Malted Milk Ice Cream (No Churn) with a Quick Mars Bar Sauce


This is really Part Two of the ice cream challenge! Before the weekend, I began by making a malted milk custard base for my very first ever home made ice-cream for Kavey’s Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream challenge! I’m only just in time as today is the last day to post entries, but I think… 

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Penne Cocoa Pasta with a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Chocolate - Vegetarian - Savoury

I have to admit to being completely stumped this month when I saw the We Should Cocoa challenge set by Choclette over on her Chocolate Log Blog. The February challenge was to come up with something chocolate, savoury and vegetarian. Not many things came to mind. Until, at the very last minute, I spied a packet… 

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In Season: Honey Roasted Rhubarb with Malted Milk Custard


I’ve had something of an experimental morning in the kitchen, realising that I was running out of time to join in with a new blog event over at Kavey Eats called Bloggers Scream for Ice-Cream. The challenge is to make an ice-cream from scratch using a custard based ice-cream. Hmn, I’ve never made home made… 

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Nutella Bread Pudding with Leftover Christmas Panettone


I’m stuck in that very precarious zone of trying to be healthy and good because it’s January and having lots of Christmas treats leftover to get through…what a quandary! The boxes of chocolates have been left well alone, but there was a beautifully wrapped Italian panettone lurking in the cupboard and I really can’t go on eating… 

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Pressure Cooking: Crema Catalana (Spain’s Creme Brulee) by Laura Pazzaglia


Yesterday we had a fabulous guest post and introduction to pressure cooking by Laura from Hip Pressure Cooking. I was particularly surprised to learn that there are many different cooking methods that you can adopt when using your pressure cooker, such as braising, stewing and steam roasting. So, it’s not all about watery stews and scary noises! This… 

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Chocolate, Beetroot, Vanilla & Black Pepper Cupcakes (Prepped!)

A little while ago I posted about my adventures in recipe testing, which involved making and tasting some amazing pancakes for a wonderful foodie, Vanessa Kimbell, who is currently writing her first cookery book, Prepped! (Check out my new pink badge to the right, too!) It was a great privilege for me, as a newbie food blogger, to… 

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Christmas Tiramisu Trifle

There’s something about Christmas that makes me want to eat cinnamon and ginger and basically anything sweet.  This week, I happened to be looking for some inspiration for a dish that I could take along to a pot-luck ‘Crimble’ party. I have a huge trifle bowl from Pampered Chef, which rarely makes an appearance, but I… 

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