Italian Galette

Last weekend I was at home alone. Mr SmartCookieSam was out at a motor racing event, my eldest is at uni and my youngest was at work. When I’m at home on my own usually I can’t be bothered to cook for myself. But I thought I’d better make the effort in case Mr SmartCookieSamContinue reading “Italian Galette”

The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Seedy Flatbread Crackers.

Sunday 10th December 2017. Mr SmartCookieSam loves cheese and biscuits. He loves a plate of cheese and crackers washed down with a glass of wine more than a piece of cake or some chocolate. Normally I’d buy in a couple of packets of cream crackers or oatcakes to put in the tin for whenever heContinue reading “The Great British Bake Off Christmas- Seedy Flatbread Crackers.”

Tomato Provençale Tart.

The SmartCookieSam family have just come back from our summer holidays in the South of France.  It’s been 9 years since we last went to France.  We’ve always loved going there and as I speak French, it always feels like a special place to me.  Of course part of going to France is to enjoyContinue reading “Tomato Provençale Tart.”

Cheesy Feet

Those of you who read my blog regularly will know that I’m a primary school teacher.  I do supply now as it fits in much better around my family and home life but I’ve always loved teaching and working with young children.  Although the teaching profession isn’t what it used to be, I feel IContinue reading “Cheesy Feet”

Cooking The Books March 2014- Onion and Cheese Tart from A Passion For Baking.

It’s nearly the end of the month and I’m three recipes away from completing this month’s Cooking The Books challenge from A Passion For Baking.  I needed to bake a recipe from the Pastry chapter as well as one from the Desserts and the Celebration Cakes chapters before Monday 31st March. With only two daysContinue reading “Cooking The Books March 2014- Onion and Cheese Tart from A Passion For Baking.”

Cheddar, Apple and Walnut Loaf- The Great British Bake Off Everyday

A lot of my bakes have been sweet ones recently but I was keen to try out a recipe that was listed in the Cakes section of the latest Great British Bake Off Book- The Great British Bake Off Everyday.  It doesn’t contain sugar but it is a savoury loaf where the sweetness comes fromContinue reading “Cheddar, Apple and Walnut Loaf- The Great British Bake Off Everyday”