Author: Faye Creasey

How To Create Your Own Home Made Pizza

Making your own tasty pizza dough is easier than you think. You can add your own flavours and toppings making each person’s pizza bespoke to their tastes. You can get the children involved too, to help inspirit them with a bit of cooking. The recipe combines flavour into the pizza dough but it is up to you if you want to add your own herbs or you can of course also have it plain. Both work equally as well. You can also roll the dough as flat as you like or leave it with a bit of volume if...

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Spicy Ginger Loaf Cake

This is a beautifully spiced and moist cake which is great for Autumnal evenings with a cup of tea. Quick to make, the cake is best left for a couple of days to improve the flavour. Ingredients: 60g butter, cubed 100g golden syrup 25g black treacle 100g plain flour 25g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 heaped tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 100g caster sugar pinch of salt 125 ml milk 1 egg, beaten For the syrup: 100g caster sugar 100 ml water 2 tsp ground ginger Method: Grease and...

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Wine O’Clock: Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016

After a pleasant day strolling along a warm beach it was back to the caravan for supper! And we opened a bottle of Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2016. A Snippet of History: New Zealand’s Brancott Estate were the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Marlborough region, back in the 1970s. The climate in Marlborough, situated in New Zealand’s South island, creates a fresh flavour due to sun filled days and chilly nights. In the 1980s the wine was shipped to the UK where it has gone from strength to strength winning numerous awards from around the world. Review:...

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Light and Spicy Hot Cross Buns

These delightful spicy fruit laden buns have long been an Easter tradition along with the chocolate egg. In England, hot cross buns are marked with a cross. The cross is connected with religious offerings of bread. Traditionally they are eaten during Lent, in the week leading up to Easter. They mark the end of Lent, the cross representing the crucification of Jesus. In 1592 Queen Elizabeth I decreed hot cross buns were too special to be eaten any day and could only be sold on Good Friday, Christmas or for burials.Click To Tweet The buns were also believed to...

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Millionaires Shortbread – A Sweet Treat

The combination of crumbly shortbread, smooth sweet caramel and rich dark chocolate is an utter delight and a firm favourite amongst sweet treats. This recipe makes it easy for you to create your own, particularly using the pre-made caramel. The addition of toffee firms it up a little making it slightly less squidgy to eat. This is a perfect treat for a picnic, a party or just to indulge. INGREDIENTS: Shortbread Base: 110g butter 60g caster sugar 110g plain flour 40g cornflour Filling: 397g tin carnation caramel 80g toffees (about 10 toffees) Chocolate Topping: 240g plain chocolate METHOD: Grease...

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Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique

Now, I am a Champagne gal, I don’t profess to know all about Champagne but I adore a glass or two of the bubbly stuff. Some varieties I prefer over others and this particular Champagne is one of my firm favourites. Jacquart came about in the 1960s when a group of grape growers realised they needed to make their own Champagne to build their own sustainable business instead of supplying grapes to the Grande Marques (meaning members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques, a prestigious organisation composed of many of Champagne’s most famous houses). Champagne Jacquart was released in...

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