Stuck on Repeat and Honey Jumbles

My current food status is a bit boring and stuck on repeat. With a toddler in the house I’ve found myself having to resort to very simple foods, mainly consisting of meat and 3 veg to get him with eating with us. I am just now getting to the stage where we can occasionally find…

Hob Nobs

How have I not made Hob Nobs sooner?  It’s quite astounding when I can confess to having a borderline obsession with chocolate hob nob biscuits.  I’m pretty sure I love the texture & flavour equally and if they’re in the house they are unlikely to last more than a day. Needless to say, they are…

Pumpkin, Bacon and Pea Muffins

Sometimes the source of my food ideas is a book or a conversation, and other times from somewhere as straight forward as my supermarkets freebie food magazine.  You’d be pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the ideas if you can get past the blatant marketing that drives most of the content. This recipe took my…

Focaccia alla Genovese

I’m surprised I haven’t shared a Foccacia recipe before with you on this blog.  I don’t tend to make it all that frequently but when I do I love it and wish I made it more often.  I love that the texture is slightly chewy, that it is equally good munched on by itself, dipped…

Barazek Sesame Pistachio Biscuits

I’m an unashamed fan of sesame seeds and am always on the lookout for interesting recipes that use them as a key ingredient.  Browsing through this month’s book for The Cookbook Guru, Saha, by Greg and Lucy Malouf, I saw these little treats and instantly wanted to give them a go.  Fortunately there is nothing…

Carrot and Cornmeal Soda Bread

When Lady Red Specs posted this recipe on her blog Please Pass The Recipe a few days ago I was instantly excited to try the recipe.  I’ve been seeking something new and different for breakfast and this seemed to fit the bill where muesli, plain old toast and smoothies were losing their appeal.    I loved…

Cornish Saffron Cake

I’m not ashamed to admit that I have an in depth love affair with saffron.  I love the golden colour that it imparts into the food you add it to, I love the fragrant flavour and smell and I love all the memories, reaching back into my childhood, that are sparked when ever I smell…

Experimenting with Soda Bread

More bread recipes for you all.  Yes this is a lot of what I’ve been creating in my kitchen at the moment, but I promise there is some more fun recipes not bread related coming up soon. All of these start with the basic wholewheat recipe so click here to get it and then see…

Fig and Walnut Soda Bread

Bread is possibly one of my all time favourite foods.  For a foodie like me that is saying something, but it’s a food that I find difficult to stay away from and have an endless curiosity about texture, flavour and density.   So far I’ve been far more of a consumer than a creator with time…

Lemon and Poppyseed Scones

As I mentioned in an earlier post a week ago that I’ve been exploring different variations of soda bread, mixing it up with different grains.  The presence of poppy seeds in my kitchen because of this has led to this variation on an old classic and one that I thought was worth sharing.   The…

Chocolate Orange & Ginger Hedgehog gone awray…

I had intended to share with you a really cool version of the traditional hedgehog, but alas it was not meant to be.  Normally this would mean back to the drawing board, but cooking is as much about the lessons from failures, as it is from our successes so I thought it was only fair…

Chunky Chocolate Chip Biscuits

I was thinking about making some biscuits to say thank you to my lovely neighbour for the baked and other gifts she has shared over the past few weeks and for some reason these sprung to mind as what I should make.  I searched my recipe books and came up empty and so went to…