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American Pancakes

These American pancakes are amazing with fruit, a dollop of crème fraîche, bacon, syrup… all sorts These American pancakes are great! Instead of being thin and silky like French crêpes, they are wonderfully fluffy and thick and can be made to perfection straight away. Simple, simple, simple – my Jools goes mad for them.

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Marmalade Bread Pudding with

Everyone loves a classic bread and butter pudding and the marmalade gives this one zing

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Pear and Chilli Pickle

This take on classic Italian mostarda (with a kick!) loves chicken and pork and is great in sarnies This is based on the Italian classic mostarda, which is fruit pickled in mustard syrup. They eat it with cheese and poached meats, and I love it with ham, pork and chicken.

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Marinated Olives

The longer the olives hang around in this fragrant marinade, the better they’ll taste

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Sweet & spicy beer can chicken

I first roasted chicken like this when I visited the US – the steam from the beer creates the most amazingly juicy results. I first roasted chicken like this when I visited the US – the steam from the beer creates the most amazingly juicy results.

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Sweet & Sour Prawns

With sticky, spicy prawns and caramelised pineapple, this is better than a take-away any day!

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Fish Soup

Throwing butternut squash into this gorgeous mixed fish soup gives a lovely colour and sweetness Grating the pumpkin into the soup is a little trick I saw in Sicily. It gives it good colour and sweetness.

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New York Vanilla Cheesecake

My proper, baked cheesecake is a real treat – don’t be shy with the blueberry sauce

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Sausage Casserole

With bags of flavour, sauciness and crunchiness, sausage and lentils never tasted so good.

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Prawn & coconut curry

A little goes a long way here. Using a bit of coconut cream, rather than a lot of coconut milk, gives you the creamy taste, without as much fat.