Easy Festive Apple and Mincemeat Streusel Muffins you’ll love

Easy Festive Apple and Mincemeat Streusel Muffins are simply made with ingredients you probably already have in your larder, they are ideal to serve for a Christmas breakfast or as a

Kedgeree – Two Cookbook Reviews and a Giveaway

I have always loved kedgeree.  In our house, it was a way to use up leftover rice and combining it with cooked smoked haddock and hard-boiled eggs. I remember my

Black Bun – Traditional Scottish New Year Bake

The last time I made Black Bun was in 1999, to be served for the Millennium Celebrations on Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) to celebrate the entry of the new millennium.

Last minute gifts and tasty treats under the Christmas Tree

  Time for some last minute treats to give or keep for yourself, first some lovely foodie items from the Asda Extra Special range.   Chocolates are always popular and

Chocolate, Prune and Walnut Cake

I love the rich flavours of this Chocolate, Prune and Walnut Cake with Tea Glaze, it has the moist texture of a gingerbread but with chunks of chocolate and crunchy

Date and Walnut Scones – A Scone Challenge!

The Bakelady’s Blog has put up a Scone Challenge and as I find scones really quite easy to make, I thought it would be good to have a go. There

Banana and Raisin Loaf for Tea Time Treats

  In 2008 when this loaf was first posted, I wasn’t aware of many cooking and baking challenges, in fact I doubt if there were many.  However since then they