Boeuf Bourguignon pie

Our dear friends bought us a copy of The Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking for Christmas, and as soon as we looked through the yummy treats in the book, we knew that we had to make this Boeuf Bourguignon pie. That and the Grasmere ginger shortbread (which at the time of writing this, we haven’t got round to yet). Valentine’s Day seemed like a good occasion to give it a whirl, especially as we hadn’t done that much cooking in our new kitchen! Thankfully, I’m starting to get a bit better and I was desperate to make something – it turned out to be a team effort 🙂 And we made it in our lovely heart-shaped dish, which was very fitting!  Read More

Banana and Nutella cake

Last weekend, we packed up the remaining items in our old kitchen in preparation for the builders to knock through at some point soon. It’s going to be really dusty, so best to get things out of the way in advance! We decided to do one last bake in our oven, which is incredibly old and has hung on in there for the last 5 years, something which we are very grateful for. We spotted some reduced bananas for 4p each and as we love a bargain decided that a banana cake would be good.  Read More

Chocolate mousse with fiery ginger shortbread and candied orange peel

***This post is a reposting of a recipe that got lost in my blog transfer – sorry!***


If you follow me on Instagram (or you’ve seen the photos in my feed on my blog) then you may already know that yesterday our new Kitchen Aid mixer was delivered! I can’t believe we actually got one, after so long saying ‘I’d LOVE one of those!’. We chose the pistachio colour in the end, as it will look so lovely with our new kitchen when we get it done in a couple of months. That’s another exciting project to tell you about, but that’s for another time!

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