Blackcurrant clafoutis

Clafoutis is traditionally made with black cherries but, in Philippa Davis’ opinion, this twist on the classic using blackcurrants is far superior. This version of the fruity, French baked pud…

Black forest brownies

Social distancing requires innovative shoot lunches this season. Philippa Davis recommends a pandemic compliant picnic. These indulgent black forest brownies, with brandy and cherry jam, make the perfect pud. For…

Trifle opera cake jars with amaretto

With country house opera postponed or cancelled, put on a picnic worthy of Glyndebourne’s lawns at home. Don your finery, select a family member to provide the entertainment and indulge…

7 best autumn recipes

Raid the drinks cabinet for that bottle of whisky, but not for dram. Whisky is excellent for adding some extra zing to game suppers and spiced fruity desserts. For example,…

Gin, tonic and elderflower sorbet

There is no better time to celebrate the very best of British produce and enjoy a few seasonal treats. If you’ve started to spot elderflower, save your bounty for something…

Lockdown baking

There are many pleasurable ways to occupy this time in lockdown but baking will make you very popular. Whether to keep spirits high at home, leave on a friend’s doorstop…