Cheshire Cheese & Chive Loaf #AutumnWarmers


Waitrose are kicking off their autumn campaign celebrating quality food and delicious warming dishes from across the UK and I just knew that I’d have to contribute a recipe!

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Tear & Share Garlic Mozzarella Loaf

Another cracking project for you to bake up (even if I do say so myself!)

Bake yourself a bloomer and turn it into an impressive Garlic Mozzarella Tear & Share, I think this one’s going to be a regular in our house!

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Chorizo and New Potato Tarts

DSC01717Something a little bit summery for you on the blog today, Chorizo & New Potato tarts.  Choose a good tasty Chorizo for these tarts and you’re onto a sure fire winner!


1 x qty Savoury shortcrust pastry, recipe here


1 x red onion, diced

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped or grated.

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Day 7 – Gala Pork Pie


Would you like one of these on your buffet table?  They’ve gone down a storm here and I bet they will with you too!


Hot water crust pastry

340g plain flour

1 tsp salt

150ml water

115g lard


500g minced pork (the best quality you can find)

125g streaky smoked bacon, diced

200g sausagemeat

1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped

1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Salt and pepper

1 tsp dried thyme

1 small onion, finely diced

1 egg

6 eggs, large (hard boiled)

1 egg beaten for egg wash


250ml chicken stock

2 sheets of gelatine


Makes: 1 x 2lb loaf tin pie

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Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers & Kouign Amann

This weeks #GBBO inspired recipes

My favourite #StorkTwist recipe of this years Bake Off – Roasted Tomato & Olive Palmiers

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And, the pastry none of the bakers had heard of – a Kouign Amann my version with Salted Caramel and Pecans.  

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Caraway Rye Rolls & Red Pepper Ciabatta

What a cracker of an episode on The Great British Bake Off for Bread Week!

If it’s given you the nudge to get a loaf on then try my #GBBO inspired bakes with a #StorkTwist this week

Caraway and Gruyere Rye Rolls

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The Great British Bake Off with Stork



Summer holidays is always bedlam in our house, but it does always mean the start of a new series of The Great British Bake Off – and that’s definitely a reason to be happy!

This year I’m joining in (although without the stress and eagle eyes of Paul and Mary watching over me) and baking along to the Bake Off in partnership with Stork.  

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Cheese & Onion Pie


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This has to be one of the very best things to come out of my kitchen – you may have to save me from a Cheese & Onion pie addiction!

I have a great friend, Dor who shared a Cheese & Onion pie with a great group of ladies recently and I have dreamt about it ever since, plus with Father’s Day approaching and knowing my Dad loves this pie as much as I do I knew I had to give it a go.

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Baked Camembert

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Just a little dose of Valentines inspiration for this quick and easy starter or treat to share with a loved one (or indeed if they don’t like cheese aka Mr C, just to eat on your own!)

Valentines Heart Baked Camembert, and no you don’t need to go hunting for a heart shaped cheese, add a regular round Camembert to your shopping list and I’ll show you how it’s done…

You will need:

1 x Camembert cheese, either small or large.

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How to Make Dumplings

…and a Horseradish Dumplings version too

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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….

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