Our easy Christmas cake recipe

30 October 2019 | By

How early do you make your Christmas cake? Do you use Brandy or sherry?  How often do you ‘feed’ your cake? Do you prefer royal icing or fondant icing? Do you boil your fruit, soak it, or add it straight into the mixture? There are so many variations, it can sometime be bewildering!...

Bonfire Night Treacle Toffee

30 October 2019 | By

We always look forward to Bonfire night. Getting all wrapped up warm, filling our pockets with homemade treacle toffee and sparklers, and ooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the whiz and pop of the fireworks whilst enjoying warmth and smell of the bonfire! Our local bonfire is hosted by Knutsford Scouts, and...

Halloween

17 October 2019 | By

Spiders Web Cake! This chocolate spider web cake will be the perfect centre piece for your halloween party Makes a 20cm cake.   Ingredients  For the cake: 200g caster sugar 200g butter 3 eggs 150g self raising flour 50g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   For the decoration: 142ml double...

Autumn days.

17 October 2019 | By

As the nights draw in earlier and the temperatures begin to drop, I always look forward cooking hearty, warm and cosy meals for my family. There is something quite comforting about the aroma of a slow cooked stew, or buttery mash potatoes and the sweetness of hot cooked fruit in a crumble. With...