Leftover Christmas Pie

Ingredients  45g/1½oz butter 2 large leeks, washed and roughly sliced 3 tbsp plain flour 500ml/18fl oz chicken stock (or 250ml/9fl oz leftover gravy and 250ml/9fl oz stock) 1 heaped tsp English mustard powder 600g/1lb 5oz leftover turkey meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 250g/9oz cooked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp roughly chopped thyme  200ml/7fl oz single cream 1 free-range egg, beaten for egg wash … Continue reading Leftover Christmas Pie

East Twenty Six Lunch Review

Firstly, sorry it’s taken me a little longer than expected to post this… CHRISTMAS! I always try to be as honest as possible with my reviews so please read this as my own opinion! This is also not a paid Review😊 East Twenty Six is a Restaurant/Bar  in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. They offer a modern take on traditional tapas dining. Food Menu I chose the … Continue reading East Twenty Six Lunch Review

Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider

Not quite your traditional Belly Pork recipe Ingredients Serves 2 550g belly of pork (6 thick cut slices) smoked dry-cured streaky bacon – I use around 7 slices, but it’s your own preference 3 medium Cox’s apples, cored, and cut into thick slices  2 x medium onions, sliced into rings 2 x cloves garlic, peeled, and sliced 18 juniper berries 18 sage leaves 225ml dry … Continue reading Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider

Oh My Fudge!

Christmas is all about gift making, good food and lots of yummy treats! Ingredients 1 x Can Condensed Milk 150ml milk 450g demerara sugar 115g butter Method Add the sugar, butter, milk and condensed milk to a heavy based pan and heat gently, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and as the temperature rises, stir the fudge occasionally so that the … Continue reading Oh My Fudge!

Meatballs with Tomato & Basil Sauce

INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely grated 400g ground beef 400g ground pork 2 eggs 1/4 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese For the Sauce 1 tbsp olive … Continue reading Meatballs with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Mushroom Risotto

INGREDIENTS 50g dried porcini mushrooms 1 vegetable/chicken stock cube, I prefer chicken but that’s personal preference. 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic clove, finely chopped 250g pack chestnut mushroom, sliced and washed 300g risotto rice, such as arborio 1 x 175ml glass white wine About a teaspoon or so of butter seasoning handful parsley leaves, chopped 50g Parmesan or grana padano, … Continue reading Mushroom Risotto

Banana & Nut Cake

Picture to come! INGREDIENTS 100g Softened Butter 175g Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs 2/3 Ripe Bananas, mashed – I like to use bananas that are almost on their way out! 225g Self-Raising Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 2 tbsp Milk 1 Handful of crushed/roughly chopped Pecans 1 Handful of crushed/roughly chopped Walnuts   METHOD Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celcius. Lightly grease a 2lb … Continue reading Banana & Nut Cake