Warming winter recipes

enison and ox cheek suet pudding

Arctic temperatures and dim evenings call for comforting suppers scoffed on the sofa under a chunky blanket. Find fresh inspiration for cosy dinners with our favourite warming winter recipes

Venison and ox cheek suet pudding

If you’re going to spend a good chunk of time cooking anything this week, make it Dave Jenkins’ beer-braised venison and ox cheek suet pudding (pictured top).

Packed with tender meat and rich gravy, the sharing-size pudding is a delicious hit of nostalgia. Serve with creamy mash, spiced red cabbage and beer-braised onions *drool*.

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Sweet potato, coconut soup

Sweet potato, coconut and chilli soup

Warm up from the inside out with this fiery vegan soup from Matt Buzzo at Waterside Bistro in Totnes. The heat comes from a zingy red chilli relish which Matt recommends drizzling over the velvety soup. You can adjust the heat to your taste by adding or leaving out red chillies.

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Barbecue baked bean and chicken cassoulet

Barbecue bean cassoulet

Weeknight cooking should be all about ease, so we love this crowd-pleasing recipe from James Tanner for its plonk-in-the-centre-of-the-table-and-let-everyone-tuck-in efficiency. Using chicken thighs instead of breasts adds layers of flavour, while smoked sausage and red chilli lend a tex-mex twist.

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Beef ragu

Beef ragu with pappardelle

The slow cooker is every time-strapped cook’s secret weapon, and this ultra-comforting dish only benefits from a long session in the basin.

Like all good ragus this one tastes even better the next day so make extra to extend the smug feeling over multiple meals.

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sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding

There are few better ways to round out an epic Sunday lunch than tucking in to a warm sticky toffee pudding swimming in a rich, silky sauce with a scoop of thick ‘n’ sticky clotted cream.

This must-make recipe from Rodda’s in Cornwall uses clotted cream instead of double cream in the sauce and is all the more indulgent for it. Thank us later.

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