My kitchen is still a building site and the oven is now very much out of action!… Read more...
Just a little delicious Christmas idea from me today! Snowmen Macarons!
1 x qty Macaron mixture recipe here
Milk Chocolate Ganache
80ml double cream
1 tbsp butter
300g milk chocolate chopped
Thin Christmas ribbon
Cake pop sticks
Makes: 16 snowmen
Mix up the Macaron mixture following the steps just here, very simply flavour the mixture at the meringue stage with a teaspoon of vanilla extract.… Read more...
A perfect after dinner treat, deliciously simple to make but dark, rich and packing a coffee punch. The white chocolate coating adds a lovely creamy touch just like a Cappuccino! Here are my tips for making, shaping and coating the best truffles around.… Read more...
Ooh hoo hoo! Tomorrow is Pancake Day! Always an event in our house, everyone wants a turn at flipping, tossing, pouring the batter, everyone ends up with a burn from the frying pan, tears as they’re not as good as flipping pancakes as they imagined in their head and arguments break out randomly in the frustration of having to wait in a queue of 5 for actually getting a pancake on their plate!… Read more...
…and a Horseradish Dumplings version too
It gets to the depths of winter and I’m always in real need of a good something to cheer me up. A hearty beef stew and dumplings is just the thing! I’m guilty of not putting recipes on the blog because they seem to easy for anyone to be interested in but maybe you need some cheering up too, if so get yourself a batch of dumplings on the go….… Read more...
Buttery, flaky, melt in the mouth – this pastry is top of my list just at the moment. So it can make it to the top of yours too here’s the recipe with versions for sweet and savoury Flaky Pastry.
300g plain flour
225g butter, cold diced
(35g caster sugar for sweet pastry/1 tsp salt for savoury)
6-8 tbsps cold water
Measure out the plain flour into a large bowl.… Read more...
There’s been a lot of you asking for me to do a surprise cake tutorial on the blog after seeing the birthday cake I made for my eldest. If you didn’t see it here it is – a giant green skittle hiding a ton of skittles inside.… Read more...
I love a good burger on a toasted Brioche bun, trouble is it’s not something you seem to be able to buy easily. So, with us definitely heading towards a spell of BBQ weather I’ve slightly adapted by Brioche recipe (which you’ll find in my new Bread Making book) so I can get some burgers on the go!… Read more...