Chocolate cake with cream filling and candied lime

Diana Henry recipes

39 Recipes

Featuring spectacular seasonal ingredients, try award-winning food writer Diana Henry's finest recipes, from decadent desserts to comforting family classics.

Chocolate & lime cake

5

(8 ratings)

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate – an irresistible flavour pairing...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buttermilk, brown sugar & rye bread ice cream

5

(2 ratings)

Try buttermilk ice cream instead of vanilla — it has the same richness but is balanced by a nice acidity. Garnish with crispy caramelised breadcrumbs...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

4.25

(8 ratings)

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Salt cod tortilla

0

(0 ratings)

Use salt cod to make a tortilla that bit more special – this is a real feast and the texture of the fish works well with potatoes. Also delicious served cold...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Sesame prawn toast

5

(2 ratings)

Use up leftover bread to make that classic Chinese starter – sesame prawn toast. Serve with soy or a sweet & sour sauce for dipping...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Stir-fried greens with fish sauce

4.5

(2 ratings)

Cook these salty-sweet stir-fried greens with cabbage and broccoli. It's a quick and easy Asian-style side dish where the fish sauce lends depth of flavour...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Prawn, pumpkin & coconut stew

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Cook an exotic, Asian-style stew of prawn and pumpkin for an easy-to-make yet impressive dinner. Serve with rice if you like
  • Easy

Klump

0

(0 ratings)

Try this German-inspired dish, packed with potatoes, bacon, pears and kale. It's a great way to get through leftovers – swap the bacon for ham if preferred...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Apple, cream & spiced rye crumble pots

0

(0 ratings)

Combine layers of stewed apple, cardamon-flavoured rye breadcrumbs and whipped cream in this Scandinavian-inspired dessert that's fabulous for a dinner party...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Torrijas with sherry

5

(1 rating)

Torrijas are basically Spanish ‘French toast’, or eggy bread in English! Serve with honey and yogurt for breakfast, or fruit and ice cream for dessert...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Spanish lamb with sherry, honey & peppers

4.857145

(7 ratings)

Open a bottle of sherry for this hearty lamb casserole, rich with sweet and savoury flavours. However, if you don't have saffron, just leave it out...
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Roast pork belly with caramelised peanut sauce

4

(1 rating)

Need a dinner party dish to impress? Roast pork belly is always popular and with added spice and an addictive peanut sauce, this will win your guests over
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Khatti dhal

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Serve this tasty, healthy dhal as a vegetarian main meal or side dish. Adding tamarind to the lentils delivers fabulous sweet and sour flavour
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Indian spiced salmon

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Spice up your salmon for an easy midweek meal with a bit of wow factor, or even for a casual dinner party. Indian spices and tamarind bring depth of flavour
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb and ricotta bread & butter pudding

4.5

(4 ratings)

This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Russian shashlik with rhubarb sauce

5

(3 ratings)

These Russian kebabs are made with succulent lamb and a vibrant rhubarb sauce. They make an ideal sharing platter for a spring dinner with friends
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Purple sprouting broccoli & kale gratin

4.5

(2 ratings)

This dish is easy to make and everyone loves a creamy, cheesy gratin. Pile in the greens with plenty of kale and broccoli, then top with parmesan
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Espresso, hazelnut & chocolate shortbread

5

(4 ratings)

These biscuits are the perfect blend of rich coffee, dark chocolate and toasted nuts. Simple to make, they're ideal if you're sharing a cuppa with friends...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken, leek & cider pie

4.833335

(6 ratings)

There's nothing nicer than a warming chicken pie with crisp, golden-brown puff pastry and creamy, rich sauce...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Pear & hazelnut dartois

5

(3 ratings)

A dartois is a delicate puff pastry tart, filled with frangipane and fresh fruit - a winning dessert if you're entertaining guests...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Roast aubergine & coconut curry

4.5

(12 ratings)

Black cardamom is gorgeous with aubergines. It has a distinctive smoky flavour, although it's subtle in this dish...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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