Nigel Slater’s recipe for spinach ricotta pancakes, soured cream

A tasty cheesy, herby, fluffy veggie treat Wash 100g of spinach leaves and while they are still wet put them into a large saucepan over a moderate heat. Cover tightly with a lid and let the leaves cook, in their own steam, for a minute or two. Turn the leaves over and continue cooking, covered, […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for spiced carrot soup and St Clements queen of puddings

Lovely versatile spring recipes you can easily change with the weather We roasted spring vegetables the other day: purple-streaked onions, thickly sliced and spiced with coriander seeds and cumin, tossed with skinny carrots and fresh chillies, served on a mound of brown lentils I had simmered in vegetable stock. The following day – one of […]

How to make the perfect pineapple upside-down cake – recipe | Felicity Cloake’s How to make the perfect …

Our resident perfectionist puts the favourite school pudding through its paces This slab of sponge with its cheery ring of pineapple is one of my few positive memories of school dinners (all of which, I now realise, centre on foods consumed with custard). Unlike the Gypsy tart, however, which seems to have been created for […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for sprouted seeds, chickpeas and beans

A complete new season’s bean feast with herbs and spices and yoghurt dressing Cook 200g of peas in a deep pan of boiling, lightly salted water, remove them with a draining spoon and transfer to a bowl. Add 200g broad beans to the boiling water and cook for 5-6 minutes, until tender. Drain in a […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for scallops with basil butter, and for banana custard choux puff

Tasty and indulgent dishes guaranteed to lift the spirits We had something of a feast the other night. A pan of scallops grilled and basted with basil butter, a mound of lemon mashed potatoes and an extravagant pudding – a choux pastry cake filled with an homage to my favourite childhood dessert of banana custard. […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for noodles with cabbage, and warm apple cake

Celebrate this Easter with noodles de luxe and cake served with spiced custard I love a chocolate Easter egg as much as anyone – probably more – but these days I tend to offer a cake. There is so much chocolate around, it is almost a relief when someone brings a cake out instead. It […]

How to make the perfect Sachertorte – recipe | Felicity Cloake’s How to make the perfect…

Soft but firm, delicately chocolatey, luscious with apricot jam – a ‘grown-up chocolate cake’ that gets better with age Myth swirls around this understated chocolate cake like damp autumn mist on the Danube – it’s claimed that it was created by a teenage apprentice for a state banquet, to have been Sigmund Freud’s favourite, to […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for chicken pasta and steamed chocolate pudding

Brighter times are just around the corner, but for now cooking is still all about comfort It has been a week of comfort eating – the result, no doubt, of a combination of things: lockdown, a hungry gap and damp winter weather. There were no grilled vegetables this week; no bowls of miso soup. Just […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for chicken wings with spicy tomato sauce

Colourful, caramelised, chewy wings to warm up a winter’s evening Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Put 500g of chicken wings in a roasting tin, pour over 3 tbsp of oil, season with salt and black pepper. Pull the leaves from 6 sprigs of thyme and scatter over the chicken, then tuck in 5 […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for sausages and black-eyed beans, and for savoy cabbage, cream and juniper

On a cold day you can’t beat the warm flavours of a hotpot I need a hotpot; a slow rendering of meat and beans with onions and herbs – a dinner that owes much to the length of time in which it spends puttering away on the hob or in the oven. The sort of […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for baked sweet potatoes with red pepper sauce

A classic winter’s evening veggie feast as warming as it looks Wipe 2 large sweet potatoes, then bake them in an oven at 200C/gas mark 6 for 40-60 minutes depending on their size. To make the sauce, finely chop 125g of spring onions, discarding any very tough green shoots. Heat 4 tbsp of olive oil […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for baked ricotta with roasted beetroot, and miso-glazed fruit buns

A hands-on dinner for two makes a lovely Valentine’s feast We ate most of dinner with our fingers, tugging flesh from the shells of Scottish langoustines, dipping it into warm butter that we had melted with cracked pepper and lemon juice. We peeled the skin from tiny, baked beetroots still warm from the oven and […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for aubergines with gochujang, and chocolate mint frozen yoghurt

A hot, smoky aubergine and bean bake is just the thing to lift spirits on a cold evening The cry goes out to “stay home”, and I do. The odd bunch of herbs or green vegetables aside, dinner comes from the cupboard. There is not a packet or storage jar whose contents I haven’t looked […]

Nigel Slater’s sweet and savoury recipes for pomegranate molasses

Bring some much-needed sunshine to your plate with squash, orange and this mellow, sour syrup The third shelf in the kitchen cupboard is home to a collection of bottles and jars, seasonings and syrups, preserves and condiments. Some – the Marmite and the peanut butter – get what is pretty much a daily outing. Others […]

Nigel Slater’s 10 winter vegan and vegetarian recipes

Deeply savoury miso onions, warming bowls of coconut noodles – recipes to celebrate the wealth of the cold season’s vegetables A collection of vegetarian and vegan recipes for you this month. Ten recipes – some old, some new and more than half of them vegan – that celebrate the wealth of seasonal vegetables, the greens […]

Vegetarian fritters, chips and dips | Nigel Slater

Eaten as soon as they’re ready, crisp oven chips and golden butternut fritters make for a satisfying impromptu feast We sit on high stools by the hob, lowering batter-dipped vegetables into bubbling oil, eating them as they emerge, hot and crackling from the pan. There are tangles of grated celeriac threaded with pumpkin and parsley, […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for salmon, greens, mustard seeds and dill

A deliciously simple meal that’s quick to prepare This is a quick lunch or dinner using leftover cooked salmon. Peel and finely slice 1 large onion. Warm 3 tbsp of olive oil in a shallow pan then add the onion and fry until soft and pale. Add 2 tsp of yellow mustard seeds and continue […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for festive leftovers: soup and panettone custard

When it comes to Christmas pickings, there are no rules… This is the fridge’s finest hour. A bowl of cranberry sauce full to the brim; shards of cold roast goose, turkey perhaps; some cold roast potatoes, craggy and golden, and, joy of joys, a saucer of cold pigs-in-blankets. There is bread sauce in a gravy […]

Ideas for fuss-free Christmas Eve recipes

There’s no need to be overly fancy the night before the Big One • Got a culinary dilemma? Email What can I make for dinner on Christmas Eve that’s easy but still feels special?Paul, London E9 “My habit for serving some sort of fish dish on December 24 is unshakable,” writes Nigel Slater in […]