Apple and blackberry pie

Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus chilling and cooling Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes, plus chilling and cooling Serves:8-10 Ingredients 750g sweet shortcrust pastry 2 bramley apples, peeled and chopped 3 estivale apples, peeled and each cut into 12 wedges 150g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp […]

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Anna Jones’ strawberry and nectarine polenta and pistachio cake with whipped coconut yogurt

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes Serves:8 (with a few slices leftover for Sunday tea) Ingredients 125g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing, at room temperature200g shelled pistachios60g Greek yogurt250g light brown sugar200g polenta1 tsp baking powder½ tsp salt1 lemon, zest and juice3 eggs100g strawberries, hulled and finely sliced1 nectarine, […]

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Basic pasta dough

Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus resting Cooking time: 0 minutes Total time: 10 minutes, plus resting Serves:4 as a main course Ingredients 300g super fine 00 grade pasta flour 3 large eggs  Method 1. Put the flour and eggs in a food processor with a pinch of salt. Whizz until it forms a coarse crumb. Take a little of the […]

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Classic Victoria sandwich

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Total time: 40 minutes Ingredients 175g slightly salted butter, softened and cut into cubes175g caster sugar3 large Waitrose Columbian Blacktail Free Range Eggs, beaten175g essential Waitrose Self Raising White Flour100g clotted cream or whipping cream, whipped150g fresh raspberries, washedIcing sugar, for dusting Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. […]

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Chicory, crab & watercress salad

Total time: 10 minutes Serves:2 Ingredients 100g Waitrose Love Life Wholewheat Couscous1 head chicory, shredded 100g bag watercress, thick stalks removedJuice of 1 lemon1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil150g cherry tomatoes, halved200g white crab meat  Method 1. Place the couscous in a small bowl and add boiling water to just cover it. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave for […]

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Baked feta parcels with pepper confit, sage and lemon

Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil ½ red onion, halved and sliced 4 romano peppers, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tbsp sherry vinegar ½ tsp sweet smoked paprika 2 x 200g packs feta, halved 1 lemon, 4 strips pared zest 4 sage leaves, shredded Method […]

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Banana cream pies

Preparation time: 35 minutes plus chilling Cooking time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes plus chilling Makes:12 Ingredients BANANA CUSTARD 2 very ripe bananas, sliced 1 tsp vanilla bean paste½ lemon, juice 50g light brown soft sugar 250ml whole milk1 large egg 2 large egg yolks 50g golden caster sugar 30g cornflour PASTRY 200g plain flour, plus extra […]

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Chilli spiced greens

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes Total time: 16 minutes Serves:6 Ingredients 500g bag spring greens40g butter4 shallots, finely sliced1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped2 tbsp clear honey Method 1. Cut away the thick stalks from the spring greens. Roll up the leaves a few at a time nd shred thinly with a knife. 2. Melt the […]

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