Macaroni cheese in a pot

Barney Desmazery recipes

45 Recipes

Try popular recipes for hearty comfort food, culinary classics and decadent desserts from the longest serving member of our cookery team, Barney Desmazery.



Next level mac 'n' cheese with Marmite


(18 ratings)

Make this granddaddy of pasta bakes with the salty tang of Marmite, plus mustard and evaporated milk. This is macaroni cheese with added oomph
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Next level chilli con carne


(12 ratings)

Reinvent this classic comfort food with our one-pan version that is enrichened with peanut butter, espresso powder and dark chocolate. You won't look back...
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry bakewell cake


(511 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Barbecued Thai chicken


(2 ratings)

Try this Thai chicken next time you have a barbecue. The marinade is heady with exotic flavours and lemongrass stalks hold the spatchcocked chicken together
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Best Yorkshire puddings


(537 ratings)

The secret to getting gloriously puffed-up Yorkshires is to have the fat sizzling hot and don't open the oven door!...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Clam chowder


(3 ratings)

Clam chowder is a rich and creamy soup, bursting with the flavours and textures of shellfish, bacon and potatoes. Serve with crusty bread for a starter
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

Burnt aubergine raita


(3 ratings)

Make this aubergine raita as a side dish for a summer barbecue. With yogurt, spring onions and mint, it's a refreshing accompaniment to meat dishes...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Confit of duck


(26 ratings)

A classic, hugely popular recipe from France - one you can make time and time again and it just gets better
  • 2 hours and 50 mins
  • More effort

The Great British breakfast bap


(3 ratings)

Set yourself up for the day with a filling breakfast bap that features sausages, chips, bacon, beans and an egg to give you a big energy boost
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Tangy tomato relish


(0 ratings)

Add freshness to a barbecue or Indian meal with a relish that is packed with tomatoes, onion and coriander – and it can be made a few days ahead...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

BBQ tandoori chicken shawarma


(7 ratings)

Add oomph to your chicken kebab with yogurt, Indian spices and chillies along with that smoky, BBQ flavour – this shawarma is a surefire hit...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Sweet chilli jam


(201 ratings)

This has a kick, but won’t blow your head off, and goes well with any selection of cold cuts of meat
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Fruity lamb tagine


(196 ratings)

This succulent and superhealthy one-pot is guaranteed to satisfy a crowd - save time and make it up to two days ahead
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy courgette & bacon pasta


(228 ratings)

A quick and creamy carbonara-style tagliatelle that showcases delicious courgettes contrasted with cream and pancetta
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Pumpkin soup


(156 ratings)

Whip up this easy pumpkin soup as a starter for a dinner party or a light supper when you need a bit of comfort – it has a lovely silky texture...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Beef & stout stew with carrots


(142 ratings)

Sweet, slow-cooked melty carrots and beautifully tender meat, this dish is comfort in a pot
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Classic sponge sandwich


(63 ratings)

Want to know how to make a sponge cake? This nostalgic Victoria cake will provide you with a versatile go-to version
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Fully loaded Cajun chicken burgers


(130 ratings)

Grilled Cajun-spiced chicken breasts topped with bacon, avocado and cheese... set to become a Friday night favourite
  • 35 mins
  • Easy


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