Rainy day recipes for summer

It’s time to face the facts; British summer isn’t always as glorious as we’d like it to be. On those summer days when the rain decides to make an appearance, try one of our comforting recipes which all make use of fresh summer ingredients.

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Chocolate chip strawberry shortcakes

Strawberry recipes

Chocolate chip strawberry shortcakes

Sitting somewhere between a scone and shortbread, this light and crumbly shortcake comes studded with dark chocolate. It’s the perfect...

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Air fryer sweet potato fries

Air fryer recipes

Air fryer sweet potato fries

These air fryer sweet potato fries are an energy efficient way to get perfectly crisp fries without a deep-fat fryer...

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Fennel, cucumber and pepper pickle

Rainy day recipes for summer

Fennel, cucumber and pepper pickle

This recipe from our preserves expert Cherie Denham is a crunchy, fresh and zingy pickle with just a light spicing. It...

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Peanut butter frangipane and fresh jam tart

Peanut butter recipes

Peanut butter frangipane and fresh jam tart

It’s a jam tart, but not as you know it! In this clever recipe, nutty pastry and a creamy peanut...

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Blue cheese and bacon smash burger

Beef mince recipes

Blue cheese and bacon smash burger

This blue cheese and bacon smash burger consists of two caramelised beef patties – each topped with a rich blue...

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Plum and apricot brioche tart with crème fraîche custard

Fruit tart recipes

Plum and apricot brioche tart with crème fraîche custard

This extra special brioche tart makes the most of the summer’s fruit. A crème fraîche custard  captures the delicious fruit...

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Tahini and nectarine cake

Afternoon tea recipes

Tahini and nectarine cake

Rich and nutty tahini makes a surprisingly good flavour for a sponge cake. Paired with a zesty homemade nectarine curd,...

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Nectarine curd

Peach recipes

Nectarine curd

Stone fruits are the gemstones of summertime. If you have plenty of nectarines to hand (and can resist eating them...

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Aubergine moussaka rolls

Aubergine recipes

Aubergine moussaka rolls

Moussaka is a labour of love which is totally worth it when you have the time. When you don’t, however,...

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Runner beans with pesto, roast cherry tomatoes and lemon ricotta

Italian starter recipes

Runner beans with pesto, roast cherry tomatoes and lemon ricotta

The colourful Italian combo of tomatoes, pesto and cheese is joined by a beautiful tangle of runner beans in this...

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Summer vegetable lasagne

Lasagne recipes

Summer vegetable lasagne

This summer vegetable lasagne from food writer Debora Robertson is packed with courgettes, aubergine and flame-grilled peppers. Serve with a...

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Summer roast chicken with holiday potatoes and courgette and peach salad

New potato recipes

Summer roast chicken with holiday potatoes and courgette and peach salad

delicious. food producer Pollyanna loves roasting a chicken in the summer: “There’s nothing more universally loved than a simple, home-cooked...

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Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)

Healthy fish recipes

Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)

Moqueca is an Afro-Brazilian fish stew originating from the north of Brazil. Chef Rafael Cagali serves it at his London...

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New old fashioned

Cocktail recipes

New old fashioned

The whisky cocktail for people who don’t like whisky! Starward’s Left-Field whisky is light and refreshing and their team have...

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Pulled pork buns with fennel and gooseberry ketchup

Slow cook recipes

Pulled pork buns with fennel and gooseberry ketchup

Porchetta gets slow cooked in this pulled pork bun recipe making it a great make-ahead choice for a weekend dinner...

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Saucy romesco chicken with sautéed potatoes

30-minute meal recipes

Saucy romesco chicken with sautéed potatoes

Bring some sunshine to your weeknight chicken dinner with this warm romesco sauce, full of tang and sweet nutty depth....

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