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Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Rum Ganache for Breakfast

Feeding the Family aired today at 1pm so at 9am I was busily prepping rum truffle mixture with David Greenwood-Haigh's wonderful Haitian Rum.  It's not actually David's rum but David, who is the chocolatier at Divine Chocolate, does a lot to…
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Foodie Advent Calendar

Splat Cooking have just launched a Foodie Advent Calendar, from 1 December they're going to be putting up a different recipe a day for the 24 days running up to Christmas. The recipes will be related to Christmas and could fall into the following…

Croque en Bouche

My big girl (15 years old) has just made croque en bouche as part of her Food Tech GCSE practical.  First time attempting spun sugar and she's done a marvellous job, in fact, her little brother thinks she's an absolute star as he's got to eat…

Chocolate and Ginger Christmas Pudding

Christmas puddings are traditionally made on Stir Up Sunday, around 6 weeks before Christmas. Gather the family around to stir the pudding in a clockwise direction and each make a wish.

Cranberry and Orange Mincemeat

Homemade mincemeat is amazing, cheat and buy the pastry if you must but never cheat on the mincemeat you will notice the difference.
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When making lavender and honey...

When making lavender and honey cupcakes make sure you use lavender and not cumin seed, similar looking, totally different flavour!!!

My trusty @agarangemaster is a...

My trusty @agarangemaster is at full pelt churning out 100 cupcakes and scones, anyone have probs making cakes in an AGA let me know

Ruby, my @KitchenAid is workin...

Ruby, my @KitchenAid is working hard making afternoon tea for 100 people for tomorrows @comedywithcake, couldn't do without her

On my way to @WaterstonesOxf t...

On my way to @WaterstonesOxf to kick off their big baking weekend come and ice xmas cookies with me + my fab baby/toddler cookery book @12pm

Huge thank you to @Omega3Audre...

Huge thank you to @Omega3Audrey for running @splatcooking's Stir Up Friday workshop today, fab event, yeay.