Sticky Cinnamon Buns

Sticky Cinnamon Buns

I fancied a sweet afternoon treat today and after sifting through various cookery books for about an hour I decided on these fab cinnamon buns from the brilliant Primrose Bakery Book which is published by Square Peg. I’ve never made a cinnamon bun before but the recipe was easy to follow with helpful photos showing how to roll … Continue reading

Beauty’s Plucky Chicken Burgers

Beauty’s Plucky Chicken Burgers

One of my favourite things in life is fried chicken. I love the stuff and for me, a crispy chicken burger is the business. This is the recipe for Beauty’s Plucky Chicken Burgers from the Belle and her Beau chapter in Fairytale Food. Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Beauty’s Plucky Chicken Burgers Makes 4 2 large skinless … Continue reading

Lucie’s Juicy Pineapple Cake

Lucie’s Juicy Pineapple Cake

Happy Easter Monday everybody! Given it’s so dreary and rainy today I thought a little sunshine in the kitchen might be in order, and here is my recipe for a delicious pineapple upside down cake. Traditionally this cake has some glace cherries dotted amongst the pineapple, but personally I think the cake actually looks a lot … Continue reading

Food for a Sunny Spring Day

Food for a Sunny Spring Day

We’ve had some lovely warm weather this weekend, so it was time to bring out the Pimms and make lots of yummy bits and pieces for lunch. We made a boiled then glazed ham, a leek & mushroom quiche, potato salad, homemade bread rolls and a couple of mixed salads. And for afters, well, it had to be this … Continue reading

Dragon-Fire Chilli

Dragon-Fire Chilli

Fancy a little something spicy for dinner one night this week? Then have a go at making my Dragon-Fire Chilli from Fairytale Food. It’s delicious with some nachos and guacamole on the side or just with some rice and it is really simple to make. You can even make it in advance and freeze it in batches, … Continue reading

Easter Cookery Goodies

Easter Cookery Goodies

With Easter not long off, and because I can’t resist a bit of shopping, here are some of my favourite Easter themed cookery goodies! I love these cute little chick cupcake cases – adorable! http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Hop-N-Tweet-Easter-Cupcake-Cases.html These Easter cake stencils will come in handy http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Easter-Cake-and-Cookie-Stencils.html These pretty napkins will be perfect for any Easter celebration. http://www.johnlewis.com/231378602/Product.aspxContinue reading

Alice’s Amaretto Cakes

Alice’s Amaretto Cakes

Fairytale Food is now on sale – hurray! Thanks to everyone who has bought a copy – it means a lot. I thought I’d share one of the recipes from the ‘Wonderland’ chapter – Alice’s Amaretto Cakes. Enjoy x Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Alice’s Amaretto Cakes Alice, bless her little stripey tights, is regarded by most of us … Continue reading

Gooey Chocolate Pavlova

Gooey Chocolate Pavlova

I have no idea why, but I have had a craving for pavlova since Thursday night, so I just had to make one. This is my recipe for a very gooey chocolate pavlova with fresh cream, strawberries, mango and a few grapes on top. The pavlova almost turns brownie like in the middle which is just sooo … Continue reading

The Giant’s Steak Pie

The Giant’s Steak Pie

It’s less than a fortnight now until Fairytale Food is out and I’m now beyond excited about it! Here is the gorgeous illustration for the ‘Climbing the Beanstalk’ chapter – Jack is taking a breather halfway up the beanstalk and he’s tucking into some delicious dishes. Yelena Bryksenkova is the illustrator, please take a look at her blog and her … Continue reading