Quick Christmas Canapé Recipes with Thornback & Peel

Quick Christmas Canapé Recipes

The secret to successful entertaining this Christmas is to keep things simple. Impress your guests with a selection of delicious canapés served up in style – they never need to know just how quick and easy they were to make… Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraîche Blinis What could be simpler or more delicious than a spoonful of crème fraîche topped with smoked salmon and chives. Although you can buy ready-made blinis, it’s fun to make your own, fresh on the day. For the blinis Ingredients (makes 30) 120g self-raising flour 1 large free-range egg olive oil 240ml semi-skimmed milk unsalted butter Method Place the flour and a pinch…

3 Easy-to-Make Breakfast Bowls You’ll Love

I’m sure that most of you have heard of, and probably tried, overnight oats by now. With the likes of Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella) and Anna Jones promoting these healthy, easy to prepare and delicious breakfast bowls, my Instagram feed has become awash with different versions that I’ve been experimenting with over the past few weeks. Here are my 3 favourite variations of this tasty, pudding-like porridge (see below for full ingredients lists). Method: All you need to do is to mix together all of the ingredients, cover them, and leave them in the fridge overnight. In the morning you…

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Stir Up Sunday

As a child, Stir Up Sunday was a fixture in our family’s annual calendar. It heralded the start of Christmas preparations, and meant an afternoon sifting through bowls of raisins to remove all the stalks while a heady mix of spices wafted through the kitchen. Stir Up Sunday is an Anglican term referring to the last Sunday before Advent. It has been a tradition since Victorian times for families to get together and stir the Christmas pudding, before it is cooked and then put away ready for Christmas day. For my family, it was my Mum’s famous Christmas cake made…

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Beetroot Bourguignon with Puy Lentils

With the onset of autumn and cold nights approaching, this to me only means it is time to comfort eat! But trying to stay healthy doing it is sometimes hard. Fortunately I absolutely love vegetables, but making them the star of every meal is sometimes quite a tricky task even for me and I am a vegetarian! However a couple of years ago I stumbled upon an amazing food blog written by David and Luise called Green Kitchen Stories  Not only do their recipes look mouth wateringly delicious in every picture but they are also super healthy too. The star of this…

Patisserie Makes Perfect!

It’s Patisserie Week on the Great British Bake Off, so what better way to celebrate than with our favourite patisserie baker Angela, of foodie blog Patisserie Makes Perfect. We first came across Angela on social media – she’s a big fan of Thornback & Peel, but also turned out to have a rather gorgeous blog of her own. Patisserie Makes Perfect is one woman’s journey to perfect the art of patisserie, viennoiserie, cakes, biscuits and all the crème pat and buttercream you could eat. Full of delicious images and tempting recipes, we were immediately hooked! Prepare to indulge…. T&P: Hi…