Posted in January 2013

Chocolate dipped chocolate shortbread by Martha Kearney

This was another fantastic recipe from the last episode of the Comic Relief Bake off – Martha Kearney’s Chocolate dipped chocolate shortbread!  Basically posh ‘fork’ biscuits – which most of us made as children!  Super yum!! 😀 Chocolate dipped chocolate shortbread Ingredients 225g/8oz butter 140g/5oz caster sugar 1 free-range egg yolk 2 tsp vanilla extract 250g/9oz plain flour 25g/1oz cocoa powder pinch salt … Continue reading

Spiced Parsnip Soup

  I had a couple of Parsnips left over from Boxing Day and decided to make them into a lovely warming soup in this wonderful wintry weather; I came across this Jamie Oliver recipe and it’s now chilling in the fridge! Serves 3, ProPoints per serving= 2 Ingredients olive oil spray 1/2 onion, peeled and … Continue reading

My favourite – Green bean & Sesame Salad

This is one of my favourite salads or side dishes to go with almost anything – I am completely obsessed with cold green beans they are one of the most scrumptious things I have ever had! Ingredients 500g fine green beans, trimmed Small bunch of fresh mint Small bunch of fresh flatleaf parsley 1 tsp … Continue reading

Spiced Arancello

I wanted a really festive version of limoncello, after my ginger wine failed to produce the required results and as usual BBC Good Food had the answer – this amazingly delicious and fabulous liquer can be drunk straight in a shot, or can be used in cocktails or to create very festive bellini’s if added … Continue reading