Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hot Cross Gingerbread Melon Pan

hotcrossgingerbreadmelonpanthumb.JPGJapanese Melon Pan is a kind of sweet bread roll, with a crumbly, sugary cookie crust.

Here's a new twist - a fruited hot cross bun, wrapped in gingerbread - Hot Cross Gingerbread Melon Pan!

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bacon Waffle

baconwaffle2.jpgThe first Saturday in January 2014 - too wet to go out and too cold to play ball.

So I consulted my lists of ideas and picked an experiment that's been at the back of my mind for maybe a year now - to make a waffle entirely out of bacon.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Next Year's Cheese - Maturing Cheese At Home

nextyearscheesethumb.jpgJanuary 2014 - Cheese is expensive - especially matured cheese - and especially, it seems, in the time just before Christmas.

But it's nice to have good cheese at Christmas - so what's the solution? Simple. Buy it after Christmas and keep it for a whole year.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sprout And Stilton Soup

sproutandstiltonthumb.jpgDecember 2013 - here's a recipe that's perfect for the interval between Christmas and New Year - a delicious warming soup made from Stilton Cheese and Brussels Sprouts

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cheese Wafer Cones

cheesewafersthumb.jpgDecember 2013 - Here's how to make delicious, crispy savoury wafers that can be served as crackers, or curled into cones and filled.

They're made with just a single ingredient - cheese! - so they're suitable for a gluten-free diet.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cheesy Oaty Crumbly Crackers

cheesycrackersthumb.jpgA simple recipe to make tasty cheesy crackers that are crumbly, oaty and delicious - great with cheeses or dips, but nice enough to eat all on their own.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Chickweed Seeds

chickweedseedsthumb.jpgOctober 2013 - After washing some chickweed, I happened to notice the seeds that had collected in the bottom of the bowl - and I began to wonder if it would be possible to collect them and sprout them as a micro-salad.

Well - I didn't intend to wonder for long - so here's the experiment - and as a bonus, a microscopic close-up look at chickweed seeds.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Chickweed Pakora

chickweedpakorathumb.jpgOctober 2013 - Nearly everything in the vegetable garden has come to an end now... except the weeds.

So to make use of a lush carpet of chickweed that has taken over, here's a recipe for making it into spicy pakora fritters.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Toffee Apple Tart

toffeeappletartthumb.jpgThis is a recipe for a biscuit based tart topped with a fresh toffee-flavoured apple compote

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar

blackberrybalsamicthumb.jpgSeptember 2013 - This is an attempt to make something similar to balsamic vinegar, from blackberries.

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