February 16, 2013
Hot, soft, buttery, cinnamon sugar-coated pretzels - twisted and dipped by George.
May 18, 2012
Oh really...more oven baked pancakes? I know, I know, but this one is another winner. I promise. It's a good way to turn a crisp green apple into a decadent dessert for two or a greedy breakfast for one. What's not to like?
May 8, 2012
I am not sharing this because it’s healthy. I am not sharing this because it’s pretty. It’s not even a clever or complicated dish. In fact…you could say that it’s just a big sausage roll. Point taken. I wanted to show you a quick flaky pastry recipe that I think is easier to make than […]
April 26, 2012
This Raspberry Coconut Ice from Dan Lepard tastes good, it's pretty, easy to make and you don't need to cook it. I like that it's kind of retro too.
April 8, 2012
Oh, I almost forgot. Here is my vague nod towards Easter chocolatiness. Fresh popcorn, drizzled with melted white chocolate, sprinkled with ‘hundreds and thousands’, a pinch of salt and Cadbury’s mini eggs. Good for Easter weekend movie viewing. Happy Easter.
March 18, 2012
The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School. The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops. For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer. But we all know what the main event is at a school fair. The […]
February 11, 2012
Something for Shrove Tuesday or a Weekend breakfast: A light as a cloud, honey pancake that has whipped egg white folded in for extra oomph!
December 9, 2011
Have you had enough of cake pops yet? I think I have. But I decided to share these anyway. I know how you like it when baking goes bad. I had good intentions. I decided to make them for a New Years Eve party and I thought I could make good use of a McVities […]
November 10, 2011
I was going to save this until next Halloween, but what’s a little hot toffee apple between friends? 1 Bag of Small Cox Apples – about 10 1 Handful of stolen McDonalds Coffee Stirrers 400 g Caster Sugar 100 ml Water 1 Teaspoon Vinegar 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup A Jam Thermometer Wash the apples in […]
February 3, 2011
This is something that has been on my ‘to blog’ list for a while: Ice Cream Muffins. When I read that you can make muffins by just using Flour and Ice Cream I was intrigued. When you think about it, a good quality dairy ice cream has eggs, sugar and vanilla in it, as well as cream. Add […]
November 27, 2010
Crispy Chicken get’s eaten in our house more regularly than anything else because it is a child friendly quick tea. I would feel bad about that if I bought it from the supermarket ready done. I don’t feel so guilty about this homemade version though because it’s low-fat and I can choose the quality of […]
November 13, 2010
I thought I’d start a short series of mini, single photo posts about food that we eat regularly. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just everyday food that takes minutes to make and doesn’t need special equipment or ingredients. These chocolate crispy cakes are a cheap packed lunch standby, or a last minute offering to the School […]
August 28, 2010
Here is the result of August’s Fresh From The Oven baking challenge: Brioche. As the recipe in The River Cottage Bread Guide says it is a very wet dough. It’s a real ‘stir it with a wooden spoon’ job rather than ‘knead it on the worktop.’ Eventually with the addition of a good handful of […]
June 26, 2010
This week we went strawberry picking at Scaddows Farm, Ticknall. It was a real nostalgia trip for me as I used to go there as a kid. In those days they were known as ‘Ted Moults Strawberry Fields’ Y’know…That bloke off the Everest double glazing telly adverts back in the 80′s? I love the fact that […]