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164 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

 
1065 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

 
185 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

 
365 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

 
150 reviews
 
30min

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

Recipe by: Leigh

 
46 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

 
37 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

 
46 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

 
30 reviews
 
1hr10min

These are such fabulous brownies that I'm submitting Slater's method, with a few of my own tips. No nuts, no flavourings, just a 24-carat brownie as dense and fudgy as Glastonbury mud. Whatever else you add is up to you. Serves 12 (or two with the munchies).

Recipe by: funintheoven

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