Down with the Bug

I woke up this morning with the bug. Fortunately not the sickness bug, but the bug that catches you, the one that won’t give up, the one that makes you want to bake. I decided it was time to master the meringue, to have another go at producing something that was not a sloppy, soggy…

A Very Fishy Tale (tail)

I love fish cakes. I thinks it’s because they remind me of childhood. Small, tasty bites stuffed with fish and potatoes and lightly fried until golden. Last night I tried it a new basic fish cake recipe which turned out rather nice. 1 packet of sainsburys basic frozen white fish 1 Lemon 1 Lime 1…

My Sanctuary, The Kitchen

It’s been a busy few days in the Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen. For once we have not been entertaining. Spring cleaning fever has hit, a little late, but it hit in style. It started with the larder. I have a unique relationship with my larder, I love it for its space, it’s TARDIS like quality…

Spicing Things Up a Bit

The meringue saga continues. They still leaked even with self controlled whipping. I’m not sure whether I am over beating them still, or meringues, by nature, are sad little fellows? I whipped up a batch yesterday, tried a slight variation on my dusted chocolate meringues, who quite behaved themselves, didn’t stick half as much as…

An Old Fashioned Cure All

One of the perils of working in a school, albeit I’m only there one or two days a week, is the fact that children are known bags of germs. I of course mean that in an affectionate way, but just a few days after the whole school gathering in the hall to celebrate our mums…

Sausage and Mash. . . . . . The Muddy Kitchen Floor Way

I thought I would use this evening to talk you through a typical dinner at the Muddy Kitchen Floor. I decided tonight would be Sausage and Mash, so first things first, lets get 5 Red Onions Out of the freshly cleaned and sorted larder. These were roughly chopped and added to a cold frying pan…

Simple Berry Sponge

I love creating simple, classic, stunning looking dishes for people to enjoy.  This is a simple cake that looks stunning and is great for an afternoon treat any day of the week! Start with a basic sponge mix of 170g self raising flour 170g caster Sugar 170g Good quality butter 3 eggs 1tsp Baking Powder…

Very Quick Pizza

What to have for lunch, when you really fancy something warm and tasty, but don’t have much time.  Try this hybrid of pizzery cheese on toast. I used a packet of Warburtons Square Wraps, but any make or shape of wrap will do I then used a simple passata from Sainsbury’s which I spread over…

Soggy Bottoms

It seems I need to work on my meringues. I’m not sure whether its the oven temperature, or my whisking techniques, but they always seem to end up oozing, sticking, and generally having soggy bottoms. I had an idea in my head yesterday of large, piped meringues, lightly dusted with chocolate, huge and fluffy, crisp…

From a lesson learned…………

Subtitle: To a healthy alternative For the past few years, we have been trying to eat much more healthily.  It started with a kick back to Slimming World, which, helped both myself and G loose the combined weight of a small human between us, to a constant battle.  This battle is ferocious, its between choosing…

Back with a Butternut

Firstly, I would just like to thank my friends in California for allowing me to take over their kitchens while we were visiting for the month.  As much as I love visiting Los Angeles and living the LA life, it was great to be back in my Muddy Kitchen Floor kitchen yesterday cooking and creating…