Your smartphone can be helpful in all areas of life and when you're in the kitchen it's no exception. There are hundreds of apps that feature recipes for every conceivable dish and cuisine, ensuring you don't have to trawl through your heavy cookbook and instead can access the recipe for the dish you fancy in second. Even better, a number of these apps are free. Here's five of our favourites for iPhones.

Jamie's recipes

This free app from 'Pukka' celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver offers ten recipes and three videos to get you started in the kitchen. You can then add to this by purchasing themed content packs, with at least ten recipes along with video clips, from within the app.

British Heart Foundation Recipe Finder

If you want to stay fit and healthy then this collection of recipes from charity The British Heart Foundation could be just the thing. Search by course, main ingredient, type of cuisine and dietary requirements and you'll be provided with a list of recipes which have all been checked by BHF dieticians. The Nutritional Value of each meal are also included.

This Morning Food

Fans of ITV daytime show This Morning will love this app, which offers recipes from the show's chefs Phil Vickery and Gizzi Erskine. There's 20 recipes and 8 videos but you can get your hands on a further 50 recipes and 22 videos for £1.99 thanks to an in-app purchase.

Cupcake Recipes and More+

Join the rest of the UK in baking cupcakes with the Cupcake Recipes and More+ app. Not only will you have recipes for delicious cupcakes at your fingertips, there's also some great tips on decorating your spoils.

Food Network UK in the Kitchen

This app offers easy access to the content feature on the Food Network's website. Search hundreds of recipes from the show's broadcast on the channel and even get tips and tricks in the form of video clips. Furthermore, the app doubles as a recipe timer and unit converter.