• Blog,  Recipe,  savoury

    Weekends and Pastries!

    Its becoming habit me saying this… but these really are easy recipes! I’m not one for spending hours in the evening or weekends baking/cooking. Like a lot of people, I have a hectic work life and as much as I love to bake, in my spare time I’d much rather be out and about. I do however, always have a constant supply of treats ready for people to munch at any given time. Breakfast is a big deal in our house and our house is always full of people. Over the weekend, the breakfast bar in our kitchen always has bodies gathered round chatting, drinking tea and making food. These…

  • Pastry,  sweet,  Vegan

    Vegan Chocolate Tart – GBBO Vegan Week

    Let’s talk about vegan week.   It caused quite a stir didn’t it? Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know The Great British Bake Off is on TV at the minute and last week was ‘vegan week’. It seemed to really split viewers right down the middle. Some were ecstatic that the show was highlighting a trend that is becoming increasingly more popular, and others thought the whole thing was ridiculous.    I won’t beat around the bush, I’m not vegan and have no intention of being so. A bit like the time my mate at school tried to get me to go vegetarian. I agreed and lasted…

  • Recipe,  savoury

    Cheese Straws

    Cheese Straws   This recipe is so easy and so yummy and considering how much I love cheese straws I am astounded I have reached the age of 29 (I’m not going to be able to say that for many more weeks) without ever making them. Also; is anyone else really upset by the fact that Cooplands have stopped selling their beautiful gooey little cheese straws and replaced them for big horrible dry ones?   Anyway… This week was ‘pastry week’ on The Great British Bake Off and as this dawned on me whilst sat at my desk with no time to bake the extravagant pie I had imagined, my…