Friday, 9 December 2016

feeling festive with the pizza express christmas menu.

It's that time of year again... time for the Christmas menus! Not one to shy away from seasonal, ever changing menus and specials, Pizza Express are fully on board with the foodie festivities. Offering Christmas specials on their starter, main, dessert and drinks menu, I was kindly invited to their Leicester branch try out their newest additions.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

king prawn, spinach and basil pesto gnocchi bake.

The perfect midweek meal for seafood lovers. Taking moments to assemble, pop in the oven for a wholesome bake which goes towards one of your five a day. Featuring fresh basil pesto from Giovanni Rana, the recipe simply stirs together cooked king prawns, gnocchi and wilted spinach before being scattered with Parmesan and cooked until golden.

Monday, 5 December 2016

cherry bakewell mince pies.

Christmas? Bakewell tarts? Just two of my favourite things, ever. Super simple to make, these cherry Bakewells switch out classic raspberry jam for spiced mincemeat, before being topped with delicious almond frangipane sponge. If you've stopped by before, you'll know I can't help but turn my favourite recipes into Bakewell tart alternatives, and Christmas is no exception. Decorate with marzipan holly to give that unmistakable glace cherry topping a festive twist. All that's missing is a cup of tea!

Friday, 2 December 2016

a breakfast banquet with brioche pasquier: #shareamoment

Bringing people together with breakfast! Whether it be smashed avocado on toast, a piping hot bacon sandwich with lashings of tomato sauce or stack of sugary pancakes, everyone has their favourite breakfast dish. Out for brunch with friends or staying in for a lazy weekend breakfast, a good natter over a cuppa is the perfect way to #shareamoment. In their latest campaign, Brioche Pasquier are encouraging bloggers to embrace breakfast with both hands, sharing a moment with their delicious pastries and brioche. When I say both hands, I mean a cup of tea in your right hand and a jam filled croissant in the other.