Browsing All Posts filed under »Original Recipes«

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Bruschetta

July 1, 2015

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Things{we}make Bruschettas: One that's Garden Fresh, one that's Earthy and one that's Pizza Express Stylie.

Pretzel Dogs

June 20, 2015

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The first of a new series of monthly posts for the Center Parcs Blog: Pretzel Dogs with Beer Cheese Dip.

Lemon Loaf Cake

May 25, 2015

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Sometimes you just need a no-nonsense cake. One for the weekend, obligingly providing slices of dense, butteriness with every cup of tea. One for when friends are calling in and you want to offer sustenance, but nothing too fussy. One to wrap in foil and take on a camping trip or to stuff into a rucksack for a walk on […]

George’s Focaccia

April 18, 2015

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Focaccia - Just bread with nice bits in.

Rhubarb Ginger Lime

April 10, 2015

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Rhubarb, Ginger and Lime - The long and the short of it.