Lemon Yoghurt Teacake

These wee teacakes are absolutely delicious.  Citrusy and moist.  An absolute winner every time.  They freeze well if you are in the mood to bake and stock pile for rainy days.  When I make them at home I wrap them in greaseproof paper, cling film and then tin foil.  This ensures all the flavour and…

For the love of baking.

I have loved baking since I was a wee girl.  My Mum and Gran introduced me to the mighty Victoria sponge and all it’s amazing flavour combinations.  Gran used to be a domestic science teacher and did her training at Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science. As well as raising 4 daughters…

Fabulously Fruity Flapjack

This month I will be baking like a linty in aid of Bake for Bipolar 2017 to raise awareness for this great cause.  Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals affected by bi bipolar and raising awareness.  There is nothing better than having a cuppa and cake and a good blether with…

Cracking Kedgeree

As a child my Mum used to make this for me but I wasn’t a fan.  I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I had finished my helping of fishy goodness and rice.  It was a battle of the wills and I always lost.  I must have got a taste for it because now…

Roast monkfish with delectable herby risotto.

This combination is a cracker.  Monkfish used to be called the “poor mans lobster” because the taste and texture is similar to lobster and it used to be a fraction of the price.  In America it’s known as ‘American goosefish’.  Monkfish tail used to be used and sold as scampi in the UK but recently…

sensational wee chocolate pots

The only word to describe this pudding is ‘Stoater!’ and the definition is:  excellent, fantastic, wonderful.  The mixture is so easy to make and because you freeze them they will keep well for up to 3 months.  A firm favourite in the Macdougall household whenever I make a batch my younger brother Nick will polish…

Slightly spicy and equally delicious parsnip soup

As much as I love all soups I think this is my favourite.  A real ‘Bobby Dazzler’!  I used to cook up a Scottish glen and it was a 1 hour round trip to the local shops.  I would stock up with parsnips for my ‘soupathon’ which are harvested August to March.  Some cooks believe once…

Super Duper vitamin charged juice shots.

We’ve not long had Christmas and our New Year resolutions are in full swing [hopefully!]  So after some festive foodie indulgences and in the words of the late great Oscar Wilde: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” I LOVE Christmas cake and mince pies and could eat them 365 days per year.  No matter how hard…

SIMPLY SCRUMPTIOUS LIME, COURGETTE AND PISTACHIO CAKE

My very lovely chum Gill gave me this recipe.  When she first offered me a slice I was slightly wary about the courgette content.  How wrong I was.  It’s delicious, moist and you can’t really taste the courgette.  Courgettes contain very few calories and provide immune boosting vitamin C.  They also contain potassium which is…