Recipe – Classic Victoria Sandwich

This is the cake of cakes. I judge anyone’s capability in baking by how well they can make one of these. One of my interns a couple of years ago (hello Laura!) was a superb baker and her Victoria Sandwich was the finest cake I’ve ever had! So here’s my stab at it. The golden…

Recipe – Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Quiche

Summertime is a great time for quiche. And quiche doesn’t have to be bland Quiche Lorraine from a shop, it can be really fresh and full of gorgeous flavours. This is one of my favourites, it combines smokey bacon with really strong cheddar for a wonderful meal centre. To feed to up 6, you will…

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 – 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 – 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 – Hot Cross Buns

A highlight of my Easter, I love hot cross buns. I like mine toasted and smothered in butter and jam. Just thinking about them makes me drool! Here’s my recipe, which takes a few hours with all he proving but is worth it for the soft, hot loveliness from the oven… For 10-12 buns, you…

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 – Ham & Cheese Mini Frittatas

Quick and easy ‘throw together’ family meals are a wonderful thing, especially if they use stuff you probably have knocking about. These are great kid-friendly meal centres which are easy to do and you can mix the ingredients to anything your kids like. To make 6, for 2 grown ups and 2 kids, you will…