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Tell us your favourite classic recipes - to win Marcus Wareing's new book plus a £100 restaurant voucher

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SorchaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 01-Nov-17 12:27:58

Following on from his Sunday Times bestseller Marcus at Home, Marcus Wareing is back - with a must-have new classic for your kitchen shelves.

Over the years, Marcus has developed and refined recipe after recipe. Whether it’s a quick meal after a hectic day, a recipe to bring your family together or a feast to impress your friends, Marcus brings excellence to every dish that he makes.

In New Classics, Marcus takes the best of time-honoured recipes and puts his own spin on them. What’s more, he creates new recipes that will become much-loved classics in their own right. Here is a book to pore over, to bring inspiration and excitement back into your cooking, and to use again and again.

Marcus’ new book features his own take on classic dishes, as well as dishes he thinks deserve to be classics of the future. For a chance to win a copy plus a £100 restaurant voucher, we want to know: what are your all-time favourite classic recipes - or the ones that you think deserve to be classics?

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Baldwin1973 Fri 03-Nov-17 11:57:00

My favourite classic recipe is fish pie. It needs to have smoked fish in it as well as lots of white fish and a creamy cheese sauce. Lovely!

tellitlikeitispls Fri 03-Nov-17 12:01:51

I don't really know what a classic recipe is, but stew and dumplings is high on my winter food list!

hutchy73 Fri 03-Nov-17 13:17:35

Roast beef with perfect roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings , apple pie -love the simple things in life !

NotEnoughCushions Fri 03-Nov-17 23:21:45

Not quite clear on the definition of 'classic' but in our house it is the vegetarian lasagne that I used to make as a student and which I still make 20 years later! 😊

FlukeSkyeRunner Sat 04-Nov-17 07:59:45

Toad in the hole. Yum. X

2014newme Sat 04-Nov-17 08:05:08

Cottage pie (or shepherds pie if made with lamb). It's a classic in our family going back generations. Hot, comforting, delicious. I add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and tomato ketchup to make a rich thick gravy. Delicious!

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sat 04-Nov-17 08:12:33

When eating out if Creme Brûlée is on the menu, there is really no argument about what I'm having. The satisfying crunch of the caramel top, the lovely wobble of the custard, it's just perfection not to be missed or messed with. Ive even been known to knock out a decent one at home. (Though the time the saucepan wasn't quite cleaned and we ended up with garlic creme brûlée, is an innovation too far)

kateandme Sat 04-Nov-17 11:30:14

meat and potato pie
micne and pasta bake
bubble and squeak
pastry traybake
tomato pasta with sautéed tomatos onion and peppers
chicken thighs casserole with garlic onionscarrots,celery,stock and pearl
spring veg casserole
sweet potato veggie casserole
so many you think Marcus would make my campells tomato condensed soup pasta and tin of tuna a classic???

georgedawes Sat 04-Nov-17 12:50:44

beef bourguignon, absolutely delicious!

gd2011 Sat 04-Nov-17 12:53:38

Apple pie.

TracyKNixon Sat 04-Nov-17 13:06:36

Cottage pie, Shepherds pie, and good old Macaroni cheese!

tallandlong Sat 04-Nov-17 13:07:41

macaroni cheese

awakes Sat 04-Nov-17 13:12:48

Has to be a luxurious fish pie. Mmmm

andywedge Sat 04-Nov-17 13:23:16

Shepherds Pie

1836Aa Sat 04-Nov-17 13:33:09

coq au vin I think is a classic

Elizasmum02 Sat 04-Nov-17 13:35:28

my ultimate favourite food has got to be mac and cheese!

CrabappleCake Sat 04-Nov-17 13:40:08

Beef bourgignon

NeverTwerkNaked Sat 04-Nov-17 13:43:04

For me, it’s a straightforward Victoria sponge.
Not sure if it’s because my children are egg and dairy allergic so I don’t really get to eat “real” cake any more, but I saw a picture of a Victoria sponge the other day and just felt so incredibly nostalgic.

mooota1514 Sat 04-Nov-17 13:53:06

beef bourguignon, absolutely delicious!

emilybc Sat 04-Nov-17 13:56:24

Spaghetti bolognese with quorn mince. Tasty, easy and vegetarian!

PhuntSox Sat 04-Nov-17 14:00:06

Bread pudding (no cherries!) is fast disappearing and one of my favourites.

Taffeta Sat 04-Nov-17 14:04:36

Tray bakes :
salmon with bacon peas spring onions and new potatoes
sausages with peppers, potatoes, onions and courgettes

Beef in red wine
Chicken curry ( numerous recipes ), dhal
Chicken fajitas
Roast dinner
Pulled pork

Cailin7 Sat 04-Nov-17 14:20:44

roast garlic, lemon and thyme chicken

mo3733 Sat 04-Nov-17 14:27:15

spicy parsnip soup is a favourite in my house

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