Recipe – Double Chocolate Marble Cake

We had recently watched marble cakes made on Celebrity Bake-off and Jack wanted to make one with extra chocolate (no surprises there)! This recipe is a version of a Mary Berry recipe from her book ‘Fast Cakes’. You will need: 175g Stork margarine 175g golden caster sugar 175g self-raising flour 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder…

Recipe – Manchester Tart

Manchester Tart? No, I’d never heard of it either! Jack got a Top Trumps Bake-off game and one of the things on it was this. It’s a custard tart loaded with coconut and raspberries, looks amazing and is super scrumptious. You will need: Baking beads A little butter for greasing 1 roll short rust pastry…

Recipe – Chunky Apple and Cinnamon Cake

The start of autumn brings us lots of windfall fruit, especially apples and pears. There are some wonderful British apple varieties and many of them make a lovely apple cake. This cake can be frozen so if you have a lot of apples, make a lot of cake! You will need: 225g self raising flour…

Recipe – Easy Fruit and Coconut Biscuits

Biscuits are the easiest things to make, with minimal ingredients even young kids can get involved. Everyone loves the result too! To make 10-12, you will need: 100g cooking margarine 50g golden caster sugar 100g self-raising flour 50g dried currants 50g desiccated coconut with little more for sprinkling Preheat the oven to 170 degrees. Flour…

Recipe – Cauliflower Cheese

This is one of those things that many people feel is best left to ready-meal territory; too hard to make yourself or a bit of a faff. Actually, it’s not that tricky and can easily be fitted into doing a roast. You will need: Head of cauliflower 200ml milk 25g plain flour 150g Cheddar cheese…

Recipe – Banana Loaf Cake / Bread

I experiment a lot in our kitchen, not always successfully! Obviously I look at recipes online and then adjust them or embellish them to my own taste, however sometimes a recipe is so perfect there is little adjustment to do. We love banana loaf and Mary Berry’s recipe is spot on, so here’s that recipe,…

Video – Cauliflower Cheese

Here’s our latest Youtube video, where Jack and I make cauliflower cheese, one of our favourite dishes for Sunday lunch. Please like the video and subscribe to our channel. The full recipe is here.

Video – Manchester Tart

Here’s our latest Youtube video, showing how to make one of our recent recipes, Manchester Tart. Check it out and please like the video and subscribe to our Youtube channel. The recipe is here.

Recipe – Slow Cooked Creamy Chicken Stew

Nothing is more comforting than a delicious chicken stew. It’s the default stew or soup when you’re feeling a bit run down, and at this time (during Covid) we all feel a bit rubbish. Here’s a lovely recipe for a hearty creamy stew the whole family will love. Also, none will go to waste as…

Video – Festive Mince Spirals

My friend James decided to have a go at a mince pie twist – mince spirals using puff pastry! Really simple and easy with lots of options for decoration. The best bit is I didn’t have to bake it!

Video – Mince Pies and Compound Butter

In this week’s Youtube video we go all festive, Jack and I make mince pies and our friends Jonny and Lina show how to make a compound butter perfect for indulgent Christmas cooking.

Recipe – Easy Mince Pies

Christmas brings us many things. Silly jumpers, drinks with friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. Mince pies are a favourite of mine but however good some of the supermarket ranges are now, nothing beats homemade. These are very simple to do, but give you the flexibility to adjust your filling to your own…

Video – London Cheesecake and Brunch Muffin Recipes

My latest video for our Youtube channel, here Jack and I make London Cheesecakes, from my recipe here. My friend James and his boys also show us where eggs come from and make fantastic brunch muffins for their Mum!

Recipe – Classic Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve never made choux pastry before but I’m a huge fan of the kind of things you make with it, especially eclairs and these, proper old school profiteroles. This makes around 16-20 which is good for around 4 people, you can scale up accordingly! You will need: 150ml water 70g plain flour 50g unsalted butter…