A beautiful cake that’s easy to make & sure to impress! Vanilla & Almond Plum Layer Cake with Ricotta Icing

Vanilla nad Almond Plum Cake Recipe

With a whole bunch of new baking shows kicking off this Autumn it’s time to dust off your pinny and get involved. Let’s start with this delicious recipe for Vanilla and Almond Plum Cake, a real crowd-pleaser in MY house! RECIPE 225g unsalted butter, softened 150g golden caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla bean paste 2 medium eggs 220g self-raising flour ½ […]

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Comte Cheese – A Grate Addition to Any Meal – #BetterWithComte Masterclass

Comte cheese recipe

Last week I was invited to a Comte Cheese masterclass in London. I couldn’t say no (especially as it was at the #SaturdayKitchen studios!) plus I love Comte cheese having been introduced to it by fellow foodie Gary a few years back. Unfortunately I arrived too late for the studio bit but just in time to start the lessons. Firstly, let me […]

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A fabulous cocktail recipe? Yes, especially if you are a #ginlover!

Greenalls Gin Cocktail

Who doesn’t love a festive cocktail or two? This one from Greenall’s Gin is bound to put a little snap in your Christmas cracker! Recipe for Greenall’s Wild Berry Flora Dora 40ml Greenall‘s Wild Berry Gin 20ml fresh lime juice 10ml raspberry syrup over ice in a high ball glass. Top with ginger beer and churn. Garnish with a raspberry and […]

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Valentine Warner’s recipe for Pommes Boulanger

Valentine Warner Recipe

Recently I was lucky enough to meet celebrity chef Valentine Warner and have him cook a delicious dinner inspired by Leffe beer and his love of slow cooking. Valentine has devised some delicious slow cooked recipes that pair perfectly with the taste of Leffe, the Belgian abbey beer. Here he shares his recipe for Pommes Boulanger which was served up with a delicious […]

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Natasha MacAller shares a recipe from her new cookbook Spice Health Heroes

Natasha MacAller Recipe Peanut Cakes

Natasha MacAller, ballerina-turned-chef, has always had a vested interest in health and a passionate interest in spices. In her new cookbook, Spice Health Heroes, she explores the culinary, nutritional and medicinal uses of more than 30 spices found in one’s kitchen cupboard, from the everyday to the more exotic. Together with Natasha’s recipes there are recipes contributed from some 22 […]

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Love Great British Bake-Off? Here’s how to bake with your favourite contestants plus a recipe too!

Great British Bake Off Contestants

With the rise in popular baking shows taking over the TV schedules – and the nation’s hearts –  a new bespoke baking concept has launched that gives people the chance to bake with a TV star.  Bake With a Legend provide tailored, exclusive, baking classes that allows small groups of TV baking fans the chance to roll their sleeves up […]

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Recipe For Sunday Roast -Blur’s Alex James shares his favourite recipe for Shoulder of Lamb with Roast Garlic and Mint Sauce

All4 has recently launched Celeb Dishes – The Food That Made Me. Partnering with Green & Black’s Organic it highlights and shares favourite recipes from some familiar household names. Each celeb chooses two dishes to share with you, one inherited and one of their own to pass on. The first in the All4 Celeb Dishes series is from former Blur member and now cheesemaker, Alex […]

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