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Peach Melba roulade

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(2 ratings)
Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Party vol-au-vents

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(1 ratings)
Use our foolproof recipe for retro puff pastry cases then pack them high with savoury fillings for a party canapé
2 hours and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Scampi with tartare sauce

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(1 ratings)
Crispy beer battered langoustine or prawn tails with a mayo-based dip of gherkins, capers and herbs
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Nutty caramel & choc sundaes

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Reach into your storecupboard and freezer to create this sumptuous ice cream medley with salted peanuts, biscuits and caramel
20 minutes
Easy

Almond & lemon meringue roulade

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(11 ratings)
This pudding from reader Elizabeth Clark is the perfect centrepiece, complete with chewy meringue, creamy lemon filling and retro decoration
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Mini prawn cocktails

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(0 ratings)
A fresh take on a classic seafood and marie rose starter, this version has sweet petit pois and crunchy radish
20 minutes
Easy

Ratatouille hotpot

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(11 ratings)
A classic French vegetarian casserole, oven-baked with a cheesy potato gratin topping for great texture
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Coq au vin

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(9 ratings)
This classic French chicken casserole has been given a healthy makeover but still has a rich, deep flavour
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Mushroom stroganoff

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(59 ratings)
A few clever substitutions can make this traditional creamy casserole low in fat and calories
30 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Crêpes Suzette

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(3 ratings)
This classic French recipe is a fine way to elevate the humble pancake into a smart pudding
50 minutes
Moderately easy

Beef bourguignon

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(136 ratings)
This sumptuous, step-by-step recipe for slow-cooked stew from Gordon Ramsay makes a great winter supper
3 hours and 35 minutes
Easy

Classic summer pudding

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Celebrate gorgeous seasonal strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and redcurrants with this set basin brioche pud
30 minutes
Moderately easy

Ultimate quiche Lorraine

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(83 ratings)
The key to making the perfect quiche is simplicity, as you can see with this tasty recipe
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Mini baked Alaskas with boozy cherry centres

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A much-loved favourite with a modern-day twist - and all the components can be prepared in advance
35 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Modern-day chicken Kiev

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(19 ratings)
Reduce the calorie count - and guilt factor - of the classic Kiev with this shallow-fried version
55 minutes
For the keen cook

Custard tart with nutmeg pastry

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(20 ratings)
There's something so honest about a custard tart, simply topped with a grating of nutmeg
1 hour and 50 minutes
Moderately easy

Fillet of beef with mixed peppercorn sauce

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A delicious flash-fried steak with classic creamy sauce- cook to perfection for a special meal for two
25 minutes
Moderately easy

Easy cheese fondue

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(3 ratings)
Using mild cheese means everyone in the family can enjoy this classic starter
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Black Forest trifle

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(22 ratings)
James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together
30 minutes
Easy

Peach Melba knickerbocker glory

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(2 ratings)
Peaches and raspberries are a heavenly match and kids will love these retro puds
30 minutes
Easy

Speedy banana splits

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(4 ratings)
Whip up this speedy classic no-cook pud in next to no time
5 minutes
Easy

Scrumptious strawberry pavlova

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(4 ratings)
A scrumptious treat for a hot summer's day
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

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(3 ratings)
A classic fave that's satisfying and surprisingly healthy - and just 93p per serving!
1 hour
Easy

Mum's best profiteroles

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(14 ratings)
Award-winning writer, Fiona Beckett, shares her recipe for the 1970's classic dessert
50 minutes
Moderately easy

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