Lemon drizzle loaf cake

This lemon loaf cake gets whipped up when friends call in for a brew and only a quick homemade bake will do! A slice of this moist, tangy cake with a cup of tea is so rewarding. The drizzle adds a lovely glaze and delicious stickiness to the cake and dials up the zestiness. This…

One pot smoked haddock pilaf

I’m a huge believer in one pot cooking and this recipe is fast becoming one of my mid-week favourites. There are so many lovely flavours in this dish, and it’s just so simple. I know many people use the 1 part rice to 2 parts water rule but I swear by 1 and a half…

Vietnamese pickles

These moreish pickles accompany practically every family meal and add a spicy crunch in sandwiches and alongside cold cuts and cheeses. The chilli and garlic add a good kick to this recipe, but omit them if you prefer a more traditional pickle. This is my mum’s trusted recipe and is also commonly used with thinly…

Salmon and spinach quiche

This quiche is perfect for a lunchtime spread or light supper. I love the creaminess, even though I’ve used Elmlea (dairy substitute) to cut down on the calories. Put in the effort to make the pastry, it’s much easier than it looks and rolling out the pastry between a sheet of greaseproof paper is an…