Let’s Cook: Sticky Toffee Pudding

My sticky toffee pudding recipe is one that has stood for me, a test of time. A classic and firm favourite with many. The recipe itself came from a chef I worked with in Glasgow and has followed me to where I am now. A couple of tweaks is all it took to suit people's… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Let’s Cook: Scotch Pancakes

Want to see me make some pancakes? Check out the video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBbuquIVSuE&t=7s 200g Self Raising Flour 1 tsp Bicarbonate Soda 1 tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 tsp Salt2 Eggs 2 tbsp Golden Syrup Milk Oil, for frying The yield depends on the size you like your pancakes Sieve the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs.… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Scotch Pancakes

Let’s Cook: Just like Gran used to make…

Growing up with griddle scones were one of the finest things I had in life. Coming into the house and being encapsulated by the fresh, off the griddle scent and eaten still warm with real salted butter and golden syrup where you couldn't venture to far away from the plate as the melting butter would… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Just like Gran used to make…

Let’s Cook! – Popcorn Chicken Wraps

This popcorn chicken recipe is so simple, fresh and tasty and moments away. Ingredients: x4 - chicken breasts100g - plain flour 1 tsp - paprikaBlack pepper x4 - eggsx1 - bag of salted popcorn (500g bag, homemade is even better)100g - panko breadcrumbs x8 - mini-wraps (a packet usually contains 8) 1/2 - cucumberx4 -… Continue reading Let’s Cook! – Popcorn Chicken Wraps

Memories from the playground

That was the sound of the 10:15am or it could have been the 10:30am bell going off. I can't describe the sound, it was a continuous drone of what um... I can only describe as an excited one, the sound might have been the same that was used as the fire drill, again the same… Continue reading Memories from the playground

Let’s Cook: Real men don’t eat Quiche

“Quiche is for girls” was a comment I received recently when we had the alleged non-masculine dish on the lunch menu one day. This reminded me of the comment once used by what I thought was a comedian but through further research found it to be a best selling, tongue in cheek book, Real Men… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Real men don’t eat Quiche

Let’s cook! – Ness Hash

Ness Hash, using some of the finest ingredients to come from the North of Lewis x4 Slices of Black Pudding – I used Cross Stores black pudding but any pudding will do x6 Smoked streaky bacon rashers x4 Potatoes, cooked and peeled x4 Eggs - I use Air an Lot eggs when avaiable x1 Punnet… Continue reading Let’s cook! – Ness Hash

A balanced diet is a piece of chocolate in both hands

The Rice Krispies have been bought, the scot bloc has been broken from the original whole bar into a little mountain of neat, if somewhat waxy and already blemished looking squares and placed into a plastic bowl touching the top of the water in an overfilled pan. In later years I learned that this process… Continue reading A balanced diet is a piece of chocolate in both hands