Double chocolate pudding cookies...this recipe is the best! The pudding makes them extra soft and chewy!

Double chocolate pudding cookies Ingredients 1 cup margarine (or butter) softened cup brown sugar cup sugar oz pkg instant vanilla pudding mix 2 eggs (at room temp) 1 tsp vanilla 2 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda tsp baking powder 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy, as you prefer, flapjacks are one of the all-time greats lunchtime or teatime, a good flapjack is difficult to beat.

Flapjacks

Soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy, as you prefer, flapjacks are one of the all-time greats lunchtime or teatime, a good flapjack is difficult to beat.

Deliciously rich and dark but not too sweet, this is a properly luxurious pudding ideal for a special occasion. If you back yourself in the pastry stakes, do make the chocolate pastry; alternatively, a simple sweet shortcrust works well.

Cherry and chocolate tart

Deliciously rich and dark but not too sweet, this is a properly luxurious pudding ideal for a special occasion. If you back yourself in the pastry stakes, do make the chocolate pastry; alternatively, a simple sweet shortcrust works well.

Somewhere between a stew and a braise, this rich and warming dish is perfect to serve in autumn, perhaps with mushrooms you've gathered yourself. If you're feeling wild and gamey, you could do this with a whole, jointed wild rabbit instead of the chicken.

Chicken and mushroom casserole with cider

Chicken and mushroom casserole with cider from River Cottage. American recipe says: about 3 lbs total chicken. 1 to cups cider, 12 oz mushrooms.

This is a substantial soup – serve it with a salad and some bread and it’s a meal in itself. As the barley simmers with the vegetables, it thickens the broth and gives it a creamy texture. You can certainly use pearled spelt in place of pearl barley.

Pearl barley broth

This is a substantial soup – serve it with a salad and some bread and it’s a meal in itself. As the barley simmers with the vegetables, it thickens the broth and gives it a creamy texture. You can certainly use pearled spelt in place of pearl barley.

Fragrant with spices and deliciously moist, this cake is about as far away from the dry and dreary 1970s health-food shop incarnations as you can get. The unusual addition of apple sauce keeps it really juicy. You can either make your own apple sauce by cooking one large Bramley apple in a couple of tablespoons of water until fluffy, or use good-quality ready-made.

Carrot and walnut cake

Carrot and walnut cake - fragrant with spices and deliciously moist, this cake is about as far away from the dry and dreary health-food shop incarnations as you can get. The unusual addition of apple sauce keeps it really juicy.

If you don't like bread and butter pudding, the chances are that you've never had one that's been made properly. This recipe should change your mind.

Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding River Cottage

This traditional cake never fails to please; its bitter-sweet flavours make it one of Pam's all-time favourites. She likes to use old-fashioned Camp coffee essence for the coffee bit, however, you can use instant coffee or very strong freshly brewed coffee instead.

Coffee and walnut cake

This traditional cake never fails to please; its bitter-sweet flavours make it…

This is a simple, warming pudding for cold days. We love the way the lemon and sugar mixture forms a sweet but tangy goo at the bottom, which then becomes the top of the pud. Fridge-cold double cream is a must.

Lemon sponge pudding

This is a simple, warming pudding for cold days. We love the way the lemon and sugar mixture forms a sweet but tangy goo at the bottom, which then becomes the top of the pud. Fridge-cold double cream is a must.

The nubbly crunch of toasted walnuts adds a new dimension to a classic crumble; pecans are equally good. This basic crumble topping can be used on all sorts of other fruits, from winter rhubarb, through to summer gooseberries or plums, to autumnal blackberries, pears or quince.

Apple and walnut crumble

The nubbly crunch of toasted walnuts adds a new dimension to a classic crumble; pecans are equally good. This basic crumble topping can be used on all sorts of other fruits, from winter rhubarb, through to summer gooseberries or plums, to autumnal blackbe

Pretty much a classic savoury ‘cobbler’, this hearty vegetarian main course looks fabulous as you bring it bubbling to the table. You can boost the flavour if you like by adding some wild mushrooms or a handful of pre-soaked dried mushrooms. Steamed greens or leeks make a good accompaniment.

Mushrooms, scone, soured cream

Gill Meller of the renowned River House Cookery School shares one of his favourite comfort food recipes for the autumn season: a creamy mushroom cobbler

Rice pudding is one of Hugh's all-time favourites and a brilliant example of the three-key-ingredients principle. The vanilla isn’t essential, nor is the cream – you can make the pud with just a litre of milk if you prefer.

Rice pudding is one of Hugh's all-time favourites and a brilliant example of the three-key-ingredients principle. The vanilla isn’t essential, nor is the cream – you can make the pud with just a litre of milk if you prefer.

For centuries, humble breadcrumbs have been used to stretch the possibilities of other, more glamorous ingredients. Here, they form part of a simple and satisfying pudding, which makes use of that other storecupboard stalwart, a jar of marmalade.

Marmalade pudding

For centuries, humble breadcrumbs have been used to stretch the possibilities of other, more glamorous ingredients. Here, they form part of a simple and satisfying pudding, which makes use of that other storecupboard stalwart, a jar of marmalade.

A perfect baked apple is one of the true great puds. It's all about choosing the right variety of apple, and not stinting on the butter and booze that go in the cavity with the dried fruit.

Baked apples

Baked Apples from River Cottage Everyday!

A dish that requires a little bit of extra preparation, but one you can put together in a relaxed way over an hour or two that results in something truly warming and delicious.

Kale and mushroom lasagne

River Cottage's Kale and mushroom lasange. A free recipe from River Cottage Veg Everyday

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