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Monday, 23 November 2015

Chicken With Pesto Courgetti And Butternut Squash..

Chicken With Pesto Courgetti And Butternut Squash. A moreish, delicious dish for under 500 calories.

Serves: 4 

Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...

Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...

Makes: 24 -30 truffles

Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes plus overnight chilling


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Salted Caramel Malt Cake...

An indulgently delicious cake, perfect for an afternoon with friends.

Serves: 8-10 slices

Preparation And Cooking Time: 1½hr

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Roasted Beetroot Soup With Feta Yogurt Dressing...

A delicious beetroot soup recipe, perfect for entertaining friends.

Serves: 4 
Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: 40 minutes​


Friday, 13 November 2015

Avocado On Sourdough Toast With Chilli Scramble Eggs And Bacon...

Avocado On Sourdough Toast With Chilli Scramble Eggs And Bacon...

Serves 2

Preparation And Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Scotch Eggs with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce...

We love Scotch eggs here and when my daughter seen this picture she said "can I have one now!?"

Scotch Eggs with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce : Nothing beats a home-made scotch egg – ideal for a snack, school lunchbox or party canapés.


Friday, 6 November 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Cake...

Spiced apple yogurt cake, delicious served warm with custard or crème fraiche..

Makes: 8” cake
Serves: 8-10 slices
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes​


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Cauliflower Cheese Soup With Homemade Breadsticks...

Cauliflower Cheese Soup With Homemade Breadsticks. A warming winter soup using a classic combination, perfect for Bonfire Night.

Serves: 4
Makes 36 bread sticks.
Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 minutes.


Friday, 30 October 2015

Pumpkin Pie...

Pumpkin Pie.This sweet and tempting pie is perfect for an autumnal treat.

Serves: 6-8
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1½ hours
Guest post by Rachel’s


Thursday, 29 October 2015

Teasy Spider Welsh Beef Burgers...

Today I have a guest recipe post to share for Halloween from Eat Welsh Lamb And Welsh Beef Website.

Teasy Spider Welsh Beef Burgers.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Orange and White Chocolate Cake...

Orange and White Chocolate Cake

Guest post : courtesy of Braun Household

Serves: 6 

Preparation time: 40 mins

Cooking time: 1 hour 40 mins

  • 120g flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  •  80g butter, melted
  • 120g sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Grated zest of ½ an orange

Ingredients for white chocolate icing:
  • 250g white chocolate
  • 250g crème fraiche

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. 
  2. In a saucepan, boil and reduce the orange juice down to one tablespoon. 
  3. In a clean bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence until pale and creamy. 
  4. Add the orange zest and reduced orange juice. 
  5. Pour in the melted butter, slowly stir in the baking powder and flour and mix well with a wooden spoon. 
  6. Pour into a buttered 20cm round cake tin and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. 
  7. Meanwhile for the icing, slowly melt the white chocolate in a clean saucepan. 
  8. Whisk the crème fraiche in a bowl until thick and then fold in the melted white chocolate. 
  9. Once baked, cut the sponge in half horizontally and using a spatula, spread half the icing over one of the sponge halves then place the other half on top. 
  10. Decorate the top with the remaining icing and allow to set in the fridge for at least 1 hour before slicing.
  • You can easily replace the white chocolate in the icing with milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you prefer.
About this post:

This recipe was provided by Braun Household.

No Payment was received.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes..

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes.

Guest post from Dr. Oetker.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Average up to 80 Min.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes...

Marshmallow Crispy Cupcakes

Makes : 12 cupcakes

Level : Easy

Guest post : Dr. Oetker


Friday, 18 September 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Pea, Ham And Cheese Cupcakes...

Guest post : Yes Peas campaign.

30 mins

Serves 12


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

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:

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


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.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Vegetarian Haggis...

Vegetarian Haggis

Recipe : Castle MacLellan


Sunday, 13 September 2015

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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