Impressive recipes for a special occasion

New Year’s Eve at home? NO PROBLEM. Whether it’s a knockout meal for two or a show-stopping dinner party main course that your family will love, we’ve rounded up our most impressive recipes for all types of special occasion.

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Pecan and cinnamon monkey bread

Brunch recipes

Pecan and cinnamon monkey bread

Studded with pecans and drizzled with vanilla icing, this soft, stickily sweet cinnamon monkey bread...

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Cornish gouda with sourdough and rocket

Christmas starter recipes

Cornish gouda with sourdough and rocket

A cheese course is a special treat at Christmas but if you fancy something different...

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Lemon sole with potted shrimp butter

Easy dinner party mains

Lemon sole with potted shrimp butter

Rick Stein’s sophisticated fish supper brings the restaurant experience home. Try it at your next...

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Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

Christmas baking recipes

Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

This fun, savoury Christmas bake is indulgent, comforting and equally delicious served as a snack...

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Potted duck with pistachio

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Potted duck with pistachio

This pimped potted duck starter is easy to make ahead of time and will lend...

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Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

Dinner party dessert recipes

Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

These showstopping frozen profiteroles – filled with ice cream and topped with caramel – will...

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Porcini mushroom and vegetable nut roast

Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes

Porcini mushroom and vegetable nut roast

Forget those uninspiring veggie offerings of Christmases past – this updated porcini mushroom and vegetable nut...

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Pancetta-wrapped monkfish with lentils and salsa verde

Impressive recipes for a special occasion

Pancetta-wrapped monkfish with lentils and salsa verde

“I love this combination: the meatiness of the monkfish, the saltiness of the pancetta and...

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Red wine spaghetti with tomato and goat’s cheese

Dinner ideas for two

Red wine spaghetti with tomato and goat’s cheese

We first tried pasta cooked in red wine in a restaurant in Sardinia and although...

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Slow-cooked lamb shank shepherd’s pie

Pie recipes

Slow-cooked lamb shank shepherd’s pie

We’ve taken a classic shepherd’s pie up a notch with a rich, slow-cooked lamb shank...

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Apple, rose and pistachio tarts

Sweet tart recipes

Apple, rose and pistachio tarts

If you’re planning a romantic feast for two, these pink-hued tarts are a fine way...

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Potato, leek and stilton pithivier

Puff pastry recipes

Potato, leek and stilton pithivier

Debbie Major puts a twist on a traditional sweet pithivier with this savoury cheese version....

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Shallot tarte tatin

Vegan dinner recipes

Shallot tarte tatin

You won’t believe that Gaz Oakley’s shallot tarte tatin is vegan. Sweet shallots are caramelised...

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Coronation chicken pie with mango jelly

Chicken pie recipes

Coronation chicken pie with mango jelly

Use our step-by-step guide to create chef Calum Franklin’s show-stopping raised chicken pie recipe. Unlike...

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Mini crayfish and crab brioche bites

Canapé recipes

Mini crayfish and crab brioche bites

We’ve given the seventies-style prawn cocktail an update with these crayfish and crab brioche bites....

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Spiced paneer with quick-pickled cucumber

Canapé recipes

Spiced paneer with quick-pickled cucumber

These little paneer bites are the new cheese and pineapple…We think they’re going to catch...

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Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast fennel and apples

Roast recipes

Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast...

This recipe for pork belly was created by the three 2017 Masterchef finalists Lorna, Alison...

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Ultimate dauphinois potatoes

Potato recipes

Ultimate dauphinois potatoes

Making this most luscious of potato bakes takes a little extra time – there’s slicing,...

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Roast duck breasts with agen prunes and armagnac

Valentine's Day recipes

Roast duck breasts with agen prunes and armagnac

This restaurant-worthy duck recipe is guaranteed to make your Valentine’s Day date swoon. It’s also...

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Greek-style lamb, spinach and feta pie

Filo pastry recipes

Greek-style lamb, spinach and feta pie

There are times when it’s a joy to lavish a bit of extra love and...

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