Best summer recipes

Philippa Davis’ elderflower and vanilla madeleines are the perfect pud for picnics, best packaged up and enjoyed al fresco. But if temptation proves too much, our favourite way to enjoy…

Shakshuka with trout and asparagus

Try Philippa Davis’ shakshuka with trout and asparagus for a wonderfully versatile dish than can be served for brunch, lunch or light supper. Inspired by the Arabic dish that poaches…

Homemade lard and pork scratchings

This simple homemade lard and pork scratchings recipe comes from Lidgates: The Meat Cookbook by Danny Lidgate and Hattie Ellis. This filling, but incredibly moreish, snack is surprisingly simple to…

Chocolate and rhubarb brownies

Not much beats a proper, fudgy brownie. So try Philippa Davis’ chocolate and rhubarb brownies for the perfect spring offering. Brownies are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. But if you think…

Chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake

Consume cocoa this Easter without succumbing to yet another chocolate egg. Philippa Davis’ chocolate, ginger and orange Easter cake is the perfect alternative, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Loaded with…

Best Luxury Eggs

Cast aside commercialised chocolate creations this Easter in favour of an egg as nature intended. The best luxury eggs of today gives unlimited choice, from the finest, free-range hens’ egg,…

Rabbit in spiced chocolate sauce

Step away from the gaudily wrapped chocolate egg and enjoy Philippa Davis’ rabbit in spiced chocolate sauce for your cocoa consumption instead. Chocolate and bunnies are Easter staples, but how…

Grapefruit and yogurt baked pudding

Philippa Davis’ grapefruit and yogurt baked pudding comes with a souffl√©-like top that doesn’t risk any mid-supper party kitchen meltdowns. Served warm from the oven it is comforting for chilly,…

Roast cauliflower steaks with mozzarella

Use fresh cauliflowers for this light but lively starter. Philippa Davis’ roast cauliflower steaks with mozzarella and anchovy, garlic and chilli breadcrumbs packs a flavourful punch. For those not keen…