All our favourite winter comfort food

It's dark, it's cold, it's probably raining - the only antidote is a toasty house, some pals, and a dining table groaning with delicious things to eat. These simple, comforting recipes - from spiced-tomato soup (with a warming shot of vodka) and cheese scones, to a good old fashioned beef stroganoff - are great for feeding a crowd at home. And no celebration would be complete without puddings of course; try our pecan pie or chocolate fondant with a kick of chilli. Winter comfort food at its finest...

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