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Skip the supermarket and try making your own storecupboard essentials. Our top-rated, easy recipes include homemade sauces, chutneys and seasonings.

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  • Homemade custard

    Homemade custard

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.100 ratings

    Once you've cracked this technique for silky smooth vanilla custard, you'll never go back to tinned

  • Pancakes on a plate with lemon wedges

    Easy pancakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.478 ratings

    Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time – elaborate flip optional

  • Shortcrust pastry on a rolling pin covering a pasty

    Basic shortcrust pastry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.114 ratings

    Learn how to make perfect shortcrust pastry every time with our easy recipe. For best results, make sure the butter is cold

  • White bread sliced on a wooden chopping board

    Easy white bread

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.461 ratings

    A great recipe for an electric breadmaker – or do it the traditional way

  • Soured cream in bowl with tortilla chips and crudités

    Soured cream

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make your own soured cream to spoon onto chilli, nachos and more. It's quick to make but needs to be left overnight to develop that creamy texture

  • Ultimate vanilla ice cream

    Ultimate vanilla ice cream

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.77 ratings

    Is Angela Nilsen's vanilla ice cream the smoothest, creamiest homemade ice cream in history?

  • Almond milk served in a bottle

    Almond milk

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make your own almond milk to use as a substitute for dairy milk. It's simple to make and tastes great in porridge, smoothies and hot drinks

  • Pesto sauce

    Pesto sauce

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.88 ratings

    Make your own delicious pesto sauce in just 15 minutes

  • Hummus with pita bread on plate

    Hummus

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.81 ratings

    This creamy, rich hummus is made using just five ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes. Serve with crunchy seasonal veg or warm pitta breads

  • Green curry paste

    Green curry paste

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    John Torode shares his secret to making a fragrant Thai curry - use this strong and aromatic homemade paste as a base

  • Homemade ketchup

    Homemade ketchup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.11 ratings

    Homemade ketchup is a great way to use up excess tomatoes from the garden

  • Pizzas on a wooden board

    No yeast pizza dough

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.162 ratings

    Try this easy no yeast recipe for pizza dough using just flour, baking powder, salt and oil. Recipe by Helen Hurrell, mum of BBC Good Food member Eleanor

  • Strawberry jam in a glass pot

    Homemade strawberry jam

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.19 ratings

    Make a jam with British strawberries for the ultimate flavour

  • Tomato salsa with the ingredients alongside

    Ultimate tomato salsa

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.65 ratings

    Make this tasty salsa in just 5 minutes with tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, coriander and white wine vinegar

  • Homemade brown sauce

    Homemade brown sauce

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Go the extra mile for your fry up or bacon sandwich and make the nation's favourite condiment, brown sauce!

  • Mango chutney served in jars

    Mango chutney

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.18 ratings

    Make a classic mango chutney to serve alongside curries, with cheese or in sandwiches. It makes a great gift for family and friends, and you can freeze it too

  • Guacamole in dish

    Best ever chunky guacamole

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.161 ratings

    This is the best version of this classic guacamole dip. The ingredients are kept to a minimum, so it's as fresh-tasting as possible.

  • Homemade fish fingers

    Homemade fish fingers

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.21 ratings

    Kids will love this homemade version of fish fingers, and they can even help make them too

  • Basic mayonnaise served in a bowl

    Basic mayonnaise

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.31 ratings

    Forget shop-bought and make your own homemade mayonnaise. It takes a little effort but it's well worth it to accompany your favourite dishes

  • Oven-roasted chips in a newspaper cone

    Oven-roasted chips

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.46 ratings

    Try these oven-roasted chips, far less fatty than their fried cousins

  • Nests of fresh tagliatelle pasta on a floured surface

    Homemade pasta

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.21 ratings

    Go the extra mile for a classic Italian meal and make your own fresh pasta dough. Our simple recipe can be used to make any style or shape

  • Chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a small glass bottle of milk

    Vintage chocolate chip cookies

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.1025 ratings

    An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

  • A cake stand serving a sponge cake filled with lemon curd and whipped cream

    Sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.124 ratings

    Choose your favourite filling for this easy sponge cake – we've opted for lemon curd and whipped cream, but you could have jam. Perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Cheesy piece of garlic baguette being pulled out

    Cheesy garlic baguette

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.23 ratings

    A real crowd pleaser that will have everyone feeling full. Worth every calorie.

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