Recipe – Toad in the Hole

I am a little bit obsessed with Yorkshire puddings at the moment. Jack loves them – I’m sure he’d have them with every meal! I thought I’d sneak this in before the summer came as it’s a great, cheap family meal perfect for cold days. To feed 4-5, you will need: 10-12 sausages, Cumberland preferably…

Recipe – Yorkshire Pudding Lasagne

Yes, lasagne using Yorkshire pudding. I thought, why not? You hear a lot about fusion but never really much fusion using traditional British foods and I’ve created Yorkshire Pudding Wraps before so can see the benefits of flat-sheet Yorkshires. This replaces the pasta strips with Yorkshire, creating a more moist, flavoursome lasagne with a slightly…

Recipe – Egg and Bacon Pie

Bacon. There, I said it. For meat eaters everywhere the thought of a bacon sandwich in the morning warms the cockles of your heart. And if you’re splurging, an egg and bacon sandwich is something else…! A perfect combo that goes brilliantly in a pie. To serve 4-6 you will need: Two packs of ready-rolled…

Recipe – Retro Chicken Kievs

It’s not a commonly known fact that Marks and Spencer introduced the chicken kiev to the UK. It was the first chilled ‘ready meal’ available back in the days when dinner was usually made from scratch in every home. There’s something about it that brings back memories of childhood and for me, my Mum working…

Recipe – Student Special Chicken Curry

It’s that time of year! I’ve done a few Student Special recipes, inspired by my son Niclas who went to university this year. Check this out alongside my other Student Special recipes which I’ll be doing over the next month. All recipes feed 3-4, so can feed groups or the main can be chilled for…

Recipe – Student Special Chicken Supreme

My oldest son Niclas started university this week and during our conversations about his cooking ability he told me about a couple of really great recipes perfect for students – and parents worried their kids aren’t going to eat! Check this out alongside my other Student Special recipes which I’ll be doing over the next…

Recipe – Chilli & Red Pepper Chutney

I do love the chilli pepper. So many different types with so many different flavours and heat intensities. My crop this year hasn’t been great – the heat has kept away the bees that pollenate the flowers. But I did have a good crop from a Tornado Chilli plant so thought I’d turn them into…

Recipe – Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

A super snacky staple. In a previous life, I was part of a team that made millions of these a year, but they’re a doddle to make at home. Great for kids meals or family snacks and picnics. For 12 you will need: 500g puff pastry block, taken out of the fridge half an hour…

Recipe – Broccoli and Stilton Quiche (Vegetarian)

Another day another quiche! I love pastry too much to stay away from it in hot weather and quiche is a great versatile meal centre, hot or cold. Here’s my favourite vegetarian version, really good, super mature Stilton is key! To feed to up 6, you will need: 1 roll shortcrust pastry 150g tenderstem broccoli,…

How To – Boil An Egg

It should be easy but it isn’t always! We love boiled eggy and toast soldiers (as I’ve called it since I was little) and it took me a while to crack (sorry!) the right timing for soft boiled eggs. My method is to get a pan big enough for the eggs you want to do,…