Recipes

Proper Teesside Chicken Parmo Recipe

Proper Teesside Chicken Parmo Recipe

In this recipe post, I am going to show you how I make a proper Teesside Chicken Parmo. The Chicken Parmo or Teesside Parmesan is a dish that originated in Middlesbrough, Teesside. It is made up of breaded chicken covered with white béchamel sauce and topped with cheddar cheese. I grew up

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Hasselback Dauphinoise Potato Gratin Recipe

Hasselback Dauphinoise Potato Gratin Recipe

In this post, I will show you how to make the CREAMIEST Hasselback Dauphinoise Potatoes! This potato gratin recipe is a wonderful side dish, but be warned, It’s rich, it’s creamy, and it’s massively indulgent. You must give this hasselback dauphinoise potato gratin recipe a try! Here’s the recipe. Check out the

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Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Hot Cross Buns Recipe-Baked in Two Wonderful Ways

In this recipe post, I am going to show you how to make traditional Hot Cross Buns as well as how to form the same dough into a stunning Hot Cross Loaf! The loaf if great for cutting a slice and popping it into the toaster. In my opinion you can’t beat

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Juicy Lamb Chops & Homemade Mint Sauce

Juicy Lamb Chops & Homemade Mint Sauce

In this post, I am going to show you how to cook perfect lamb chops at home with fresh, homemade mint sauce. I think that lamb can be one of those meats that people often steer away from cooking at home. However, I want to show you that keeping things simple really

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The Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

The Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

In this post, I am going to show you how to make my recipe for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. They are the perfect treat and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or even dessert! Cover them in a syrup of your choice, chocolate, fruit, and enjoy. Here’s The Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancake Recipe.

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Ginger Spiced Honeycomb with Dark Chocolate Recipe

Ginger Spiced Honeycomb with Dark Chocolate Recipe

In this recipe, I will show you how to make the most delicious ginger-spiced honeycomb coated in dark chocolate. This is my take on the Crunchie chocolate bar and in my opinion, the addition of ginger really steps this up to the next level! Check out the recipe video below! Remember to

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Flapjack with Yoghurt, White Chocolate and Cranberry Topping

Flapjack with Yoghurt, White Chocolate & Cranberry Topping

This Flapjack is a wonderfully simple recipe that you can make at home with just five simple ingredients for the main flapjack itself. Into this base recipe, you can add dried fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips and get as creative as you’d like but for this recipe, we are keeping it simple

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How To Make Garlic Butter - In 2 Easy Ways!

How To Make Garlic Butter – In 2 Easy Ways!

In this post, I am going to show you how to make garlic butter in 2 easy ways. Method one is a super quick recipe that will only take around 5 minutes to make and recipe two will take a little bit longer. Garlic butter can be used to transform so many

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How To Make Buttermilk At Home (In 3 ways)

How To Make Buttermilk At Home (In 3 ways)

Buttermilk is one of those ingredients that we don’t often think about until it pops up randomly in a recipe and you realise you don’t have any in the fridge. The purpose of this post is to solve that problem. I have put together three super easy ways for you to make

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Rosemary Focaccia with Tomato Swirl - Bread Recipe

Rosemary Focaccia with Tomato Swirl – Bread Recipe

Rosemary focaccia has always been on the top of the list as one of my favourite homemade bread recipes, but the addition of tomato swirled through the center, absolutely, takes this recipe to the next level. Focaccia is quite straightforward to make and I’d even say it’s one of the easiest bread

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How To Make Homemade Hummus

How To Make Homemade Hummus (Quick, Easy Recipe!)

I’m so excited to show you how to make hummus. It’s so easy! In this recipe, I keep things simple by using water in place of olive oil, which also gives this hummus recipe its light creamy texture and makes it even more healthy than it already is. Making your own hummus

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Honey and Orange Glazed Ham Recipe.

Honey and Orange Glazed Ham Recipe

Christmas for me is only complete with a honey roast ham. My recipe is one packed full of festive flavours and is the perfect centrepiece for your table this Christmas. With it’s classically sweet, sharp, sticky and aromatic flavours, it’s sure to please the crowds this year and have them talking about

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Golden Banana Fritters with Cinamon Sugar & Chocolate-Honey Drizzle

Golden Banana Fritters with Cinnamon Sugar & Chocolate-Honey Drizzle

This delicious dish originates from South Asia, the Caribbean and is also very popular in South America. Generally speaking, almost any country where it’s possible to grow bananas, you can find a version of these tasty snacks. If you travel to one of these places you will definitely find them among the

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How to Make Perfectly Poached Eggs - Every Time!

