Corndog Muffins

Another item that was made to take to our late night picnic at Wollaton Hall, were these little beauties. Described by my good friend Alasdair as “the food of the Gods themselves”. This might be an extravagant claim, but they were really good! Especially with the Tomato Jam I also made (more about that later)….

Banana and Toffee Pecan Loaf

You know that way when you buy some bananas and they are a little green still, so you place them in a fruit bowl to ripen for a few  days. You return in a few days, only to discover you somehow skipped over that one day when they are perfect, and the skin is now…

Hot cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

One of the great joys of Easter is not just the abundance of chocolate, but hot cross buns. This delicious treat is great served at tea time, or for breakfast, toasted with a little butter. It is often thought that the cross on top of the bun is meant to represent the crucifixion, but these…

cornbread

Cornbread

With some vouchers my lovely family gave me at Christmas, I bought a cast iron skillet. I keep hearing stories about how great they are, particularly for making cornbread. I have made Cornbread Muffins in the past, but wanted to make an unadulterated cornbread to serve with dinner. I am also led to believe that…

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

Yes, you read that right. I said Monkey Bread.  Don’t worry, there were no actual monkeys harmed in the making of this bread. Monkey Bread is the ultimate tear and share bread. Made with an enriched dough, its very similar to a Cinnamon Roll, and in fact I use the same dough recipe. When you…

Witches Fingers

Witches’ Fingers

A brilliant accompaniment to a Bloody Eyeball Soup or as part of your Halloween buffet. Make up a batch of the Pretzel recipe below. Instead of forming them into the common pretzel shape, form them into small sausages, slightly longer then your longest finger. Boil in water and bicarbonate of soda as normal, then place…