Suet-Free Mincemeat- How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

Until about five years ago I could never be bothered to make my own mincemeat. Why go to all that trouble when you can buy it readymade in jars? It was when my late mother in law told me that making your own mincemeat was so easy, that I thought I might as well giveContinue reading “Suet-Free Mincemeat- How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

Cooking The Books February 2014- Flora’s Famous Courgette Cake from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

Last Sunday I needed a pudding for our lunch and thought about baking something from the Cake chapter of How To Be A Domestic Goddess.  My favourite bake so far from that chapter has been the Boston Cream Pie but my eye has also been on the Courgette Cake in the same chapter.  The picture ofContinue reading “Cooking The Books February 2014- Flora’s Famous Courgette Cake from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

Cooking The Books February 2014- Cheese, Onion and Potato Pies from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

At the time of writing it is nearly the end of February and I’m still trying to bake something from each chapter of How To Be A Domestic Goddess  as part of my monthly Cooking The Books challenge. Last Saturday I had to try and bake something from the Pastry chapter.  Pastry is something I eitherContinue reading “Cooking The Books February 2014- Cheese, Onion and Potato Pies from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

Cooking The Books February 2014- Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

As you’ve probably gathered from previous posts I’m doing a Cooking The Books Challenge.  In February I’m baking a recipe from each chapter of Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess.  So yesterday on the Friday of half term week it was time for me to bake something from the Children chapter in theContinue reading “Cooking The Books February 2014- Snickers & Peanut Butter Muffins from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

Cooking The Books February 2014- Chocolate Macaroons from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

A week last Friday, when it was Valentine’s Day marked the end of a very busy week for us.  We had just got over a nasty flu virus and were still not feeling one hundred per cent.  The last thing on my mind was Valentine’s Day.  To be honest I don’t really care much forContinue reading “Cooking The Books February 2014- Chocolate Macaroons from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

Cooking The Books February 2014- Italian Biscuits from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

Last week I baked for a tea party at the school where I work as a teaching assistant.  My friend and work colleague was retiring from her post and we held a special party for her in the afternoon.  The children had made sandwiches and decorated cupcakes and I decided to bake some biscuits alongContinue reading “Cooking The Books February 2014- Italian Biscuits from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.”

Cooking The Books February 2014- Norwegian Cinnamon Buns (How To Be A Domestic Goddess)

For my first recipe from this month’s Cooking The Books Challenge I chose to bake some Norwegian Cinnamon Buns from the Bread and Yeast Chapter of How To Be A Domestic Goddess.  I’ve never been to Norway, it’s one of those places that’s high on my places to go list but I have eaten similarContinue reading “Cooking The Books February 2014- Norwegian Cinnamon Buns (How To Be A Domestic Goddess)”

Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess- Christmas Morning Muffins.

Nigella’s Christmas Morning Muffin recipe from her Domestic Goddess Cookbook is just one of those recipes I’ve been keen to try ever since I bought the book nearly 10 years ago.  In the introduction Nigella suggests that these muffins are good as part of establishing your very own Christmas morning traditions or rituals.  To usContinue reading “Nigella Lawson’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess- Christmas Morning Muffins.”