chinese chicken and vegetables

My dad was neither Chinese or a particularly good cook, but for Christmas one year he got a wok as a present and made something like the following recipe. I have added a lot more vegetables to his version of the dish and served it with some pea egg fried rice. The vegetables in the […]

gordon ramsay beer bread recipe

For Christmas I was bought the Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Home Cooking book. As I had seen some of the episodes on TV I was really excited to see how they would work at home. One of my New Year resolutions was to make more basics like bread, so in preparation for the beer bread recipe, […]

kermit the frog and miss piggy muppets birthday cakes

The brief from our son for his birthday cake this year was a chocolate cake, and as it was a Muppets party, it had to be Kermit. As I had not made a chocolate cake before I did a test run last Monday (without the icing) and spent quite a while researching the best recipe. […]

cooking super gooey cookies

The boys wanted cookies, but we didn’t have any in the house and it was raining so we couldn’t go out and we needed something to do. Looking on BBC Food I found the following recipe, which I then adjusted a little. They are probably the best cookies that I have ever eaten, especially hot, […]