RECIPE: Pancakes for Pancake Day by Sue Stoneman

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is a day in February or March preceding the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, celebrated in many countries by the eating of pancakes. Also known as ‘Mardi Gras’ meaning Fat Tuesday. It was traditionally the day for eating up rich foods, such as milk, eggs and sugar before fasting for Lent began. Different countries … Continue reading RECIPE: Pancakes for Pancake Day by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Burns Night Scotch Eggs and Cranachan by Sue Stoneman

To celebrate the birthday of the Scottish Poet Robbie Burns, Burns Suppers are held mainly in Scotland around the date of his birthday – 25th January.  Traditionally (and I have eaten something similar in a restaurant on the Isle of Arran a few years ago) it would be a tian (tower) of haggis, neeps (swede not turnip) and mashed potato served with a whisky & … Continue reading RECIPE: Burns Night Scotch Eggs and Cranachan by Sue Stoneman

vegan chocolate cake

RECIPE: Vegan Chocolate & Avocado Cake by Sue Stoneman

For my 2nd Veganuary challenge, I decided to go with a dessert. So when it comes to making vegan desserts and cakes, a little research was needed as all the usual ingredients like eggs, butter and milk can’t be used; however you can get butter substitutes and replacement dried egg mixture when it comes to making cakes.  I’ve read that you can use the liquid … Continue reading RECIPE: Vegan Chocolate & Avocado Cake by Sue Stoneman

Recipe: Festive Chelsea Buns – by Sue Stoneman

Christmas is just around the corner and to get you into the festive spirit, I’ve made some Chelsea Buns and instead of putting them into a rectangular baking tin, it’s quite fun to arrange the buns into the shape of a Christmas Tree for their second prove before going in the oven and then decorating them with glace cherries and glace icing. Still a ‘Share … Continue reading Recipe: Festive Chelsea Buns – by Sue Stoneman

RECIPE: Pumpkin Cake by Sue Stoneman

If you have got any leftover pumpkins, or you’ve managed to save some of the pulp from your carving and hollowing out, here’s a lovely pumpkin cake you can make with some of the flesh.  You can bake it as one whole cake, or it would also work well baked in muffin tins lined with cases, but just cook them for less time. I’ve cooked … Continue reading RECIPE: Pumpkin Cake by Sue Stoneman

Recipe: Chocolate Brownies Recipe by Sue Stoneman

Everybody loves a Chocolate Brownie, well they do in my house! This is a lovely gooey chocolate brownie which I also cook on my BBQ.  Here’s the recipe for cooking them in your indoor oven. Ingredients 90g dark chocolate 150g unsalted butter 2 eggs 15g cocoa powder 125g plain flour 300g light brown soft sugar Half tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract Oven on … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate Brownies Recipe by Sue Stoneman

Honey and Peanut Butter Cake Recipe using Princesshay Honey

Ever hear the buzz of our city? Well it’s not just down to busy bee humans going about their business; there are bees on the rooftop of Princesshay! Thanks to the good weather earlier this year, there has been a bumper harvest (you can read more about that here) with delicious honey on sale exclusively in the wonderful Chandos Deli. Princesshay were kind enough to … Continue reading Honey and Peanut Butter Cake Recipe using Princesshay Honey

Strawberry Roulade courtesy of Sue Stoneman, South West Home Cook of the Year 2016

Over the next few weeks we’ll be presenting a series of exclusive recipes from South West Chef of The Year past contestants.  The South West Chef of The Year is the competition to get yourself in to if you reckon you have what it takes to go up against some of the best in the region.  Entries close 31st July. Previous winners have included Jamie Coleman, … Continue reading Strawberry Roulade courtesy of Sue Stoneman, South West Home Cook of the Year 2016

Recipe: Hanlons Port Stout Chocolate Cake

Our second recipe from Hanlons Brewery, using their Port Stout. Hanlons Port Stout Chocolate Cake Recipe Cake 250 ml Hanlons Port Stout 250 g Unsalted Butter 80 g Cocoa Powder – Green & Blacks is best 400 g Caster Sugar – Golden best for flavour 2 large eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Extract – not Essence! 140 ml buttermilk – use the rest to make scones … Continue reading Recipe: Hanlons Port Stout Chocolate Cake