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Breakfast bowl

Breakfast bowl

If you're intent on starting your day the healthy way in 2018, try this tempting teaser from Local Food Sussex member and linseed specialist Flax Farm. This tasty breakfast bowl is made using linseed (or flax as it is often known), which is a highly nutritious food and supplement that can be incorporated in everything from breakfasts to cakes. And the best thing? It only takes five minutes to prepare!

Spicy apple cake

Spicy apple cake

Dorset is known for its delicious apples and what better way to use that glut of windfalls than with this delicious spicy apple cake recipe. Served with a dollop of cream and washed down with a cup of tea or a glass of mulled cider, spicy apple cake is the ideal winter treat to share with friends and family.

Chocolate and aubergine Chana Masala

Chocolate and aubergine Chana Masala

If you ever fancied making a "churry", this is the time to do it. In celebration of National Chocolate Week and National Curry Week, Annys Kirkpatrick from Sussex-based artisan chocolate label Rowdy & Fancy's has risen to Local Food Britain's challenge by combining Britain's love of chocolate with curry in an innovative dish entitled chocolate and aubergine Chana Masala. Enjoy your two favourite foods in one hit!

Vegan and Gluten-free Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits

Vegan and Gluten-free Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits

This mouth-wateringly good recipe for chocolate shortbread biscuits is not only vegan but also gluten-free. What is more, the shortbread will keep for up to a week in an airtight container - and for up to six weeks in the freezer (assuming you don't eat it all in the first few days!). The following will make enough for about 12 biscuits.

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Emulate "La Dolce Vita" with this sumptuous Tiramisu recipe from Katharine Eldridge at Surrey-based Quince House Cookery School. This classic Italian dessert - literally meaning "pick me up" - is an uplifting blend of Marsala, espresso coffee, marscapone cheese and chocolate. Takes just 20 minutes plus refrigeration time.

Chocberry Sundaes

Chocberry Sundaes

Watch the film then try this delicious new recipe from Local Food Britain member Emma Fuller at Velvet Fig for individual Chocberry Sundaes made by combining chocolate cupcakes with indulgent butter cream and raspberry puree.

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

A delicious Italian vegetable traybake covered in a cheesy batter and baked with fresh thyme and chilli. Normally made with courgettes, this recipe is adapted to use Surrey asparagus (sourced by recipe creator Shirlee Posner from Secretts of Milford) along with delicate courgette flowers. Perfect for lunch with salad, for picnics or as part of a buffet.

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Dee Darnell from Deelicious Chilli Jam shares her recipe for a brunch dish with a kick. Perfect for mornings when there has been too much merriment the night before!

Gluten-free hot cross buns

Gluten-free hot cross buns

Nutritional therapist Holly Sugars of Food Envy shares her recipe for these healthy, gluten-free hot cross buns which all the family will love.

Raw Pad Thai

Raw Pad Thai

Nutritional therapist Holly Sugars of Food Envy shares her recipe for this favourite spicy Thai dish with a super healthy twist to get your New Year off to a great start.