Dinner ideas

All your favourite retro recipes

We've pulled together our favourite retro recipes that will take you back to childhood with every mouthful. For a real retro trip check these Women's Weekly Chinese Cooking Class recipes or the unforgettable cakes of the Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book.
Cheese and Herb Souffle

Cheese and herb souffle

Give a savoury twist to the decadent French souffle. Oozing with melted parmesan and taleggio cheese this is yet another example of good French food.
Deep-fried ice-cream balls

Deep-fried ice-cream

A classic dessert often served after a big meal in Chinese restaurants. Make it for your loved ones at home and serve with fresh fruit for a quick and tasty treat. The combination of a crispy golden coating and cool, creamy ice-cream is unbeatable.
Cherries jubilee
Quick & Easy

Cherries jubilee

Easy, elegant and so delicious! Inspired by Queen Victoria’s love of cherries, this cherry jubilee recipe is worthy of the royal family!

Seafood bisque

A seafood bisque has a deep, luxurious flavour, this comes from cooking prawns in their shells, as well as fish fillets, into a stock which is then blended (shells and all) into a smooth, silky soup.
Quick & Easy

Vanilla & red wine poached pears

We used packham pears in this recipe. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to the reduced syrup if it is too sweet. Note
prawn toasts
Quick & Easy

Prawn toasts

Give a little nod to the finger food of the 60s while giving a more contemporary feel and taste to the classic prawn toast.

Related stories