Archive | November, 2012

Pumpkin and Squash recipes galore – October’s one ingredient roundup

I have been remiss in acknowledging and linking back to the wonderful selection of recipes for October’s One Ingredient challenge, the ingredient based recipe link up that I host with Laura at How to Cook Good Food. I am in the process of moving job, home and family from London to Cambridge, so I hope […]

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Christmas treats for Stir Up Sunday – a masterclass at Leith’s with Asda

Today is stir up sunday – the day to cook up your Christmas cakes and puddings. Gives them time to mature you see. Now for once I was ahead of the game. It was stir up Tuesday for me last week as I got a chance to get some cooking tips for Christmas from Leith’s […]

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quince pomegranate jam with cardamom star anise cinnamon

Quince and Pomegranate Jam with cinnamon, star anise and cardamom

Quince and Pomegranate Jam with cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. This recipe was a bit of an experiment for me, having never cooked with quince, or made jam in the past. However, the results are worth the effort, and clearly if I can make it so can you. The quince is infused with bright ruby […]

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Simple and In Season – the October roundup

I am sitting here in awe at the wonderful range of recipes that have been linked up to simple and in season this month. As many of you will know this monthly challenge, set up by Ren Behan is a great way to share recipes using ingredients that are in season local to wherever you […]

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Chocolate pecan pumpkin pie spice cake

Chocolate, Pecan and Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake

Chocolate, Pecan and Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake If you like squash and pumpkin this cake will delight you. A dense and rich chocolate cake, with the addition of sweet pumpkin puree, the crunch of pecan and a light buttercream topping flavoured with warming and sweetly spiced pumpkin pie flavours – ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. […]

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Chocolate Cardamom and Walnut Krantz

Introducing We Should Cocoa November: The Bread challenge. And a recipe for Chocolate, Cardamom and Walnut Krantz

Chocolate, Cardamom and Walnut Krantz Perhaps you were intrigued by the 8-stranded plaited loaf on the recent Great British Bake-off series. If like me, you are less dextrous than you would like, why not try this two stranded plait. It is a Krantz. A Krantz you ask? Yes this Israeli recipe is from the most […]

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