Weekly Roundup

Following on from last week’s column I am relieved and happy to report back that my Game of Thrones themed cake was a success. It’s always a worry that something is going to go wrong, and disaster will strike at the last minute when making a cake for something special. In Pre-Bake Off days I […]

Christmas Cake Recipe

It is here once again, we are into November and it is time to get the big mixing bowls out for the Christmas Cake. I know that not everyone is a fan, but I am! It's a tradition to make at least one cake. My mam used to make a round one; royal icing peaked [...]

Indulgent Parsnip Soup

I made this soup in an attempt to get my husband to eat parsnips, he hates them apparently! Not any more, I tricked him with this delicate soup, based on a German theme but rich and creamy with a hint of apples and spice! The wine can be omitted and replaced with extra stock. Serves […]

Chocolate, Praline, Hazelnut and Sea Salt Caramel Tart

This is a deliciously rich and decadent tart I created for The Taste of Kent Food Festival Ingredients Pastry 50g Crushed hazelnuts 115 g butter 50g caster sugar 2 egg yolks 200 g plain flour 2 Tbs cold water Caramel 120g condensed milk 60g golden syrup 150g butter 150g light brown sugar Large pinch smoked […]

I Had a Little Nut Tree with a Golden Pear.

Blue Cheesecake I was trying to develop a recipe for a savoury cheesecake using Stilton in particular, I love blue cheese with walnut or pecan and pears go so well with both that this evolved. In my mind this will be great on a buffet table with the cheeseboard or instead of. A hint of […]