Posted in July 2012

A Bit of Crumpet

7g sachet / 2 tsp quick yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 cup liquid (warm not hot) – this can be any combination of milk and water you like. Some like all milk, some half-and-half, and I quite like just water 250g (1½ cups) plain flour (regular cake flour is fine, or use bread/strong flour), white … Continue reading

Nut allergy? Armed Forces?

I wondered how long it would take me to get on my soapbox about something or other to do with food. And then this email came in from a friend…. Dear Friends, For a long time you have heard me going on about my son not being able to join the RAF although in September … Continue reading

Bootiful Bolognese

Something to do with Magic Mince. To 1 cup of mince base add 1 tin of chopped tomatoes a good glug of red wine fresh or dried herbs to taste (basil, oregano, etc) 1. Heat through 2. Serve with pasta or whatever takes your fancy. (It’s also good in a lasagne.)

Chilli sin Carne

One thing to do with Magic Mince. To 1 cup of mince base add 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 drained tin of red kidney beans (or other beans if preferred) a good glug of red wine 1 tsp (or to taste) of chilli powder 1. Bring to the boil for 5 minutes. 2. Top with … Continue reading

Magic Mince

This is my go-to meatless mince – for those meat-free Mondays, Lenten abstinence, or a health kick. Doesn’t really matter – my other half thinks it’s better than the real thing and the kids love it! 2 tbs olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed/minced 2 tbs tomato paste 2 large beetroot, grated … Continue reading

“What’s the Point” Sponge

This is my “what’s the point” sponge! Because there’s no eggs, no butter, no nuts, no gluten…. But it’s YUMMY! Trust me! INGREDIENTS 125g/5oz sugar 60ml sunflower oil (or veg oil) 1tsp vanilla extract 1/2 ripe banana, mashed 150g/6 oz SR flour (if using gluten free add 60ml water as well) VARIATIONS Add cocoa powder … Continue reading

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog! I love cooking and entertaining, and want everyone to share the conviviality of shared food. I have a weird food allergy (all things pig!) and have many friends and family who can’t do gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts… In fact, trying to cater for everyone got me to thinking – how can … Continue reading