Fireworks Biscuits

I like to mark the traditional occasions in the best way I know how… With baking! For those who are not familiar with it November 5th in Britain is Bonfire Night.  Or otherwise known as Guy Fawkes Night.  Guy Fawkes was a man who specialised in explosives and was part of a gang in the early 1600’s who plotted to blow…

Sausage Tagliatelle

Recently I have been trying to ‘spice up’ our meals.  I hate buying jars and ready meals, not because of the sugar and salt content (although obviously that doesn’t help) but because they have made me a rubbish and lazy cook over the years.  Making a simple tomato sauce isn’t hard but I never knew where to start.  Well, with…

Moo-ve Over with Cadburys Dairy Milk Buttons & Giovanna Fletcher

Cadburys and Giovanna Fletcher have recently teamed up together to promote where our food comes from after Cadburys conducted some research** into where children believe their food originates.  Some of their findings were rather disturbing. New research from Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons reveals the bizarre myths that children between 4 and 8 believe about their food Over one in ten boys (11…

My October Baking Showcase

October has been an extremely busy baking month for me.  First there was the Cake and Bake Show which certainly gave me more inspiration than I knew what to do with!  Then there was Hubby’s birthday and what is the point in having a baker for a life if she can’t make you a decent cake? So I did!  Then a…

Lamb Kofta Meatballs

I do a weekly menu plan and this week I had decided to make lamb koftas with pitta breads.  As I was making it I decided it was going to be too plain and boring so I started making things up as I went along. This is what I came up with and it was delicious. Ingredients: 500g Minced Lamb…

Gin & Tonic Jelly

A couple of weeks ago a friend suggested gin and elderflower macarons to me.  I got very excited about the idea and after a little thought and consideration I decided the best way to do this would me to put a little jelly in the middle.  This is what I decided to make.  Naturally it made far too much for…