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Impress your guests with our deceptively simple showstoppers and sharing platters, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more with the party!

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  • Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake

    Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.39 ratings

    No one will guess that this easy, rich and creamy no-cook, make-ahead cheesecake uses only 4 ingredients - ideal for a dinner party

  • Lamb with warm potato & olive salad

    Lamb with warm potato & olive salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.4 ratings

    This restaurant-standard dish is simple to make but worthy of any dinner party. Cooking the lamb this way stops it drying out and gives it a subtle flavour

  • Rhubarb & ginger crème brûlée served in a large baking dish

    Rhubarb & ginger crème brûlée

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    Combine the heady flavours of rhubarb and ginger to make a crème brûlée with a real flavour punch. It's a stunning dessert at the end of a special dinner

  • Smoked trout & horseradish pâté

    Smoked trout & horseradish pâté

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Whizz up this fish dip with hot tangy mustard notes, cream cheese, lemon and dill - great for a last minute party dish

  • Slow-cooked harissa lamb in a roasting dish

    Slow-cooked harissa lamb

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Try this slow cooked harissa lamb as an alternative roast. We love the texture – it’s half-roasted and half-pulled, fork-tender but still easy to carve

  • Tiramisu meringue roulade dusted with cocoa powder

    Tiramisu meringue roulade

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.14 ratings

    Combine tiramisu and meringue roulade to make an impressive dessert. The crisp meringue contrasts beautifully with the silky coffee cream in this recipe

  • Nettle spanakopita

    Nettle spanakopita

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Using nettles instead of spinach gives the classic spanakopita a spring time twist. Young nettles are a sweet, nutritious and free alternative to spinach

  • Cheese, bacon & asparagus puffs on a baking tray

    Cheese, bacon & asparagus puffs

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Serve these simple four-ingredient cheese puffs as part of a picnic or for lunch. You could also try adding some roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes or pesto

  • Cocktail blinis

    Cocktail blinis

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    These dainty little Eastern European pancakes have a distinctive flavour and are party perfect. Finish with two toppings - beetroot and quail's egg, and smoked salmon pâté - for a creative canapé

  • Stout-braised short ribs with horseradish & carrots in a casserole dish

    Stout-braised short ribs with horseradish & carrots

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Cook these stout-braised ribs low and slow to get lovely, tender meat. It's easy to portion, plus it looks great on the plate – perfect for a family feast

  • One-pan roast duck legs with white beans & carrots in a casserole

    One-pan roast duck legs with white beans & carrots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Make a minimalist version of cassoulet by slow-roasting duck legs with white beans and carrots. It's a dish that's big on flavour but with few ingredients

  • Herb-roasted pork in milk with crackling on a wooden serving board

    Herb-roasted pork in milk with crackling

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try our take on milk-braised pork, or ‘maiale al latte’ – the best way we know of keeping lean pork succulent. Use the meat juices in this Tuscan-inspired recipe to make a rich gravy

  • Gluten free chocolate cake with the first slice cut out

    Gluten-free chocolate cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Make a dense, rich chocolate cake for a special occasion or anytime treat. While suitable for those following a gluten-free diet, it will prove a hit with everyone

  • Really easy roast leg of lamb in a roasting tin

    Easy roast leg of lamb

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Roast a leg of lamb for a family feast. It's ideal served with roasties and your favourite spring vegetables for an Easter dinner or Sunday roast

  • Spring greens carbonara in a bowl

    Spring greens carbonara

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Enjoy a twist on a carbonara with plenty of spring vegetables. Sweet peas and asparagus balance the saltiness of the pancetta and richness of the egg yolks

  • Lime semifreddo cheesecake

    Lime semifreddo cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.17 ratings

    This attractive frozen dessert can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months - perfect to get ahead for a Christmas dinner party

  • Spiced roast side of salmon

    Spiced roast side of salmon

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

    Serve salmon with paprika, ginger and honey mustard glaze for an Indian-inspired, original roast

  • Smashed roasted new potatoes

    Smashed roasted new potatoes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Combine roast potatoes, rösti and mash with this simple recipe. You can enhance it by smashing in pitted olives, capers, herbs, spring onions or garlic

  • Three ramekins filled with raspberry brûlée on a marble surface

    Raspberry brûlée

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Celebrate raspberry season with this take on crème brûlée. The sharp tang of this red fruit cuts through a rich custard base for the perfect summer dessert

  • Feed-a-crowd chunky beef chilli

    Feed-a-crowd chunky beef chilli

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

    The ultimate make-ahead dish, this chilli con carne can be frozen for up to 2 months - simply add more chillies to turn up the heat

  • Pineapple & ginger pavlova

    Pineapple & ginger pavlova

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Pile whipped cream and charred pineapple on a meringue base to create a stunning dinner party dessert which you can make ahead

  • Salted caramel choc pots

    Salted caramel choc pots

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.35 ratings

    Combining sweet and salty flavours really works when chocolate and toffee is involved - best served in individual portions

  • Courgette fritters on a plate with bowl of sweet chilli sauce

    Courgette pancake fritters

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.27 ratings

    Grate your courgette and add to a pancake batter then fry up these mini veggie patties with chilli dip

  • Lychee & rosewater ice cream

    Lychee & rosewater ice cream

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    This refreshing lychee ice cream with a delicate rosewater flavour is the perfect showstopping dinner party dessert, with popping candy for added theatre

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