Easy Leek, Bacon and Brie Quiche.


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Easy Leek, bacon and brie quiche.

This week I’ve been busy settling my two-year old daughter Alice into nursery for the first time.  Up until now she has always been at home with me so this is a huge change for her.  It has been traumatic for both of us but we are getting there. Continue reading

Dorset Apple Cake.


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Tradition Dorset Apple Cake.

With so many Bramley apples falling from the tree in our garden it seemed the ideal time to bake a classic British apple cake.  As Dorset has adopted the apple as its official culinary symbol I decided this was the only way to go. Continue reading

So simple Apple and Blackberry Pie.


So simple Apple and Blackberry Pie.

The recent autumnal climate here in the Uk inspired me to make a warm golden pie filled with sweet apple and tart blackberries.  Busy potty training my two-year old I wanted an easy, fuss free recipe, so I decided to opt for ready to roll pastry bought from the supermarket.  To ensure my pastry was as delicious as home-made I treated myself to a new Lakeland perfobake 23cm perforated round pie tin.  I would recommend this pie tin as the perforated design ensures the pastry cooks evenly and perfectly crisp so you don’t  have to worry about soggy bottoms. Continue reading