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    167 reviews
     
    2hr

    This recipe was passed down to me from my mum. It produces a rich, chocolaty cheesecake perfect for all cheesecake and chocolate lovers alike! Taste a little to ensure that the right amount of chocolate-ness has been reached. If you like cheesecakes a little more chocolaty then you may need to add a little more cocoa powder/water mix to taste.

    Recipe by: SUGAR.PLUM.FAIRY

     
    881 reviews
     
    1hr35min

    This easy to make cake is wonderfully moist and smells like Christmas! Serve with custard, creme fraiche or whipped cream for a lovely pud.

    Recipe by: Charles

     
    162 reviews
     
    35min

    A delicious simple soup without too much heat, excellent as a wintery starter to a dinner party. The spice works wonderfully with the sweetness of the parsnips. Serve with crusty white bread.

    Recipe by: BUTTERCUP8

     
    315 reviews
     
    35min

    You can make these Mexican flat breads thin or thick, depending on your preference. Great recipe to make with your kids, who can then fill them with whatever they like.

    Recipe by: Esther Nelson

     
    58 reviews
     
    1hr45min

    This cake is moist and creamy. At the same time, you can taste and smell of almond and apple too. Suitable for tea time & parties.

    Recipe by: BitsOfTaste

     
    51 reviews
     
    2hr10min

    Moussaka is a well-loved Greek classic. This foolproof moussaka recipe may take a bit of time, but it's easy and the results are rewarding - and delicious!

    Recipe by: Saoirse

     
    138 reviews
     
    30min

    This is a favourite nibble and canapé year-round, but especially welcome at Christmas and New Year's parties.

    Recipe by: Leigh

     
    38 reviews
     
    35min

    I've read that melt in the middle chocolate cakes are difficult to get right, but this one has never failed for me! It's so easy to make - you will have most of the ingredients in the cupboard already! Serve with cream or ice cream.

    Recipe by: jennas_uk

     
    48 reviews
     
    45min

    This fudgy chocolate brownie recipe is rich but very tasty! I like to bake them, then leave the brownies in the fridge overnight for that lovely fudgy texture. I like to eat the brownies on their own or serve with vanilla ice cream and berries.

    Recipe by: Hanxnah

     
    32 reviews
     
    40min

    A very simple and tasty dish, great for a weekday supper. Always impresses when I cook it for guests too and it can be prepared in advance and just popped in the oven, so no slaving away in the kitchen. This is very adaptable, you can literally just about throw anything in, I have listed what I usually include. A fantastic way to use up whatever veg you have left at the end of the week too!

    Recipe by: emjay

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