Pesto Chicken Crumble

I am always looking for new ways to cook basic ingredients, incorporating my favourite flavours whilst keeping the whole thing healthy and both family and budget friendly. When I was thinking about what I could do with a chicken and pesto dish that would be a little more original, I thought why not make a…

Gluten Free American Buttermilk Pancakes

Whilst today Pancake Day is celebrated by people all over the world from many different cultures and backgrounds, it’s origins derive from the Christian practice of lent. Lent is a period of fasting and religious observance leading up to Easter Sunday, the beginning of which is marked by Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday immediately precedes Ash…

Gluten-free Chocolate, Courgette & Pumpkin Seed Loaf

I’m a huge fan of vegetables and I’ve always been one to stuff as many as possible into most of my meals. It goes without saying that the trend for vegetable cakes is right up my street. All of the vegetable cakes I’ve tried making have turned out really moist and delicious and you can’t…

Gluten Free Earl Grey Fruit Loaf

Recently my household has become gluten-free. The Boyfriend, who actually needs to go gluten-free, is finding this all rather depressing as the entire bread aisle and biscuit and cake aisle in Sainsbury’s are now off limits to him. I however am seeing it all as an opportunity to get experimenting. I’m definitely more of a…

Cheddar, Bacon & Broccoli Savoury Cupcakes

When you think of baking, usually images of Victoria Sponges, fondant fancies and colourful Battenbergs spring to mind. However, my favourite challenges on The Great British Bake Off are always when they get to make something savoury. I just find it a bit more exciting. I think it takes a little more imagination to come…

Ali’s Flatbreads

Making bread is one of those things in cooking that a lot of people avoid with the excuse of ‘It’s too complicated’ or ‘It takes too long’ or ‘It’s not worth the effort when I can buy it in the supermarket’. Let me tell, you it is WELL with the effort and with this recipe…

White Bread Loaf

 This week’s Sunday Bake is a basic one but a special one as it is the first time I have made bread… ever. Eek! When I decided to bake bread I was tempted to get all experimental and make some sort of exciting flatbread or experiment with flavours and use an enriched dough, mainly inspired…

Pancakes with Lemon & Sugar

Happy Pancake Day everybody!!!! I know I’m a bit late to jump on the bandwagon today but I had to work late and my pancakes were a very rushed affair, so it’s good job they’re so quick and easy to make! You’ve probably all made and demolished all your pancakes by now, but there’s no…