Imagine light, crumbly chocolate brownies, dotted with hazelnuts and white chocolate chucks, then finished off with zig zags of melted chocolate. Then imagine surprising that special someone with these incredibly tasty squares of chocolate goodness, made just for them, by you, with your own amazing baking skills! Or don’t just imagine it: make it, bake it, love it, eat it, gift it and never go back to shop bought brownies ever again!!
Chicken skewers with a fiery rocket, lime, and baby corn salad. Its another show stopping platter!! I just love serving up mine and Ben’s tea like this. Everything piled on to one board ready for us to devour.
Detox broth: to reset and rejuvenate.
So it’s still January, and I’m still desperately clinging on to that New Year’s resolution, whilst fighting off the need to eat stodgy food until I burst. Like me, if you need a little extra help and maybe feel like a quick reset is in order, then this detox broth might be just up your street.
Cooking with Bettys! And who doesn’t want to cook with Bettys at their very own Bettys Cookery School?
Their well known tea rooms, which very often have long queues outside the doors, need no real introduction. However, Bettys cookery school is another matter and an email from them at the end of December has lead to a great start to my New Year!
I’m kicking off 2017 with a warming, mulligatawny soup.
This bowl of deliciousness, with its slight tingle of spice and its lingering sweet aniseed flavour, is a delight to come home to on a cold January night. PJs on, curtains drawn, heating on full blast and a pan of mulligatawny goodness on the stove – all that’s left to do is savour every drop and then hibernate until spring.
Have a magical Christmas with Bettys of Harrogate.
So….baking! It can be fun and theres nothing quite like impressing family and friends with homemade desserts.
However, even as a food blogger I don’t always have time to make my own puddings. Its nice to know that when life gets busy, theres always somewhere we can turn for that little helping hand. This Christmas I’ve been privileged enough to receive a very special box full of home baked goodies from Bettys in Harrogate.
Its gingerbread time!
The Christmas cake is made, the chutney and cranberries have been jarred, the tree is up and the festive tunes are on. So now, on the 17th of December, the only thing left to do is to make up some crumbly, gingery and very festive biscuits. These biscuits contain one of my favourite, go-to-dessert ingredients: cardamom! Checkout my Homemade ice cream and my Dairy free panna cotta posts for more cardamom inspiration.
A deliciously sweet fig chutney,
which is perfect for slapping on your cheese and biscuits this Christmas. Not only is this recipe my go to chutney at Christmas but it’s also one of my favourite homemade gifts to give out to friends and family. This year, whilst filling the kitchen with the alluring smells of caramelised onions and poached figs, I have made my chutney-producing-life a little easier with the use of…..rubber gloves!!