Breads and Baking

Spanish soda bread with Prosciutto, Manchego and balsamic onions

Spanish Soda Bread

This is a delightfully filling bread that is packed full of rich bold flavours and makes a light meal in itself. If you can’t source Manchego cheese, substitute it for a good quality cheddar instead and it’ll be equally delicious. This…
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Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tart

Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tarts

It’s been forever and a day since I lasted posted a recipe. It’s been a busy few months and time just seems to have slipped away in the blink of an eye. I’ve packed up and sold my wee flat…
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Cheesy bacon and jalapeno bread

Cheese bacon jalapeno bread

This isn’t your standard loaf of bread – it’s full of cheesy, bacony goodness and every bite hits you with a punch of heat from the jalapenos. The texture of the bread is wonderfully dense and filling so it makes…
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Forest fruits tart

Forest fruit tart

Everyone loves a good tart eh? The saucier the better I say. These little tarts look pretty as a picture and super fancy, you could easily serve these up to even the pickiest of pastry lovers and they would be…
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Fruit and nut granola bars

Fruit and nut granola bars

I’m not a morning person – my boyfriend can testify to that. The poor soul has to listen to my two alarm clocks (yes, two) beep away intermittently for a good 30 minutes before I even open an eyelid. So…
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Strawberry cake with a vanilla cream glaze

Strawberry cake with vanilla cream glaze

Summer is finally here and strawberries are finally back in season. I’m not a huge fruit fan to be honest but strawberries are one of the few fruits that I will quite happily much away to my hearts content. I…
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Jamie Oliver’s basic bread recipe

Jamie Oliver basic bread

I’ve been hunting about for a good basic bread recipe for a while now. When it comes to bread making there seems to be so many tips and tricks, methods and best practices floating about. For the novice bread maker…
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Best ever banana bread

Best ever banana bread

I’m dedicating this recipe to my mum Margaret, because along with being the best mum a girl could ask for, she makes the most amazing banana bread ever. I’ve tasted many a banana bread in my time, and none have ever come…
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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

Chocolate is a promiscuous lady – she goes with anything – and Rocky Road is a great little recipe that best illustrates this very point. You can throw this together if you have a spare 15 minutes – it’s really fun to…
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Smoked haddock chowder with homemade flatbreads

Smoked Hadock Chowder

I took a notion for chowder earlier on. No idea where this notion came from seeing that as far as I can remember, it’s something i’ve never eaten before. All the while it was bubbling away, I was saying a…
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