Recipe – Gluten Free Soda Bread

My friend Dean follows a gluten free diet and likes to experiment in the kitchen. I bought him a couple of cook books and I’ve been following his results, they all look fab! He asked me for a soda bread recipe so I changed one I had to use Gluten Free flour and this is…

Recipe – Bread and Butter Pudding – with Gluten Free option

I’ve been experimenting with recipes my Nan used to do, hot puddings with every single evening meal (not just on Sundays!) I’ve done the treacle sponge and had a go at another of her favourites, bread and butter pudding. If you like custard, it is a forgotten gem of a meal finale! This also works…

Recipe – Spicy Bean, Bacon and Eggy Bread Bake

    I haven’t done a breakfast recipe in a while and after pancake day thought it was time to revisit one of my favourites. This is a really easy recipe to knock together and super tasty. For 4-6 you will need: 2 tins baked beans 1 tin chopped tomatoes ½ tablespoon paprika ½ tablespoon…

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 English Muffin recipe here) 7 eggs (as fresh as possible) 120g unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the muffins…

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 – 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 – Homemade Garlic Bread

I admit, this is such a staple shop-bought food, you may never think of making it yourself. But shop-bought never has enough garlic flavour and aroma for me, so here’s my recipe to serve around 6 people (as an accompaniment to a main meal). You will need: A French stick / baguette (full size) 100g…

Recipe – Basic White Bloomer Bread

Home baked bread is wonderful, the smell, the taste… there really is nothing better. It also seems daunting but with a bit of coordination it can be very simple, as long as you have the time! This recipe makes a very decent white bloomer loaf in around 4 hours including proving. You will need: 275ml…