Hettie Potter’s Suet-free Mincemeat

It’s official, I now feel Christmassy. First thing this morning we were in Derby for Hubby to do an exam so I took the opportunity to visit the huge new shopping center there and found a fab cook shop, so naturally had to buy a new sieve and silicon pastry brush. I could have spent a great deal … Read more

Christmas Pudding Krispie Cakes

This Christmas is going to be very different for us. Last year was spent it telling our families of the impending arrival of Little Baker (LB) by giving the future grandparents this book and counting the seconds before the penny dropped and tear/squeals started. This year 5-month-old LB will be joining us at the dinner table, not … Read more

Mini Egg Tiffin

I can’t believe how fast this week has gone. I’m already half the way through my Easter hols. It’s now Good Friday and our Easter tree has been up for about a week. I was first introduced to Easter trees 20 years ago in Germany and decided I wanted one in our house this year. … Read more

Hey Duggee Stick Badge Biscuits Recipe

Anyone who has had a child in the last seven years in the UK will have heard of the genius CBeebies show Hey Duggee. It’s one of those rare kids programmes that is written with the grown-ups in mind too. The tadpoles that go on a Gap Yaaar, subtle cultural/film references and the infamous Stick … Read more

Baked Jam Doughnuts Recipe

Next week I’m running a week-long Cookery School for 6-11 year old’s and for the last week I’ve been busy finalizing arrangements and testing recipes. Each day is themed and one of the days is America. We couldn’t do an American themed day without making doughnuts and the fact I have a slight fear of … Read more