How to Make Perfectly Poached Eggs – Every Time!

One of the most popular breakfast choices is poached eggs but to my knowledge, lots of people are afraid to give them a try at home, thinking they’re too difficult to make. You can find many tricks and techniques on the internet and in cookbooks of how to make perfectly poached eggs

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Easy as Classic Plum Pie - Recipe

Easy as Classic Plum Pie – Recipe

Classic plum pie is comfort food at it’s best! Beautifully flavoured with orange zest and ground clove, in a buttery sweet pastry. You can eat this pie hot or cold and serve it with many things such as homemade custard, pouring cream, or vanilla ice cream. All of these options are great

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Simple Creamy Onion Soup

Simple Creamy Onion Soup

Onions are extremely versatile in cooking, almost every dish starts with a base of onions. They develop a whole range of flavours depending on variety and also cooking technique, from a sharp acidic flavour as a raw ingredient to a mild and sweeter flavour after slow cooking. These unique vegetables are not

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Winter Spiced Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe

Winter Spiced Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe

This Winter Spiced Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe is a real winter warmer, perfect with cheese and crackers or goes beautifully with cold meats such as leftover turkey on boxing day. This is such a great recipe to make in advance as it lasts in the fridge for up to a month,

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe with a Twist of Orange

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with a Twist of Orange

This Chocolate Mousse Recipe with a Twist of Orange is the perfect way to finish a meal. The mousse was originally created in France and with it’s delicate, light and airy texture it is a definite show stopper to bring out at a dinner party. Definitely a decadent dessert you need in

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How to Make an Easy White Tin Loaf

How to Make an Easy White Tin Loaf – Recipe

If you have never made bread before, but are wanting to give it a try, this is the perfect recipe for you. It is so simple you’ll never want to buy shop-bought bread again. We have all heard of the sourdough hype in recent years but let’s be honest, although it is

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Shiitake Mushroom and Pak Choi Stir-Fry - Easy Meal

Shiitake Mushroom and Pak Choi Stir-Fry – Easy Meal

Shiitake Mushroom and Pak Choi Stir-Fry – Easy Meal If you are wanting to create a healthy meal that is packed full of flavour and extremely tasty, you can’t go too wrong with a stir-fry! They can be made super special with lots of unusual veggies, such as these Shiitake mushrooms or

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Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

Experimenting with food and creating new recipes using different flavours is what I prefer to do in the kitchen. However, sometimes I just wish to make a classic and forever favourite recipe. I believe most British people have heard of and have their own Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe but in my

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French Meringue Recipe

French Meringue Recipe

There are three different types of meringue. Italian, Swiss and French meringue. I have chosen French meringue for this recipe card because I believe its the easiest of the three to master. Previous Next If you love meringues just like I do, give this recipe a try and let me know how

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How to make Lemonade with Orange and Mint

How to make Lemonade with Orange and Mint

It doesn’t get much more refreshing than a delicious ice-cold glass of homemade lemonade. I made this recipe on a very hot summers day here in the UK when my wife and I were heading off on an adventure to Kielder Forest for a hike. This drink is so refreshing and is

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Honeycomb Recipe

Honeycomb Recipe

Here’s my recipe for Honeycomb, a delicious sweet treat that can be served with a multitude of desserts. Previous Next Honeycomb is fantastic dipped in chocolate, mixed through ice cream or simply eaten on its own. Here is a list of equipment you will need to make this recipe: Kitchen Scales Measuring

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Oat Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup and Strawberries

Oat Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup and Strawberries

The addition of oats to your pancake recipe is a fantastic way of adding a little extra texture and fibre to your indulgent pancake breakfast. I served mine with lashings of chocolate syrup and a generous serving of fresh strawberries. Here’s my recipe for Oat Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup and Strawberries.  

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Tangy Apple Sauce Recipe

Tangy Apple Sauce Recipe

This Tangy Apple Sauce Recipe is perfect to serve with roast pork or to add a little bit of sweetness to a bowl of porridge. Previous Next This Apple Sauce will store in a fridge for up to a week and it also freezes really well. Here is a list of equipment

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Steak and Ale Recipe Pie with Newcastle Brown Ale

Steak and Ale Pie Recipe with Newcastle Brown Ale

Steak and Ale Pie Recipe with Newcastle Brown Ale. Steak and ale pie is a classic here in Great Britain. Served in pubs and restaurants throughout the UK. Steak and Ale pie is a traditional meat pie made from stewing steak and gravy enclosed in a pastry shell. My Steak and Ale

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All in one banana bread recipe

All In One Banana Bread Recipe

I’m sure most of you have mastered this one throughout lockdown but if you didn’t get round to trying is out during the Banana Bread craze then here is my Easy All In One Banana Bread Recipe. Previous Next   Making a delicious Banana Loaf doesn’t get any easier than this foolproof

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Yorkshire pudding Recipe. No-Fail!

