Cake Time · Christmas · Comfort Food · Party Food · Plan Ahead

Gma’s Signature Christmas Cake

To be made on the last weekend of the October half term, and fed with booze right the way through until Christmas. Dreamy!   Ingredients 8oz plain flour 8oz brown sugar 8oz butter 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp ground ginger 1tbsp black treacle 4 eggs   Fruits to be prepared the day before Bottle of sherry 6oz… Continue reading Gma’s Signature Christmas Cake

Cake Time · Comfort Food · Plan Ahead · Pudding

Sticky Toffee Tray Bake Cake

This is a bit of cheats version, as you can make the sauce separately (and ahead of time) and then just combine all the gooey goodness at the last minute before serving.   Ingredients 100g butter 175g light muscavado sugar 2 large eggs 115g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp bicarb of soda 3tbsp black… Continue reading Sticky Toffee Tray Bake Cake

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Cheese · Comfort Food · Party Food · Plan Ahead · Sauces & Dips

Cheese Artichoke Dip

This served with some sliced fresh bread – nothing could be better (I meant to take a photo, but we accidentally devoured it before I could get to my phone!)   Ingredients 4oz  grated mozzarella 10oz thawed frozen spinach 14oz canned artichoke hearts 2 large cloves of garlic 8oz cream cheese 2 tbsp sour cream… Continue reading Cheese Artichoke Dip

Basic but Impressive · Comfort Food · Meat · Picnic Inspiration · Plan Ahead · Pork

Perfect Flakey Sausage Rolls

Make them big and serve them hot. You can make the puff pastry, or you can cheat. Today, we’re cheating   Ingredients 1 pack of ready to use puff pastry 750g minced pork 150g lard 120g fresh breadcrumbs 2 tbs dried mixed herbs 1 tbs chopped sage 1 tbs chopped parsley 1 egg, beaten to… Continue reading Perfect Flakey Sausage Rolls

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Cheese · Comfort Food · Fish · Simple Flavours · Speedy Meal

Smoked Haddock Rarebit

Perfect for lunch, served with a peppery chicory and radish salad Ingredients 2 fillets smoked haddock (the more yellow, the better!) 400ml milk A knob of butter 25g plain flour 2 tbsp Worcester sauce 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 100g cheddar 1 egg yolk Fresh bread – any old kind, 4 slices Black pepper to season… Continue reading Smoked Haddock Rarebit