Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes..

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes.

Guest post from Dr. Oetker.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Average up to 80 Min.
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Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker

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5 Raspberry Recipes Made With Love..

5 Raspberry Recipes Made With Love..
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Pea, Ham And Cheese Cupcakes...

Guest post : Yes Peas campaign.

30 mins

Serves 12

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Homemade Jam Recipes...

Lots of people I know are making jam at the minute.

I am just getting some ingredients together to make some plum jam over the next few day...

Watch this space!!

Here is a few guest jam recipes:
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Peanut Butter Cupcakes..

Moreish cupcakes topped with creamy chocolate peanut butter frosting that everyone will love. Suitable for a vegan diet.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

Guest post by : Meridian Foods

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Bubble-gum And Raspberry Jam Cupcakes...

Halva bakery in Fulham, are currently offering a Bubble-gum and Raspberry Jam cupcake and they kindly let me share their recipe.
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Vegetarian Haggis...

Vegetarian Haggis

Recipe : Castle MacLellan

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Spooky Snacks...

Primula Autumn Recipes.

Spooky Snacks.

The darker nights are drawing in which means it’s almost time for two of our favourite annual events, Halloween and Bonfire Night, and what better way to celebrate both than with friends and family.

The chefs at Primula have been hard at work cooking up an autumnal recipe book to create the perfect Halloween party spread or post-Bonfire snacks - treating the family to high-taste recipes that look great, taste great and are simple to make. So, whether you’ve been out trick-or-treating or keeping toasty warm next to the bonfire, create the perfect themed party snacks for when the revellers return home.

A spokesperson for Primula said: “This is the perfect time of year to throw a themed party with warm comfort food to warm up trick-or-treaters and while great taste is important, chefs should be able to enjoy the party too, so our party snacks are delicious but also super simple to make, giving you more time to create the perfect table display sure to impress all the boys and ghouls.

Mummy’s the best!

Get wrapped up in creating these mummified cheese and tomato faces except instead of a trail of bandages you leave a trail of tasty Primula.

What you’ll need:

(Serves 4)

  • 4 slices of bread
  •  Primula Cheese with Ham 
  •  Tomato puree
  • Halved olives stuffed with red peppers 

What to do:

  1.  Toast the bread.
  2.  Cut circles in the toast using a 3” pastry cutter. 
  3. Top with tomato puree.
  4. Bake at 200°C for 5 minutes.
  5. Mummify your toast using Primula cheese squeezed in stripes to look like bandages.
  6. Place your olives on top for eyes.

Cheesy guacamole lanterns

These mini-cheesy lanterns are perfect for Halloween parties and to make things even better they’re stuffed full of spooky goodness.

What you’ll need:

(Serves 4)

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 100g Primula original 
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced 
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and finely diced 
  • 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 
  •  Juice of 1/2 a lime 

What to do:

  1.  Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone.
  2. Scoop out avocado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
  3. Crush with a fork too desired texture (we like it chunky).
  4. Add the onion, lime and chilli.
  5. Mix well and serve
To make the lanterns, cut the top off four peppers (orange or red are best) and de-seed. Carve your spooky face into the front.

Bonfire Bites.

Super-Safe Sparklers

These edible sparklers are quick and effortless to prepare and fun for the whole family.

What you’ll need:

(serves 4)

  • 4 breadsticks
  • 150g tube of Primula Original Cheese
  • 60g bacon crumble (cooled, crispy bacon placed in a freezer bag and crushed)
  • 60g onion bits
  • 30g chopped pistachios 
  • 2 rosemary stems chopped
  • A sprinkle of dried red chilli flakes 

What to do:

  1. Scatter the dried ingredients onto a baking tray and mix.
  2. Apply Primula Cheese to the breadsticks and smooth with a knife.
  3. Roll breadsticks through the topping(s) and enjoy.

Stuffed Sweet Potato

These minimal effort potato skins are perfect for autumnal evenings or bonfire celebrations – quick and simple so you won’t miss the firework display.

