Baumkuchen

So, you have people coming over for dinner, and you want to knock their socks off? This (easier than it looks) beauty of a cake takes a lot of time, and a lot of patience, but not as much skill as you might think. Simply, it looks SUPER impressive, but it’s deceptively easy – basically…

Sticky Toffee Pudding

This is a real real Christmas staple in our house. I don’t remember why we made it for the first time 4 years ago, but now as soon as it starts to get colder and darker one of us will turn to the other and say ‘it’s almost sticky toffee pudding time‘. It just makes…

Golden and Candied Beetroots, Roast in Honey

As mentioned before, any time I see candied beetroot I’m immediately under their spell. I have no choice but to buy them. So, when I spotted them in the week leading up to Christmas I knew I needed a way to bring them in to Christmas dinner. What you need: A mixture of normal, golden…

Purple Roast Potatoes

Christmas dinner is a tried and tested beast, and familiarity breeds contempt. I’m not really the traditional type in any area of my life – I’m more of a fan of shaking it up and trying out something new. Little twists like roast candied and golden beetroots, or purple potatoes are a good way to…

Winter Minestrone Soup

Serves 8, 175 calories per serving This year I’ve developed a deep love for hearty warming soups, bringing cosyness in wintery evening. This is hands down my favourite, and it’s amazingly easy to perfect. What you need: 1 clove of garlic 1 red onion 2 carrots 1 courgette 1 small leek 1 large potato 1…