Recipe – Eggs Benedict

I absolutely love this breakfast, the ham, the eggs, the hollandaise, it’s a perfect combination and here’s my take. To serve two, you will need: 2 English muffins (shop bought or make your own using my recipe here) 7 eggs (as fresh as possible) 120g unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the muffins 1 lemon…

Recipe – English Muffins

English Muffins, the name, fascinates me. They’re really a bread drop scone and it’s another little language import from our cousins in the US. But they do form the base of a lot of breakfasts, so I thought I’d give them a go. For around 10 you will need: 300g strong bread flour 150ml milk…

Recipe – Huevos Rancheros

My friend Dean wanted me to try this Mexican breakfast, he does mean gluten free pancakes so I’m hoping if I do this, he’ll let me have that recipe! This is a great breakfast which takes a little prep and but is quick to do when it comes to it, it’s full of flavour with…

Recipe – French Toast and Bacon

I’ve never really been sure how French French toast is, but my wife really likes it and we tried it with Jack, he liked it too! For each serving, you will need: 4 slices unsmoked streaky bacon 1 sliced white bread from a normal loaf or sourdough 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 25g butter 1…

Recipe – One Pan English Breakfast

I recently asked in Facebook for everyone’s favourite weekend breakfast and the lovely Tracy Harkness told me about her favourite, which is a kind of Full English in a single pan. So I thought I’d have a go! It really was simple and very yummy. Per person/serving, you will need: 4 cherry tomatoes, halved Around…

Recipe – Courgetti Ragu with Sauté Potatoes

I’ve been experimenting with meat-free meals which don’t scrimp on flavour and texture. I’d also never tried ‘courgetti’ which is all the rage, a spiralised courgette that looks like spaghetti. So I gave it a go! This is a great meal the family will enjoy and happens to be vegan too. To feed two adults…

Recipe – Asparagus, Lemon and Pecorino Pasta

I do look at a lot of the supermarket recipe cards they like to give away, for inspiration and maybe finding an ingredient I’ve never used before. I always like to try my own little twist on things so with thanks to Waitrose, here’s my version of a recent recipe from them. It makes a…

Recipe – Individual Open Sherry Trifles

I do love a trifle, you only have to look at my trifle showstopper here! Here’s a different twist on the traditional trifle, with an open structure which is layered so it looks like a posh strawberry tart, but has all the elements and flavours of a normal trifle. Except for custard… you can always…

Recipe – BBQ Beef Burgers – Chilli and Cheese, Chorizo

When the sun finally comes out in the spring, it’s time to get the BBQ out, realise you didn’t clean it at the end of last summer, and after faffing about cleaning it, look forward to great food with friends and family. I use a base recipe for my own beef burgers, which you can…

Recipe – Gluten Free Yorkshire Puddings

Experimenting with gluten free versions of our favourites, I had a go at Yorkshire Puddings as they’re very popular in our house and my wife doesn’t want to miss out! To make six large or twelve standard puddings, you will need: 70g plain gluten free flour 30g self raising gluten free flour 3 eggs 1…

Recipe – Gluten Free Sage and Onion Stuffing

For health reasons, my wife has cut out wheat from her diet, but she still loves all the trimmings that come with a Sunday roast, especially stuffing! So I’ve tweaked my Sage and Onion Stuffing recipe to create a really great gluten free version. To serve 4-6, you will need: 4 slices stale white gluten…