Mocha, Date & Cinnamon Babka

250g pitted, chopped, fresh dates1/3 cup coffee flavoured liqueur3/4 cup lukewarm milk4 tsp dried yeast1/2 cup sugar2 eggs, beaten lightly1 egg yolk3 cups flour3 tsp sea salt flakes150g butter, softened, cubed40g butter, extra, softened200g dark chocolate, chopped1/2 cup pouring cream2 tsp instant coffee granules1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts Filling:2/3 cup walnuts, roasted lightly, chopped1/3 cup…

Cookies & Cream Fridge Cake

vegetable oil for the cake pan600ml double cream200ml mascarpone or soft cheese1 tsp vanilla extract3 tbsp icing sugar4 x 154g packages chocolate cream filled sandwich cookies, plus extra to serve200g dark chocolate, broken into small pieces Oil a 20cm springform cake pan and line with parchment paper, ensuring the inside of the pan is fully…

Sausage & Mash Pie

1 tbsp sunflower oil8 pork sausages25g butter2 onions, finely slicedpinch of brown sugar2 tbsp flour1 tbsp tomato paste1 tbsp red wine vinegar500ml beef stock Mash:3 lb potatoes, cut into large chunks150ml whole milk25g butter25g old cheddar, coarsely grated Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently cook the sausages over a medium-high heat for…

Sausage Stroganoff Tagliatelle

20g unsalted butterolive oil, for drizzling6 pork sausages350g chestnut mushrooms, sliced1 tsp sweet smoked paprika300ml soured cream1/2 tbsp wholegrain mustard150ml beef stock400g dried tagliatellesmall bunch of parsley, chopped Heat the butter and drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat until the butter is foaming. Squeeze large chunks of the…

Chorizo Veggie Fritters

340g can sweetcorn, drained1 small zucchini, coarsely grated4 spring onions, finely chopped110g chorizo, cut into small chunks4 tbsp flour1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves1 tsp paprika2 eggs, beaten3-6 tbsp milkvegetable oil, for frying Quick Salsa4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped1 spring onion, finely chopped1/2 garlic clove, grated1/2 lime, juiced1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped1 tbsp oil Put all…

Chai Caramel Chocolate Brownies

200g salted butter200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped3 eggs200g sugar100g flour40g cocoa powder1/2 tbsp sea salt flakes Chai Caramel1 tsp cardamom pods, seeds crushed1/4 tsp all spice1 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp ground cloves1/2 tsp ground ginger200g jar/bottle/canned caramel Heat oven to 350F. butter a 20cm square cake pan and line with 2 strips of baking parchment….

Cheese, Cumin & Onion Seed Cornbread Muffins

100ml sunflower oil200g flour100g polenta or cornmeal1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp each mustard powder and cayenne pepper1 tbsp each cumin seeds and onion seeds200ml milk2 eggs, beaten50g extra mature cheddar, grated25g parmesan, finely grated Heat the oven to 400F and oil a 12 hole muffin pan. Place flour, polenta, baking soda, mustard powder, cayenne and…

Sardine & Avocado Toast

1 small avocado, halved2 thick slices sourdough bread, toasted1 lemonkosher salt1/2 4oz can sardines, drained, halvedred pepper flakes Scoop avocado out onto toast and mash. Zest lemon over it and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Top with sardines and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

Caramel Cake

2 1/2 cups flour1 1/2 cups sugar1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp kosher salt3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened and cubed1 cup whole buttermilk, room temperature2 tsp vanilla extract4 large egg whites, room temperature Caramel Frosting (makes 5 cups)1 1/4 cups sugar2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar5 tbsp water2 tbsp light corn syrup1…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Loaf

3 1/2 cups flour3 cups granulated sugar1 tbsp baking powder1 1/2 tsp salt1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice1 15oz can pumpkin1 cup vegetable oil2/3 cup water4 large eggs2 10oz bags semisweet chocolate chips Streusel Topping:1/2 cup old fashioned oats1/2 cup flour1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice1/2 tsp salt1/2 cup…