Our latest food series serves up a wealth of ideas for those who are keen to get into the kitchen at the weekend and cook simple, tasty recipes.

What to cook this weekend

Weeknight suppers are for tried and tested recipes which are quick and easy, but at the weekend it’s always a pleasure to make something new, whether it’s a pudding, snack or a delicious main dish. There is more time to shop for your ingredients, and less pressure on time. See below for our latest food series showcasing some easy but delicious ideas for weekend recipes.

** Orange blossom and chocolate swirl meringues

Top tips for making the perfect meringue are included in this extremely easy recipe for orange blossom and chocolate swirl meringuesperfect meringue recipe

 

** Squash, spinach and taleggio cheese risotto butternut squash risotto recipe

This risotto recipe pairs the autumn classic of butternut squash with tangy taleggio cheese – a great combination for a Sunday night supper.

** Spiced apple rosesspiced apple roses recipe

Spiced apple roses are a perfect weekend treat, simple to cook and a crowd pleaser

** Butternut, sweet potato and fennel gratinbutternut gratin feature promo

This winter warmer is a great twist on classic potato gratin – the flavours are a great combination

Orange and chocolate chip pancakes with poached pears

perfect pancake recipe

These fluffy pancakes are not too sweet; the juice from the poached pears makes a wonderful sauce

Rose Harissa and Puff Pastry tart

rose harissa tart recipe

So easy and absolutely delicious, not to mention very pretty, this tart makes for an ideal weekend lunch

Easy Sunday roast beef

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This marinade adds an extra flavour to traditional roast beef

Healthy avocado on toast

avocado on toast recipe

You can tweak this recipe to suit your tastes, but the main thing is its healthy and delicious, and you can eat it any time of day or night!

** Read more winter recipes on Countrylife.co.uk