The Ultimate Popcorn Rocky Road

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This Ultimate Popcorn Rocky Road hits all the right notes; sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy and most importantly really chocolatey.

This Ultimate Popcorn Rocky Road hits all the right notes; sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy and most importantly really chocolatey. Gosh Rocky Road is dangerous. It’s the kind of treat which you would make with kids in mind, maybe it’s a birthday party, or the school cake sale. It’s fine, it’s for the children, I am doing such a nice thing … Read More

The Ultimate Popcorn Rocky Road

Perfectly Sweet n’Salty Popcorn

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Perfectly Sweet n’Salty Popcorn is no fuss and the ideal accompaniment to movie night

As the nights draw in this Perfectly Sweet n’Salty Popcorn is the ideal accompaniment to snuggly September evenings on the sofa watching a movie in your cosiest pair of pyjamas. Something very exciting happened a couple of weeks ago, I’m only telling you about it now as we were on holiday last week so I’m sorry about the delayed news … Read More

Perfectly Sweet n’Salty Popcorn

Seedless Wild Blackberry and Lime Jam

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This easy Seedless Wild Blackberry and Lime Jam is a deliciously versatile four ingredient jam with no added pectin and a tangy zesty flavour.

This Seedless Wild Blackberry and Lime Jam is a firm early autumn favourite recipe. It’s tangy and not too sweet and best of all contains no added pectin. There are just four ingredients: wild blackberries, granulated sugar, limes and a couple of bramley apples to help it set. The flavour is superb and just an hour or so of work … Read More

Seedless Wild Blackberry and Lime Jam

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Energy Bars

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These No-Bake Salted Chocolate Energy Bars are the perfect pick-me-up, using only natural ingredients, no refined sugar, no gluten, no dairy for the ultimate salty-sweet treat

These No-Bake Salted Chocolate Energy Bars are perfectly designed for exhausted parents, busy careerists, post work-out keep fitters and demanding children of any age and if none of the above apply and you just need a little chocolate pick-me-up then these bars will suit your needs perfectly too. I have never eaten so many energy bars as I have these … Read More

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Energy Bars

Gluten-Free Courgette Oatmeal Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing

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This Gluten-Free Courgette Oatmeal Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing makes the most of summer’s bounty and is perfectly light, moist and incredibly moreish

This courgette oatmeal cake with lemon mascarpone icing distils the very essence of summer baking. It boasts a wonderfully light sponge with a tender crumb thanks to the combination of rice and oat flour which not only makes this bad boy gluten-free but also lends it a toasted, coming to the end of high summer, campfire in the evenings vibe. … Read More

Gluten-Free Courgette Oatmeal Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Icing

Simple Brown Rice Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

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This Simple Brown Rice Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette is created from salad drawer staples, it's easy, lazy, versatile and delicious.

This simple brown rice salad is an absolute standby for any August barbecue, picnic or informal gathering. It’s easy and lazy – are you noticing a theme with my recipes of late? I’m hoping that most of these ingredients are already in your fridge so that if you are suddenly called upon to bring something to a large gathering you … Read More

Simple Brown Rice Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette

Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste

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Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste

This Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste takes about 10 minutes to make, it’s smoky, spicy, zingy and will soon become an absolute staple in your kitchen. Think of this Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning as a completely inauthentic Mexican pesto and then let your imagination run riot with the possibility of its uses. It’s no secret that I am head over … Read More

Homemade Smoky Fajita Seasoning Paste

Easy Flourless Salted Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies

Easy Flourless Salted Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies

This easy gluten-free and flourless chocolate chip cookie recipe will become an absolute staple in your kitchen. It takes no longer than 15 minutes from the second you enter the kitchen to your first cheeky nibble on a warm salty and chocolate molten cookie straight out of the oven. It’s quicker than a stroll to Tesco and better than any … Read More

Easy Flourless Salted Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies

How to Make a Classic Victoria Sandwich

Victoria Sandwich

The Victoria Sandwich is the quintessential British cake, resplendent in any village tea shop worth their salt. It is the cake which can be called upon for any occasion, a special afternoon tea, birthday, Friday treat and of course is the cake to always sit pride of place on any Women’s Institute cake stall. What is a Victoria Sandwich? An … Read More

How to Make a Classic Victoria Sandwich

Raspberry and Coconut Jam

Raspberry and Coconut Jam

Of all the jams surely raspberry jam is the most superior? Well it’s certainly the jam that the Women’s Institute deem the only appropriate jam for an approved WI Victoria Sandwich cake so that certainly tells us something. Here I’ve amped up a very easy raspberry jam by marrying it with coconut, a love story for our times and the … Read More

Raspberry and Coconut Jam