Home-made apple pie – what could possibly win more hearts? This one has ground almonds in the pastry for tender substance and sour cream to enrich the juicy apple filling.
I fell in love with sambal (a hot chilli sauce) when I first travelled to South-east Asia.
Take a packet of biscuits and turn it into a gourmet treat
The pumpkin in this dish adds richness in both colour and flavour. Combine that with the saltiness of the pancetta and this is a dish packed with flavour.
Assembling these ladylike, heart-shaped tea sandwiches is a last-minute task but it’s a quick job if all the ingredients are prepared and ready to go.
Making a roulade is not as difficult as it may seem – the soft, eggy sponge rolls up quite easily with the aid of a sheet of baking paper. This roulade is served cold and can be made up to 24 hours ahead.
Tarte tatins are always a great way to show off in the kitchen, even though they are simple to prepare.
There’s nothing like a tall, layered cake to create a sense of occasion. In this one the layers have fillings of frosting folded through with lemon curd. Some fresh flowers top it off perfectly.
My four-year-old daughter Hazel has not stopped asking for these since I first made them for the photo shoot. They are delicious served hot or cold.
We used eye bacon (smaller, leaner rashers of middle bacon) but these burgers would also work well with split grilled sausages or warm ham off the bone.
This fabulous fudge is flavoured with Frangelico, a hazelnut liqueur, as well as roasted hazelnuts.