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Snow-Flecked Brownies

These easy snow flecked brownies are fudgy and dark, studded with white chocolate buttons.


Sticky Date Bars

These bars are moreish - not good for my post pregnancy diet, but hey it's nearly Christmas so the diet can wait until January. In any case I'm in need of energy boosting snacks at the moment - who said second babies were easier! STICKY DATE BARS Yield: 12 bars Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe With Image Without Image Sticky Date Bars A sticky date bar recipe prep time: 10 mins cook time: 40 mins total time: 50 mins ingredients: 250g Dates, pitted, chopped 200ml Water 175g Plain Flour 1/2 TSP Bicarb of Soda 175g soft light brown sugar 100g Porridge Oats Pinch Salt 175g Butter, diced instructions Step 1:Preheat oven to 180c/160CFan. Butter the sides of a 20cm cake tin and line with baking paper. Step 2: Place the dates and water into a pan and bring to a simmer - cook for 10 minutes until syrupy. Cool to room temperature. Step 3: Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in the sugar, oats and salt. Add the bu


Ginger Cake

I was looking for a recipe to use up some stem ginger in syrup I had and found this wonderful cake by Nigel Slater. I've adapted it slightly and omitted the sultana's as hubby is not keen. I don't think you can beat the smell of ginger cake baking in the oven. You definitely need to leave this cake to mature for a day or two before eating. GINGER CAKE  Yield: 12 slices Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe With Image Without Image Ginger Cake A moist ginger cake recipe prep time: 12 mins cook time: 40 mins total time: 52 mins ingredients: 250g Self Raising Flour 2 level TSP Ground Ginger 1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon 1 level TSP Bicarbonate of Soda Pinch Salt 200g Golden Syrup 2 TBSP Syrup from Stem Ginger Jar 125g Butter 3 lumps Stem Ginger, chopped 125g Dark Brown Sugar 2 Large Eggs 240ml Milk instructions Step 1: Line a square 20-22cm cake tin with baking paper and preheat oven to 180C/160Cfan. Step 2: Sieve the flour,


Sausage and Mustard Pasta

A simple sausage and mustard pasta recipe using Dijon and wholegrain mustard. I've been watching Nigel Slaters Simple Suppers on BBC iplayer recently and saw him make a version of this dish. I held the recipe in my head and set about trying to recreate it. Here is my version - a delicious comforting pasta recipe. SAUSAGE AND MUSTARD PASTA Yield: 4 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe With Image Without Image Sausage and Mustard Pasta A comforting sausage and mustard pasta recipe prep time: 10 mins cook time: 15 mins total time: 25 mins ingredients: 6 Pork Sausages, skins removed and chopped up into pieces 1 Onion, sliced Handful of button mushrooms, sliced Handful of spinach 1 TBSP Wholegrain Mustard 1 TBSP Dijon Mustard 300ml Double Cream Chopped Parsley or Basil to serve 300g Pasta shape of choice instructions Step 1: In a frying pan heat a little oil and fry the onion until soft and slightly caramelised. Step 2: Add the chop


Lemon and Lime Drizzle Loaf

An easy Lemon and Lime Drizzle loaf cake made with the juice and zest of fresh lemons and limes.


Melting Moments

Buttery, sweet, melting moments biscuits, just like my Mum used to make. Perfect with a glass of milk.


Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole

A rich and hearty Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole recipe with onions, mushrooms and tomatoes


Apple and Blackberry Crumble

A small Apple and Blackberry Crumble to feed 2-3 people


Slow Cooker Gammon in Pineapple Juice

An easy 2 ingredient Slow Cooker Gammon in Pineapple Juice recipe.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy chocolate chip cookies. Great with a glass of cold milk. These wont last long!


Abel and Cole's Cauliflower and Three Cheese Comfort Supper

 Cauliflower and Three Cheese Comfort Supper, an easy vegetarian pasta bake.


