Simple Banana Bread

It is getting colder by the day here. What the fuck? But then we are approaching winter here in Hampshire. Luckily I love Autumn and Winter. Here’s why. * The way how the house feels chilly in the mornings when you first get up.  * The fact that you can now indulge in comfort food…

Simple Bakewell Galette

A scrumptious tart ideal for afternoon tea on a rainy day. I love anything made with almonds. Korma curries, prawn for preference; any form of biscuit; and best of all, a Bakewell tart. When my brothers and I were young boys, our mother would always get in packets of them by a well known ‘exceedingly…

Carol Next-Door’s Coconut Loaf Cake

This recipe is from my mum, and she in turn recieved it from our former neighbour Carol, hence the name “Carol-Next-Door’s Coconut Loaf Cake.” The actual recipe for this cake comes from New Zealand, where Carol and her husband Stan lived for several years. And it is a taste of my childhood. When I first…

Coconut and Cherry Banana Bread

One of my most requested cakes for when my family have visitors. I know what you’re thinking: ‘But what about your weight-loss regime, Jack?’ Well, a little of what you fancy now and then never hurts you, I say. Whenever I have some bananas that are incredibly ripe in the fruit bowl I knew it’s…

Traditional Rock Cakes

A little bonus recipe for you today. A teatime treat for children. A lovely little recipe to have in your repertoire. Great to make with kids for when grandparents come over. The first time I made these was nearly twenty years ago at school. We spent nigh on an entire term making them week after…