Of the winter soups, leek and potato is one of the most comforting and familiar. This recipe can be on the table in under an hour and is freezable, so if you batch cook it, you can reheat it later for a fuss-free lunch or dinner. You can also follow along with our helpful video tutorial.
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This winter panzanella is made using winter produce, such as cauliflower and radish. Toast cubes of leftover bread for an extra-crunchy panzanella – an Italian salad packed with flavour.
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3. Winter salad
Salads don’t have to be enjoyed only in the summer. Make this salad where wonderful seasonal produce, such as cauliflower, is mixed with wintery flavours like dill and walnuts. Not only is it high in fibre, but it’s also vegan-friendly and gluten free.
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Make the most of mushrooms with this comforting soup recipe using cream, onions and garlic. It’s super simple – taking only three steps to make – and freezable, so you can save the leftovers for another day. It goes perfectly with crusty bread, so why not impress your guests by making your own with our easy white bread recipe?
We’ve made leeks the star of our elegant, simple starter. Hazelnuts add a creative crunch and the anchovy dressing gives the dish an umami depth of flavour.
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Rustle up this chicken pot pie for an easy dinner. A family favourite, it can be made ahead and frozen for another day to make mealtimes easy. It’s high in protein and low in sugar and will warm you from the top of your head to the tips of your toes.
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2. Beef stew
A traditional braised beef casserole with thick, rich gravy and chunky veg – it’s an ideal recipe for cheap cuts, as slow-cooking guarantees a tender dish. It’s a beautiful mid-week meal that only takes 15 minutes to prepare.
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Enjoy this ingenious take on a family favourite – sausage and mash. It combines two storecupboard ingredients into one hearty pie that can be easily frozen. It’s also high in fibre!
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Be inspired by porchetta, the Italian rolled-pork dish. This ragu is ideal for guests as you can leave it simmering while you’re entertaining. This recipe serves 6-8 people but is also freezable, so if you have leftovers, you can reheat them quickly for a fuss-free supper.
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Curl up with a bowl of piping hot pasta on a chilly winter’s night. This gooey cheese and chicken bake is a winning weekday dinner for the whole family, served straight from the dish with a dressed green salad.
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Upgrade the ultimate comfort dessert, bread and butter pudding. This one has citrus flavours from Seville orange marmalade and a woody kick from the whisky.
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This hot, gooey chocolate pud, with dark chocolate and canned pears, can be made ahead and frozen – a perfect no-fuss dinner party dessert.
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Combine sticky toffee pudding sponge with a generous helping of chocolate chunks and chocolate sauce for the ultimate indulgent dessert. It pairs perfectly with our ultimate vanilla ice cream or homemade custard.
Enjoy this classic winter cake as a gorgeous centrepiece for your winter meal. Make this Christmas cake a couple of months in advance, if you can, and feed it with rum to give it time to mature and develop deep flavour and texture.
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These winter compote tumblers make for a great breakfast or healthier dessert. They need 20 minutes of cooling time, so they’re a great make-ahead dessert to pop in the fridge the night before.
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Hosting a dinner party over the festive period? Impress your party guests with our easy recipe for mulled wine, flavoured with warming spices.
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Warm up in winter with a glass of fabulously decadent cinnamon butter rum. Gently heat all the ingredients until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved and then serve.
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Take a humble hot mug of cocoa to the heights of luxury with this super decadent recipe that combines double cream and whole milk with three types of chocolate.
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This classic bourbon cocktail takes a festive turn with a splash of orange juice and edible gold glitter.
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This drink is perfect for getting you in the spirit of winter without the dreaded hangover. With flavours of orange, cinnamon and cloves, it’s the ideal mulled alternative for drivers or children.
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