Mince Pie Twists

It’s not Christmas without mince pies and this is a super easy recipe that I think will convince even the mince pie haters! Makes 12 Cook & prep time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 411g Mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Icing sugar, for dusting Method: Preheat the oven to 180 fan. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a thickness of the … Continue reading Mince Pie Twists

Three Ways to Pimp Your Mac & Cheese!

We all know how comforting mac and cheese can be. Sometimes we just need a little bit of extra flavour that packs a punch. I have three flavours to do just that! Find the full mac and cheese recipe here. Bacon, Leek & Truffle Ingredients: 1 tsp truffle oil 200g Bacon lardons 1 leek, chopped 1 slice of bread (blitzed into breadcrumbs) Method: Fry the … Continue reading Three Ways to Pimp Your Mac & Cheese!

Four Cheese Mac & Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? Well it just got a whole load cheesier! (I didn’t think it could get much cheesier with that line either!) Serves 4 Cook & prep time: 30 mins Ingredients: 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 500ml milk 100g Emmental Cheese 60g Mature Cheddar cheese 1 tsp mustard (I use wholegrain) 125g Mozzarella 25g Parmesan 250g Macaroni  Method: Heat … Continue reading Four Cheese Mac & Cheese

Throw it all in! Chicken and Rice Bake

The easiest mid-week meal you can ever make. This recipe uses up all the veg you have lying around in your fridge and is perfect for the whole family. Cook and prep time: 45 mins Serves: 4 people Ingredients: 2x tbsp olive oil 75g Chorizo, chopped 1 kg chicken thighs 185g Rice 500ml Chicken Stock 400g chopped tomatoes 1 leek, chopped 1 courgette, chopped 1 … Continue reading Throw it all in! Chicken and Rice Bake

Traditional Lasagne

Ok, this isn’t the quickest dish you’ll ever make, BUT it’s perfect for a weekend winter warmer. When the weather is bleak and it’s chilly outside, whack this in the oven to instantly brighten your day. Prep & cook time: 3 & 1/2 hours Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 Carrots, chopped 1 celery, chopped 2 onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, diced 500g Beef Mince 1 tbsp … Continue reading Traditional Lasagne

Super Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Leftover chicken from your Sunday roast? This is a great way of using up leftovers and getting some wholesome goodness inside of you in less than 20 minutes. Serves 2 Prep & cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 Litre of chicken stock 150g cooked chicken, shredded 1 x Thumb sized piece of ginger 1 x Garlic clove 2 tbsp Soy sauce 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce … Continue reading Super Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Did someone say brunch? These pancakes are perfect for a lazy Sunday and to satisfy that sweet tooth. Ingredients: For the Pancakes: 200g self-raising flour 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder 1 tbsp granulated sugar 2 x large eggs 25g butter (melted) 200ml milk 2 x tbsp smooth peanut butter For the sauce: 200g frozen strawberries 4 x tbsp sugar To serve (per stack): 2 x … Continue reading Peanut Butter & Jelly Pancakes

Toad in the Hole

Although the sun may be shining and you’re craving a BBQ (I know I am). You can still get your fix (kind of) with this British classic. Using store cupboard ingredients this dinner is perfect for a family of 4. Ingredients: 225g Plain flour 3 eggs, 200ml Milk of your choice 100ml Beer/Lager (can substitute for milk) 2 Tbsp oil 100g mushrooms 1 red onion … Continue reading Toad in the Hole

American Style Pancakes with Winter Berries

Happy Pancake Day! Although I love a bit of tradition and will be having lemon and sugar pancakes this evening, you’ve sometimes got to break the mould. Makes 8 pancakes Prep and cook time: 45 mins Ingredients: For the pancakes: 200g Self Raising Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar 3 Eggs 25g Butter, melted 200ml Milk 1 tsp vegetable oil For … Continue reading American Style Pancakes with Winter Berries

The Chocolatiest Hot Chocolate

It’s National Hot Chocolate Day! And what better way to celebrate than with an ultra chocolatey warm mug of cocoa. Prep & cook time: 5 mins Serves 1 Ingredients: 280ml milk (I used oat) 40g Dark Chocolate 40g Milk Chocolate 1 x Tbsp cocoa powder Whipped cream Marshmallows Method: In a saucepan warm the milk – make sure it’s not boiling Break up 35g of … Continue reading The Chocolatiest Hot Chocolate