Toffee apple meringue tart

In Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Toffee apples aren’t my thing. The toffee bit is great, it’s just the apple is a disappointment. So often too soft, crunchless and horror or all horrors, sometimes… Read More »


Blackberry and hazelnut cookie crumble pie with a pastry crust

In Cakes and Bakes, Pastry, Puddings, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

This is a terribly greedy pudding. It’s not content with being a pastry tart, it’s gone one better and added a blackberry custard filling. Then it threw caution… Read More »


Sausage and butterbean pie with red Leicester mash lid

In Pastry, Pork, Tarts and Pies On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Every day is not a pastry day. Some days are a mashed potato day and there’s no mash I love more than Red Leicester cheese mash. The colour… Read More »


Mushroom & artichoke pot pies with shortcrust pastry

In Pastry, Tarts and Pies, Veggie On September 24, 2013 0 Comments

Pot pies are just so pretty, they’re almost the anti-pie. Not humongous, not begging to be scooped into with a gargantuan serving spoon, not even the type of… Read More »

red root Reblochon bake

Red root Reblochon bake

In Sides, Veggie On September 23, 2013 4 Comments

So I like to tart up the Sunday roast. Yes there’s roasted meat, mostly pork. There’s always Yorkshire puddings, even when beef isn’t on the menu. And good… Read More »

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Giveaway #23 – Chocolate by Genevie

In Giveaways, Other On September 18, 2013 349 Comments

I got asked to review some chocolates and well, being a kind and suffering soul, I did indeed try them for you. There’s also some to give away… Read More »

pecan oaty crumble topping

Pecan & oat crumble topping

In Cakes and Bakes, Puddings On September 18, 2013 3 Comments

Crumble means Autumn and Autumn brings with it sewing names into gloves, collecting pine cones, drinking more red wine than in summer and icy cold putting the washing… Read More »

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Giveaway #22 – Signed copies of Jo Pratt’s Madhouse Cookbook

In Giveaways, Other On September 14, 2013 168 Comments

Jo Pratt, TV chef and author of Madhouse Cookbook, is helping families create some quick, delicious and nutritious meals on The Ideas Kitchen website with Panasonic. She’s also got a… Read More »

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Giveaway #21 – Heart shaped cake mould from Mustard

In Giveaways, Other On September 12, 2013 267 Comments

I have to hold my hands up and say that I am not a fan of silicone cake moulds. I have had varied results with them plus I… Read More »

easy banana cake

Easy banana cake

In Cakes and Bakes On September 11, 2013 11 Comments

So the whole school run thing is exhausting. Not for the kids. For me. I had no idea how disorganised I was until I actually had to be… Read More »