No-sugar banana bread

By Laura Southern, January 8, 2015

When your children need a sweet tasting treat, this moist and delicious healthy bake should do the trick.


Hearty beef stew

By Lisa Roukin, January 8, 2015

A rich, satisfying dish that can be made several days ahead of time.


Whole sea bass in a sea salt crust

By Silvia Nacamulli, January 8, 2015

This is a simple, healthy and impressive dish, popular in Italy and Spain. I use sea bass, but you can use any whole fish. The salt crust keeps the fish moist with no need for oil or fat. Ask the fishmonger to leave the scales on but to gut the fish so you can stuff it with fresh herbs, garlic and lemon. The scales are crucial or the fish will taste salty.

Serves: 2


Cod, ginger and coconut curry

By Denise Phillips, December 18, 2014

I serve this with basmati rice and a selection of pickles.


Banana choc chip cookies

By Denise Phillips, December 18, 2014

These are a tasty Chanucah treat ideal for a family tea.


Nutella-packed sufganiot

By Silvia Nacamulli, December 11, 2014

Why not splurge this Chanucah with these extremely indulgent sufganiot. Adults and children alike will love them.

Makes: 15-20 large or 30-35 mini sized
Preparation: 10-15 minutes plus 1½ hours rising
Cooking: 10 minutes frying


● 15g fresh yeast
● 150ml warm milk/water
● 1 tbsp sugar
● 30g butter/margarine
● 2 egg yolks


Olive oil and almond biscotti

By Denise Phillips, December 11, 2014

Use the best olive oil to make these biscuits. Delicious with your favourite liquor, the Italian way or with a cup of tea at your family Chanucah celebrations.

Makes: approximately 50 biscuits
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes


● 200g whole almonds, skins on
● 2 large eggs
● Zest of 1 lemon
● 180g caster sugar


Sweet potato latkes with poached eggs

By Lisa Roukin, December 11, 2014

If you prefer, you could instead serve these latkes with a hearty beef stew. Or for a special brunch dish use quail's eggs.

Makes: 10 latkes
Preparation: 60 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes


● 675g Maris Piper potatoes
● 250g sweet potato
● 1 white onion, grated
● 60g fine cornmeal or regular flour, sifted


Warm broccoli and halloumi salad

By Sally Butcher, December 4, 2014

I probably eat this for lunch once or twice a week. It does, after all, contain two of the nation's new best foodstuffs. Well, notwithstanding the fact that the Brits reputedly live on fish and chips and roast beef. In the winter, this can be dressed up with chilli sauce, but in the warmer months it works well as a salad.


Camembert, apricot and rosemary mini tarts

By Fabienne Viner-Luzzato, December 1, 2014

Makes: 24
Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes


● 300g ready-rolled puff pastry
● 250g Camembert
● 150g apricot jam
● Salt and pepper
● 20g rosemary


● Preheat the oven to 180°C and oil (a spray is fine) and then flour a mini muffin tray.