Peter Sidwell's Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns

Peter Sidwell’s Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns

As a master baker and judge of ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery, Peter Sidwell knows a thing or two about hot cross buns, as this fragrant and delicious recipe testifies. Ingredients For the buns: 25g unsalted butter 500g strong flour (50:50 white and wholemeal), plus extra white flour for dusting 7g yeast & salt 50g caster […]

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Nigella’s Turkey Hash

She’s the undisputable queen of Christmas, but Nigella Lawson doesn’t just have you covered for the big day, she also knows exactly how to use up those Christmas lunch leftovers. Though written as an actual recipe, the doyenne of dining makes it clear that the quantities are meant to be a guide only. They are […]

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Pumped-up Pumpkins

A classic pumpkin pie recipe, and how to make the most of your Halloween leftovers. Ingredients Serves four 750g/1lb 10oz pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks 350g sweet shortcrust pastry plain flour, for dusting 140g caster sugar ½ tsp salt ½ tsp fresh nutmeg, grated 2tsp cinnamon 2 eggs, beaten 25g butter, melted 175ml milk 1 tbsp icing sugar Top Tips Don’t concern yourself […]

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Summer Fruits Pie

Make the most of summer berries with this delectable pie… perfect with a dollop of fresh cream! Ingredients For the pastry: 225g cold unsalted butter chopped into small pieces 350g plain flour 50g icing sugar Pinch of salt 1 large egg yolk For the filling: 800g of berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries or […]

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Infused Rapeseed Oil Shortbread

These delicious and easy-to-make biscuits are great to bake with children as they can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Experiment with all sorts of flavours by using different oils. This recipe features in the Chilterns Recipe Book (available via and many local shops). The book celebrates the best independent food […]

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Chocolate Truffles

These easy-to-make truffles are perfect for last-minute Christmas gifts or a special after-dinner treat.  You can fill them with all sorts of flavours and textures. Turn them into snowball truffles by rolling them in desiccated coconut. This recipe features in The Chilterns Recipe Book (available now), produced and compiled by Rebecca  Fleckney, which celebrates the […]

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This quick and easy Northern Italian dessert is made with a creamy mascarpone filling, coffee-dunked ladyfingers and finished with a dusting of cocoa. This recipe comes from Tring’s Nonna’s Pantry, where you can find authentic ingredients so you can  create your own delicious tiramisu at home. They say: ‘A traditional recipe involves no alcohol, however  […]

Living Magazines Mini Coronation Chicken Pies with Pickled Walnut Chutney

Mini Coronation Chicken Pies with Pickled Walnut Chutney

Prep time: 1 hour (plus 4 hours marinating time) Cooking time: 40 minutes Ingredients For the Coronation Chicken Pies: 6 chicken thighs, bone and skin removed 1 ball of Opies Stem Ginger, finely grated 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric powder 3 tbsp korma paste 125g yoghurt Pinch of salt 2 sheets shortcrust pastry 1 […]

Living Magazines Limoncello Drizzle Cake

Limoncello Drizzle Cake

This Mother’s Day, share the love by getting in the kitchen and whipping up a handmade bake to share with mums, grandmas, aunties and godmothers. The traditional lemon drizzle cake gets a 21st-century makeover thanks to Opies, with the addition of Italian liqueur. It would also make a delicious centrepiece for an Easter afternoon tea. […]

Living Magazines Britain Loves Baking Gingerbread Cookies

Britain Loves Baking Gingerbread Cookies

This seasonal recipe comes from Britain Loves Baking, which has released a new baking themed advent calendar this year. One should be winging its way to the lucky winner of our online competition at right about now! The calendars cost £170 and can be ordered from Ingredients 180g butter, softened 170g brown sugar […]

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Rain or Shine Tropical Carrot Cake

This September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s Coffee Morning event is back, with those attending set to raise millions to ensure Macmillan can continue to support the growing number of people living with cancer. Sadly, there has never been a more terrifying time in recent history to receive a diagnosis as people face potential disruption or delays […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes

Podcaster, writer, and former 2019 Great British Bake Off contestant Michael Chakraverty has shared his chocolate cupcakes recipe. For the Cupcakes 125g dark chocolate (minimum 56% cocoa solids) 125g unsalted butter 5tsp instant coffee 90ml boiling water 120g plain flour 30g cocoa powder 5tsp baking powder 100g golden caster sugar 150g light brown sugar 2 […]