Summer

  • 21 Flaming Cherry Jubilee
    Dish type: Dessert Need a quick and easy dessert that will create a stir? Then this easy cherry compote fits the bill, add a splash of Cointreau or brandy at the end, warm through then light with a long...

  • 22 Cherry Brandy and Chocolate Mousse
    Dish type: Dessert A favourite dessert with a grown up twist. Soak the cherries in a little brandy or cherry brandy the day before you plan to serve this dessert. Serves 6   Preparation time: 25...

  • 23 White Chocolate and Cherry Cheesecake
    Dish type: Dessert An all American favourite and a great summer pudding to take to a barbecue party. Make the day before as it improves with chilling. Serves 10-12 Preparation time:...

  • 24 British cherries: Ripe for revival
    To celebrate the throes of cherry-picking season we have four delightful British cherry desserts. Traditional cherry orchards were phased out in the Sixties and by 2004 there were just a pitiful 960...

  • 25 Cheese and Beetroot Ploughmans
    Dish type: Light lunch Serves 1       Preparation time: 5 minutes       In this modern twist on the traditional classic from www.lovebeetroot.co.uk,...

  • 26 Pink Lady Toffee Apple Tart
    Dish Type: Dessert Pink Lady apples are grown in America, and to pay a tribute this is pinklady.co.uk's apple version of the classic American banoffee pie. Light crisp filo pastry encases sweet crunchy...

  • 27 Waffles with Berry Melba
    Dish type: Dessert Serves 6       Preparation time: 25 minutes   Cooking time: 5 minutes     Ingredients  Berry melba sauce   225 g (8 oz) raspberries or...

  • 28 Strawberry Cream Victoria Sponge Cake
    Dish type: Cake Serves 4 people   Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes Named after Queen Victoria herself, there are few cakes that can beat this all-time classic recipe. You can...

  • 29 Strawberry and Elderflower Sorbet
    Dish type: Dessert A wonderfully refreshing and decadent dessert for fancy summer parties. This can be made in advance then served scooped into pretty tea cups and decorated with tiny pansy or borage...

  • 30 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
    Dish type: Dessert The perfect supper party finale - homemade petite fours will wow your friends, but they are incredibly easy to make and fun to do with the kids.   Preparation time: 5-10...

  • 31 Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
    Dish type: Dessert The perfect supper party finale - homemade petite fours will wow your friends, but they are incredibly easy to make and fun to do with the kids.   Preparation time: 5-10...

  • 32 Berry Trifle Pots
    Dish type: Dessert You don’t need to worry about buying fancy glasses for this favourite dessert, just recycle glass jars with nice lids, small chocolate spread jars, jam or yogurt pots all work...

  • 33 Game, set, match: From Strawberry Fields to centre court
    Wimbledon wouldn't be complete without a number of things: the world’s biggest names in tennis, electrifying matches, plentiful Pimms, a little drizzle and, of course, the perfect accompaniment...

  • 34 Get the hampers out, it's picnic time
    With summertime on the way, we finally have the excuse, and hopefully the weather, for a great British picnic. The origins of the word are lost, but it reputedly comes from the French verb piquer which...

  • 35 Summer Leafy Salad with Salsa Verde Dressing
    Dish type: Salad Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 tbsp chopped mixed herbs (parsley, chives, mint, thyme) 2 tsp capers, chopped (12g) 3 tbsp extra virgin olive...

  • 36 Crispy Duck & Sesame Leafy Salad
    Dish type: Salad Serves 2-3 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 610g pack half aromatic crispy duck (including 12 pancakes and hoisin sauce sachet) 3 tsp toasted sesame oil (...

  • 37 American Ranch Leafy Salad
    Dish type: Salad Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 4 corn on the cob (900g) 400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 red pepper, cut into 1cm dice (170g) 75g...

  • 38 Take a leaf out of our summer salads
    Thankfully we've come a long way from the iceberg-loving Eighties, and we now have the widest choice of UK grown leafy salad available to enjoy than ever before. From peppery rocket and crunchy...

  • 39 Get your BBQ sizzling this summer
    There's nothing like cooking over hot coals – the flavours, the smoke, the sun, the anticipation as you can smell the barby at work and hear the sizzle of the sausages. One of the best bits of summer...

  • 40 Quatro gin cocktail
    INGREDIENTS: - 25 Tanqueray® London Dry Gin - Lime wedge and a lime wheel - 1 bottle of premium quality tonic water - Ice cubes METHOD: 1. Fill a copa glass two-thirds with ice 2. Slice a wheel...



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