My Life In Food: Lily Vanilli, baker

'I've got a bit of a savoury tooth – I snack on anything from crisps to calamari'

Mark's simple apple pie is hard to beat

Apple pie

Serves 4

Make spooky cookies for your Halloween party

Halloween on a budget: five simple recipes

If you're having guests over for Halloween, the least you could do is cook up some frightening food. Read on for some killer recipes this Halloween.

Black pudding baked potato

Black pudding baked potato

Serves 4

Baby back ribs in Guinness HP

Baby back ribs in Guinness HP

Serves 4-6

Black magic: Mark Hix's devilishly good Halloween recipes

It's nearly trick or treat time again, and to celebrate, our resident chef goes over to the dark side...

Mark turns a traditionally savoury dish into a dessert with his Cherry Yorkshire puddings

Cherry Yorkshire pudding

Serves 4

Best for summer: Baked peaches with amaretto

Baked peaches with amaretto

Serves 4

Wacky but delicious: Galette au fenouil

Galette au fenouil

Serves 4

Sweet treat: Mark's baklava

Baklava

Makes 25-30

J Sheekey's fish pie by Tim Hughes

J Sheekey's fish pie

Ingredients to serve 4

John Whaite, winner of The Great British Bake Off

Television: How to make sure a post-Bake Off career rises

Law student John Whaite, 23, has been crowned the surprise winner of The Great British Bake Off, after impressing judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with his "Heaven and Hell" chiffon cake, a monster gateau that required 18 eggs, 600 grams of dark chocolate and one kilogram of sugar. But what's for afters?

Bake Off's audience rises to new high

The Great British Bake Off saw its audience rise to a new high for last night's finale as more than seven million people watched John Whaite crowned king of the cakes.

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John rises to the occasion in a final that mixes it up

Rolling pins at the ready for the 'Bake Off' finale

After weeks of kneading, icing and collapsing gingerbread houses, the nation must have a winner. The Great British Bake Off champion will be named tonight after a BBC2 series that has proved a surprise ratings hit.

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