Reliving the dream – creme egg brownies

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Sweet delights
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This week is all about leftovers so if you have lots of chocolate Easter eggs and some spare creme eggs lying around desperately waiting to get used up then this is the recipe for you.

I first posted this recipe last year. The brownies are so chocolatey and  Read More

Chocolate orange hot cross buns

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Special Occasions / Sweet delights
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Happy Easter everyone!

This long weekend has been great as I have spent most of it cooking which has been heavenly. I haven’t had any hot cross buns this Easter so they were the first thing that came to mind to bake on Good Friday.

I love hot cross buns. They remind me of lovely times at home. When my sister and I were young, we would come home from school and have toasted hot cross buns lathered in Read More

Proper baked beans for super heroes

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Breakfasts / Special Occasions
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You may have been expecting something delicate and floral since it is Mother’s Day today but instead I’ve opted for something wholesome and hearty. Beans on toast is such homely comfort food. I remember having the traditional version (Heinz baked beans on Read More

Give her a Haggis!

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Entertaining / Pub food / Savoury treats / Special Occasions / Starters
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It is Burns Night and there is nothing quite like living in another country to make you patriotic! So I have spent my weekend elbow deep in haggis making all sorts of Read More

Meeeeaaat!

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Pub food / Special Occasions / Sunday roast
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I am beyond excited about this piece of meat! This is another Tom Kerridge special – pulled beef brisket which is coated in what sounds like the most amazingly rich barbecue sauce. It has been scored, rubbed and is marinating nicely in an incredibly flagrant selection of spices. I can’t wait to cook it! More on that soon…

Eggs with black beans, spinach and salsa

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Breakfasts / Healthy recipes
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It’s the new year and as much as I love the festive period, the parties, the food, the drinks, the chocolates, the presents, I (and my body) are thankful that the season of over-indulgence is well and truly over. Although that too is the one good thing about the whole affair, we eat and drink so Read More

Asian burgers

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Burgers / Dinners / Entertaining / Lunches / Pub food / Salads
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Tomorrow is the big day – exam time! I have been off on Thursday and Friday on study leave and in between reading my notes, I have been watching a lot of cooking programmes. I am always fascinated by Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals programme and I have been able to enjoy the delights of 15 minute meals over the last few days as well. I saw him make Asian burgers with salad and noodles. I loved the look of them and thought I would make my own version. It was an absolute joy to Read More

Happy Halloween!

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Special Occasions / Sweet delights
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I just wanted to quickly share this red velvet Halloween cake adorned with severed fingers dripping in gory blood! The cake is delicious – the sponge is moist, rich and chocolately, the cream cheese icing is smooth with speckles of tasty Read More

Fast food sweet treats – cupcake burgers

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Burgers / Special Occasions / Sweet delights
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Firstly, I have to say a million billion trillion sorries for my silence! I have been so busy at work, I am sitting an exam in two weeks, my sister and my Mum visited separately and I have been in Italy. Not an excuse but I am hoping that this post is good enough to help you forgive all of my sins!

These are a few fun little fast food treats which I Read More