Coffee cake

Yum, yummy yum, yummy yum. I love coffee, and I love cake. Making a cake like this one makes me very happy – it’s a real find-it-in-a-National-Trust-cafe / village-fete-WI-cake-stall kind of cake, the kind of cake that makes you sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and just enjoy eating a hearty slice.… Continue reading Coffee cake

Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

These bite size cookies are utterly amazing. Easy to make, no fancy ingredients, they make a spectacular pre-breakfast with a cup of coffee, and they taste like mouthfuls of chocolate cake. The recipe is from the always reliable BBC Good Food website via a friend’s teenage daughter who loves to bake. Nice one Alice! Makes… Continue reading Chocolate cake crinkle cookies

Crumble

Or if, like us, you’ve watched Friday Night Dinners, it’s crimble crumble. Simply the best way to deal with any fruit that needs eating up – this time around its plums and a random bag of frozen mixed berries I found in the freezer. Technically it should look a little more, well, crumbly, than this… Continue reading Crumble

Tiffin

My husband isn’t much of a drinker, and he’s never smoked, but he is most definitely a chocoholic, so when I first made tiffin he almost did the snoopy dance. I love this recipe – so long as you have the basic ingredients, you can pretty much throw anything else in there. Great for lunch… Continue reading Tiffin

Brownies

An absolute classic, from the absolute classic that is Nigella Lawson. Nuff said. Ingredients 190g soft unsalted butter 190g 70% dark chocolate 3 large eggs 2tsp vanilla extract 250g caster sugar 110g plain flour 1/2 tsp free flowing salt 150g chopped walnuts Method Grease & line (base + sides) of an 8″ x 12″ tin,… Continue reading Brownies

Köfte with veg + potatoes

Another one from my Father, which he always cooked in a particular large shallow metal dish. Absolute comfort food for me, but good enough to serve for others. Serves 4. Ingredients For the köfte: 500g beef mince A handful of fine breadcrumbs 1 large onion, grated 1 tsp cumin A handful of chopped parsley Salt… Continue reading Köfte with veg + potatoes