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

Lamb · Meat · Spicy

Nick’s Signature Thai Spiced Lamb

It’s a tried and tested favourite, easy to prep ahead, and guaranteed to please!   Ingredients Marinade: 10-12 kaffir lime leaves 2 thumb sized pieces fresh garlic 2 sticks lemon grass 4 cloves garlic 1 bunch fresh coriander 2 green chilies 4 tbsp olive oil 2 limes, juice 1 x 2.5kg leg of lamb, butterflied… Continue reading Nick’s Signature Thai Spiced Lamb

Basic but Impressive · Cake Time

Classic Viccy Sponge with Vanilla Cream and Strawberries

Because there’s no such thing as too much cake!   Ingredients Cake: 6 eggs 350g caster sugar 350g self-raising flour 350g butter 2tsp baking powder Extra butter to line dishes   For the filling: Strawberry jam 1 punnet fresh strawberries 1 large pot whipping cream 1 drop vanilla essence or 1 fresh vanilla pod seeds… Continue reading Classic Viccy Sponge with Vanilla Cream and Strawberries