• A Very British Tea Cake

    Tea Cakes mean different things to different people, depending on where you come from. In Britain it’s even more confusing, because there are 2 different types; one with a shortbread base, topped with a marshmallow dome and covered in a thin layer of chocolate, which are more than an ickle bit scrummy. But they are quite tricky to make, and are best left to the amazing people at Tunnocks to do them justice (other Tea Cake manufacturers are available, but Tunnocks Teacakes are just awesome!). So, that leaves the Tea Cakes that are made from a yeast based dough, are best sliced in half, toasted and slathered with butter. Some…

  • In need of something a little healthy?

    It’s a myth that Christmas is bad for you: 1. Christmas dinner consists of masses of veg…..including the very wholesome sprout 2. Christmas pud is just a big bowl of dried fruit…..think of the fibre 3. At some point some bright spark with always get either the Wii or Xbox Connect thingy out…..exercise for fun (and embarrassment) 4. The overdose of chocolates, cake, cream, roasties (cooked in goose fat because Nigella told you too), alcohol, and various other goodies makes you crave good, healthy food and exercise. See ultimately Christmas is good for you…….very good for you! We had a great Christmas, but then we always do. The presence of…