6 top fruitcakes. Melton Hunt cake

These 6 top fruitcakes are pick of the best this Christmas. They make the perfect centrepiece for the festive table. Alternatively, serve one of the fruitcakes for shoot elevenses or…

Biscotti with almonds and orange

Biscotti with almonds and orange are the perfect Christmas morsel. Simple to make in vast quantites, they will keep everyone happy over the festive season. Either keep them for yourself,…

Squash, pearl barley and pancetta soup

This squash, pearl barley and pancetta soup is the perfect offering for a cold day. When the temperatures really drop, this rich and hearty soup is the best remedy to…

Elderberry vodka

Elderberry vodka is simple to make and will last for months if you can resist it. Elderberries are not grown commercially, so the only way to get them is to…

Cavolo nero and chorizo broth

This cavolo nero and chorizo broth with poached hen’s egg is the ultimate winter warmer. It is so hearty and filling that you could have it on its own as…