Poutine is a classic Canadian street food and here's our oven-based version. Traditionally made with cheese curds, which can be bought from specialist cheese shops or ordered online, it works just as well with creamy buffalo mozzarella. Topped with a rich gravy, it’s a deliciously gooey take on loaded fries.
A cottage pie is a great British classic, especially in the winter months. In this seasonal version we mix a rich beef sauce made with red wine, thyme and bay leaves, with peas, carrots and the season’s best cavolo nero cabbage. A layer of baked potatoes and sweet potatoes is a lovely alternative to mashed potato. Top tip: if you’re making this dish over Christmas, swap your circle cookie cutter for stars.
These vegan samosas are ideal finger food for a party snack, or as a side dish to go with a homemade curry. Baking them in the oven is a much healthier alternative to the fried ones you find in restaurants and take-aways. Once you’ve cracked the folding of the filo, you can experiment with different fillings.