Recipe – Triple Ginger Cake

Ginger cake conjures up thoughts of school dinners with lumpy custard or afternoons with my Nan. It’s a lovely cake (with nice custard!) and is quite flexible, you can have it hot or cold. Topped or plain. This recipe goes full beans on the cold version, with three forms of ginger and a wonderfully indulgent…

Recipe – Classic Cream Tea Scones

A classic indeed, and quite simple to do. The really difficult part is not eating all of them as soon as they come out of the oven. These are light, crumbly and perfect with clotted cream and jam. To make 10, you will need: 75g unsalted butter, softened 250g self-raising flour 2 tablespoons baking powder…

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 – Creamy Chicken, Bacon & Leek Bake

Chicken and bacon are a fantastic combo, one of my favourites (bacon is the answer to everything, of course). This is a great and simple meal centre for the whole family, even my 6 year old loves it (although he asks about having a yorkshire pudding with it!) For 4-6 you will need: 600g chicken…

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 – Chicken, Bean & Leek Traybake

I tried this recipe from Good Food magazine but had to make some changes as I didn’t think the timing was right and also switched to chicken breasts to make it more family friendly. My wife isn’t good with bones, or indeed chicken skin, so adjustments were required! It is a quite simple family meal…

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 – Crème Brûlée Tarts

One of my absolutely favourite things are set custards: in trifles, creme caramels and especially egg custard tarts. Crème Brûlée is in my top three puds and if I see it on a menu it’s tempting to ask for that as a starter! Looking around the shops I’ve wondered what I could do with pre-made…

Recipe – Leftovers Turkey (or Chicken) & Ham Pie

Who doesn’t have a load of turkey left after Christmas? Even after your have countless snadwiches I bet there is still enough for a pie… Don’t forget that the dark meat actually makes a fantastic pie, so don’t chuck it out, make a pie instead! The below is a recipe using cooker turkey but you…