Recipe for Bakewell tarts

Ingredients 200g plain flour 100g butter + 120g butter for filling 120g caster sugar 1 egg 100g ground almonds 90g cherry jam 200g icing sugar 12 glacé cherries Method Dice 100g of butter and add to a bowl with 200g of plain flour. Rub together with the tips of your fingers until the mixture formsContinue reading “Recipe for Bakewell tarts”

Review of ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman

This was actually a Christmas present that my Dad had bought for my Mum, I read this straight after my Mum as she’d said how good it was! A murder mystery set in a retirement village, this novel is as witty and comical as it is mysterious and page turning! If you know of theContinue reading “Review of ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman”

Raspberry and gin panna cotta

Ingredients 600ml of double cream 50ml of gin (I used lemon but you could use any flavour you like) 1tbsp of caster sugar 1tsp vanilla essence 5 gelatine leaves (soaked in cold water) 400g of fresh raspberries Fresh fruit and brownies to serve (optional) Method Blitz the raspberries until completely smooth and pass through aContinue reading “Raspberry and gin panna cotta”

Review of ‘The Dead Daughter’ by Thomas Fincham

The following review will be live on my Reedsy Discovery account on the 18th of February! This is a sneak peek…feel free to check it out again when it goes live to support the author! This book takes the reader through the investigation of the murder of Kyla Gardener, a murder that the victims fatherContinue reading “Review of ‘The Dead Daughter’ by Thomas Fincham”

Review of ‘Windfall: A Henry Lysyk mystery’ by Byron TD Smith

This review is a request from a Canadian debut author, Byron TD Smith. His book ‘Windfall: A Henry Lysyk mystery’ is available via Amazon both as an e-book and paperback. I’m always thoroughly grateful to receive review requests and am pleased to review any type of book from new and upcoming authors, please feel freeContinue reading “Review of ‘Windfall: A Henry Lysyk mystery’ by Byron TD Smith”

Review on ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K Rowling

I don’t actually know a single person who doesn’t love the Harry Potter series, if you’ve read some of my other posts you’ll know how much I’m an advocate of books over films and although the Harry Potter films are amazing in their own right the books are (you guessed it!) even more fantastic. J.KContinue reading “Review on ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K Rowling”

Trips to Padstow (Cornwall)

Ever since I was tiny, me and my family (and friends) have been on holidays to the town of Padstow, located in North Cornwall. It’s a gorgeous little fishing port and you may know it through it’s association with the chef Rick Stein. It’s one of my absolute favourite places to go, so I thoughtContinue reading “Trips to Padstow (Cornwall)”

‘Happy’ by Fearne Cotton

As it’s blue Monday, I thought I’d talk about a different kind of book today. This isn’t a review, just a few thoughts I’ve had whilst reading this book. It’s not a work of fiction, it’s more of a self- help book, the first of this type that I’ve read. It can be read chapterContinue reading “‘Happy’ by Fearne Cotton”

Review on ‘The Escape’ by C.L Taylor

If you’ve read any of my previous reviews then you’ll know how much I love a mystery/crime novel and this book is no exception! I finished it in two days and just couldn’t put it down! I’m a sucker for a plot twist, and I definitely didn’t guess how the events were going to unfoldContinue reading “Review on ‘The Escape’ by C.L Taylor”

Recipe for apple crumble flapjacks

Ingredients One large cooking apple One cinnamon stick 100g caster sugar/brown sugar 50g butter 100g plain flour 250g oats 120g butter 120g light brown sugar/caster sugar 3tbsp golden syrup Icing sugar (to serve/optional) Method Preheat the oven to 180degrees. Chop the apple into small cubes and place in a large pan with a splash ofContinue reading “Recipe for apple crumble flapjacks”