The demise of Children’s Food Trust and why children need to learn how to cook

The news came through Thursday morning about the sad demise of Children’s Food Trust; an incredibly important charity that started out as a government quango supporting schools to teach cookery, then in 2010 turned into charity status and started to get all children eating well. A cut in funding means the charity is no more.Continue reading “The demise of Children’s Food Trust and why children need to learn how to cook”

Saturn (tomato & basil) rolls

Cottage cheese purchases are often on a healthy kick whim. It’s opened, spooned on a jacket spud then the rest of the pot risks being forgotten about at the back of the fridge. This recipe uses up this languishing pot and is perfect for a quick lunchtime bread as no yeast is required. As part ofContinue reading “Saturn (tomato & basil) rolls”

Shiny Disco Balls (aka Rum Ball Truffles)

On Monday I was left with the quandary of what to do with left over cake trimmings, though to be honest left over cake in this house is a rare sight. As a child I had a fondness for Rum Truffles. The best ones being from a local bakery called Mellors. These rum truffles wereContinue reading “Shiny Disco Balls (aka Rum Ball Truffles)”

Baked Jam Doughnuts

Next week I’m running a week-long Cookery School for 6-11 year olds and for the last week I’ve been busy finalising arrangements and testing recipes. Each day is themed and one of the days is America. We couldn’t do an American themed day without making doughnuts and the fact I have a slight fear ofContinue reading “Baked Jam Doughnuts”