Today I bring you an 80’s throwback updated. I bring you rock cakes with a twist. That twist being not kale. Oh no. Not quinoa. No. Not bacon jam. No. I bring you the double whammy of coconut flour and goji berries. Fear not, if you don’t have them you can simply swap for good old fashioned, regular, bog-standard flour and our friend the raisin. READ MORE
Sweetcorn fritters? Yes! These are not just for babies. These are not just the territory of small dictators without many teeth. (What, you mean your baby/toddler doesn’t shout unidentifiable instructions at you every mealtime? Well, you’re lucky). READ MORE
Today I offer you pork casserole with sweet apple. This time we’re using specially selected pork to make for a super tender dish. And we’re not using just any old apples; we’re using Bramley apples. The sweetness of the apples combined with the succulent pork makes for a really special pork casserole that’s so hands off it’s easy to forget it’s in the oven. READ MORE
Beef, WeaningComments Off on Cottage pie with sweet potato mash
I’ve been working with QMS of late, developing recipes for their Good Family Food kitchen with an emphasis on weaning. First up is a delicious cottage pie recipe with a twist. But wait! This cottage pie recipe with creamy, cheesy, sweet potato mash is not just for babies. READ MORE
We’ve been decorating again. We ruin every holiday with trips to Wickes, Ikea and the Dulux Decorator centre. I worry that the boys will only have memories of misery amongst DIY tools from their childhood. That and being asked not to touch the baked goods as they’re for work. READ MORE
PuddingsComments Off on Baked Cheesecake Bramley Apples
Almost everyone I’ve spoken to about baked Bramley apples smiles, sighs and looks all misty eyed. They recount childhood memories of melt in the mouth stuffed Bramleys served sometimes plain, or with cream, maybe ice-cream or even custard.
It’s not surprising. The British grown Bramley has been the best apple to cook with for over 200 years; it’s higher malic acid content and lower sugar levels produce a stronger tangier tasting apple after cooking, with a melt in the mouth moist texture. 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...