Expert sandwich tips that will change your lunches

There are lots of downsides: that go awkwardly on and on, existential angst. But there’s one big advantage: the daily opportunity to make an awesome sandwich. Remember standing in front of the supermarket chiller trying to pick through option after disappointing option? Instead, make yourself a new meal deal – not to settle for a […]Read More

Lunch and snack ideas for back to school

Schools will have different ways of managing lunch. Some may keep kids in the classroom, others will stagger lunchtimes so the dining hall can be used, possibly with some very early and late sittings. Whether you’re packing lunches, or snacks to keep your child satisfied between breaks, we’ve put our heads together with Eat Well […]Read More

Reasons to cook Jamaican food right now

1. Cooking is a family affair As the nights draw in, we’re spending more time at home, and “Jamaican food is all about spending time with family”, says Craig. “There’s to that – what makes the cuisine so special is how the dishes originated. Basically, the foods that were discarded and given to our fore fathers […]Read More

Peach and lemon thyme cream horns

These fresh and fruity puff pastry horns make a lovely summer treat. For this recipe you will need 12 cream horn moulds, a silicone sheet, a freestanding mixer and an ice cream scoop. Ingredients For the puff pastry 250g/9oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting 250g/9oz unsalted butter, chilled 50g/1¾oz caster sugar 1 medium free-range egg, beaten to glaze […]Read More

Nasi goreng with lime and sugar barbecued chicken

Rick Stein serves up a fragrant and tasty Indonesian fried rice – ideal for barbecues, or for using up leftover cooked meat and veg. A fried egg on top wouldn’t go amiss either. For this recipe you will need 8-16 bamboo skewers (18cm/7in long), soaked in cold water for 1 hour. Ingredients For the barbecued […]Read More

The ultimate Christmas roast beef

James Martin ditches the Christmas turkey in favour of a foolproof step-by-step recipe to cook roast beef recipe with all the trimmings. Use our roasting calculator to work out exact roast beef cooking times and temperatures. Ingredients For the Yorkshire puddings 225g/8oz plain flour 8 free-range eggs 600ml/20fl oz milk sea salt and freshly ground black pepper For the vegetables 1 cauliflower, […]Read More

Layered beef and mushroom suet pudding

Come in from the cold with this comforting steamed pudding of beef, stout and mushrooms. Look for well-marbled braising beef such as chuck steak for this recipe. Ingredients 2 tbsp sunflower oil 2 medium onions, chopped 200g/7oz button mushrooms, wiped and sliced 4 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp flaked sea salt 2 tsp dried mixed herbs 750g/1lb 10oz well-marbled braising steak, […]Read More

Mary Berry’s Christmas pudding

Loaded with big pieces of fruit, Mary Berry’s Christmas pudding recipe with butter will win over the harshest critics. Equipment and preparation: You will need a 1.4 litre/2½ pint pudding basin. Ingredients For the pudding 450g/1lb dried mixed fruit (use a mixture of sultanas, raisins, and snipped apricots) 1 small cooking apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped 1 orange, […]Read More

Rolled roast loin of pork with homemade apple sauce

This delicious pork recipe incorporates elements of a classic Sunday roast into a dish with a difference. Ingredients 4kg/8lb 13oz pork loin with belly attached, all bones removed (ask your butcher to order and prepare the meat for you) 4 onions, 2 finely sliced, 2 into quarters. 1 large bunch fresh sage, leaves roughly chopped 1 Bramley apple, sliced 2 […]Read More

Homemade puff-pastry and wild boar sausage rolls

These gourmet sausage rolls are delicious. Double the recipe if you’re having a big party. Ingredients For the puff pastry 250g/9oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting pinch salt 300g/10½oz chilled unsalted butter, 50g/1¾oz into cubes, the rest left in a block. For the filling 25g/1oz unsalted butter 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 50ml/2fl oz brandy 500g/1lb 2oz minced wild boar (available from […]Read More