Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Stir things up a bit this Sunday...

I'm a sucker for tradition, especially when food is involved. A good cooking or baking session sparks feelings of comfort, reassurance and warmth.



Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Meringue Girls' secret to the perfect meringue

It takes just two basic ingredients to make meringues – egg whites and sugar – yet they're notoriously hard to get right. We went to a masterclass with the Meringue Girls arranged by Rangemaster and took the opportunity to quiz them on how to reach meringue perfection.

Taste the rainbow: the Meringue Girls' amazing selection of flavoured meringues

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Gluttons for punishment?

By Sam Herlihy

How many times a year does your entire family sit down to dinner together? For many, it’s a rare feat. But the one occasion when near enough every Christmas-observing family manages to gather round and make merry is 25 December.


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Sweetness and blight?

By Xanthe Clay

Everyone loves sugar – along with salt and fat, it’s part of an unholy trinity of food infatuations that can feel more narcotic than nourishment. There’s been a lot of talk recently about going sugar free, helped along by Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar cookbooks and David Gillespie’s Sweet Poison books about the evils of added sugar.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

We cook the books: Spice at Home by Vivek Singh

I've been a fan of Vivek Singh for a long time. I've been to a magnificent wine dinner at his majestic London restaurant The Cinnamon Club, looked on in admiration watching the man himself alongside James Martin on Saturday Kitchen and now I'm cooking his recipes in my own kitchen.

Friday, 31 October 2014

British Sausage Week

We're a nation of banger lovers. In fact, we eat a staggering 3.7 million sausages at home in the UK every single day. With British Sausage Week starting on Monday 3 November, we decided to share a few of our best banger recipes. Here they are...

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The best of your Halloween bakes

With All Hallows' Eve fast approaching we noticed lots of you have been getting creative in the kitchen. We asked you to send in your Halloween-themed bakes and were overwhelmed with the response.

From the cute to the downright ghastly, your cakes and biscuits revealed some seriously impressive decorating flair. Here's our round-up of the best.


These beautiful pumpkin cakes were made by @Becksbake who told us she'd used Matchmakers for the stalks. We love the styling too.