A traditional French bûche de Noël always looks just the right side of cutely enchanting, and there is nothing hard to like about its tender, melting chocolatiness. know the recipe looks finicky, and I can’t promise it’s a doddle, but it works easily and you will soon find you are rolling chocolate logs without a care.

Yule Log

Yule Log: A traditional French bûche de Noël always looks just the right side of cutely enchanting, and there is nothing hard to like about its tender, melting chocolatiness.

NYT Cooking: This recipe was brought to The Times in 2003 by Nigella Lawson, the British cookbook author and culinary celebrity, as part of an article encouraging readers to bake with yeast – an act all too often unnecessarily fraught with anxiety. The payoff for tackling one's fear, she argued, is big. Enter these pillowy, butter-rich buns dotted with semisweet chocolate and pistachios. They are not difficult – if you can follow directions, you can make them (really!) – and they are…

Chocolate and Pistachio Whirligig Buns

NYT Cooking: This recipe was brought to The Times in 2003 by Nigella Lawson. Enter these pillowy, butter-rich buns dotted with semisweet chocolate and pistachios.

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Yogurt Pot Cake

Nigella Lawson's Buttermilk Scones. These call for Cream of Tartar and vegetable shortening (which I never have on hand), but that picture looks GORGEOUS! I might have to try these one day.

Buttermilk Scones with Clotted Cream

Nigella Lawson Buttermilk Scone Recipe PLUS a recipe for making clotted cream! This is so hard to find in the US, but you only need heavy whipping cream, a low heat oven and some time!

The boozy British trifle.

The 20 best Nigella Lawson recipes: part 4

Nigella Lawson's Christmas Cake recipe from Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities. This cake can be made up to 6 weeks ahead, and can even be frozen and kept for up to a year.

Nigella Lawson's Traditional Christmas Cake

Christmas-Spiced Chocolate Cake

Christmas-Spiced Chocolate Cake

There are few more popular ways to end a dinner party than with a fallen chocolate cake.

Yule Log

Yule Log

I can’t promise it’s a doddle, but it works easily and you will soon find you are rolling chocolate logs without a care.

Christmas Morning Muffins

Christmas Morning Muffins

Italian Christmas Pudding Cake

Italian Christmas Pudding Cake

This recipe is my own but at the same time a conflation of a couple of Italian Christmas must-haves: the glorious, fruit-studded panettone and crema di mascarpone.

This is a sleight of hand, or a trick of equipment rather than an act of brilliance. True, the cake does look incredibly complicated and seasonally impressive as it comes to the table, but that is all down to the shape of the tin. It’s an expense to get a tin that can’t be used all year round, but it really is a beautifully Christmassy creation, and a doddle to make. For the “spruced up” of the cake refers to the Holiday Fir tin I bake it in; at other times of the year, I call this Eggy…

Spruced-Up Vanilla Cake

This is by far our favourite of the season: the Holiday Tree bundt cake tin. Here’s Nigella’s recipe for a ‘spruced-up vanilla cake’. ‘This is a sleight of hand, or a trick of equipment rather .

Spiced Peaches

Spiced Peaches

Spiced Peaches: perfect with cold turkey (and ham) for post Christmas Day feasting.

This cake is so rich, damp, treacly and heady, it doesn't even need the traditional alcohol in it. And it's gluten- and dairy-free!

Simply Nigella Christmas: Date and marmalade Christmas cake

Christmas Chocolate Biscuits

Christmas Chocolate Biscuits

I love these dark, fat patties of chocolate shortbread exuberantly topped with festive sprinkles.

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