Halloween Best Bakes: Spooky Gooey Cookies

Happy Halloweeeen! I love this time of year and so does my sweet tooth. As the world turns darker and colder I am reminded of my childhood days of scuttling door to door, filling my pumpkin with as much sugar as possible. This year, however, we won’t be doing this for one sensible reason: we are in a global pandemic. Instead I’ll be at home enjoying my chocolate cookies with a melted centre and green slime for the horror affect. This recipe is truly to DIE for. Continue reading Halloween Best Bakes: Spooky Gooey Cookies

Food Waste Fixes

Research by the government-run organisation WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) estimates that 9.5 million tonnes of food is thrown away in the UK every year and figures indicate that 70% of this waste is household waste which amounts to billions of unnecessary costs! Food production is also responsible for a considerable volume of carbon emissions. Therefore, food waste is costing us money and the future of our planet. Here are some simple solutions and recipes to help you reduce your household food waste. Continue reading Food Waste Fixes

Dinner Party Recipe: Roast Beef

There is something about a roast that demands an occasion. It also happens to be nice and simple. For what ultimately is it other than a lump of meat (or veg for that matter) whacked in a hot oven for some time? So with a little dressing up, a roast makes an impressive, but manageable dinner party main course. A topside of beef provides a sizeable cut of meat that is not too pricey, around which you can plan what ever veg is to hand, on sale or in season.  Continue reading Dinner Party Recipe: Roast Beef

Classic Mince Pies Recipe

Mince pies might seem too much of a faff to bother making at home, but once you can make shortcrust pastry they are actually rather simple. They will also be far better than even the fancier shop-bought ones, which tend to have overly sweet crumbly pastry more akin to shortbread than pastry. Plus, the dried fruit in mincemeat clearly counts as one of your five a day, right? Continue reading Classic Mince Pies Recipe

‘The English Pear’ Pizzas

We’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like pizza – it’s so comforting, versatile and fun to make that we can’t ever imagine getting bored of it. Here we’ve used a BBC Good Food recipe for the pizza base dough (we’re not bread masters, sorry) and then came up with a couple of yummy toppings for you. A pizza and prosecco night would be the perfect … Continue reading ‘The English Pear’ Pizzas

The English Pear: Sweet Potato and Mixed Bean Veggie Chilli

With freshers week upon us, we’ve put together some staple recipes to get you through the term. Whether you’re a first year just finding your way around the kitchen and need a little bit of help, or a final year student looking for some new recipes to cook with friends then these are great for you too. We hope you like them and wish everyone a good start to term! Continue reading The English Pear: Sweet Potato and Mixed Bean Veggie Chilli

The English Pear: Homemade Fish Finger Buns

“I can’t bear fishing. I think people look like fools sitting watching a line hour after hour–or else throwing and throwing, and catching nothing.” – George Eliot, Middlemarch The humble fish finger sandwich is a much-loved part of English culture. This recipe tells you how to make your own fish fingers and tartar sauce, and when put together with some watercress in a brioche bun and … Continue reading The English Pear: Homemade Fish Finger Buns