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  • Peach Melba roulade

    Peach Melba roulade

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll

  • Party vol-au-vents

    Party vol-au-vents

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Use our foolproof recipe for retro puff pastry cases, then pack them high with savoury fillings for a party canapé

  • Scampi with tartare sauce

    Scampi with tartare sauce

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Crispy beer battered langoustine or prawn tails with a mayo-based dip of gherkins, capers and herbs

  • Nutty caramel & choc sundaes

    Nutty caramel & choc sundaes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Reach into your storecupboard and freezer to create this sumptuous ice cream medley with salted peanuts, biscuits and caramel

  • Almond & lemon meringue roulade

    Almond & lemon meringue roulade

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.26 ratings

    This pudding from reader Elizabeth Clark is the perfect centrepiece, complete with chewy meringue, creamy lemon filling and retro decoration

  • Mini prawn cocktails

    Mini prawn cocktails

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    A fresh take on a classic seafood and marie rose starter, this version has sweet petit pois and crunchy radish

  • Ratatouille hotpot

    Ratatouille hotpot

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.55 ratings

    A classic French vegetarian casserole, oven-baked with a cheesy potato gratin topping for great texture

  • Coq au vin in a rectangular serving dish with spoon

    Coq au vin

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.65 ratings

    We've made this classic French chicken casserole a little lighter than the traditional version, but it still has a rich, deep flavour

  • Crêpes Suzette

    Crêpes Suzette

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.14 ratings

    This classic French recipe is a fine way to elevate the humble pancake into a smart pudding

  • Beef bourguignon with celeriac mash in a bowl

    Beef bourguignon with celeriac mash

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.199 ratings

    This sumptuous, step-by-step recipe for slow-cooked stew from Gordon Ramsay makes a great winter supper

  • Classic summer pudding

    Classic summer pudding

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Celebrate gorgeous seasonal strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and redcurrants with this set basin brioche pud

  • Chicken kiev cut in half to reveal garlic butter

    Modern-day chicken kiev

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Who can resist a herby, garlic butter-filled tender chicken breast with a crisp golden exterior? Try this shallow-fried version of the classic kiev

  • Custard tart with nutmeg pastry

    Custard tart with nutmeg pastry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.31 ratings

    There's something so honest about a custard tart, simply topped with a grating of nutmeg

  • Easy cheese fondue

    Easy cheese fondue

    A star rating of 2.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Using mild cheese means everyone in the family can enjoy this classic starter

  • Black Forest trifle

    Black Forest trifle

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.42 ratings

    James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together

  • Peach Melba knickerbocker glory

    Peach Melba knickerbocker glory

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Peaches and raspberries are a heavenly match and kids will love these retro puds

  • Speedy banana splits

    Speedy banana splits

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Whip up this speedy classic no-cook pud in next to no time

  • Duck breast in sauce, with rice and salad on a plate

    Duck with passion fruit & orange sauce

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.13 ratings

    Treat someone to pan-fried duck breasts glazed in a beautifully sticky orange, soy and passion fruit sauce. It’s quick, easy and sure to impress

  • Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

    Cheat's scampi with chunky chips

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    A classic fave that's satisfying and surprisingly healthy - and just 93p per serving!

  • Mum's best profiteroles

    Profiteroles

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.70 ratings

    Award-winning writer, Fiona Beckett, shares her recipe for this classic 1970s dessert

  • Chilli with rice, avocado and tortilla chips in bowl

    Easy chilli con carne

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.52 ratings

    Ideal for entertaining families with kids, this easy classic chilli dish is quick, hassle-free and great to have in the freezer

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