Chocolate and orange fruit tea cake

If you are going to do teatime, you must do it properly. Philippa Davis’ chocolate and orange fruit tea cake is simple to make for even the most kitchen allergic…

Pecan praline chocolate fudge cake

Though it’s fun to switch up traditions, one musn’t be without chocolate at Easter says Philippa Davis. This pecan praline chocolate fudge cake is guaranteed to please the troops. For…

Pear, apple, blackberry and port pie

Pie is the ultimate comfort food, says Philippa Davis. So when something sweet is required, try our pear, apple, blackberry and port pie – best served with a side of…

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…