Parmesan and Sage Palmiers

My husband’s office at work have  recently started having a monthly bake-off… although, I gather that there are not really any winners or losers, they do pick a theme. Fed up of just eating the entries, he decided to contribute, so when told me the theme was cheese, he asked for a suggestion. While he…

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)….

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

I decided to try something with a little Mexican influence today, but sans the chilli of course. If you want to give this a go, and like things a little spicy, then a few chilli flakes in the chicken wouldn’t go amiss. I cheated and bought some guacamole from Tescos. I won’t be doing that…

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…

Mummy sausages

Mummy Sausages

A little twist on the party favourite ‘pig in a blanket’ for your Halloween buffet. Take one packet of pork chipolata sausages Roll out a sheet of puff pastry, and using a pastry wheel cut into thin strips about 1cm wide. Lightly wet one side of the pastry to help it stick. Wrap each sausage…

Mini mummy pizzas

Mini Mummy Pizzas

Mini mummy pizzas are really simple to make, and great item to add to your Halloween buffet. Take one packet of English Muffins and cut each muffin in half. These will form the base of your mini pizzas Smooth a layer of tomato purée over the top of each muffin. Take some slices of mature…