Neil's Allotment

Published: April 6, 2017, 1 p.m.

This week Neil Forbes heads for his allotment to unearth the last of the winter veg and start spring planting, expert gardener Nicola Singleton is on hand to advise. Sumayya Usmani has the perfect recipe for all the leeks and kale Neil up roots - a spicy soup flavoured with aromatic cumin and nigella seeds. Meanwhile Flora Shedden and her mum Tiffy get seasonal with homemade hot cross buns while Shereen Nanjiani wants to know how to perfect a melt in the middle, melt in the mouth hot chocolate fondant pudding. The answer? Get top chef and king of desserts Mark Greenaway on the case of course. Seasonal, spicy and stuffed with sensational recipes this week's Kitchen Café might leave you seriously have been warned!