Featured Recipes

cooked homemade sausage rolls laid out on a baking tray just from the oven
Savoury Dishes, Pastry

Homemade Sausage Rolls

It really is worthwhile making your own flaky pastry for your Homemade Sausage Rolls. Buy some good quality sausage meat and spend the extra time making the pastry. Homemade Sausage Rolls are so versatile – just cut them to any size – smaller for a snack and larger to use […]

Whole Chocolate Ginger Cake on a plate
Cakes, Christmas, Desserts

Chocolate Ginger Cake

This Christmas I had planned to make a traditional fruit cake as I do every year when I thought “Why not break with tradition and make a different cake for Christmas?”. I have recently developed a new Chocolate Ginger Cake for the tea rooms which has been very popular. Chocolate […]

Mince pies on a plate with holly around the edges
Pies, Christmas, Mince Pies

The Best Pastry for Mince Pies

I think I have said before that mince pies are my favourite Christmas food, but only homemade ones. I have yet to taste a decent factory made mince pie. It is no wonder many people say they don’t like mince pies if all they have ever eaten are the ones […]

Christmas chutney in a class bowl on a table with a flower pattern
Chutney, Christmas

Christmas Chutney

October and November are the perfect months for making your Christmas Chutney. This rich sweet spicy chutney uses the dried and glacé fruit that we use in Christmas cakes and puddings. It is perfect on Boxing Day with your cold turkey. Most recipes suggest allowing Christmas Chutney to mature for […]

Close up of Cornish Aromatic Apple Cake from above

Cornish Aromatic Apple Cake

This week my friend Margaret gave me some apples from her garden. They were a variety I hadn’t heard of before, Cornish Aromatic. They have a firm fresh flavour with a hint of pineapple. The skin is quite rough and dry so they need to be peeled to use in […]