A classic Viccy sponge

And why not? Sometime when you are wondering what new cake to make, simplicity takes over and you revert to basics!

Opera Cake

I saw this on Great British Bake Off and thought I’d have a go. For a first attempt I am pleased. Not ecstatic, but pleased. Opera Cake   Author: Mike Recipe type: Cake Cuisine: French Serves: 8 Prep time: 90 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 mins Print   A richly […]

Chocolate Ginger Cake

Ginger and other spices combine with treacle and brown sugar to make a dark, sticky, very British teatime treat. And the chocolate is the gilding on the cake Chocolate Ginger Cake   Author: Mike Serves: 8-12 Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Print   Ingredients 150g butter, […]

Eggs Benedict

Sometimes, you just need that opulence that butter and eggs gives! Eggs Benedict   Author: Mike Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 25 mins Print   Ingredients For the Hollandaise 3 large free-range eggs, yolks only ½ lemon, juice only 250g/9oz butter, melted pinch white pepper and salt For […]

Fragrant Pilau Rice

Fragrant Pilau Rice   Author: Mike Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Print   This is my favourite pilau rice recipe, it is from Jo Pratt Ingredients 450g/1lb basmati rice (for a more authentic flavour and texture it is best not to use easy-cook rice; […]

Easy Chocolate Cake

This cake is deliciously moist, and is fat-free! (OK, it doesn’t use butter…) This recipe was the one good thing to come from a job that went really badly. Easy Chocolate Cake   Author: Mike Serves: 12 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 55 mins Print   Ingredients 225g/8oz plain flour […]

Jamaica Ginger Cake

  Jamaica Ginger Cake   Author: Mike Recipe type: Cake Serves: 12 Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Print   I love this cake! It’s deliciously moist with a lovely ginger kick. It’s light enough to enjoy at any time. Ingredients 250g unsalted butter 275g soft dark […]

Coconut Beef Curry

  Coconut Beef Curry   Author: Mike Recipe type: Main Meal Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 mins Print   Reassuringly tasty and simple, this is a great one for Friday nights in! Ingredients 2 tbsp oil 1 large onion. sliced 2 […]