We all love a good cookery programme, but now's the time to get off the sofa and start creating! We showcase the finest of celebrity chef recipes, including Gordon Ramsay's easy tiramisu, Nigel Slater's mouthwatering fishcakes, and John Torode's curry in a hurry.
MasterChef judge John Torode reworks 2011 MasterChef finalist Jackie Kearney’s winning dish of saag paneer on a pumpkin rosti with tamarind glaze and coconut cream. Here, he captures the authentic flavours of Jackie’s saag paneer with this speedy alternative.
MasterChef judge John Torode reworks 2011 MasterChef champion Tom Whitaker's winning dish of pan-fried fillet of gurnard with octopus, pease pudding and mollusc ragout. Here, he offers a simpler and speedier take on the dish with a twist, and a base of lentils.
A good tiramisu makes a heavenly dessert but it is undoubtedly very rich and indulgent. For this quick, lighter version, single cream replaces eggs, though you can use double cream for a richer texture.
'A trifle is as wontonly extravagant a dessert as you can get,' says Nigel Slater, 'and I would never attempt to lessen that. A spoonful of trifle should be a moment of unbridled self-indulgence, and I make mine with that in mind.'
These melt-in-the-mouth, flaky pastries are quick and easy to make and are particularly good for breakfast. Vary the fillings, bake them ahead, and freeze. Warm the pastries, loosely covered with foil, in a low oven, and serve for a special breakfast or brunch.