Country Life’s best recipes of 2018: Perfect scones, scrambled eggs and the Prince of Wales’ favourite dish

Every week we bring you mouthwatering recipes from our team of contributing chefs – here are the ten most popular from Country Life in 2018.

How to cook The Prince of Wales’ favourite dish: Pheasant Crumble Pie

How

The Prince of Wales guest edited Country Life’s November 14 issue, and this is the recipe he commissioned: his favourite dish, pheasant crumble pie. Here’s how to make it yourself, as demonstrated by John Williams, executive chef at The Ritz in London.

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Curious Questions: How do you make the perfect cream scone?

Curious

Everybody loves a good cream tea – but is there a secret to its centrepiece, the perfect cream scone? Martin Fone investigated.

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A delicious shepherd’s pie recipe to take away the winter chill

A

Shepherd’s pie is a true British classic which always hits the spot – this delicious take on the dish comes from chef Christian Turner.

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How to make blackberry jam: A quick and easy recipe

How

You know all those blackberries you picked and popped in the freezer a couple of months ago? This is what they’ve been waiting for.

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Curious Questions: How do you make perfect – absolutely perfect – scrambled eggs?

Curious

Another heavenly conjunction between curiosity and food – this time, how to perfect one of the simplest meals of all.

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Perfect roast goose recipe from Mark Hix

Perfect

Perfect roast goose and gravy for Christmas Day lunch.

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How to make perfect macaroni cheese, creating your own béchamel from scratch

How

Don’t be tempted to use a packet – the real thing is surprisingly easy to make form scratch and well worth the effort, as Christian Turner explains.

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A perfect chicken pie recipe for the cold, dark nights ahead

A

As winter drew closer, we turned our minds to the sort of warm, comforting dishes which fill the home with warmth. Dishes like this one.

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Greatest recipes ever: Anna Del Conte’s ragù bolognese sauce

Greatest

The queen of Italian cookery’s slow-cooked classic has been enduringly popular on the Country Life website for a few years now – once you’ve tried it you’ll understand why.

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How to make cranberry scones for a cream tea with a Christmas twist

How

Just when you thought you’d run out of excuses to buy clotted cream in the middle of winter.

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