What could be a more classic teatime treat than scones fresh from the oven, served with lashings of clotted cream and intensely flavoured raspberry butter. Baking doesn't get any better than this!
The Canadian bit comes from the maple syrup - that sticky, sweet, caramelly ingredient that lifts pancakes into the realm of the heavenly. Using buttermilk makes pancakes particularly light and moreish.
Dieters sometimes feel they draw the short straw when out at barbecues - but this gorgeous recipe has a secret ingredient that makes it low-fat and adds succulence to the chicken!
This recipe is a wonderful way to ring the changes from the ubiquitous plum crumble in late summer when plums are at their peak. Serve this with cream or ice cream for real indulgence.
The peppery, delicate leaves of watercress lend themselves well to chilled soup, a refreshing starter or lunch dish on a hot day.