11. Honey and Walnut Three-Bite pies  from The Little Book of Pies by Marike Gauci, published by Square Peg, photography by Sarah Cuttle

Honey and walnut – ‘three bites pies’

The first recorded recipe for pie was from Ancient Egypt, around 9500BC. The pastry was made with wheat, oats, barley and rye, filled with honey and cooked over hot coals. Next, the Greeks borrowed the...
6. 155098202 Getty German Stollen

Stollen

A stollen can be a thing of beauty, boozy and moist - but it is so often found commercially as a stale slab; a slap in the face to anyone demanding that comforting Christmas taste. My recipe...
4. Riz a l'amandes (Danish rice pud) (c) Marie Louise Avery

Creamed rice pudding with warm cherry sauce

Include a single whole almond in the rice pudding - the person who finds it should receive a gift, usually a box of fancy chocolates. Most people buy the cherry sauce (try Fynbo Cherry Sauce), but...
2. Porky's BBQ Christmas Pecan Pie by Chris Young,

Chocolate pecan pie

Makes 1 x 22-24cm pie INGREDIENTS For the pastry:  200g flour  100g butter  100g sugar  3 egg yolks For the filling:  100g dark chocolate, chopped  50g butter  110g...
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Smoke & Salt Christmas pudding

Using mezcal, a smoked tequila-style drink from Mexico, adds notes of wood fire and smoke to your traditional Christmas pudding - something we here at Smoke & Salt definitely enjoy. Serves...
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At the knife’s edge: Smoke & Salt

Written by CHRIS KEELING Chris Keeling meets the chefs behind Smoke & Salt; a pop-up with the noble aim of rediscovering and adapting heritage cooking techniques to yield eye-opening, deeply satisfying...
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Chocolate brownies with cardamom and pistachio

  Written by DEENA KAKAYA There are many ways to hit the ‘autumnal’ spot. These fudgy, chunky and chocolate-saturated bites are pumped with intensely dark and smooth bitter-sweet essences that...