Yorkshire pudding Recipe. No-Fail!

Everyone claims to hold the secret to the perfect Yorkshire Pudding recipe but let’s keep things simple with this one, no messing about for perfect Yorkshire Puddings every time. Here is my Yorkshire pudding Recipe. No-Fail! Previous Next   Yes! It is really that simple. The only secret is to have equal

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Easy Risotto Recipe with peas and leeks

Easy Risotto Recipe with Peas and Leek

This is by no means a traditional risotto recipe. However, this is a fantastic cheat version of risotto for you to make at home. With a few basic ingredients, this recipe is extremely tasty and simple to throw together. I assure you the whole family will be satisfied with this Easy Risotto

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Banana and Oat Breakfast Shake

Banana and Oat Breakfast Shake

Banana and Oat Breakfast Shake. Starting your day with a breakfast shake or smoothie is a quick, convenient way to make sure you’re starting the day right! Here is my recipe for a delicious Banana and Oat Breakfast Smoothie.  Previous Next   This is the basic recipe I use but feel free

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Moreish Miso Mushrooms with Cheddar Polenta

Moreish Miso Mushrooms with Cheddar Polenta

This one was a bit of a store cupboard recipe and what I mean by that is, frantically going through the kitchen cupboards and fridge to see what ingredients I can find to concoct a delicious evening meal. I get a bit of a thrill when I’m creating Ready Steady Cook style

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Sea Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Sea Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Today’s recipe sums up the true definition of indulgence! Sea Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe!  Previous Next Salted Caramel Sauce is perfect for drizzling on cakes, cookies and ice cream. Or ideal for dipping fruit in such as wedges of apples, pears or whole strawberries. You can make this salted caramel sauce recipe

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Classic Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

Classic Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

Here is my easy to follow Classic Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe Card. Previous Next You can create so many dishes with this one recipe! Pesto is perfect to stir through pasta, spread in a sandwich, serve with meat and fish, use as a salad dressing, on a pizza or simply spread on

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How to make the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Learn how to make the Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with this simple, easy to follow recipe card. Previous Next This is a great fun recipe to make and trust me, once they come out of the oven they won’t be hanging around for very long! For different variations try adding in

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Vegetarian Lasagne with Lentil Ragu and Homemade Basil Ricotta

Vegetarian Lasagne with Lentil Ragu and Homemade Basil Ricotta

Lasagne is a household favourite. It’s filling, comforting and is the essence of traditional home cooking for the family. I’ve given this Italian classic a vegetarian twist by swapping out the meat for a delicious green lentil ragu and exchanging bèchamel Sauce (my béchamel sauce recipe card here) for a light, creamy

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Breakfast Egg Muffins - Tasty High Protein Recipe

Breakfast Egg Muffins – Tasty High Protein Recipe

Have you heard about Egg Muffins? No, I hadn’t either! Until my wife said why don’t you make some egg muffins for breakfast and it blew my mind how simple this alternative high protein, low carb, healthy breakfast is. I’m so glad these were brought to my attention because they are amazing.

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Tropical Fruit Pavlova - Easy and Fresh

Tropical Fruit Pavlova – Easy and Fresh

Give the traditional pavlova a tropical twist with this Tropical Fruit Pavlova Easy and Fresh Recipe. It’s a glorious recipe for a summer party and a real show stopper that the full family will love. Ingredients 6 x Large Egg Whites 375g x Caster Sugar 1 tbsp x Cornflour 1 tbsp x

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Avocado Tagliatelle with Basil, Lime and Cherry Tomatoes

Avocado Tagliatelle with Basil, Lime and Cherry Tomatoes

Avocados, one of the most popular “trendy” foods going and I can see why. They contain good fats, they are naturally sodium, sugar and cholesterol-free and they contain vitamins A, D, K and E. What’s not to love about them? For more excellent avocado facts check out this article by greenblender.com. My

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How to Make Real Fruit Slushies | Without a Slushie Machine

