Category: Prepared in advance

Jamie Oliver Chickpea Curry

(Jamie Oliver’s) Pumpkin, chickpea & coconut curry

4 portions. Approximate cost: £21.20,  Skill level: Medium,   Total cooking time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, 

Homemade mackerel pate

Mackerel pate & pickled cucumber

6 portions. Approximate cost: £7.15,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 30 minutes, 

Jamie Oliver vegan pie

(Jamie Oliver’s) Vegan shepherd’s pie

8 portions + Maximum cost: £20 for all ingredients, (includes a £9 bottle of wine) Skill level: Medium (lots of chopping),  Total cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes,

Tom Kerridge Ham & Mushroom Pie

(Tom Kerridge’s) Ham and mushroom pie

8 portions. Maximum cost: £16 (or if you use ham from the butcher’s counter, significantly more, but this will make a difference) Skill level: Difficult (ish),  Total cooking time: 2 hours, 

Nigella's American Pancakes

(Nigella’s) American breakfast pancakes

4 portions. Maximum cost: £4.30 for the base ingredients + £5 for a decent maple syrup Skill level: Easy, Total cooking time: 25 minutes, 

Tiramisu topped pancake

(BBC Good Food’s) Tiramisu topped pancakes

4 portions. Maximum cost: £2.85 for fresh ingredients,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 20 minutes, 

White chocolate & passion fruit pancake

(BBC Good Food’s) White chocolate and passionfruit pancakes

4 portions. Maximum cost: £3.50 for fresh ingredients,  Skill level: Easy,  Total cooking time: 20 minutes,