What you’ll need:

(Serves 4)

  • 4 sweet potatoes 
  • 1 tube of Primula with chives
  • Crispy bacon 
  • Olive oil 
  • Chopped chives 

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. 
  2. Prick the skins of the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and rub with a small amount of olive oil.
  3. Place potatoes on a baking tray and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until tender. 
  4. Towards the end of the cooking time, preheat the grill to hot. 
  5. Place your bacon strips under the grill and cook till crispy.
  6. Remove potatoes from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.
  7. When baked, cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthways and keeping the skins intact, scoop the flesh from the sweet potatoes into a bowl.
  8. Add your Primula with chive to the removed sweet potato and mix. 
  9. Stuff your cheesy mixture into the skins. 
  10. Add crispy bacon and chopped chives and serve.

About this post:

Guest post courtesy of Primula.

No payment was received.

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Orkney Crab With Chilli And Lime Linguini...

Orkney Crab with Chilli and Lime Linguini

Recipe : Castle MacLellan
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Two Bird Roast..

Two Bird Roast.

Recipe : Castle MacLellan.

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Raspberry Frangipane Tarts...

If feeling inspired by GBBO try this set of four small Raspberry Frangipane Tarts from Bonne Maman The Seasonal Cookbook+.

With recipes developed, tried and tested by baking expert Moyra Fraser there should be no 'soggy bottoms'.

Raspberry Frangipane Tarts...
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Parma Ham, Avocado, Crouton Salad...

Guest post: French Goats Cheese

Parma ham, avocado, crouton salad with creamy goat’s cheese dressing and Tomme..

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Fig And Mini French Goats Cheese Filo Tart...

Guest post: French Goats Cheese

Fig and Mini Goats cheese filo tart.


Quite easy
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Smoked Salmon Omelette...

Smoked Salmon Omelette

Recipe : Castle MacLellan


  • 3 free range eggs
  • 113g tub of Castle MacLellan Scottish Smoked Salmon Pâté with Lemon Juice and Horseradish
  • Pinch cracked black pepper
  • Slice of smoked salmon
  • Wedge of lemon


  1. Crack the eggs and beat with a fork.
  2. Thoroughly mix the pate through the egg mix and add a pinch cracked black pepper.
  3. In a non-stick omelette pan gently melt a knob of butter.
  4. Pour the mix in to the pan, gently bring the edges into the middle of the pan until the mixture is just set and soft.
  5. Fold the omelette in the pan and serve on a plate with a slice of smoked salmon and a wedge of lemon.

About this post:

This is a guest recipe from Castle MacLellan.

No Payment was received.

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Bonfire Potatoes...

Bonfire potatoes

Recipe : Castle MacLellan
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Festival Blitz Smoothie...

Perfect for festival-goers, this juice packs so much punch it will keep you going all day and night long at your favorite festival as it both energizes and hydrates you.

With ingredients like cayenne pepper and ginger both acting as sweat-stimulants, it will detox you from the inside while you relax watching your favorite music act. 

And in case the added benefits of spinach for shiny hair and glowing skin for the perfect festival selfie wasn’t enough, the addition of Aloe Vera in this delicious mix provides you with vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and folic acid to revive you after a long night of dancing.
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Summer Of Love Potion Smoothie..

Blend, blitz and juice your way to better health!

Stay in the mood all summer long and beyond with this heady concoction of foods containing natural stimulants. 

With three key ingredients – watermelon, useful for improving heart health; honey, considered to be a strong aphrodisiac by ancient civilizations; and cinnamon, an aromatherapy agent for relaxation.

This juice is sure to set you up for a summer of love whether you’re partying in Ibiza or right here in the UK.


  • ½ a watermelon
  • A handful of mint
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • 100ml coconut water


  1. Remove the watermelon rind. 
  2. Chop the watermelon into chunks. 
  3. Pour the coconut water into the appliance.
  4. Add the watermelon chunks, a handful of mint leaves, and pour the honey over the top. Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon.
  5.  Blitz until you have a smooth consistency with no chunks.
  6. Pour into a tall glass, and garnish with a slice of watermelon and mint leaves on top.

About this post:

This is a guest post.

Credits: Currys PC World and juicing expert Sarah Cadji team up to create a range of health-inspired recipes. I was not paid for this post.

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Tournados Rossini...

Recipe : Castle MacLellan


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Punpkin Bread...

This handsome, tasty loaf is particularly good served warm from the oven with cheese.

You can of course make your own pumpkin purée by cooking chunks of pumpkin with a little water in a covered pan until soft, and then puréeing it in a food processor or blender.

MAKES 1 medium loaf

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