October 23, 2014

Mama’s Lasagne


  Mama’s Lasagne is a recipe fresh from the oven at Ben’s Beginners, the new YouTube cooking channel aimed at encouraging kids to get into the kitchen. Find out more about Ben’s Beginners here.   Mama’s Lasagne Serves 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 1hr 45 mins     YOU WILL NEED…   For the Bolognese […]

The Best Homemade Cannoli Recipe in the World

how to make cannoli

    I am not exaggerating. Cannoli are a delicious Italian pastry dessert made from a fried pastry shell containing a sweet ricotta based filling. Originally from Sicily, the dessert is a favourite in Italy and is 100% calorie free*. I have no idea why we can’t buy them readily here in the UK but, […]

Feeding the Whole Family in Style

Pulled pork sandwiches

    If you enjoy fine foods but have a large family, then getting the chance to enjoy such delicious dishes may be a rare expense. But it doesn’t have to be. We love quality ingredients and have discovered how to make them go further. Here are a few top recipes to try:   Fish […]

Quick and Easy Meals the Whole Family Can Enjoy

peppered steak with parsley potatoes

    Sometimes, coming up with quick and easy meals that the whole family will love can be tricky. That’s why I thought I’d share some of my favourite, most delicious dishes that are family friendly too!   Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sweet Potato Discs Salmon is a healthy and delicious meat to have […]

Easy Peasy Inspiration With Primula

cooking with Primula

    Primula is a much-loved spread in this house, normally slathered on toast or in a sandwich. However, we’ve recently discovered that mixing a tube into a pan of hot, just-cooked pasta and served with a side of veg creates a quick, simple meal with a cheesy difference. Looking for something quick and easy […]

Ribbon Vegetable Tagliatelle

...and over!

      This is quick, cheap and easy recipe to throw together making it an ideal meal for when time is short, money is tight or talent is limited! Serves 6 Ingredients: 500g Tagliatelle 1 courgette 2-3 large carrots 3 garlic cloves 3-4 tablespoons olive oil   Method: Bring a large pan of salted […]

Homemade Custard Creams

Homemade Custard Creams

    Custard Creams, along with Bourbon biscuits, are two of the traditional favourites that every home needs in their biscuit tin. Homemade custard cream biscuits taste even better than shop bought, and what’s more, they are surprisingly easy to make too!   Makes approximately 40   Ingredients: For biscuits: 225g plain flour 50g custard […]

Spring flower cake pops

spring flower cake pops

    There is nothing quite like fresh flowers to let you know that spring has finally arrived. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than with a Cake Pop Flower Bouquet?!   (Makes approximately 20 cake pops) Ingredients: For cake: 2 medium eggs 180g self raising flour 140g caster sugar 120g butter […]

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

      Simnel Cakes were originally made by servants and maids as gifts for their mothers when they returned home for what was usually their one holiday, Mothering Sunday. During these mid-Victorian times, the cakes would be decorated with flowers. The light fruit Simnel Cake which is now eaten during the Easter period contains […]

Easter Chick Cake Pops

Easter Chick Cake Pops

    Cake pops are a little different to your normal baked or homemade treats. With a little imagination and a tad more patience, the creative possibilities are endless. Making them takes place over several hours, requiring short bursts of effort rather than long periods of toil, making them perfect to dip and out of […]

Chocolate Pinwheels

Chocolate Pinwheels

    This is such a quick and easy recipe you just wouldn’t believe it. With only two ingredients and taking minutes to throw together, it’s a convenient and tasty treat that you can eat warm from the oven or cooled down – perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes or picnics alike.   Makes approximately 25 […]

Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Parcels

Sun-dried tomato and feta parcels

    This is three-ingredient recipe that is equally delicious hot from the oven or cooled. It’s yet another great dish you can throw together in minutes, ideal for meals, picnics or lunch boxes.   Makes 16 Ingredients: 500g Jus Rol Puff Pastry (you can find more of their products on their site at www.jusrol.co.uk) 200g […]

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