I absolutely adore the combination of sweet and savoury. Pineapple on my pizza, chutney in my toasted sandwiches, and even chocolate covering my pretzels, and here, mango and raisins in my coronation chicken. READ MORE
Cake stands are something I have a love hate relationship with. I find them really rather beautiful; they make me believe I’m living in a gentler time where everyone stopped for tea instead of everyone stopped to photograph their food. (Guilty as charged). But they’re not all very good. I have one that’s mighty pretty but the dome is so squat only a torte can safely nestle underneath it. READ MORE
It’s batter week on The Great British Bake Off but I’ll be honest and tell you I just couldn’t be bothered to give you a batter based recipe. My best Yorkshire pudding recipe is in my book and my best pancake batter recipe is on this site here, so instead I give you a really delicious little something to make one evening for dinner, as a snack, or just because. I give you my coriander falafel. READ MORE
I have been meaning to blog this recipe for ooh, over a year. That is bad. I know. But it just never felt like the right time. And now, it being bread week on The Great British Bake Off, well, it feels just about the perfect time. READ MORE
It’s biscuit week and I feel a wave of nostalgia. I’ll be honest that I wasn’t especially worried about biscuit week before it started back in 2011. You see I’d taken my macarons to the audition so I knew they were okay with Mary and Paul (should they not have been abbreviated by now to ‘Pary’ or ‘Maul’? I think Maul is better, more fitting).
I met some of the lovely people from Woodall’s at the Good Housekeeping Awards. (Did I mention I won best food blog? Did I? Okay maybe a few times. Apologies). Anyway, they were lovely and friendly and we bonded about being rubbish at networking. They also gave me the courage to go and speak to some of the GHK folks who I would never ever have had the guts to approach with a little coaching. READ MORE
Well summer is here and I’m back with another Bramley Apple recipe. This time I’ve taken the tangy Bramley and paired it with Gruyère cheese, one of my favourite cheeses for baking with. It’s nutty and melts to perfection, making it a natural choice for adding to bread. READ MORE