Giant cinnamon & apple hot cross buns

Easter would not be complete without fresh hot cross buns in my household, so after last year’s chocolate & orange hot X buns, I wanted to try something different. Lo and behold, I stumbled across Paul Hollywood’s hot cross buns recipe which contained fresh apples as well as the usual suspects (currants, dried fruit, cinnamon…

Pear & berry “smoothie”

Just a quick post for today, I’m kind of running out of recipes to tell you the truth… (don’t worry, over the Easter break I’ll be cooking loads and my supply of recipes will replenish itself!) Anyway, here’s a super quick, clean, tasty recipe for this Friday morning. Enjoy 🙂 This recipe is: gf, dairy free,…

Garlic, ginger & chilli chicken (with courgette)

Super succulent chicken with a beautiful aroma of garlic and a subtle kick of chilli on a carb-free bed of onions and courgettes, perfect for a small group of friends, or for batch-cooking and sticking in the freezer 🙂 I served mine with rice to give it some bulk and fill me up (student living, eh?)…

Out with a bang

For the last birthday of our flat, I made Claire a classic Victoria sponge (with cream & tinned berries), and decorated it with berries, cream & a caramel sauce. Although I forgot the baking powder (which I’m still kicking myself about) I managed to dress it up pretty fancy and even though the texture was…

Breakfast rosti

My conversation on Saturday morning went something a little like this… – Hey V, do you want to share a rosti with me? – What’s that? – Like .. uh … a massive potato hash brown thing with stuff in it. It’s really good. – Okay sure. So I treated V-Dog to her first rosti…

Poached egg 3 ways

If you like your eggs in the morning poached, you’ve come to the right place! Just a few recipe/ideas I wanted to share with the world, because they were delicious and well worth sharing. They’re all easy to mix and match with other ingredients, too – whatever you’ve got knocking about in your fridge and cupboard,…

Maple bacon butties

A little spin on a classic British bacon sandwich. By glazing your bacon with delicious, sweet maple syrup before giving it a delicious crispness under the grill, and swapping your average sliced bread for a delicious freshly baked baguette (‘fresh’ is debatable, but it still tastes bloomin’ amazing), you’re onto a winner with this re-vamped bacon…