Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking

Series 1: 5. Sugar and Spice

In this episode, Nigel unravels the magic behind the combination of sugar and spice, revealing why this exotic marriage works so well in the kitchen. Alongside a classic cinnamon, ginger and plum cake, Nigel demonstrates some unexpected recipes that also have sugar and spice at their heart - such as sticky ribs, and a spicy lentil stew with caramelised onions.

Continuing on his journey to meet fellow passionate cooks, Nigel heads to Sherwood Forest to sample a sweetly-spiced pancake that has the locals flocking.