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…

Rhubarb tiramisu with pistachio praline

Philippa Davis’ rhubarb tiramisu with pistachio praline put the pink stems to excellent use. This makes the perfect spring pud, especially when it becomes too warm for pie or crumble.…

Best summer recipes

Try Philippa Davis’ elderflower and vanilla madeleines for a slightly different bake to attempt this weekend. They are perfect packaged in a pocket for a mid-walk sustenance stop. Or if…