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Cassie Best recipes

Discover the most popular culinary creations of our senior food editor, Cassie Best, including an indulgent chocolate cake and crispy chilli beef.

48 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Homemade fudge makes a fabulous gift wrapped up for Christmas or any special occasion. Our recipe for these buttery sweets is well worth the effort

50 mins
A challenge
35 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Chicken thighs and drumsticks go a long way when teamed with healthy pulses flavoured with Dijon, cream and parsley

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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367 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
51 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Garam masala provides the base spice for this creamy fish curry with nuts, green chilli and a tomato yogurt sauce

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A low calorie Moroccan fish stew flavoured with saffron, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and more. It's ideal for entertaining- make a batch ahead and freeze

40 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two

40 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Melting fontina cheese, rich truffle oil and a creamy squash and Parmesan sauce turn these stuffed pasta shells into an indulgent dinner

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Cooking the meat really slowly in fruit juice makes it meltingly tender, and the juices double up as a sweet glaze

5 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
31 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween - they can help decorate them too

35 mins
Easy
49 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake beef brisket until meltingly tender in a sweet, smoky sauce, with a gentle chilli kick - serve in warm wraps or on baked potatoes

7 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Marinate salmon with yogurt and curry paste, then cook with brown rice in one pan to steam the fish until tender and flaky

55 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This wholesome pie is perfect weekend fodder. Flavour your Spanish sausage and chicken with sherry, parsley and a hint of cream

2 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
35 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Fill tortilla wraps with sweet potato, spicy Spanish sausage and feta cheese then finish on a griddle pan

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
120 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Marinate the chicken for these Greek-style spiced kebabs as long as possible to soak up all the flavour and make it really tender. Serve with warm bread, salad and tzatziki

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Transform beef mince into a comforting Russian-style meatball stew with mushrooms, paprika and soured cream

45 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Homemade pesto knocks spots off shop-bought jars. This earthy blend is a new take on the versatile Italian sauce

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
53 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These herby tear-and-share bread rolls have mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes baked into them - perfect for a picnic or for dipping into soup

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
36 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale

50 mins
Easy
51 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

This healthy Moroccan-style one-pot can be slow-cooked and dished up at different times - ideal for busy households

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
28 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a lazy brunch with these American-style fluffy pancakes with pancetta and maple drizzle

40 mins
Easy
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