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Pancetta and vermouth risotto with roasted pine mushrooms

Pancetta and vermouth risotto with roasted pine mushrooms

Pine mushroom and risotto season is here.

Prep time 15 mins

Cook 40 mins

Serves 4

Quick squash lasagne

Quick squash lasagne

Anna Jones' pasta-free lasagne comes with a rich deep tomato sauce and plenty of crisp, baked edges to fight over.

Prep time 15 mins

Cook 35 mins

6

Persian noodle soup

Persian noodle soup

A deeply savoury hearty soup with spice, chickpeas, lentils and pasta thrown in for good measure, from Anna Jones' book, One Pot, Pan, Planet.

Prep 20 mins

Cook 35 mins

4

Ibrahim Kasif's quince and clotted cream (Ayva tatli)

Ibrahim Kasif's quince and clotted cream (Ayva tatli)

Serve this gorgeous Turkish dessert with quince and a dollop of clotted cream for addictive flavour and texture.

Prep 25 mins

Cook 1 hr

Serves 4-6

Ibrahim Kasif's hellim (halloumi) and yoghurt soup

Ibrahim Kasif's hellim (halloumi) and yoghurt soup

A delicious, tangy cheat's version of the much-loved Turkish-Cypriot soup by chef Ibrahim Kasif.

Prep 15 mins

Cook 20 mins

Serves 4-6

Yuzu slice

Yuzu slice

The classic vanilla slice gets a modern upgrade with the addition of yuzu icing.

Prep time 20 mins

Cook 20 mins (plus cooling, setting)

Serves 12

 Gratin scallops with mushrooms

Gratin scallops with mushrooms

The Venetian cicchetti called canestrelli gratinati coi funghi is a beautiful starter that goes sublimely with a glass of crisp, dry Soave on the side.

Prep time 15 mins

Cook 15 mins

makes 10 cicchetti

Tondini di formaggio

Tondini di formaggio

These delicious discs of fried creamy cheese are irresistible, from the cookbook Cinnamon and Salt, by Emiko Davies.

Prep time 20 mins (plus cooling)

Cook 10 mins

Makes 20

Pici, roast duck and oyster mushrooms

Pici, roast duck and oyster mushrooms

Hand-rolled pici is the thick Italian hand-rolled noodle that is deliciously slippery, and best when coated in a rich duck ragu.

Prep time 40 mins

Cook 2 1/2 hours

Serves 4

Simple egg pasta dough

Simple egg pasta dough

An egg pasta dough is perfect for making fresh pasta through a pasta machine with, and once you try it, you'll never buy dried again.

Prep time 15 mins

Makes about 500g

Semolina pasta dough

Semolina pasta dough

Semolina pasta dough is easy to make, and best for any hand rolled pasta shapes.

Prep time 15 mins

Makes about 500g

Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara

Twirling spaghetti alla carbonara around a fork, stabbing guanciale to accompany each luscious bite is a gastronomic rite of passage for travellers to Rome.

Prep time 15 mins

Cook 15 mins

Serves 4

Lamb pilaf fatteh

Lamb pilaf fatteh

Fatteh is a dish popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, where crisp bread is crumbled over, which adds a wonderful textural element to many dishes - try it on a salad, braise or pilaf as we have here.

Prep time 25 mins

Cook 20 mins

4

Grilled zucchini and buffalo mozzarella salad

Grilled zucchini and buffalo mozzarella salad

Zucchini and buffalo mozzarella is all it takes to create a beautiful side dish for any barbecue.

Prep 15 mins

Cook 15 mins

4 as a side dish

Italian meringue

Italian meringue

A smooth and glossy finish to tarts and cakes, the Italian meringue is a very versatile frosting that can also be used to lighten desserts.

Prep 15 mins

Cook 20 mins (plus cooling)

Makes about 3 cups

Crème caramel

Crème caramel

Caramel and custard are two of our favourite things combined.

Prep 20 mins

Cook 1.25 hrs (plus cooling, chilling)

Serves 12-16

A very simple chocolate mousse

A very simple chocolate mousse

A dark chocolate mousse is something that is so simple to make, and indulgent to eat.

Prep 15 mins

Cook 15 mins (plus chilling)

Serves 6

Tarte au citron meringuée

Tarte au citron meringuée

A lemon meringue tart is so beautiful and theatrical.

Prep 30 mins

Cook 1.5 hrs (plus cooling)

Serves 10

Gâteau St-Honoré

Gâteau St-Honoré

A showstopper dessert to make next weekend.

Prep 1 hr

Cook 1 hr (plus cooling, chilling)

Makes 1, with extra profiteroles

Brown butter and honey madeleines

Brown butter and honey madeleines

These buttery little cakes which ar best served from freshly baked from the oven, can't be beaten.

Prep 15 mins

Cook 15 mins

Makes about 16