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Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year. These have become a firm favourite for Easter and are so easy to make with young children. Get them to decorate the chocolate nests with mini Easter eggs, fluffy chickens or edible sugar bunnies. Recipe courtesy of AGA Specialist Dawn Roads and adapted from a recipe by Jo Seagar of New Zealand.

‘Mulled’ means heated with spices, which is just the thing for the cold days of winter! The rich, robust flavours of venison pair wonderfully with the zesty orange. Add a twist to your casserole repertoire, with the unlikely but winning combination of beef and orange. This Spicy Szechuan Stir-Fry is quick to make and full of flavour. There are few things that conjure up childhood as effectively. The mash is the perfect foil to the richness of the sausage and gravy.

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