Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Nutella Bread with Tutorial


I've made this bread a LOT recently! It makes the most impressive centerpiece and it will certainly impress your family and friends. The bread is light and airy and the Nutella is rich and creamy, the perfect gift or treat for your loved ones.


Friday, 28 November 2014

Slow Cooker Sausage and Bean Casserole


This is honest, simple comfort food. It's isn't getting any warmer out there and eating a warming supper with family around the table is what winter is made for. I just love winter food and what could be better than sausages and beans with a pinch of heat.



Friday, 21 November 2014

Oreo Cupcakes


Delicious aren't they, soft with a bit of crunch. Now don't be fooled into thinking that these are difficult to make, au contraire my friends. I wouldn't tempt you with such mouthwatering photos and then set about putting you to work for hours in the kitchen. 


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Halloween Graveyard Cake


I think that our Hallowe'en party is going to be extra special this year, how could it fail with this spook-tacular cake as it's centerpiece! There is nothing better than a chocolate cake covered in even more chocolate and decorated with crushed Oreos - devilishly good!


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Damson Plum Butter


What a year it was for Damson plums! My father is a fantastic gardener and he has been growing plums for the last ten years or so now, each year I get a share of the crop and this year was no exception.


Between friends and my fathers share we had 4kgs altogether and after I baked them into muffins, oven roasted them and made numerous upside plum and cinnamon cakes I was running out of ideas!

I took to the all knowing Twitter  and sought the advice of a few good friends. They suggested all sorts of wonderful recipes but one caught my attention ....Plum Cheese.

Now Plum cheese is a very fine idea indeed and something a bit different is always welcome. It was while I was searching for a suitable plum cheese recipe that I came across recipes for Damson Plum butter.

Plum butter is a low sugar alternative to jam, but one that keeps for just as long. It has the most wonderful texture, it is smooth and silky. Just delicious on brown bread, scones and hot buttery toast.

I think that it is one that you will make again and again. I wonder if my father has any more of those damsons left....


Monday, 15 September 2014

Ed's Mother's Meatloaf (Nigella Lawson)



It's just beginning to to get cool round these parts, the trees are gradually changing colour and at last I can get stuck into proper comfort food....my absolute favourite food!

I, for one am very glad to be back into the swing of things - we had the most wonderful summer here - but I just love the Autumn and especially September. It's the cool crisp air and the beautiful autumnal colours that bring a smile to my face.

Regular readers might have noticed that I took some time out from blogging this summer, it allowed me to spend time with my family.

We had a wonderful summer of day trips and just lazing around the house, but now my batteries are fully charged and I am ready to get back to blogging again.