Food

Phil's toad in the hole

It’s the British classic that’s been a staple around family dinner tables for years - but last week Ruth left her family speechless when she made a dog’s dinner of a toad in the hole! Phil Vickery’s in the kitchen giving us a masterclass in his tried and tested toad in the hole, so Ruth need never get it wrong again!

Pleesecakes' easy no-bake cheesecake

From decorating houses to decorating cheesecakes, Joe Moruzzi and Brendon Parry are ex-painter-decorators who started a cheesecake revolution on Instagram with their no-bake Pleesecakes. Loved by everyone from Dawn French to Emma Willis, they’ve even delivered their cheesecakes to Clarence House.

The boys are in the the kitchen to show how you can whip one up at home, and offering up a healthy alternative.

Ginger and chocolate chip banana bread

Our very special banana bread is based on the Duchess of Sussex's own recipe!

On Wednesday Prince Harry and Meghan continued their tour of Australia by visiting the Mountain View Farm in Dubbo, and Meghan took along her own banana bread as a gift.

She reportedly cooked the bread the night before at the home of the Governor General of Australia, and used a special recipe, including chocolate chips and ginger. Yum!

Ginger and chocolate chip banana bread

Serves: 6 – 8

Ingredients

140g unsalted butter, softened

140g golden caster sugar

2 large eggs

2 ripe bananas

1 tsp baking powder

140g Self raising flour

50g dark chocolate chips

50g finely chopped crystallised ginger

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C, fan 160C. Grease and line a loaf tin, approx. 11 x 21 x 6.5cm deep

  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and beat in well

  3. Mash the bananas. Fold in the baking powder and flour, then fold in the bananas, chocolate chips and ginger.

  4. Spoon into the lined tin and bake in the oven for about 50 - 60 minutes, or until risen and golden brown – if you insert a skewer in the centre of the cake, it should come out cleanly, without any wet mixture sticking to it

  5. Allow to cool before taking the cake out of the tin