Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding

Brioche, Pancakes and Marmalade March! Chocolate Marmalade Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding Today is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake day; it’s the last day before Lent and a chance to use up all those ingredients such as eggs, milk, sugar and jam that are traditionally not eaten during the Lenten period. Nowadays, we aren’t as… 

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Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe)

Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe)

Something Different for Pancake Day! Bacon and Banana Pancake Strips with Smoked Chilli Honey (Recipe) My mum is a dab hand at making pancakes and we don’t have to wait until pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) to enjoy them, as she often makes them for breakfast throughout the year……thin, lacy ones as well as fat Scotch… 

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Hanging out with Galton Blackiston & Great British Chefs: Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Recipe

Hanging out with Galton Blackiston & Great British Chefs: Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Recipe

Hanging out with Galton Blackiston & Great British Chefs: Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Recipe Last week found me hanging out with Galton Blackiston, and some of my co-writers from Great British Chefs – several of us were invited to cook along with Galton for a special Google Hangout session, and the recipe we were making was… 

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Warm Breakfast Duvet Day aka World Porridge Day!

Spiced Fruit and Nut Winter Porridge

Warm Breakfast Duvet Day aka World Porridge Day! As warm as a duvet and as snugly as a feather bed, today is a day to celebrate my favourite breakfast, Porridge, as it’s World Porridge Day! Organised by The Golden Spurtle, today is day to embrace oats and all that goes with them! The small Scottish Highland… 

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The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots

The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots

The Secret Recipe Club: Raspberry & Maple Granola Yoghurt Pots For those eagle eyed readers amongst you who follow my monthly Secret Recipe Club posts, you may be thinking that my reveal day recipe is a little earlier than usual…….that’s because I have changed groups and I am now in Group C! I was in… 

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Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Breakfast Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Breakfast with Churchill, Toast and Jam and Porridge with Maple Syrup & Pecans I love Sunday morning breakfasts, the feeling of a languorous “end of a weekend”, with yet another feeling of Sunday School and a church “day of rest” tradition; although in reality Sundays can be just as busy as any other day of… 

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Vintage Ice Cream Parlours, Ice Cream Vans and Shatin Heights Hotel Ice Cream Soda! (5:2 Recipe)

Vintage Ice Cream Parlours, Ice Cream Vans and Shatin Heights Hotel Ice Cream Soda! (5:2 Recipe)

Vintage Ice Cream Parlours, Ice Cream Vans and Shatin Heights Hotel Ice Cream Soda! (5:2 Recipe) I remember a naughty little girl, who in the 60′s wandered down a steep hill from where she lived, crossed a busy road, and presented herself at The Shatin Heights Hotel whereupon she was served an Ice Cream Soda… 

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Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes

Thrifty & Organic Meal Planner for July: Lamb & Rosemary Skewers,Raspberry Custard Bake and Summer Salad Recipes Core ingredients for July: Lamb, Lettuce, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Beetroot and Raspberries July Menu: Summer Salad in a Jar Roasted Beetroot with Shallots Cucumber and Yoghurt Minted Dip Lamb and Rosemary Skewers Raspberry and Vanilla Custard Bake Welcome to… 

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My Mum’s “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” Recipe for a Cold March Morning

My Mum's "Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge" Recipe for a Cold March Morning

My Mum’s “Teacup Apricot and Honey Porridge” Recipe for a Cold March Morning Spring has ebbed away in a slither of ice and snow, and my daffodils and tulips are drooping under the weight of heavy white hoarfrost, whilst the garden birds look slightly shell-shocked as they grapple with ongoing nest-building in Arctic conditions – yes, winter… 

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The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

The Weekend Pudding Club: Chocolate Paradise Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe It’s Pudding time! February continues to be cold, snowy and almost Baltic, the sun shines bright and the days are crisp and clear, but by the late afternoon the temperature has plummeted to below zero and I can be found sitting in front of the fire contemplating bowls of soup. I have sensed… 

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