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Bowl of Moroccan-style chicken and vegetable stew
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Family-friendly bakes to try at home 

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some of our top recipes to try with the kids. Quick, easy and delicious, these cakes, biscuits and savoury snacks will be sure to keep hands busy and tummies happy.

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Beetroot, bacon and cheese cake

This recipe might sound a bit unusual but it'll go down a treat and get everyone talking. Satisfyingly savoury and simple to make, it's perfect as a light lunch or delicious dinner.


Courgette, pea and basil soup

Fill your bowl high with this vibrant courgette, pea and basil soup. Packed with fresh flavours, this healthy soup makes for a tasty starter or light lunch.


Lemon and blueberry mousse pots

There’s more to lemons than lemonade, so why not make these deliciously simple lemon and blueberry mousse pots? They're sure to be a crowd pleaser with a tart lemon curd mousse and sweet blueberry compote.


Moroccan-style chicken and vegetable stew

Bring a taste of Morocco into your home with this healthy, fragrant stew that's packed with flavourful spices, vegetables and chicken. It makes for an easy midweek meal or tasty weekend feast with loved ones.


Pork sausage rolls

Fancy making your own sausage rolls? Why not give our easy to follow recipe a try for flaky and crispy sausage rolls every time? They're perfect for the whole family.


Orange and lemon cake

This zesty, sticky and sweet orange and lemon cake will go down a treat with family and friends. It's beautifully flavoured and incredibly moreish, so there's no surprise if you end up helping yourself to an extra cheeky slice.


Millionaire's cheesecake pot

Looking for a sweet treat? This millionaire's cheesecake pot is the perfect way to end your evening and impress your loved ones.


Barbeque pork and coleslaw baps

Barbeque-covered pulled pork combined with a crunchy coleslaw in a soft brioche bun. What could be a more perfect combination for your next midweek treat or weekend feast?


Moroccan-style roasted cauliflower salad

A lightly spiced salad dish with seasonal roasted cauliflower and juicy pomegranate seeds.