Mini Yorkshire pudding canapes

Mini Yorkshire pudding canapés

In Beef, Christmas, Snacks, To start On November 27, 2012 9 Comments

I don’t think I’m a natural canapé maker. They always seem like a good idea, and then, a bit like making your own Christmas cards, after 5 or so, boredom… Read More »

xmas puddings

Stir up Sunday fizz & other cocktail stories

In Christmas, Other On November 24, 2012 6 Comments

I wanted to do a stir up Sunday recipe but decided it was kind of pointless. Everyone seems to use a family recipe or good old Delia’s. So instead… Read More »

fruit cake with brandy butter icing slice

Fruit loaf with brandy butter icing

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas On November 22, 2012 4 Comments

A Christmassy cake that doesn’t make your teeth itch from fondant icing, or break them with fondant’s posh Royal sister. An honest fruit loaf, flecked with toasted almonds,… Read More »

banoffee mini pavlova

Mini banoffee pavlovas

In Cakes and Bakes, Puddings On November 21, 2012 0 Comments

Essentially a very lazy recipe… just follow the recipe for this to make the pavlovas. Then add 200g whipped double cream, some sliced bananas and if you feel… Read More »

mini festive pavlovas with chestnut puree and brandy raisins

Mini chestnut, brandy and raisin pavlovas

In Cakes and Bakes, Christmas, Puddings On November 15, 2012 8 Comments

I’m going to have to hold my hands up in the air and declare a truth. I’m not one of those girls who’s mad on meringue. It’s not… Read More »

16 fresh from the oven

Melting moment mince pies

In Biscuits, Christmas, Tarts and Pies On November 12, 2012 17 Comments

These mince pies are inspired by my friend Helen’s mother-in-law, who tops her mince pies with Viennese biscuit dough. They are divine! I thought I’d remove the need for a… Read More »

Lemon drizzle

Lemon drizzle secrets

In Cakes and Bakes On November 8, 2012 7 Comments

Lemon drizzle is one of my favourite cakes to eat and make. A very good friend of mine doesn’t like lemon related sweet treats and I have to… Read More »

spiffing flour

Giveaway #26 – A year’s supply of Spiffing Flour

In Other On November 3, 2012 166 Comments

Another great giveaway… this time a year’s supply of Spiffing Flour , that’s 52 bags which is worth £78! This is very strong flour, made up of a blend of… Read More »

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Giveaway #25 – Atkins and Potts gourmet hamper

In Other On November 1, 2012 343 Comments

I think this giveaway is going to be popular… a whopping £47.30 worth of luxury foodie goodies from Aktins and Potts. This company are run by a husband… Read More »


Giveaway #24 – St Kew Teacup Basket from Lakeland

In Other On November 1, 2012 311 Comments

Why does everything seem so much more appetising when presented in wicker? It’s one of the great mysteries. I have to admit to the 5 year old girl… Read More »