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Carrot Cake


Carrot cake tray bake

This delicious carrot cake tray bake recipe will be hard to share!

Chicken with Black Bean Sauce by Ken Hom OBE


Chicken with Black Bean Sauce by Ken Hom OBE

This Chicken in Black Bean Sauce recipe makes a perfect dish for The Big Lunch - it can be cooked…

chocolate and banana brownies


Easy chocolate and banana brownies

Have a go at these easy-to-make, delicious chocolate and banana brownies!

Dried orange slices on a wooden board

Arts and crafts

Dry orange slices for a festive garland

Here's how to dry orange slices and assemble them with cinnamon sticks and bay leaves for a fragrant festive garland!

Fruit cake


Grandma’s Fruitcake by Alex Hollywood

It's the cake I most like to have, sitting with Mum in her pretty garden with a cup of tea…

Pav Bhaji


Delicious Pav Bhaji

Chetna Makan has shared one of her recipes to help make your Big Lunch delicious!



Levi Roots’ Caribbean Stew

Tuck in to Levi Roots' Carribean Stew - the perfect vegan one-pot to serve a crowd!

Rav Bansal's Pistachio, Cardamom & Rose Water Cream Cake


Rav Bansal’s Pistachio, Cardamom & Rose Water Cream Cake

Treat your Big Lunch guests to something special with this lovely cake by Rav Bansal.



Rav Bansal’s Caramelised Onion & Sweet Potato Samosas

A firm favourite for a gathering, give Rav Bansal's super sweet potato samosa recipe a try

Grainne's Spicy Pumpkin Soup


Grainne’s Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are not just for carving, here's how to make pumpkin soup to share with your friends and neighbours! Make…

Potato salad. in a bowl


Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s New Potato and Egg Salad with Gherkins and Capers

This takes its inspiration from the flavours of a classic tartare sauce. Ideal as a barbecue side, it is particularly…

Jose Pizarro's Aubergine, Honey & Blue Cheese Omelette


Jose Pizarro’s Aubergine, Honey & Blue Cheese Omelette

This omelette takes the cake!