How to Make Real Fruit Slushies Without a Slushie Machine

Fruit Slushies, Slush Puppies, Slurpees or whatever you call them. They truly bring back many childhood memories. I couldn’t pass a slushie machine as a child without wanting one, although that’s probably got something to do with all the added sugar and E numbers making them so addictive. I don’t know what

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New Season Roast Carrots and Coriander

New Season Roast Carrots and Coriander

This recipe is all about celebrating the simplicity of an ingredient when it is in season and its flavour is at its best. I bought these lovely carrots at a farm shop with the tops still attached, the first I’d seen like that this year so I had to buy them! At

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Floating Island Dessert Recipe

Floating Islands Dessert Recipe

Floating Islands, Another day in paradise… Every now and then I like to revisit old recipes and it doesn’t get much more retro than this classic Floating Islands Dessert Recipe. Soft meringues poached in milk and served to float on silky smooth vanilla custard. Ingredients for the Islands 4 x Egg Whites

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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Pie Recipe

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie has got to one of the most comforting desserts ever! Right? Keeping it simple is the key to its success. It’s all about two things, great crispy melt in the mouth pastry and a deliciously sweet, chunky apple filling. I highly recommend giving my Cinnamon Spiced Apple Pie Recipe a

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Shredded Rainbow Salad with Yoghurt Dressing

Shredded Rainbow Salad with Yoghurt Dressing

I’m going to start by highlighting that making a salad has no boundaries. It can be warm or cold, contain fruits or vegetables, seeds or nuts, meat or dairy and even eggs. The only limit is your own imagination. This Shredded Rainbow Salad with Yoghurt Dressing is the perfect example of how

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East Blackcurrant Jam Recipe

Super Easy Blackcurrant Jam Recipe

After spending a day picking fruit at Brocksbushes Farm Shop, Tea Room & Pick Your Own Fruit Farm in Northumberland, it goes without saying that some delicious homemade jam was on the menu. We picked kilos of fruit including Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries and Redcurrants but it was the Blackcurrants that were crying

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Mature Cheddar and Spring Onion Soufflé

Mature Cheddar and Spring Onion Soufflé

Savoury Soufflés or Soufflés of any kind have the power of setting fear into any cooking enthusiast! Including me! However, if you accept that they are going to sink within 30 seconds of leaving the oven but are still going to be unbelievably delicious, then I think dreaded soufflé fear will fade

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Make Honeycomb Popcorn with this Easy Recipe

Make Honeycomb Popcorn with this Easy Recipe!

Learn how to Make Honeycomb Popcorn with this Easy Recipe! This is the perfect recipe for a movie night and will definitely impress your friends. If you’ve got a sweet tooth like me you’re really going to love this and with only four ingredients needed, it couldn’t be easier to make. If for

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Mexican Style Bulgur Wheat and Black Bean Salad Recipe

Mexican Style Bulgur Wheat and Black Bean Salad

This Mexican Style Bulgur Wheat and Black Bean Salad is a beautiful summer salad for a light lunch or even a main meal. It is packed full of wonderful healthy vegetables and beans, with a little bit of spice thrown in for good measure. This recipe serves 4 people and doesn’t break

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Raspberry and Gooseberry Sorbet Recipe

Raspberry and Gooseberry Sorbet Recipe

Fruit sorbet is the summer dessert you must have in your freezer. It’s so refreshing on a hot day and the perfect way to end a meal. This Raspberry and Gooseberry sorbet recipe is so easy to make I think you will be surprised. You don’t even need an ice cream maker

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Effortless Flatbread Recipe (No Yeast)

Effortless Flatbread Recipe (No Yeast)

This Effortless Flatbread Recipe with No Yeast is one of my favourite recipes, not only is it easy to make but it goes well with any stews or soups, dipped in hummus or used as a wrap. They are easy to store and perfect to pop into the freezer to extend the

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Green Lentil and Vegetable Broth Recipe

Green Lentil and Vegetable Broth Recipe

This Green Lentil and Vegetable Broth recipe is one of my go to soups when I’m in need of a good hearty and healthy lunch. This broth has lots of nutritional benefits and is packed full of protein so it will definitely keep you full of energy throughout the day. This recipe

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How to make traditional vanilla fudge

How to make Traditional Vanilla Fudge

Learn how to make Traditional Vanilla Fudge. Vanilla fudge was always a real favourite of mine as a child and actually, who am I trying to kid? It still is! This recipe is so easy to make and with only five ingredients and the magic of cooking hopefully you too, can be

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