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A flourless chocolate hazelnut torte cake | © National Trust Images/William Shaw

Recipes

Choose from a mouth-watering selection of recipes to make and share at home. From tried and tested classic bakes to healthy dishes, find inspiration for your next meal.

Cakes, bakes and desserts

Chocolate cake with pink beetroot icing on a stand with a slice cut out of it
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Beetroot and chocolate cake 

Beetroot in a cake? Yes, you heard us right. You'll need to try it to believe us when we say that this flavour combination is delicious, so give your family and friends a surprise.

Apple cinnamon bun is a tasty tea-time treat
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Apple cinnamon buns 

Try this apple cinnamon bun recipe for a tasty teatime treat with a gloriously sticky caramel sauce.

Blackberry and pistachio cake with a slice removed and on a small plate
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Pistachio and blackberry cake 

Light, delicately flavoured and incredibly moreish, this pistachio and blackberry cake is guaranteed to impress your friends and family whatever the occasion.

Baked treacle tart in a fluted tin, a few triangle slices cut out
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Treacle tart 

Try this tasty, rich and easy recipe for a British classic. It makes a lovely comforting pudding or an afternoon tea treat to indulge in with your family and friends.

Pies and savoury treats

a Red Dragon scone cut in half on a white plate with cream cheese and chilli jam placed on top of one half of the scone
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Red Dragon scones 

Spice up your classic cheese scones by adding a little extra flavour with chilli powder, paprika and smoked Cheddar cheese. Serve these punchy Red Dragon scones at any picnic, afternoon tea or with soup.

Baking tray full of cooked mushroom and beetroot rolls
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Mushroom and beetroot rolls 

These vegan mushroom and beetroot rolls are sure to be a family favourite with their earthy flavour and flaky pastry.

National Trust beetroot, kale and brie quiche, with sprigs of rosemary on the side
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Roasted beetroot, kale and brie quiche 

A tasty and filling seasonal quiche with a sweet potato base, packed full of vegetable goodness and delicious served hot or cold.

Chicken, leek and tarragon pie on a plate with a fork
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Chicken, leek and tarragon pie 

This family favourite creamy chicken and leek pie, topped with fresh herbs and puff pastry, is the perfect choice to warm you up on chilly nights.

Soups, stews and curries

A dish of chicken and mustard one pot
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Chicken and mustard one pot 

Learn how to make a wholesome and hearty chicken and mustard one pot that's great as a warming lunch, or served with creamy mashed potato for a more substantial meal.

A ceramic casserole dish with a blue napkin alongside, full of Chinese-style pork casserole, with pork chunks, chopped carrot, star anise and chopped spring onions in a golden sauce
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Chinese-style pork casserole 

Fill your kitchen with the spicy aroma of this delicious dish. It's perfect for family feasts and dinner parties.

Butternut squash and roasted red pepper soup in a bowl with a slice of sourdough bread
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Butternut squash, red pepper and chilli soup 

Rich, sweet butternut with a spicy twist, this comforting soup makes a great autumnal lunch when served with hunks of sourdough bread.

National Trust Vegetable Tagine
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Vegetable tagine 

Keep warm with this hearty vegan tagine with a hint of chilli heat. A filling lunch or a satisfying dinner with crusty bread.

Salads and light bite recipes

Enjoy this authentic croque monsieur recipe for a real taste of France
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Croque monsieur 

Whether it's for brunch, lunch or dinner, this golden buttery croque monsieur recipe has all the charm of a small French bistro in every bite.

Broccoli and cheese filo parcel
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Broccoli and cheese filo parcel 

Make this creamy mix of sour, salty cheese and fresh broccoli in crispy pastry – a tasty treat for any time of the day.

Sausage and fennel seed pasta served on a plate
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Sausage and fennel seed pasta 

This quick and simple pasta dish is the ultimate in versatile comfort food. Make it with meat or vegetarian sausages, mix up the spices or use wheat-free pasta to cover all bases.

Salad with chunks of red beetroot, strips of golden beetroot, slices of striped beetroot, walnuts and soft cheese
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Beetroot, walnut and soft cheese salad 

Tuck into this salad with three types of beetroot, creamy Stilton, crunchy walnuts and a tangy dressing. 

Family-friendly recipes

Freshly cooked cottage pie in a square dish
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Cottage pie 

Treat the family this winter to this comforting classic cottage pie. Layered with beef mince and fluffy, buttery mash, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Jam roly poly cut into a few slices on a chopping board, spoon with custard on the side
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Jam roly-poly 

Bring back childhood memories with this warm and comforting nostalgic treat. Use a classic strawberry filling or go for a twist with a different flavour of jam.

Pizza with a face including olives for eyes, onion rings for glasses, a tomato slice for a nose, two basil leaves for a moustache and broccoli pieces for sideburns
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Pizza 

Make your own homemade pizza with this flexible recipe that's perfect for kids and adults alike. Whether you want a pizza for one or as a fun family activity, make this your go-to recipe.

A flapjack on a plate made using a recipe from our Cookbook
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Flapjacks 

Treat yourself to these tasty flapjacks, with whole oats and syrup making an energy-boosting snack or afternoon treat.

Vegetarian and vegan recipes

3 ramekins of wild mushroom and thyme pâté on a wooden serving board next to some slices of bread
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Wild mushroom and thyme pâté 

Making your own vegetarian pâté at home is easy when you have this recipe at hand. The flavours are a perfect combination where garlic and thyme compliment the earthy notes of the wild mushrooms.

Vegan date sponge on a plate with a just of sauce
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Vegan date sponge 

Whether you're cutting down or going dairy-free, this vegan date sponge recipe served with a velvety caramel sauce is the perfect way to round off a meal.

A National Trust tasty vegan one-pot recipe, packed with vegetables and chickpeas.
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Vegetable and coconut curry 

This delicious and healthy vegetable and coconut curry is sure to be a winner for the whole family. A filling and tasty dish packed with aromatic herbs and spices, it's a great alternative to a Friday night takeaway.

An uncut caramelised biscuit blondie with caramel drizzle over the top next to a bowl of caramel sauce
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Caramelised biscuit blondie 

These caramelised biscuit blondies are a delicious vegan bake. With hints of caramel and vanilla, and a scattering of Biscoff biscuits for added crunch, they're the perfect indulgent dessert or afternoon treat.

Visitor watching wildlife at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

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