Recipe – No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Cheesecake is something I have eaten regularly but never made, which is odd because it’s very easy and versatile. You can add anything to the mix or the topping for a wide variety of results. Jack asked for a strawberry cheesecake so I thought I’d finally have a go! You need at least five hours…

Recipe – Jonny and Vito’s Redcurrant Jelly

This is the first recipe to accompany my new YouTube series for Dad That Cooks, which encourages dads to cook with or for their children. Jonny is a very good friend of mine, a proper foodie, and not only does he have a fantastic garden where he grows a bounty of fruit and vegetables, but…

Recipe – Double Chocolate and Coffee Cookies

Cookies… something I know a thing or two about as I work for a big bakery that specialises in them. But there are so many recipes out there for them, it’s difficult to find a decent one that always works. This always works! It’s effectively a double choc cookie base so you can leave it…

Recipe – Honeycomb / Cinder Toffee

Who doesn’t love honeycomb? Well, two of my three sons for a start as I discovered yesterday! All the more for me and the missus. Honeycomb is on the one hand so easy to do – 3 ingredients and water – and on the other hand relatively pressured and exciting for around 10 seconds. Lots…

Recipe – Halloween Swamp Monster Cupcakes

Here’s a new twist on a cupcake, especially for Halloween. Green sponge with a hint of coconut and blue frosting monster on top, they look great fun and kids (and grown ups) will love them! The decorations were bought at Wilko’s who have a great selection for Halloween. For 12, you will need: 175g self…

Recipe – Simple Pear and Ginger Cake

Autumn is a wonderful time for bounteous British produce, including vine, bush and tree fruits. I love baking with ginger and the whole family are quick to devour any of the resulting biscuits or cakes. Pears are a great ingredient for baking with too. Each variety has its own little quirks but on the whole,…

Recipe – Corned Beef Hash

When I met my wife Sam, I was given a long list of the stuff she wouldn’t eat, one of which was corned beef. I’ve gradually been working my way through the lost converting her to a world of food loveliness she was missing! Next on my list was corned beef. I’ve always loved it,…

Recipe – Minestrone Soup

I do love a good soup, they can be warming, full of flavour and very healthy for you. My absolutely favourite soup is Minestrone, an Italian classic of simple, fresh ingredients, it cannot be beaten. It’s also fairly simple to do, just add more and more ingredients to a big pot, and in this recipe…

Recipe – Easy Meringue

We always have lots of blackberries this time of year from a bush that grows over our garden wall, but this year we’ve had more than we usually do so I’ve been thinking of ways to use them up. One of my favourite puds is Eton Mess and you can use blackberries for this, but…