Golden Syrup and Oat Cookies

A quick and easy golden syrup and oat cookie recipe. Enjoy with a cup of tea or glass of cold milk.


Creamy Beef Stroganoff with Linguine

An easy and creamy beef and mushroom stroganoff with linguine pasta.


Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

A delicious Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble recipe, great with creamy custard.


Nutty Chicken Curry

A nutty chicken curry made with peanut butter.


Creamy Brie and Bacon Pasta

A creamy and indulgent brie and bacon pasta recipe. If you love Brie like I do, you will love this brie and bacon pasta. This is my kind of Friday night comfort food, sat in front of the TV with a glass of wine.


Banana and Date Loaf

A fruity Banana and Date Loaf Cake.


Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake

An easy Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake recipe using red pesto and cheddar cheese.


Cider Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This cider chicken in a creamy sauce was totally scrummy. I was a little sceptical about adding the anchovies as hubby doesn't like them - but he didn't even know they were in there! This is going on the make again pile. CIDER CHICKEN IN A CREAMY MUSHROOM SAUCE Yield: 4 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe With Image Without Image Cider Chicken Cider Chicken in a Creamy Sauce prep time: 10 mins cook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots 3 chicken breasts 2 anchovy fillets 200ml cider 150g button mushrooms 4 tbsp double cream 2 tbsp flatleaf parsley instructions Step 1: Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan and gently fry 2 shallots, sliced, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add 3 chicken breasts, sliced, and brown all over. Step 2: Add 2 anchovy fillets and fry for a few minutes. Pour in 200ml cider and cook for 10 minutes, until reduced. Step 3: Meanwhile, melt a knob of butter in a pan and gently fry


Keralan Fish Curry

A creamy Keralan Fish curry recipe.


Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Curry

An easy slow cooker Chinese chicken curry recipe, using mild curry powder, fenugreek and soy sauce. Dump the ingredients in the slow cooker and leave on low for 6 hours. This one is mild enough for kids.


Nigella's Quick Chilli

A quick beef chilli recipe inspired by Nigella. I love the addition of chorizo and will add it in to all of my chilli recipes from now on.


Sour Cherry and Walnut Brownies

An easy chocolate sour cherry and walnut brownie recipe


Valentine's Double Chocolate Muffins

Nothing says Valentine's more than Double Chocolate Muffins with pretty sugar hearts. 


Sweet Potato and Halloumi Bake

This sweet potato and halloumi bake makes a yummy vegetarian main meal, served with a salad and crusty bread.


Marmalade Cake

A sweet Marmalade loaf cake with a tangy orange glaze.


Toffee Apple Crumble

A toffee apple crumble recipe using eating apples. Great with custard or cream.


Creamy Mustard Pork and Mushrooms

I know, I'm hitting the creamy sauces hard at the moment, but January in my mind is not the time to be eating salads! Not when the weather outside is freezing. I served this super easy creamy mustard pork dish with pasta and salad - so at least that bit was healthy. CREAMY MUSTARD PORK AND MUSHROOMS Yield: 4 Author: Beth Sachs Print Recipe With Image Without Image Creamy Mustard Pork and Mushrooms An easy creamy mustard pork recipe prep time: 10 mins cook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins ingredients: 400g Pork Tenderloin, sliced 150g Chestnut Mushrooms, sliced 100ml Chicken Stock 1/2 TBSP Wholegrain mustard 3 TBSP Creme Fraiche Juice half lemon Handful chopped parsley instructions Step 1: Heat some oil in a frying pan and brown pork pices and mushrooms, then remove and set aside Step 2: Pour stock and mustard into pan and bring to simmer then add creme fraiche. Add pork mixture back into pan and cook


Creamy Smoked Salmon Linguine

A super quick and creamy smoked salmon linguine recipe, with spinach.


Sweet Potato Fish Pie

A delicious and filling sweet potato topped fish pie with prawns, salmon and cod.