I’ve tasted Heston’s Earl Grey & Mandarin Hot Cross Buns… should you put them in the trolley or leave them on the shelf?
Seeing those very temping chocolate eggs on the shelves weeks before Easter Sunday must be as frustrating for children as it is for any adult that has given up sugary things for lent. East Sunday is not until April 8th this year, and that’s still thirteen long days to go! Is it unbearable? Here are a few tips that may help you and the children get thru that choco pain!
It makes my blood boil when that saline sludge starts oozing from bacon. Even supposedly good quality bacon! There may be an argument for the bargain basement range on the supermarket shelves, but not for bacon from the overpriced ‘farm shops’ and ‘farmer’s markets’, the traditional butchers and the expensive deli counters. Any retailer selling this style of bacon is simply saying – let them eat sludge!
Get your apron and bake these ‘so-easy’ to make cupcakes that deliver that ‘I must have another and another one’ quality. The recipe is for just twelve, but double or treble it – if you are baking them for a party or a good cause like Sport Relief. My twelve year old daughter had just as much fun making them as she did eating them!
Moist Dark Chocolate, Strawberry & Cream Topped Truffle Cake
Get your apron and bake your mum this moist dark chocolate, strawberry & cream topped truffle cake. She’s worth it!
Why is it that when school holidays come around flights & holidays double in price? Why is it when Valentine’s Day nears those romantic roses rocket in price? Likewise if you are celebrating Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday (Christian festival) this 4th Sunday of Lent you’ll find that the price of flowers have soared again! Not very Christian in my book!
Get your apron on and bake this tasty Irish soda bread with a cheese and oat twist. This yeast free bread will be enjoyed by all that eat it! Happy St Patrick’s day and beyond.
Do celebrities improve the food on our supermarket shelves? Yes! We can all be dinner-party sniffy and say that they are a bunch of second-raters (Heston is one of the few exceptions) that are only on that prominent eye-level shelf because of a high profile food programme or that they are the spouse of someone very famous. Don’t kid yourself!