Gin, tonic and elderflower sorbet

Now is time to embrace seasonal ingredients and celebrate the very best of British produce. With the elderflower starting to appear, try something a little different with your bounty. Philippa…

Chocolate and orange Easter chiffon cake

You need to serve at least one chocolate pud over the Easter weekend. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and orange Easter chiffon cake is slightly more challenging, but it is light, tender…

Rhubarb, ginger and fennel strudel

Pink stems are just one of the signs that spring is on its way. You can’t go wrong with a rhubarb pud at this time of year. Philippa Davis’ rhubarb,…

Christmas Eton mess

If you have a crowd to feed on the 25th, you can guarantee there will be a few figgy pudding nay-sayers. Having an alternative to hand is essential to keeping…

Raspberry, cardamom and custard tart

Make a pretty pud with the last of the garden’s raspberry harvest. Philippa Davis’ raspberry, cardamom and custard tart is guaranteed to go down a treat. And if you don’t…

Roast plum mousse with pistachio praline

Philippa Davis’ roast plum mousse with pistachio praline is the perfect final flourish to your summer supper party. If the heatwave and need to dine al fresco has bullied you…