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52 Recipes

Light and lazy dishes, for feeding a crowd.

Strawberry cream tea cake

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(20 ratings)
This super-sized scone is perfect to feed a crowd for afternoon tea
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Egg-free cheese & bacon quiche

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(1 ratings)
Good Food's Shopping coordinator, Sarah Sysum, shares her tried-and-tested egg-free quiche recipe
2 hours
Easy

Tomato, cucumber & coriander salad

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(37 ratings)
A fresh and colourful salad to brighten up any barbecue or buffet - no matter what the weather
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Chicken salad with crisp bacon

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(4 ratings)
Try this lovely fresh summer salad as a dinner party centrepiece
50 minutes
Easy

Foolproof slow roast chicken

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(153 ratings)
Slow-roasting is a great way to keep the chicken nice and moist. Adding the potatoes to the roasting tin infuses them with plenty of flavour, too
2 hours and 35 minutes
Easy

Rosemary & lemon roast chicken

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(10 ratings)
This Italian-inspired roast chicken couldn't be easier, but the result is really special
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Fennel & lemon risotto

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(27 ratings)
This new way with risotto makes an easy supper for two. For a non-veggie option, just add a few cooked, peeled prawns
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Summer sausage rolls

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(56 ratings)
When the weather is warmer, bring some sunshine flavours into everyone’s favourite afternoon tea and picnic snack
40 minutes
Easy

Cavolo nero & pancetta tart

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(1 ratings)
Treat yourself to this tart for supper and save the rest for lunch
1 hour
Easy

Dorset apple traybake

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(149 ratings)
Simple-to-whip-up apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a tea time treat
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Iced berry mousse cake

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(17 ratings)
A frozen dessert like this is always useful when entertaining... and the bright pink mousse will be a talking point!
40 minutes
Easy

Fruity teacake

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(98 ratings)
Perfect with a reviving cuppa, this cake is a keeper and will happily sit in a tin for a week or so
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Olive bread swirls

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(26 ratings)
These delicious savoury rolls make an excellent side dish for a lunch party
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Foil-poached salmon with dill & avocado mayo

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(4 ratings)
A whole poached salmon makes a buffet centrepiece with wow-factor - we've got ideas for using up the leftovers too
2 hours and 20 minutes
Easy

Carrot & cream cheese cupcakes

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(181 ratings)
This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon-tea favourite into delightful cupcakes
50 minutes
Easy

Sausage roll-ups

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(5 ratings)
The traditional combination of pork bangers and flaky pastry will never get old - this version has a chutney filling
40 minutes
Easy

Rhubarb, pear & hazelnut crumbles

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(6 ratings)
Individual fruity puddings with a twist - try mixing chopped nuts with your crumble topping for extra crunch
1 hour
Easy

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