Happy Boxing Day! I am on The Saturday Show on Channel 5 today at 9am making this recipe along with a few others. This is a lower fat version of pulled pork and a damned sight more exciting than turkey curry in my humble opinion. Once the marinade is assembled this is about as easy as it gets when providing food for a crowd. READ MORE
Happy Boxing Day! I am on The Saturday Show on Channel 5 today at 9am making this recipe along with a few others to help with leftovers. This is a light, crunchy morsel to serve with coffee at the end of a meal. Add whatever extra nuts you have to hand and be sure to serve with the brandy and clementine dipping cream. It helpfully uses up leftover Christmas pud and custard! READ MORE
Happy Boxing Day! I am on The Saturday Show on Channel 5 today at 9am making recipes to use up leftovers. We simply didn’t have time to make this pie live on air but I wanted to post it up. It’s mighty useful when the leftovers mountain feels too steep to climb, as it get leftovers out of the fridge and safely stowed away in the freezer for another day. READ MORE
Happy Boxing Day! I am on The Saturday Show on Channel 5 today at 9am making lots of recipes for using up Christmas leftovers. I didn’t get a chance to make these on the show as there wasn’t time, but here’s the recipe anyway. I hope you like it. READ MORE
More, ReviewsComments Off on Dear Father Christmas… (or what I want in my stocking)
This is my fantasy stocking. I’ve already done a post on gifts for bakers, and one more general one, but this one is ALL about me. (It could well be an insight into my soul. Worrying).
I have three sons so essentially I want this necklace above in a kind of bragging type way. Three peas to represent each of my little men in the making. Then everytime I find myself sighing at the amount of ugly plastic crap in the house I will carefully and gently feel the peas and imagine living in a house with only wooden toys and crocheted blankets. It’s reassuringly expensive. £110 and you can buy it here.
Look away if you were all done in January, your presence is not required. Go and be smug in the corner. The rest of you, pull up a seat, grab a cup of tea, (hell, why not a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie?) have your credit card at the ready and relax in the knowledge that these are all recommendations I have used and loved. The baker in your life might appreciate them under the tree too. READ MORE
This soup is a culinary bear hug; earthy mushrooms, cleansing leeks and a creamy umami Stilton hit. You can use whatever mushrooms you have to hand; a few rehydrated porcini mushrooms would be a delicious addition. The rice thickens the soup, though a couple of potatoes would happily do the same job. READ MORE
ChristmasComments Off on Holly’s Christmas Gift Ideas
Obviously I’m assuming you’re only reading this for sport. You know, how you buy something and then check out the sale price 2 months later to torture yourself? Well given I think you are far more organised than me, I reckon your Christmas shopping is done. Hey, I reckon it’s not just done, but it’s wrapped and maybe the freezer is stocked with homemade mince pies and treats. So you’re probably only reading this to taunt yourself and see if there’s anything here you wish you’d bought instead of the already wrapped stuff in the spare wardrobe/under the bed/in the garage. I’m hoping for your sake there’s nothing that takes your fancy. Then again, if it does, you could buy it just for yourself. Go on, it’s Christmas. READ MORE
I’m a mum of 3 boys, a cookbook writer and also a finalist on the 2011 Great British Bake Off.
I’ve decided to record the recipes I use, partly to save them somewhere and partly in case someone else might like to use them...