Held on Hove Lawns (in East Sussex) from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May (bank holiday), the Foodies Festival is back and it’s been billed as the biggest food festival in the UK. I’m giving my lovely readers the chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets for the weekend (yup, the whole three days!).
I don’t know about you, but after my one, occasionally, two cups of coffee in the morning (at the weekends), I don’t generally tend to think about water until about dinnertime.
I’m sorry Hols, it’s all about what now? Well, if you’ve never heard of them before, Goupie (pronounced the same as goopy) are chocolatey, chewy, triangly pieces of heaven which recently landed on my doorstep.
As my cake-making confidence is growing, I thought I’d have another stab at making my own cake (well, I say my own, I mean following someone else’s recipe!) And when the latest newsletter from the Happy Foodie popped into my inbox, one particular recipe caught my eye straight away!
If you’re not aware (and I can’t think why on earth you wouldn’t be, unless you’re not from the UK I suppose), it’s only blimmin’ Pancake Day tomorrow!! WHOOP WHOOP!! As you might have guessed, I’m a bit of a pancake fiend. I just absolutely love pancakes. So I thought in celebration of tomorrow, I’d share two of my favourite pancake recipes that you could try out yourselves!
Last month I tried out the chocolate fudge cake mix from Wright’s Baking (if you missed it, you can read about it here). This month I thought I’d try out the carrot cake mix they kindly sent me! I did want to make the next cake the weekend after I’d made the fudge cake, but I’m trying to be a little bit good about not eating too much cake at the moment. It’s bloody boring btw!
For years I’ve been saying that a lot of people just don’t know how (or can’t be bothered) to cook anymore and it’s bloody terrifying. I did a food technology GCSE and instead of learning basic skills like different ways to make eggs or how to cook different meats, (you know all the important life skills), we spent hours learning about how a microwave works. Yeah thanks education, that really came in handy.
I’m back with my first recipe post of 2017 and I have to say, it’s a blimmin’ delish fish dish. (I’m not even sorry … Well okay, maybe a little bit. I feel ever so slightly ashamed)
I do love a nice fish pie, especially on a cold winter’s evening, and with a nice bit of garlic bread on the side! I like to make this on a Saturday evening so we can have leftovers on Sunday and I don’t have to cook again #resourceful #lazy
If you’ve been following me on here for a while, you’ll know I absolutely love baking. Oh and cake. And if you’re new to my blog, then hi, I’m Holly and I love baking and cake 😀 (although tbh, who doesn’t love cake. Am I right?)
But recently it seems I’ve completely and utterly lost my mojo 🙁 I used to make the lightest, spongiest cakes known to man and they tasted so damned delicious. But now all I seem to make are the heaviest brick-like cakes that do taste kinda good but are just so dense. And this makes me incredibly sad 🙁
I’ve been pretty quiet on social media this past week, mostly because I’ve been enjoying some well-deserved down time!
I always find the period in between Christmas and New Year weird because I always lose track of days and dates!! So what exactly did I get up to?