for half a pizza!
Beef stroganoff is a comforting midweek meal. This version is super quick and easy – on the table in just 10 minutes – perfect if there’s just two of you. If you usually serve this with rice, try it with pappardelle.
This chicken saag recipe proves that you can eat healthily without having to miss out on your favourite foods. This comes in at under 500 calories and is ready in under an hour.
Everyone loves Spanish churros and they won’t be able to believe these are homemade! The rich, indulgent hot chocolate sauce is also delicious over ice cream.
Our low-calorie lasagne is a delicious dinner recipe for six people. Serve with a green salad for a healthy version of this classic Italian dish.
Sticky rice with aubergine in a hot and sour sauce, made from very simple ingredients: red chilli, soy sauce, vinegar and a little sugar.
This chocolate caramel cake is what’s known as an ‘ombre’ cake; each layer has a different shade with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel flavours.
This recipe for one-pot chicken with cannellini beans and chorizo is really easy to make and requires minimal hands-on time. What’s more, it comes in at under 300 calories, making it a great midweek meal.
The best quick vegetarian curry. Full of good-for-you ingredients: butternut squash, chickpeas, spinach and spices, this will tempt any veg-phobic family members to dig in. Serve with rice on the side.
This chocolate fudge cake recipe is super easy and quick to make so it is perfect for when you need to bake a last minute simple yet decadent cake for a special occasion.
A classic lamb and spinach Indian curry – this would make a great economical, and much tastier, alternative to a Friday night take away. Serve with rice or naan.
A spicy Spanish one pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family.
Massaman curry comes from southern Thailand and is not as fiery as green or red Thai curries. We love the fragrant flavours and the texture that the peanuts add.
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