Fig, chocolate and cognac cake

This fig, chocolate and cognac cake is perfect for the festive season. It keeps well up to four days and it is suitable for freezing, making it a great offering…

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…