Saturday, 03 August 2013 11:25

    Cake from the Co-op

    The Wheaten Mill in Elmsett made this and they sell through the Co-Op (and probably other places too). It was nearly as good as our own home-made coffee cake and looks just the same. A bit less icing and more coffee flavour and it would have been perfect, but much much nicer than most shop bought cakes if you can't be bothered or run out of time to make one to have with your cup of tea.

    Published in Cakes
    Wednesday, 29 May 2013 18:27

    Street food at The Suffolk Show


    I just got in from a day at The Suffolk Show and have to tell you about E8, a new Suffolk street food trader. I had the shoulder of lamb in a rosemary brioche bun with homemade relishes, salad and pickled shallots.  The only thing that came in on the back of a lorry was the Colmans mustard, and even us Ipswich Town supporters can just about allow that. You'll find them in Eat Street at the show tomorrow.

    Published in Street foodie
    Saturday, 29 December 2012 23:43

    Love food Hate waste

    More food is wasted at Christmas than at any other time of the year.  An estimated 74 million mince pies and two million turkeys will be carted off by the dustmen. If you would like some ideas for using up leftovers, meal planning and shopping accordingly take a look at the lovefoodhatewastewebsite. This is my turkey and ham pie made from this weeks'  leftovers.


    Published in Home Made
    Saturday, 01 December 2012 15:19


    I have run out of my Seville orange marmalade so have made myself a small batch of easy four fruit marmalade until the new seasons Sevilles arrive.

    I used clementines, limes, grapefruit and lemons for my Christmas special! Just subsitute what ever citrus fruit you fancy and use this recipe


    Published in Jam and chutney
    Thursday, 18 October 2012 18:43

    Our Great British Bake Off Dish of the Day

    Phil, our Great British Bake Off Dish of the Day came to suffolk foodie towers to make us afternoon tea. Here are his amazing jam "philled" doughnuts.  Made with Paul Hollywoods original recipe.


    Published in Dish of the Day
    Friday, 18 May 2012 12:18

    Claire's E Claires

    How about these if you came to my house for tea last Sunday?

    Published in Cakes
    Saturday, 31 March 2012 22:57

    Turn up the heat!

    Wow.  I have just made sweet chilli prawns with a recipe sent by the Suffolk Chilli Company, using their Extra Hot sweet chilli sauce. The sauce really is extra hot, it reminds me of the fiery Durban curry called Mother in Laws Tongue.  Needs a little respect! Look out for the recipe on our new Dish of the Day.

    Published in Artisan producers
    Monday, 25 July 2011 14:56

    Drop Scones

    Life is hectic and yesterday when I was exhausted from gardening I had a sudden urge to go inside and make drop scones. I just love that moment when the batter creates bubbles as it cooks.  I think if they could talk they would be saying "turn me over now". Here is the recipe:

    200g plain flour

    1.5 teaspoons of baking powder

    pinch salt

    1 tablespoon caster sugar

    1 large egg

    about 250ml milk

    Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl.  Make a well in the centre and add the egg and half the milk.  Beat or whisk until smooth, adding the rest of the milk to make a thick batter. Heat a frying pan and drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the greased surface.  Wait a minute or two for the bubbles and turn over. Cook for a further two minutes. Keep them warm and serve with butter and jam, golden syrup or honey.

    Published in Home Made
    Sunday, 29 May 2011 14:36

    Make do and mend at Petta Fiesta

    There will be home-made food a plenty as usual at next weekend's Petta Fiesta. If you haven't got tickets yet you can buy them online, because you won't get many on the gate this time. Head for the Make Do and Mend tent where you can taste everything carrot (just like we had in the war, says Granny) There will be carrot and lentil burgers, carrot cake baked on the spot and the usual Happy Hour but with Harvey Carrotbanger cocktails. 

    Published in Fetes and Festivals
    Friday, 11 March 2011 21:38

    Stopped at Beccles Market

    Stopped at Beccles market last week for suffolkfoodie 'research' and saw the blackboard with pea and mint soup so had to search it out.  Found a great little stall selling the soup complete with homemade croutons, great homemade preserves ( mostly foraged fruit and veg) and cakes.  Came home with a cup of soup, six chocolate and cherry biscuits and a bottle of plum sauce ( secret recipe!) All for a fiver!

    beccles market stall  beccles stall with soup  the plum sauce
    Published in Markets
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