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Gin & Tonic Ice Cream

June 12, 2021

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Easy Gin & Tonic Ice Cream This is not a proper fancy recipe involving ice cream makers, eggs or lots of stirring and re-freezing: It’s 5 ingredients, a quick whisk, a few hours freezing and you’re done. I use a Seville orange flavoured gin and the pretty aromatic Fever Tree tonic but you can use […]

Cold Brew & Lollipops

June 6, 2021

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I love an iced coffee, and I am here to tell you that I think it tastes better made with cold-brew. When I was little, my brother thought it was amusing to convince me that coffee was the best flavour chocolate in the box, purely because they were the only ones he didn’t like. It […]

Fluffy Pancakes & Coconut Cream

February 16, 2021

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Occasionally I can’t resist the look of something I’ve spotted on Insta and have to try and re-create it myself. These impossibly deep and fluffy pancakes are a case in point, so I made them for a Shrove Tuesday feature for CenterParcs. I decided to share them today ‘cos they so pretty! The batter is […]

Jammy Dodgers

February 4, 2021

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I’m not posting these because it’s February and just a few days from Valentine’s Day. Nope. Absolutely not. I just thought you might like a biscuit recipe that you can make whilst you’re stuck at home with reduced access to gifts and tacky cards. The fact that you can cut little hearts in the top […]

Christmas Tree Brownies

December 2, 2020

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2020 is the year to put up your fairy lights obscenely early and cook yourself whatever you bloody well fancy. I fancy Chocolate Brownies.

Caramel Apple Pies

November 16, 2020

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We have a small, wonky apple tree in the garden with three different apple varieties grafted into one, so it’s a Bramley-Cox-Russet tree. Except it’s minus its Bramley bit because that branch snapped off during heavy snow one Winter, so I have to get our Bramley supplies from Grandad’s tree. This year, as if desperately […]

Quick Green Curry

November 11, 2020

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Viewers, please do not adjust your sets. Not only is this a post from me, it’s also vegan. Both of these things may come as a shock. I was asked to create a recipe for Vegan Month last year, and as November has amazingly come around again I thought I’d share it here because it’s […]

Christmas Cookie Tree

December 18, 2019

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I thought I had better Christmas up my blog by sharing a festive post that I created for Center Parcs. These are the gorgeous festive cookies I made last year. They fill the house with an amazing Christmassy scent, especially if you make a batch of them into a Christmas tree like this: I used […]

Coconut Pudding with Mango Salsa

April 14, 2019

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Watching Jamie Oliver cook a coconut and mango rice pudding TV this week made me really fancy a creamy, coconutty rice pudding. Then I remembered I had my own recipe developed for a magazine article way back in 2015. My document and photo hoarding has finally paid off, as here it is in its four-year-old […]

Peach and Blueberry Hand Pies

January 28, 2019

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'Hand Pies' because you can eat them with your hands. They could also could be named down-in-one pies.

Clementine and Polenta Cakes

January 20, 2019

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Always happy to help with your monthly cake intake :)

Chocolate Orange Pudding

December 22, 2018

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A chocolate Orange alternative to Christmas Pudding that cooks in 6 minutes not 6 hours!

Christmas Snacks

December 20, 2018

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At Christmas I feel altogether better about life if I have warm mince pies and assorted savoury snacks on offer.

Oat and Date Squares

May 29, 2018

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One of our attempts at recreating a much loved school dinner offering, from memory.

A few Sticky Buns

May 22, 2016

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Morning all. Ed is on his Sunday morning walk in the woods with Ernie and George is having his first lie in for weeks so I’ve just got time to share my sticky buns with you. There are many, many more buns to be found on thingswemake but I like this recipe as it’s not […]

Carrot Cakes

March 21, 2016

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I had fun making these cakes for this month’s Center Parcs blog. I’ve wanted to share these mini carrot cakes with you for a while. It’s a failsafe recipe and they are very moist and moreish, especially with the tangy cream cheese frosting. Instead of my usual standby of making cakes and sticking mini eggs on […]

Pannacotta with Rhubarb

March 17, 2016

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I’ve just bought some new season rhubarb. Young and tender and pink as you like. I love these slender, forced Timperley stems. They are so tender and not at all stringy like the rhubarb my Mum used to grow. It makes me think that Spring is really on the way. It’s a real toss-up as […]

The Easiest Coconut & Lime Loaf

March 5, 2016

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Oh my. Have I got a back catalogue building up? Yes…yes I have. I keep developing and jotting down recipes. Testing, eating, altering, trying again. I write them up in draft and just don’t get around to taking a photo and posting them on here. Here’s one to be going on with. As with most […]

Hunter’s Chicken & Wedges

September 17, 2015

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Oven-baked chicken with tangy, barbecue sauce, crisp bacon and melty cheese all mopped up with potato wedges. I spoil you, really I do.