• Food

    The Cooks Cookies Review

    In this post I share my thoughts on Sheffield based The Cooks Cookies. *Warning* this blogpost will make you want cookies. I have a massive sweet tooth. Huge actually. Since lockdown I have been ordering different treat boxes in the name of *ahem* research. I ordered a box of traybake slices from a bakery in Glasgow when my sister moved in to her new flat, I ordered Dan a variety of pick and mix sweets for his birthday and I ordered some Project Doughnut doughnuts (which I have reviewed previously) for a rainy afternoon treat. It felt only right that I should give some cookies a try too.

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    Really easy 3 Ingredient S’mores Traybake Recipe.

    I have been meaning to post this incredibly quick and easy recipe for a couple of weeks. It takes just three ingredients to make and always goes down very well. We had it this evening after our dinner as a little floor picnic – Rosie’s favourite thing to do at the moment. Honestly if she is being off with her food, a floor picnic always gets her eating.  What you will need. Chocolate – enough to cover the bottom of your dish. I used a casserole dish and used a bag of Milkybar buttons and a bag of Cadburys buttons. Appx 200g total. Marshmallows – I have found that  traditional…

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    #SaveFoodToSaveTime with Food Works Sheffield and Tetrads Events.

    I was recently contacted by the Tetrad Events team and invited to try out three meals from the Food Works kitchen along with their limited edition activity bag. I visited the  Wybourn hub to collect mine but there are also hubs in the Sharrow and Upperthorpe areas of Sheffield.  I will be the first to admit that I am usually quite apprehensive about food that is nearing it’s best before date and as such waste more than necessary. Recently we have been freezing a lot of our meat and bread, then defrosting it as and when it is needed, I have switched cotton wool for reusable alternatives and we are using our car much less.…

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    Quick and easy pancake recipe.

    I will leave it to you to decide whether I am late to the pancake day party or simply super early for next year. It was when I was making pancakes with Rosie on Shrove Tuesday that I realised just how quick and easy they are to make. Rosie has been really interested in helping me in the kitchen and this recipe is simple enough that she knows what to do at each step.  This recipe makes about 12 pancakes, depending on how big you make them. These are a fluffy, scotch pancake style and are my go to. They are also much easier than crepes for little hands and…

  • Food

    Project Doughnut Review.

    What better way to enjoy a box of doughnuts than in your pyjamas, without having to leave the house. One of the positives that has come out of the last 12 months is that during lockdown, so many great independent bakeries have diversified in to offering home delivery. I have a massive sweet tooth so this has been a real treat, although I am not sure whether my waistline would agree.   The first one I wanted to share is the Derbyshire based Project Doughnut. I really wish the photograph showed how absolutely massive the doughnuts were. They are so huge that I would honestly recommend only eating half at a…

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    The BEST Salted Caramel Brownies Recipe.

    When I think about the perfect brownie, it needs to be gooey but still hold its shape when cut in to chunks. It needs to be rich and decadent but not overly sickly. I have been using this recipe, based on this recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery for the past 10 years, and I dread to think how many brownies I have made (and eaten) in that time! Ingredients 200g dark chocolate (I tend to use the cheapest supermarket brand as they tend to have a high cocoa content. 150g salted butter 300g caster sugar (In a pinch I have used granulated which worked fine) 130g plain flour 3 eggs…

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    Midweek Meals : Speedy Veggie Curry (Toddler Friendly)

    This curry recipe started off as a recreation of the Leon Coconut Chicken and Petit Pois Curry which you can find in their Naturally Fast Food cookbook (or see it here bit.ly/3hKDW8i if you don’t have a copy on your bookshelf). I really don’t like peas so straightaway I swapped them for some edamame beans which we had in the freezer. I trialled making it without chicken when planning a vegetarian supper for family and realised that it is just as great without, and much cheaper! This curry makes use of loads of store cupboard essentials and by using frozen vegetables, means that we mostly always have the ingredients at…