• Greek lamb & macaroni bake

    Greek lamb & macaroni bake

    A cross between moussaka and macaroni cheese, this thrifty Mediterranean pasta bake makes for a hearty meal

  • Hot chocolate milkshakes

    Hot chocolate milkshakes

    Break 200g plain chocolate (I used 70% cocoa) into cubes and put into a pan with 600ml full-fat milk. Gently heat until the chocolate melts, then bring almost to the boil, whisking regularly until even and smooth. Can be made ahead, then chilled for up to 2 days. Re-heat if necessary, whisking, then ladle or pour into heatproof glasses or mugs. Top with scoops vanilla ice cream and mini marshmallows. Add a nip of rum or brandy for the adults, if you like.

  • Griddle scones with honey

    Griddle scones with honey

    Quick and easy to make with storecupboard ingredients, griddle scones go perfectly with creamy honey and butter

  • Treacle apple pudding

    Treacle apple pudding

    Using fruit purée instead of butter means you can enjoy a comforting steamed sponge pud with less fat – serve with skinny custard

  • Cheesy cauliflower & bacon gratin

    Cheesy cauliflower & bacon gratin

    Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

    This very indulgent version of cauliflower cheese is inspired by the après-ski classic, tartiflette