Beef Collops for Collop Monday â€“ An easy and delectable historical recipe that would have been served on Collop Monday, in the week preceding Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday. Slices of beef are simmered in a rich beef stock and wine sauce before being served with fried bread, a pre-Lenten dish from many years ago.… Continue reading Beef Collops for Collop Monday
Welsh Shearing Cake (Cacen Gneifo) A traditional recipe for a Welsh seed cake, and one that would have been served to the sheep shearers during shearing season. This buttery cake would have originally used bacon fat in place of butter, although the caraway seeds and peel are authentic to older country recipes. A Traditional Welsh… Continue reading Welsh Shearing Cake (Cacen Gneifo)
Smoked Cheese & Onion Straws â€“ Made with excess Festive ingredients, such as puff pastry and smoked cheese from the cheese board, these are posh enough for cocktail nibbles as well as being perfect for the school lunch box, and, these tasty little smoked cheese numbers are easy to make and are loved by all… Continue reading Smoked Cheese & Onion Straws
Vanilla Honey Pikelets with Blueberries & Yogurt â€“ Easily made, these â€œPikeletsâ€, also known as â€œCrempogâ€ in Wales, and â€œScotch Pancakesâ€ or â€œDrop Sconesâ€ in Scotland, are delicious little, fluffy pancakes resembling a thin crumpet, and are perfect for breakfast when served with honey, yogurt and fresh blueberries. Wake Up Better Breakfast, as regular readers… Continue reading Vanilla Honey Pikelets with Blueberries & Yogurt
ToppingsÂ and Dippers for Lunchtime Soups! Make lunch better by adding toppings and dippers to your bowl of soup, and for January, why not make use of those Christmas Leftovers you may have still kicking around, and add them to that bowl of warm and comforting soup to really make lunch better and a little bit… Continue reading Toppings and Dippers for Lunchtime Soups!
Blind Taste Test Recipe Creation with Soup! My attempt to recreate a soup based on a blind taste test with New Covent Garden Soup Co. I was sent some soups that had been covered in tape, and my task was to try to recreate the soup based on taste, which I did, et voila! A… Continue reading Blind Taste Test Recipe Creation with Soup!
Festive Spiced Ham, Cheese and Leftovers for Twelfth Night â€“ The ham that keeps on giving! Recipes and ideas for a fabulous spiced ham from Booths Supermarkets, for Twelfth Night and beyond; as well as a fabulous Northern cheese board on review, this recipe for Festive Maple Syrup Spiced Ham is the best Iâ€™ve tried.… Continue reading Festive Spiced Ham, Cheese and Leftovers for Twelfth Night
Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée: After all that rich Christmas food, why not enjoy a festive Ploughman’s Lunch, with assorted cheese, charcuterie and a glass of classic English Apple Cuvée. with Thatchers Family Reserve I love Christmas and the Festive period that spans from the first Sunday in Advent though New Year to Twelfth… Continue reading Festive Ploughman’s Lunch with Apple Cuvée
Indulge in Castello Extra Creamy Brie – Indulge yourself and hack your senses by enjoying cheese with different music, different colour plates and serving spoons. I love cheese, and especially Brie, it’s a staple cheese in our house, and is used for cheese platters, in all manner of recipes, as well as for random (and not… Continue reading Indulge in Castello Extra Creamy Brie
Sausage, Cranberry, Red Onion & Walnut Stuffing – A quick and easy stiffing made in the Vitamix® Ascent for hassle free and tasty Christmas or Festive entertaining. Upgrade your Christmas Flavours with the Vitamix® Ascent I’m officially in love, I have a new toy and I haven’t stopped playing with it since it arrived! I have a… Continue reading Sausage, Cranberry, Red Onion & Walnut Stuffing
Parsnip, Potato & Sprouts Cheese Gratin – Using Christmas Day lunch leftovers for Boxing Day Brunch, this tasty recipe is easy to make and can be adapted to whatever veggies you have to hand. with Primula Cheese I don’t know about you, but I remember Primula cheese with much affection, as it was used in… Continue reading Parsnip, Potato & Sprouts Cheese Gratin