This mayonnaise recipe from Rachel Allen’s book ‘Home Cooking’ is very good. It makes 300ml & keeps really well in the fridge for at least a week. The only thing I did different from the recipe was to add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. I just like the flavour it gives the mayo, you can decide for yourself whether …

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Bread Rolls

I’m still on my quest to get my family eating only homemade bread, and it’s going quite well I have to say. These bread rolls are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, barbecues etc. They are so fresh and are so much nicer than anything I have ever bought. Ingredients  Makes 8 good size round rolls but of course you can shape …

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Dinner, Healthy

Five a Day Sauce

My kids love to eat pasta, getting them to eat vegetables however, is a virtually impossible task. This is where a pasta sauce comes in. I load it with vegetables, generally whatever I have in the fridge, blitz it and stir cooked pasta into it. My girls love it and I know they are getting a good portion of vegetables. …

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Bread, Breakfast

Breakfast Time!

On Father’s Day I presented Mr. Simply Homemade with a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict. Eggs Benedict Serves 4 For the Hollandaise Sauce: 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 egg yolks 150g butter 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt & Pepper 8 Bacon Rashers 100g Fresh Spinach 25g Butter ¼ tsp nutmeg 4 eggs, at room temperature ½ tbsp vinegar 4  thick slices of …

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Chloé Cooks

My daughter is developing a real interest in cooking & baking. Today she wanted to make ‘Super Chocolate Brownies’, having seen them on Donal Skehan’s new, and very good, show, Kitchen Hero. The recipe for the brownies can be found here: Here she is in action 🙂 Melting butter & Chocolate Adding vanilla extract to eggs & Sugar Adding …

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