Homemade custard in a saucepan

Cornflour recipes

Use cornflour in sauces such as custard and gravy, or in cakes and meringues. This fine flour acts as a great thickening agent.

86 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
333 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

You can't go wrong with a classic lemon meringue pie, and this easy recipe is particularly good

3 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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47 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

A microwave pud that will have the family thinking you've been cooking for hours

20 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Swirls of cherries ensure this sublime cheesecake has a summer flavour, perfect for a sunset dinner party outside

1 hr and 25 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
53 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen rises to the ultimate challenge - keeping a cheesecake creamy and decadent while making it healthier and lighter

4 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve this healthy, low-fat gravy with Sunday lunch, bangers and mash, or even with turkey on Christmas Day. It can be frozen, too, if you want to make it ahead

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
40 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Use quick-cook turkey steaks for this recipe as they cook in a few minutes, and make a change from chicken

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A cheat’s fruit pie for a family dessert, especially after the Sunday roast

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Stuck for what to do with gooseberries? Think of a classic lemon dessert and simply swap the lemon

50 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you love fondues but don't want the full-on experience, combine roast vegetables with a rich kirsch and cheese sauce for a tempting taste of après-ski

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

A caramel-flavoured praline meringue that's perfect for a summer's day

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

The most stunning summer dessert ever; raspberry, lemon and frangipane tart

2 hrs
A challenge
9 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without a full and flavoursome gravy on the table

10 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's simple vanilla custard is a must-have indulgent addition to any pudding

25 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A cobbler-esque American favourite - this grunt has a bit of hidden sugar and spice, and is very very nice!

1 hr
Easy
15 ratings 2.9 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent looking tart is actually fairly angelic so even those on a diet can enjoy a slice or two

35 mins
A challenge
19 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Forget that ready meal, this storecupboard meal makes a speedy after work supper

20 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

An impressive centrepiece for a dinner party dessert

55 mins
More effort
45 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion

55 mins
More effort
46 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe

30 mins
Easy
42 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Asian cooking can be light, healthy and so quick that you’ll think twice before ever ordering a takeaway again!

35 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Gordon Ramsay creates melt-in-the-mouth soufflés to impress a crowd

1 hr and 17 mins
A challenge
Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Finish your meal with this impressive dessert, with billowing cream and fresh summer fruit

2 hrs
More effort
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen creates a luscious ice cream that is creamy, fresh and - wait for it.... low-fat!

8 hrs
Easy
Vegetarian
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