Christmas leftover recipes

Christmas Pudding Trifle by Katie Bryson for the Good Food Channel, photo by Sharron Gibson

Mince pies and Christmas pudding are often left lingering in the days between Christmas and New Year, so why not do something creative with them? I’ve come up with a couple of ideas that are perfect for feeding guests popping in over the festive season… Christmas Pudding Trifles Boozy make-ahead dessert that’ll use up those […]

Super swift dessert: Lemon curd syllabub

lemon syllabub

I’ve been cooking some of the recipes from the Tesco Real Food Family Cook Off, currently showing on Channel Five which sees home cooks battle it out to make the most mouth watering meals. Having been delighted with the inspirational roasted pepper pasta sauce idea from the show, I thought i’d give one of the desserts […]

Guest post: Granny’s Bakewell Tart


My second guest post is from the person who introduced me to the delights of food and cooking from a very early age – my mum! Rosemary Hamilton is an accomplished cook – having trained as a home economist and worked for Good Housekeeping in the swinging sixties. If any of you have one of […]

Apple cornflake crunch


Last month I wrote an article for about surprising uses for everyday ingredients – which included a lovely dessert my mum makes using cornflakes. It’s a summery take on a fruit crumble, and I’ve since been asked to share the recipe. No one really feels like eating crumble in the summer, so this is perfect for using up […]

Cinnamon, honey and fig cheesecakes


My university friends and I have formed a supperclub as a way of ensuring we get together more often and also as an excuse to do some grown up cooking. It is nice to have a go at things for a more adult palate and be a bit more adventurous with flavours and ingredients. It […]

Baked strawberry tart


I can’t resist a bargain, so when strawbs were on offer at the weekend I snapped a few punnets up – well four actually. It’s not long before they start going gooey, so it was definitely time to get them involved with some baking. First up I decided to make a strawberry tart. I’d been […]