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Spiced Christmas Sandwich Biscuits

  Spiced Christmas Sandwich Biscuits I wanted to make my grandmother something a little more personal for Christmas this year, so instead of buying a tin of biscuits I made them. These spicy and zesty…

Ginger and White Chocolate Cheesecake

This year I spent the first Christmas with my new in-laws and have to say I had a wonderful time. Thank you to them for making me feel so welcome and part of the family.…

Lemon Curd Bundt Cake

A lot of cups of tea get drunk around this time of year - why not make sure you have something on hand to accompany it? This lemon cake is light and delicious making it…

Goats Cheese Chicken

Yet another entry into the "quick sauces for Chicken" collection - this time made with goats cheese and cherry tomatoes, for a sweet-yet-sharp hit of flavour. This can be done from start to finish in…

Let’s Talk About Mince Pies

Whether you love them or hate them mince pies are a seasonal staple.  Once you get past a certain point in mid-December it's almost impossible to go anywhere for a cup of tea without being…

Cinnamon Streusel Mince Pies

  Cinnamon Streusel Mince Pies I have a bit of an obsession with streusel toppings on things - if I see a cake or pastry with that sweet, crumbly topping in a bakery I'm almost…

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Classic Mince Pies

  Classic Mince Pies In all honesty mince pies don't need a sweetcrust pastry, as used here, but I feel that if you're going so far as to make your own little pies then you…

Puff Pastry Mince Pie Swirls

  Puff Pastry Mince Pie Swirls These are inspired by a recipe that was in a Christmas Special of Jamie Oliver's magazine a few years ago - I have no idea how faithful they are…

Cornbread

  Cornbread This crumbly, slightly sweet bread is a great companion for chilli (it makes a wonderful "dunker" into the sauce) but also just as good on its own when spread with a generous serving…

Rosemary and Lemon Chicken

  Rosemary and Lemon Chicken Sharp lemon with deep herbal rosemary, brought together with a creamy sauce - a delicious dinner for any night of the week. 350 g Free Range Chicken Thigh Fillets1 Lemon,…

Potato Rösti

  Potato Rösti These are like a giant hash brown that you can enjoy with any meal, not just breakfast! 2 large Potatoes, peeled1 tsp Sea Salt1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper½ tsp Smoked Paprika1…

Caesar Salad with Salmon

A plain Caesar salad is a joy to eat, even if my use of the world "plain" does sound a little bit disparaging. There's often a reason that you find the same dish appearing on…

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Ham and Leek Potato-topped Pie

It's bloody cold at the moment in the UK. In many ways we're rather fortunate here on the South Coast in that we have no snow and limited issues with ice, so we can still…

Lavender and Orange Cake

Have new cake tin, will bake! Lavender and Orange Cake I first had a lavender-flavoured cake with an orange glaze at Borough Market in London, which if you don't know it is a food-lovers paradise.…

Chicken Katsu Curry

Every time we go to Wagamama Michael will order the same thing: Chicken Katsu Curry. I can't say I blame him as it's a cracking dish and the only reason I don't order it that…

“Stroganoff” Pork Loin

It's a brief post today (as planning for many Christmas parties really kicks in), so apologies in advance. I was going to make a full blown Stroganoff (following my recipe here) but couldn't find any…

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Parcels

I've written at length before about my love of paprika and oregano together. To me they are the taste of Southern Europe - invoking those long, hot days looking out over the scorched landscape. As flavours,…