five minutes

Fraisier strawberry cake

A classic French recipe with a few short cuts, so you don’t need to be a master baker to make this impressive cake.

Honey, lemon and lavender chicken

This aromatic roast chicken is deliciously sticky and sweet, with a lovely fragrance from the lavender and thyme; the marinade also works beautifully with chicken legs and thighs.

Mary Berry's roast chicken

One of Mary's favourite ways to roast a chicken: spreading herb butter under the skin makes the meat extra moist and flavourful.

Smashed chocolate licorice meringues

These meringues are the dense chewy kind rather than the light ones, which are often too dry. A little licorice gives an added warmth and depth to the chocolate meringue.

Crispy skinned duck breast with cherry

The trick with cooking fresh cherries is to retain some of their bite, so rather than stewing them in the sauce, add them in at the last minute so they retain their firm texture and tart taste.

Design trends: clocks

Now the clocks have gone back, it's the prefect time to update your home with one of these latest designs

Beetroot and lentil salad

This quick salad of warm beetroot, creamy goat’s cheese and fine textured lentils makes a substantial vegetarian lunch

Cod wrapped in pancetta

Warm Mediterranean flavours make this a fabulous recipe for an quick evening meal or supper with family and friends