Merlot-poached pears with vanilla & cinnamon

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8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Whole poached pears make an elegant dinner party dessert, with a red wine sauce and fragrant cinnamon and vanilla

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Sweet and salty, this decadent dessert is served in individual pots, with a caramel puddle at the base and a creamy panna cotta topping

25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Crisp puff pastry covers tender meat in these individual Wellingtons - the ultimate main course for a romantic Valentine's Day meal for two

4 hrs and 15 mins
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Try this stunning white chocolate dessert to finish off your Sunday roast - sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberry dust to make it extra special

1 hr and 30 mins
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Turn Eggs Benedict into a gourmet treat, perfect for a celebration breakfast or indulgent brunch - use shop bought muffins to save time

1 hr and 5 mins
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It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert

10 mins
Easy
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John Torode's seafood dish with a kick makes a spicy addition to a Chinese-style banquet

15 mins
Easy
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Make these easy homemade truffles as an edible gift or after dinner treat - balance heat from the chilli with cooling mint extract

20 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

If you want to make this more substantial, you could serve some prosciutto or Serrano ham with it

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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We know how you love hot treacle sponge and sticky ginger cake, so this gorgeous pud is sure to become a favourite

2 hrs and 15 mins
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258 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A gooey prepare-ahead dessert that's perfect for entertaining - it's all a matter of timing...

1 hr
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For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the fresh taste of British strawberries with this simple recipe. In season from the end of May

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A stunning but simple dish, the classic syllabub is made special here with rosé wine and zesty lime

1 hr
Easy
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A luxury that has been prized by chefs for years, so make the most of it with this cheat's classic

30 mins
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26 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

People will think you've been cooking for hours with this rich and meaty dish, ready in under 30 minutes

25 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

With their molten, oozing centres, these puddings are guaranteed to impress.

45 mins
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111 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A prepare-ahead one pot that will please all ages and is easily made for a crowd, just reheat and add some garlic bread and a salad

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

This full-flavoured Spanish dish is great for the family or entertaining friends midweek

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

Gordon takes steak and chips to a new level with a sharing slab of prime rib-eye that's just right for sharing. The perfect Valentine's treat for any steak lover

45 mins
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10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A versatile sauce great on lots of meat dishes, and perfect for steak - a comforting main for a dinner party.

1 hr and 50 mins
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Treat your guests to a decadent restaurant-style main course for a third of the price

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

Choose dry-cured, thinly sliced bacon for this dish – the crisp texture works well with the firm, meaty monkfish

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
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