Quick Hot Cross Buns

I know you can see these in the supermarkets most of the year now, but today’s when we’re supposed to be eating them. Here’s how you can have a beautiful batch of spicy treats in time for tea. This is the quick version, made using the bread machine.

For this recipe you will need a bread […]

It's Simnel Cake Time

It’s time to get baking. I have to get myself organised and get our simnel cake ready for Easter sunday. The recipe is pretty straightforward and everybody in our house likes marzipan so I always put a good thick layer in the middle! If you’ve never tried it, do have a go. Follow the link […]

No-Knead Bread is Spreading

The recipe is on the move! Two of the staff at my children’s school are now baking this recipe regularly simply because it’s easy and delicious. I urge you to try it. I’ve just thrown a bowlful together to have it ready for tomorrow’s breakfast and it took me five minutes. That’s it until another […]

Good News! Safe Digestive Biscuits!

Good news! I’ve just been in my nearest large Tesco’s and they have safe value digestive biscuits again. No milk anywhere. It is only the blue and white value ones, NOT their red packet own brand ones, NOR the Tesco’s Finest. Neither of those is safe. However, the value ones are fine and we now […]

Mince Goblins

OK, so it’s proper name is mince cobbler, but we’ve known it as mince goblins ever since my elder daughter misheard me years ago. The “goblins” are savoury herb scones which are used to top a tasty mince dish. It’s a little more fiddly than some meals: you have to wash up an extra pot […]