Drool worthy recipes to make you ditch the detox diet

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These calorific recipes laugh in the face of your healthy New Year's resolutions...

Mary Berry

© Mary Berry's Cookery Course

If you're in the mood to test your steely diet determination then these indulgent recipes should do the trick. If you can resist the lure of a chocolate cake and a warming winter pie, then you definitely deserve to shed the pounds.

Just don't say we didn't warn you...

MARY BERRY'S CLASSIC APPLE PIE RECIPE (above)

We managed to snag this brilliant step-by-step recipe for the Great British Bake Off judge's 'master recipe'. If the smell of apple pie doesn't tempt you off the diet bandwagon, you're officially our hero.

GOURMET BEEF BURGER WITH OVEN ROASTED GARLIC CHIPS

It will take willpower of steel to resist these garlic crispy chips, just remember a moment on the lips...

National Chip Week gourmet beef burger & garlic chips recipe

© Potato Council



CHOCOLATE AND SALTED CARAMEL LAYER CAKE

Let's face it, if you make this insanely indulgent recipe you're guaranteed to fail. If a friend makes it for you, you have our permission to kill them.

Chocolate and salted caramel layer cake from Morrisons Magazine - cake recipe - salted caramel cake recipe - cooking and baking ideas - handbag.com

© Morrisons Magazine



STRIP STEAK WITH BERNAISE SAUCE

When your boyfriend/husband/partner is eating this succulent steak smothered in sauce you're going to want to die a little inside. Fact.

Strip Steak with Béarnaise sauce

© Love Food/Parragon Books



JOHN WHAITE'S CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL RECIPE

Great British Bake Off winner John's salted caramel roll will make you think you've died and gone to heaven. Can you really get the same feeling from a stick of celery? Not that we're asking you to give up on the healthy eating plan...uh oh.

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite's chocolate Swiss roll recipe


CHEESY SOMERSET CHICKEN

With a parmesan, Cheddar and cider sauce, this old school chicken recipe is exactly what you'll want on a cold January night.

Somerset Chicken from Food Glorious Food


PAUL HOLLYWOOD'S PEAR, PECAN AND CHOCOLATE CRUMBLE RECIPE

With cinnamon, soft pears, crunchy pecan nuts and melting dark chocolate, this is one of those puddings that will make you curse the day the word 'resolution' was ever invented.

Pear, pecan and chocolate crumble recipe by Paul Hollywood

© Photography by Peter Cassidy 2012



LAMB, ROSEMARY AND GARLIC MEATBALLS IN YORKSHIRE PUDDING

With tender lamb, warming rosemary and a giant Yorkshire pudding the size of your face, this dinner will make you happy (but it won't make you slim).

lamb and rosemary meatballs in a yorkshire pudding

© The Bowler's Meatball Cookbook



PUMPKIN, SPINACH AND GORGONZOLA LASAGNE

Don't be fooled by the fresh veggies and superfood spinach because as soon as the Gorgonzola cheese hits the fan you'll be raking in the calories.

Pumpkin, spinach, and Gorgonzola lasagne

© The More Veg Cookbook by Carolyn Humphries



CHOCOLATE MALTESER CAKE

As cakes go this is pretty darn tempting. Whatever you do don't look directly at it when you're feeling desperate for sugar...

Mother's Day Recipe: Chocolate Malteser cake


DECADENT BANANA FUDGE CAKE WITH DARK CHOCOLATE SAUCE

If the smell of dark chocolate melting on the stove doesn't do it for you, then you deserve to fit back into those skin-tight jeans. You go girlfriend!

Banana fudge cake


Will you be giving in to temptation or staying strong? Tweet us your resolutions @handbagcom.

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