Recipe archive

I cook the vast majority of my meals from scratch, and have a reputation as being an excellent cook (I do tend to get my friends drunk first, though). Sometimes I create something so spectacular that I document it here...

Cheesy Scones

After the piss-pouring rain put a damper on my pottering about in the garden, I decided to do a spot of baking. I don’t have much in the way of ingredients so I made scones, which are about the simplest thing you can bake. I found the original recipe in the Vegetarian Student Cookbook —… read more →

Mmm Chocolate Cakey

I decided — a spur of the moment thing — to do some baking today. It’s been a while, but after raiding my Mum’s for baking tins and a reminder about ingredient quantities I set to it. The cake itself is based on a traditional British pound cake, so named because it was originally created… read more →

Random Food Thought #1

Don’t ever make homemade Macaroni Cheese with Red Leicester cheese, even if the BBC Food recipe website thingy tells you too. Do however buy a small baguette, cut it in half lengthways, drop several small knobs of butter along the squishy side (opposite of the crusty side) of the bread along with a bulb of… read more →