Weekend Savarin Treat

Rum & Blueberry Savarin with Chantilly Cream – I’ve been intending to make a Savarin for absolutely ages and with a summer bank holiday weekend coming up, this seemed like a perfect occasion.

Bit of Everything Cake

You know how it is when you get that real ‘need’ for some cake but you’re rather busy with other things. On top of that, you seem to have ended up with all sorts of ‘end of packet’ baking ingredients. Well that’s where I found myself today. We had a few really quite ripe bananas,

Home-made Chocolate & Marzipan Truffles

Here’s a treat that’s easy to make and so much more fun than just buying a box of chocolates … For the almond paste / marzipan: Ground Almonds Sugar of the same weight as almonds 50% icing sugar, 50% caster sugar. 1/2 tsp lemon juice per 100g of ground almonds Rum & Water to bind

Oatie Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Well it’s got to that time of year again, with the Lord Derby apples ripening in the garden & luscious blackberries in the farm hedgerows. So it would be remiss of us to not indulge in a glorious Blackberry & Apple Crumble. Tamsin & I definitely feel fattened up after a weekend of sunshine &

Pork Steak in Mushroom Sauce

A tasty and somewhat luxurious use of Pork steaks. Serves 3 Ingredients: 3 Pork Steaks or boneless Pork Chops 1 large Onion – sliced 2 handfuls of fresh sliced Mushrooms 1 can of Woodland Mushroom Potage (I use Baxters but homemade or any good brand is fine) 100ml Double Cream Double Measure of Orange Liqueur