Chocolate cake with cream filling and candied lime

Diana Henry recipes

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

13 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate – an irresistible flavour pairing

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
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43 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Baste a chicken with our fish sauce marinade and you’ll end up with a gorgeous, Asian-inspired roast for Sunday lunch. Serve with rice and stir-fried greens

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Impress family and friends with our Scandinavian-inspired gratin with salmon, beetroot, potatoes and dill; a comforting bake that's perfect for entertaining

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 45 mins
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star 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 hrs and 30 mins
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Gluten-free
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This broccoli and feta dish makes a great vegetarian starter with a pinch of warming chilli. The preserved lemon yogurt is seriously addictive

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

There's nothing nicer than a warming chicken pie with crisp, golden-brown puff pastry and creamy, rich sauce

2 hrs and 5 mins
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Give your pizza a gourmet makeover with sensational ingredients, including tangy Italian cheese and sweet ripe figs – perfect for lunchtime entertaining

1 hr and 45 mins
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Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A dartois is a delicate puff pastry tart, filled with frangipane and fresh fruit - a winning dessert if you're entertaining guests

1 hr and 40 mins
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Vegetarian
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