Vanilla Poached Apricots

Would you rather traipse the shops looking for gifts or learn a new preserving skill? Give the gift of summer’s sweet delights this Christmas!

Carrot Parsnip and Pecan Cake

We combined various recipes to make what we think is the best treat to bake in lockdown, Carrot Parsnip and Pecan Cake. It’s moist but not too dense, sweet but not too sickly and it’ll distract you for an afternoon without being too tricky to pull off.

Lemon and Honey Cake

Lemon honey cake

Just the kind of tangy-sweet mouthful you might need with an afternoon cup of tea.

Whole Orange Cake by Open Table

Open Table whole orange cake

This cake is inspired by the classic Sicilian recipe. It’s a zingy, zesty crowdpleaser and not a skerrick of citrus is wasted.

Choc Tahini Date Slice

We’re officially thinking about picnics and can confidently say this vegan, no-bake slice would go down well al fresco.