Recipe: Cronin's Crownies

Over the last 6 months much of my cooking has been about making a lactose-free diet appetising for my cheese- and dairy-loving husband, Bear. This has been made easier by a wonderful variety of goat and sheep cheeses, creams and milk, but it is also wonderful to find products that don’t include the normal unnecessary…

Experimenting with Food Substitutes

Recently there has been a few changes in regards to diet in our household. Alongside my father being warned he was at risk for diabetes and therefore should be avoiding sugar and too many carbohydrates, dear Bear has been to an allergy specialist and been found to be anti-cow-dairy, and anti-caffeine. This doesn’t include my…

Herman Friendship Cake, part 1.

Herman Friendship Cake is a yeast based recipe where you divide up the mixture at the end of a 10 day process and give 3 parts (of 4) away before finishing and baking your cake. It means that the cake you bake will have had many people involved in the process and may have been…

Are Jamaican Me Pancakes?

Today was Shrove Tuesday in the UK. Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday which starts Lent, traditionally where there would be ritual-fasting, particularly of certain foods. Now this works wonderfully when you like pancakes, but it works even better when actually you don’t have much money, and no eggs in the house, and…