Colin the Caterpillar Cupcakes


Colin's Cupcakes

Happy 30th Birthday M&S Colin the Caterpillar cake. Who would have believed that a caterpillar cake would turn 30 and star on ITV This Morning? Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream and Caterpillar inspired decoration were prepared by Juliet […]

August 28th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Colin the Caterpillar Cupcakes|

Baked Alaska


Baked Alaska

A simple chocolate cake topped with your choice of ice cream – which is then smothered with soft meringue and lashings of chocolate sauce. Surely this 70s classic is due a revival?Equipment and preparation: you will need a […]

July 9th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Baked Alaska|

Lifestyle, diet and health changes in lockdown

Results from numerous lifestyle and diet surveys in lockdown point to key trends around how we are consuming food, how we shop and how we live. Our physical and mental health have become a key focus and more importance […]

June 30th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lifestyle, diet and health changes in lockdown|

Scotch Egg


Jamies Scotch Eggs

How do you like your Scotch Eggs? Hard boiled or a little runny inside? Jamie prefers his a little runny in the middle – but if you want a harder yolk, leave the eggs in to boil […]

June 22nd, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Scotch Egg|

British Baking – Top recipes searched in lockdown

Banana bread tops the list on most searched for recipes during coronavirus lockdown

Brits love baking Banana Bread best. According to research,  Banana Bread beats the Best Ever Brownies as the most searched recipe during the coronavirus lockdown, as more […]

May 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on British Baking – Top recipes searched in lockdown|

Chocolate Brownies


Best Chocolate Brownies

This recipe featured in the top ten searches for something to bake during the Covid-19 lockdown. It is a foolproof brownie recipe for a really squidgy chocolate bake and has milk and white chocolate pieces. Hard to […]

May 26th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Chocolate Brownies|

BBQ Eggs



There’s a slight smokiness to eggs when you cook them on a BBQ – and they make a great accompaniment to a summer BBQ salad. 

1 Egg

Place on BBQ grill and cook with a lid on (preferably)Cook for 10 […]

May 25th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on BBQ Eggs|

Coffee & Walnut Cake


Coffee & Walnut Cake

Something for the Weekend…. from Simon Rimmer. This recipe won our poll and we could taste why. This classic coffee and walnut cake is topped with an easy espresso-infused buttercream icing and was a clear winner […]

April 30th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Coffee & Walnut Cake|

Recycle Easter Eggs as Mini Cheesecakes


Easter Egg Mini Cheesecakes

If these mini cheesecakes don’t persuade the kids to part with a few precious chocolate shards then you are in serious trouble. This recipe has been written for kids and makes a fun indoor project for […]

April 14th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Recycle Easter Eggs as Mini Cheesecakes|

Easter Almond Slice


Almond Slice

One of our team grew up with Mum making this recipe just to celebrate Easter. We’ve tested it and agree it is a real treat. But why just have it at Easter!

Shortcrust pastry275 g 10oz plain flourPinch of […]

April 9th, 2020|Recipes|Comments Off on Easter Almond Slice|