Hot cross buns

Ingredients 60 g sultanas or raisins 60 g morello cherries 2 tablespoons mixed peel 1 orange, juice and zest 220 ml semi-skimmed milk 14 g dried yeast (2 sachets) 500 g strong bread flour , plus extra for dusting 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp sea salt 1…

Easter chocolate espresso cake

Ready to celebrate Easter in style with this Easter chocolate cake, made all the easier with a fantastic set of @talacooking baking essentials: a non-stick springform cake tin, mini spatulas, palette knife, measuring jug, sugar shaker and piping set [AD]

Layers of rich chocolatey cake with a hint of espresso, sandwiched together with clouds of espresso buttercream and a rich chocolate ganache, and decorated with Easter eggs.

Feta-stuffed kofta in a spicy tomato sauce

Tomato sauce Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 2 banana shallots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated or crushed 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 130 ml dry white wine 2 x 400 g tins of plum tomatoes 1 tbsp rose harissa (1 ½ tbsp for a spicier version) 2 tsp caster sugar 1…

‘Nduja sausage rolls

Ingredients 800g free-range sausage meat⁠ ⁠ 100g ‘Nduja⁠ (I use the fiery @natoora version from Calabria)⁠ 100g pecorino cheese, grated⁠ 2 ‘handfuls’ of breadcrumbs⁠ (I didn’t measure them, but they help stop the fat, essential for taste, from leaking everywhere)⁠ 1/3 grated nutmeg⁠ Maldon sea salt and fresh ground black pepper⁠ 1 kg all-butter puff pastry, rolled…