Pecan Butterscotch Latte Cake

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This Pecan Butterscotch Latte Cake is a gluten-free delight, the sponge flavourful with ground pecans, oat flour and muscovado sugar. The buttercream whipped to light perfection with a touch of mascarpone and all imbued with a rich coffee aroma.

This Pecan Butterscotch Latte Cake is a gluten-free delight, the sponge flavourful with ground pecans, oat flour and muscovado sugar. The buttercream whipped to light perfection with a touch of mascarpone and all imbued with a rich coffee aroma. I am hooked into stories. I was an early reader and would consume book after book. Now, I’m not saying these … Read More

Pecan Butterscotch Latte Cake

Ultra Creamy Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

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This Ultra Creamy Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate only needs 3 ingredients and five minutes of your time to warm your cockles and sweeten your day.

This Ultra Creamy Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate only needs 3 ingredients and five minutes of your time to warm your cockles and sweeten your day. I have been looking for a dairy-free hot chocolate for ages as although I love hot chocolate, my body gets mighty furious with me if I attempt to drink a whole glass of milk. Ever since … Read More

Ultra Creamy Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

Piccalilli

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Piccalilli is a must-have addition for any festive table. A beautiful trio of purple cauliflower, romescu and white cauliflower preserved with autumn vegetables in delicious curried spices.

Piccalilli is the perfect preserve for your festive table. Bite-sized pieces of Autumn vegetables fragrant with curry spices which is excellent with any kind of cheese or cold cut. There was one word with which people always used to describe me; my school teachers, my work colleagues, my family, friends, strangers on the bus, the butcher, the baker, the weirdo … Read More

Piccalilli

Bangers and Mash

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Warm and comforting roasted sausages on a mound of brown buttered mashed potato, thickly ladelled with apple cider onion gravy and adorned with sweetly salted caramelised cinnamon granny smiths

Nothing beats the warm comfort of a bowl of Bangers and Mash, especially if the potatoes are mashed with lashings of brown butter and apple cider onion gravy is ladled liberally on top then all served with sweetly salted caramelised cinnamon granny smiths. This Saturday is bonfire night, although since I have the market stall this weekend and will be … Read More

Bangers and Mash

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

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A deliciously moist Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread, made with brown butter and alternative flours for an earthy nutty flavour and unbeatable chew.

This Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread is the most moist and delicious pumpkin bread you will eat this Autumn. Nutty with brown butter and encrusted with cinnamon sweetened pumpkin seeds for crunch, the alternative flours used not only make it gluten-free but deepen the flavour and give it a slight chew which is incredibly addictive. It’s also easy to make using a … Read More

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Roasted Tomato Freezer Sauce

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This deliciously rich sauce is perfect for freezing in small batches for emergency mid-week dinners.

This season’s tomatoes are tucked into a large casserole dish with vegetables, herbs and garlic, braised then given a final roast in the oven to deepen the flavour. This deliciously rich sauce is blended together then frozen in small batches for emergency mid-week dinners. When I was at university Loyd Grossman’s pasta sauces were the height of sophistication. Those of … Read More

Roasted Tomato Freezer Sauce

Baked Apple Butter

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Baked Apple Butter is the perfect hybrid between a jam and a chutney. The apples are stewed in cider, brandy, honey and spices then smoothed and baked slowly in a low oven for the most intensely thick and rich apple sauce that is the ultimate Autumn preserve.

Baked Apple Butter is the perfect hybrid between a jam and a chutney. The apples are stewed in cider, brandy, honey and spices then smoothed and baked slowly in a low oven for the most intensely thick and rich apple sauce that is the ultimate Autumn preserve. I have mentioned before but Billy Buddy isn’t always impressed when we hijack … Read More

Baked Apple Butter

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