Recipes

Vanilla shortbread

01 March 2015 / 0

Sometimes, you just feel like doing a spot of baking. This vanilla shortbread is something that I made when I felt just like that! It’s simple to make, and I didn’t do anything fancy with it either – I baked it in my brownie pan and just cut it into fingers once it came out…

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Boeuf Bourguignon pie

16 February 2015 / 0

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…

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Mushroom stroganoff

26 January 2015 / 0

This mushroom stroganoff recipe is brilliant – it’s really tasty, uses cheap ingredients and is so quick to make too! Win-win. We couldn’t get hold of a varied selection of mushrooms, but it tastes great with a mix of field and chestnut mushrooms, so don’t worry if you can’t get hold of anything too exciting.  The…

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Chocolate and salted caramel squares

23 January 2015 / 0

I’ve had a few recipes saved up for the time when we don’t have a kitchen, and this is one of them. I apologise if you’re trying to be healthy there are some links to healthier things at the bottom of this post! The original title of this recipe (which I found on the BBC…

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Banana and Nutella cake

16 January 2015 / 0

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…

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Open ravioli

06 December 2014 / 0

Cooking has become a little trickier since we started our kitchen work. Although we do still have a functioning cooker and sink (for now), we have packed away most of our kitchen items and just have one or two of the most frequently used things still out. It has been strange just eating things out…

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The ultimate scones

04 December 2014 / 0

After making my buttermilk cake, I had 125ml of buttermilk left over and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I did a quick search and found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website, and I obviously had to try ‘the ultimate’ scones. They really are lovely and moist, and I shall probably…

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Buttermilk cake

21 November 2014 / 0

Our building work is in full swing now so there isn’t really much cooking or baking going on at the moment. The work only started on Wednesday, and I’m missing it already! So it’s a good job that I have been saving up a few foodie posts to use whilst it’s all happening. I made…

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Ginger and dark chocolate flapjack

13 November 2014 / 3

This ginger and dark chocolate flapjack recipe is a variation on our tried-and-tested squidgy flapjack recipe – ginger and dark chocolate is a classic combination and it works really well here. The chocolate melts into the flapjack and you get little hints of ginger throughout…heaven on a plate! 

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Squidgy pumpkin and ginger loaf

31 October 2014 / 0

I have seriously fallen in love with the humble pumpkin this year, and this is another recipe that I just had to try! We’re huge fans of ginger and it works perfectly with the pumpkin in this squidgy pumpkin and ginger loaf. It tastes even better if you wrap it up well in parchment paper…

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Roasted tomato and mascarpone soup

29 October 2014 / 0

A couple of weeks ago, me and Daria had a little catch up in town – we were meant to be doing LGMC errands but ended up spending most of our time having lunch…and then cake! We both had some really yummy tomato and mascarpone soup for lunch, and I decided to have a look…

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Cholesterol busting chicken curry

22 October 2014 / 0

If you’re looking for a healthy but really super delicious curry recipe, then look no further! This curry is amazingly good and is taken from The Medicinal Chef: Healthy Every Day by Dale Pinnock. It has become one of our go-to recipes because it’s also pretty quick to make, so we often make it during the week.…

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