Monday, 19 February 2018

bounty macarons.


If you like Bounty bars and you like macarons, well, you've come to the right place. If you've read a few any other my other macaron posts you'll know I'm on a mission to create macarons for everyone's favourite chocolate bar. From Crunchie to Mint Aero, I'm here for you guys. All you have to do is adapt the centre with your favourite filling. I'll warn you now, Bounty spread is addictive.


Friday, 9 February 2018

sunday roast at the windmill inn, brascote.

sunday-roast-windmill-inn-brascote-review

Who doesn't love a Sunday lunch, really? So many combinations, so many traditions. Whether you're a veggie, meat eater, Yorkshire pudding obsessive or insist upon roast potatoes every Sunday... everyone has their favourite way to enjoy a roast.

A local pal and I have since decided to start a little Sunday lunch club. I mean, it's just us and every roast we can eat in Leicestershire. But it's going well so far. One I was particularly fond of recently was The Windmill in Brascote. I'd been recommended the restaurant a few times, so it felt about time to venture out.


Friday, 2 February 2018

bakewell tart cheesecake.


In the Midlands we're pretty spoilt for food. With Leicestershire as the home of Melton Mowbray pork pies and Stilton cheese, breweries in Burton-on-Trent and the amazing curry houses in Birmingham and Leicester, there really is so much to choose from.

A particular favourite of mine is the Bakewell tart, or pudding, which hails from the Derbyshire town with the same namesake. The puddings and tarts are a little different in recipe and texture, but they both have that delicious medley of almonds and cherries that I can't get enough of. If you've read my recipes or scrolled through Insta before, you'd know I'm pretty obsessed with any adaptation of my beloved tart. So when Leisure cookers challenged me to make a twist on a classic regional dish at my next dinner party, I knew I had try a Bakewell cheesecake. My mixer and range cooker are my best friends in the kitchen so I couldn't wait to get started.


Monday, 29 January 2018

chocolate pancakes with jersey salted caramel sauce.

Chocolate Pancake Recipe

There are just so many good foodie things happening soon. Pancake Day, Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day, which of course is an excuse to eat fancy food to make pink cocktails. Win win! Today's post is all about Pancake Day, which of course is an excuse to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just any old pancakes though, this recipe calls for indulgent chocolate pancakes with a hefty drizzle of salted caramel sauce. Giving up chocolate for lent? This is the recipe for you!

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