Nana’s Lancashire Hot Pot

This one reminds me of my Nan and all the time we’d go round and have celebratory hot pots for all sort of different occasions. Served with her fav side dish mushy peas or ‘shirt lifters’ (because peas make you fart) as she used to call them! 😂 Ingredients 1 large glass of red wine 500ml beef stock 1 teaspoon beef gravy granules  2 large … Continue reading Nana’s Lancashire Hot Pot

Trout Fish Tacos

These are absolutely brilliant to entertain with, have as a midweek treat or go all out as a weekend winner. Trout is such a wonderful tasting fish and head to head against something like Salmon I feel it taste better and has a nicer texture, plus it’s waaaay cheaper. This particular dish has a special coating using nachos and that adds so much depth and … Continue reading Trout Fish Tacos

Firework Toffee Apples

Ingredients 200g of caster sugar 6 Apples  50ml water Half teaspoon of vinegar 4 tablespoons of golden syrup Popping candy Rainbow sprinkles Wooden sticks Greaseproof paper Method Put the sugar and water in a pan and start to boil, when boiling add the vinegar and syrup. You then need this to reach 150c in temperature, if you have a cooking thermometer use that if not … Continue reading Firework Toffee Apples

Pumpkin Mince Stew in Pumpkin Pots with crispy critter hands

Ingredients Miniature pumpkins 500g mince Tin of Plum tomatoes Beef stock 500ml Chicken stock 200ml 1 large onion 2 crushed cloves of garlic Thyme Chorizo chunks Knob of butter Tortilla wrap Method Cut  the tops off your pumpkins to create a lid for your bowls, now scoop out the seeds carefully. Once done scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin to create a big round … Continue reading Pumpkin Mince Stew in Pumpkin Pots with crispy critter hands

Cheesy Witches Fingers

Ingredients Pre-made puff pastry Ketchup Sunflower Seeds Mozzarella sticks Egg Method For the Witches Fingers, take a mozzarella stick and place in the middle of the rectangle and put a squirt of ketchup alongside. Fold over the edges and pinch together to seal. Do the same at both the top and bottom. Now make one end more triangular and in that place a pumpkin seed … Continue reading Cheesy Witches Fingers

Blood Thirsty Fruit Monsters

Ingredients Apples Pears Kiwi Strawberries Pack of Trail mix seeds Strawberry jam Method Slice the apples into quarters, the pears just need the bottoms cutting off and the kiwis need to be cut in half. Next using a shard knife (kids to be supervised by an adult) cut out wedges from each fruit segment to create a mouth shape, try to make this a big … Continue reading Blood Thirsty Fruit Monsters

Easy Cheats Tonkotsu Ramen

This easy on the purse lunch/dinner is perfect for back to uni students or quick easy midweek meals when you want to save some cash and quickly rustle up some tasty food. Ingredients 1 packet Tonkatsu ramen Teaspoon of soy topped up with water to submerge 1 tomato 3 smoked bacon rashers 1 egg Spring onions Salt and Pepper Sesame seeds for decoration Method 1. Preheat … Continue reading Easy Cheats Tonkotsu Ramen