Caribbean Christmas Cake
This is from Levi Roots' new book, Caribbean food Made Easy. You need to let the fruit soak for days, says Levi. 'This is quite dark in colour and also called black cake, because it used to be made with burnt sugar'.
Antony Worrall Thompson Recipes
Three delicious slow cooking recipes includng Pot Roast Chicken; Chilli Beans with Chorizo and Tomato and Fruity Sausage and Chicken Stew from Antony Worrall Thompson's new book 'Antony's Slow Cooking: 100 Easy Recipes for the Slow Cooker, Oven and Hob' published by Octopus books.
Apricot and almond upside-down cake
'This is one of my favourite cakes,' says Telegraph food writer Diana Henry. 'It has a good balance of sweet and tart that really makes the best of apricots, especially those that are lacking in flavour or are underripe'. From her new book Food from Plenty published by Mitchell Beazley and now available to buy at all good bookshops and on Amazon.
Banana-Leaf-Wrapped Sea Bass
A recipe from Reza Mahammad's lovely book Rice Spice and All Things Nice. Wrapping the sea bass in a banana leaf ensures the fish remains moist, and imparts to it a subtle flavour. Banana leaves can be found in Thai and certain Asian grocers. However, foil can be used as a substitute. A mango and yoghurt dressing works beautifully with this dish, and, together with plain rice and Masoor Dal, you have a complete meal.