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Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese quiche

Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese quiche

It’s pastry week on The Great British Bake Off and the contestants have really been put through their paces baking samosas, tackling  a particularly challenging technical bake and topping it all off with a show-stopping hand crafted pie. So have we all got our aprons […]

Chorizo and manchego cheese scones

Chorizo and manchego cheese scones

Everyone loves a cheesey scone and these have been taken to a whole new level with the addition of chorizo. They are best eaten warm from the oven and it’s hard to resist going in for second helpings. Enjoy x   Chorizo and Manchego Cheese […]

Spiced Carrot Traybake

Spiced Carrot Traybake

Bake Off has returned to our screens and this recipe is our contribution to cake week, which saw the contestants creating their own signature tray bakes. This is based on a Mary Berry recipe and although not as elaborate as those in the Bake Off […]

Healthy(ish) Cranberry, Apple and Oat Muffins

Healthy(ish) Cranberry, Apple and Oat Muffins

There’s no such thing as a healthy muffin I hear you say. Well, probably not, but this is pretty darn close. Using olive oil instead of melted butter in this recipe means that the saturated fat is greatly reduced. Sugar is kept at a minimum […]

Raspberry and Apple cake

Raspberry and Apple cake

I love using fruit in cakes and this one is packed with apples and raspberries. It’s not too sweet with the raspberries giving a slight tartness to it. Frozen raspberries can be used instead of fresh, add while still frozen. Served with yoghurt, cream or […]

Cinnamon Snails

Cinnamon Snails

Whenever we go on a city break we always book ourselves onto a food tour. It’s a fun and informative way to learn about a city and it’s food culture. We recently visited Berlin and spent a great afternoon with Sam, who runs Bite Berlin […]

Emergency cake!

Emergency cake!

This fruity tray bake is my go to cake when I have run out of sweet treats. Particularly useful for those unexpected visits as it uses store cupboard ingredients and is quick to prepare. I also freeze slices ready for any occasion. Served with custard […]

Rhubarb and orange cake

Rhubarb and orange cake

I love rhubarb and ginger crumble but sometimes it can be a bit boring and that’s where this recipe steps in. Originally a Waitrose recipe, first published in 2006, it also made an appearance on Masterchef, in 2009, when Rachel Thompson, a quarter finalist, made it. […]

Green Olive Breadsticks

Green Olive Breadsticks

There’s been a neglected jar of olives sitting unopened in my fridge, for well over a year. It was originally bought as pre-dinner nibbles for guests, many moons ago, but completely forgotten about as other, more appetising morsels, were brought into play. Still within it’s […]

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Everyone should have a good muffin recipe in their baking repertoire and this one will give you light, fluffy muffins every time. I’ve used oil instead of butter which makes it a slightly healthier option. Another  speedy recipe with muffins ready in around 30 minutes. […]