Recipe – Spanish Omelette with Smoked Bacon

We all know Stacey’s mum makes a mean omelette (and very little else) in Gavin and Stacey. A really easy meal centre for a midweek meal but a Spanish Omelette is a simple meal centre for the whole family. It only takes half an hour and can be thrown together. You can chop and change…

Recipe – Strawberry Jelly

I searched high and low on the internet for a recipe for a bog-standard strawberry jelly, as I was making a trifle for Christmas. Could I find one without something silly like elderflower or Prosecco in it? No! So I made up a recipe myself and it worked a treat. The flavour is like nothing…

Recipe – Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

I love cinnamon rolls – the Starbucks cinnamon swirl is a total addiction and the fact I work for the company that bakes it makes it worse! In my view, the guys at Fabrique Bakery do the best cinnamon rolls in London and I recently purchased a load there. With a couple left over,  couldn’t…

Recipe – Battenberg Cake

Iconic! There is no better word. Developed for when Queen Victoria’s daughter married a prince from Battenberg, it’s a classic British cake. For best results you need this specialist tin from Lakeland, however you can use two normal 20x15cm straight sided cake tins but you need to make two cakes, doubling the quantities below and…

Recipe – Chicken Shawarma Wraps

This is a super-delicious Middle Eastern-inspired recipe and really easy recipe which includes a way of doing frozen oven chips that will revolutionise your life! To feed 3-4, you will need: 500g skinless and boned chicken thigh fillets 200g Greek-style yoghurt Juice from half a lemon 4 garlic cloves, peeled and bashed 8 soft tortilla…

Recipe – Slow Roast Beef with Red Wine Gravy

Roast beef is definitely top of my dream meal list. Done well (but not well done!) there is nothing better. I’ve already shown how to do a simple roast but I’ve been trying to find a way to do a slow roast that retains moisture and provides a melt in the mouth experience. This is…

Recipe – Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

Yes, that’s correct! A chocolate and beetroot cake. It’s far better than it sounds, the beetroot gives you a fabulous colour and moistness with only a hint of beetroot flavour. There are a few recipes online that don’t really work but this is my version, which uses chocolate chips in the batter, you could melt…

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…

Behind The Scenes – Cooking Up A Fortune

I recently took part in a TV cookery show for Channel 4 called Cooking Up A Fortune. My episodes air from Monday 16th September and will no doubt be on catch up on All4 for a while afterwards! I thought you’d like a glimpse behind the scenes… Myself and my great friend Jonny entered back…