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August recipes

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Discover the most delicious ideas using August's best fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. We include starters, mains, drinks and desserts.

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  • Plum & apple cobbler in a serving dish

    Ultimate plum & apple cobbler

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.20 ratings

    Slide this pudding into the oven after the Sunday roast has come out. It's classic comfort food and the cobbler topping can be used on any stewed fruit

  • Cinnamon-scented plum jam

    Easy plum jam

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.44 ratings

    This delicately cinnamon-spiced jam is a gorgeous way to preserve the taste of autumn fruits - delicious spread on hot buttered toast or teacakes

  • Gingery plum cake

    Plum cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.56 ratings

    Serve this hearty fruit sponge with a dollop of something creamy- it would also work with raspberries instead of plums

  • Easy strawberry ice cream

    Easy strawberry ice cream

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.10 ratings

    Children aged 3-6 can enjoy getting stuck in to making and eating this summery treat. Add your own toppings for extra fun

  • Raspberry coulis served in two jars

    Raspberry coulis

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.10 ratings

    Make a batch of raspberry coulis to use as a fruity topping for a cheesecake, as a sauce for desserts, to swirl into yogurt or pour over ice cream

  • Braised pork with plums

    Braised pork with plums

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.98 ratings

    Meltingly tender meat in a spicy, fruity sauce, this meal is guaranteed to impress

  • Grilled radicchio with fontina served on a plate

    Grilled radicchio with fontina

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Serve this grilled radicchio with fontina as a side dish or starter. If you can’t find fontina cheese, parmesan or pecorino will be just as delicious

  • Plum & marzipan pie

    Plum & marzipan pie

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Top this deep pink pie filling with a lattice crust made of buttery sweet shortcrust pastry for a showstopping end to a special meal

  • Broccoli & goat’s cheese pizzettes served on a board

    Broccoli & goat’s cheese pizzettes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Create something different for dinner during the week with the help of shop-bought pizza dough, broccoli, goat's cheese, courgette and red chilli

  • Vegetarian Mexican-style stuffed peppers served on a plate

    Mexican-style stuffed peppers

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.27 ratings

    Stuff peppers with rice and black beans, then top with chilli cheese and fresh guacamole for an easy vegetarian family meal. If the kids don't like spice, use a mild cheese instead

  • Vegetarian double bean & roasted pepper chilli in a large pot

    Double bean & roasted pepper chilli

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.258 ratings

    This warming vegetarian chilli is a low-fat, healthy option that packs in the veggies and flavour. Serve with Tabasco sauce, soured cream or yoghurt.

  • Padron peppers served in a bowl

    Padron peppers

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    Serve these padron peppers as a side dish or starter in a Spanish feast. They're super-simple to make, requiring little prep and just five minutes of cooking

  • Raspberry gin served in a bottle with fresh raspberries

    Raspberry gin

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Preserve the taste of summer in a bottle with this raspberry gin, perfect topped up with tonic. The gin will keep its lovely pink hue for a few months

  • Raspberry & redcurrant cobbler

    Raspberry & redcurrant cobbler

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Round off Sunday lunch with this comforting and fruity recipe - you might find it hard to leave the table...

  • Lobster, green bean & radicchio salad

    Lobster, green bean & radicchio salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    This festive seafood starter, finished with a garlicky basil dressing, can be prepared ahead - ideal for a fuss-free dinner for two

  • Gnocchi with parsley, butter & samphire

    Gnocchi with parsley, butter & samphire

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Pass on the pasta and try making your own potato gnocchi - forage for samphire to make a fresh and frugal meat-free main

  • Pappardelle with sorrel butter & pine nuts

    Pappardelle with sorrel butter & pine nuts

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This seasonal sorrel and pappardelle pasta dish is simple and uses just a handful of ingredients. It's ready in 20 minutes and makes a fresh veggie main

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