cheese and onion puffs

Cheese and Onion Puffs

As part of the kitchen diner renovation, we had to move the big chest freezer I have into the old small kitchen, which is now to be used as a utility room. This meant eating a lot of the pre-prepared meals I have done over the last few months to try and empty the freezer….

bacon tomato and basil quiche

Bacon Tomato and Basil Quiche

Most of my favourite dishes could be possibly be described as comforting or stodgy, definitely more autumn winter fayre than spring or summer. However, when the weather warms up, I do find myself craving lighter foods. This week has been one of those rare spring weeks where the temperature has been pushing past 25°C, so I…

Fantasy Drip Cake

There is a craze of everything ‘fantasy’ or ‘unicorn’ at the moment; milkshakes, cupcakes, frappes etc. More often than not, the item does not include anything actually unicorn related, but has more of a pastel fantasy colour scheme. This is where I was going with this cake. It’s my sister’s birthday and I like to…

Alzheimers Society Cupcake Day

Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day

Alzheimer’s Society run a Cupcake Day each year in June to raise much needed funds. This year I will be taking part by baking a few dozen cupcakes and selling them at work. I have even roped in a few colleagues in the office to contribute. Everyone else will be urged, compelled or coerced into…

Oat and Banana Breakfast Muffins

Oat and Banana Breakfast Muffins

One of the joys of being an adult is you can have cake for breakfast, just so long as you call it a muffin. With these breakfast muffins, I have tried to cram in some good stuff so that you can feel reasonably virtuous while eating one… or two. Packed with energy-giving oats, and flaxseed that…

Spelt and Flax Seed Pancakes

Spelt and Flaxseed Pancakes

In an effort to keep an eye on my blood sugar, I have been trying to reduce my sugar intake, but also looking for substitutes to those other ingredients that are notorious for spiking blood sugar levels. One such ingredient is wheat. I love bread, and pastry and cookies and cakes, so trying to find…