Cheese Straws

It’s a Christmas Eve tradition in my family to get cosy with a mulled wine and make cheese straws and sausage rolls. Makes 20 Prep & cook time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 120g Cheddar Cheese, grated 1 egg, beaten Method: Heat the oven to 180C Fan. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin. Sprinkle 100g of the grated cheese … Continue reading Cheese Straws

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

Another dish for your Christmas table, but it’s a good’n. You can please the fusspots and who doesn’t like a lovely bubbling, cheesy, crispy side to their roast? This has been served up in separate dishes for a bit of a fancy party, but you can do a big old batch. Serves 8 Prep & Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 900g frozen cauliflower 40g Butter … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

Roasted Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing

Stuffing is another must have for a roast, particularly with Turkey. Obviously the term comes from stuffing the meat. However, I like to keep it separate, it makes it crispier. Ingredients: 55g Peeled Roasted Chestnuts, chopped 180g Breadcrumbs 1 Onion, diced 100g Smoked Bacon Lardons 1 egg, beaten 100ml Veg Stock 1 x tsp Dried Sage Pinch of Black Pepper Method: Heat the oven to … Continue reading Roasted Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing

Cheesy, Leek and Spinach Dip

Hosting a party and want fuss free nibbles that everyone will love? This dip is a definite crowd pleaser. Serves 8 Prep & cook time: 30mins Ingredients: 280g Soft Cheese 2 x Tbsp Mayo 1 x tsp butter 1 Leek 8 x cubes of Frozen Spinach 150g Frozen Peas 80g Cheddar Cheese 1 Mozzarella Ball Method: Heat the oven to 180C Fan. Combine the cream … Continue reading Cheesy, Leek and Spinach Dip

Mac & Cheese with Crispy Bacon and Leek Crumb

If you’re in the mood for comfort food then this recipe is everything you need to get cosy. Serves 6 Prep & cooking time: 50 mins Ingredients: 500g Macaroni 50g Butter 50g Plain Flour 500ml Milk 120g Cheddar, grated 1 x tsp Dijon Mustard 1x Mozzarella Ball Salt & Pepper For the crumb 155g Smoked Bacon Lardons 1 clove of garlic, smashed 1 Leek 100g … Continue reading Mac & Cheese with Crispy Bacon and Leek Crumb

Hunky and Chunky Penne Arrabbiata 🌶

Spice up your weekend with this chunky arrabbiata sauce.  Serves 4: Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 1 hour 15 mins Ingredients: 1x Carrot 1x Celery  1x Handful of Basil 3x Garlic Cloves 1x Red Onion 1x Courgette 1x Red Chilli 1 Tbsp x Sunflower Oil 800g x Chopped Tomatoes  500ml x Chicken or Vegetable Stock 250ml x White Wine 1 Tbsp x Balsamic Vinegar … Continue reading Hunky and Chunky Penne Arrabbiata 🌶