Award-Winning Cheesecake

This week I baked a Banana and Chocolate Cheesecake that won the BBC Online Technology Group Platform Engineering Annual Cake Off 2012. This competition may not be up there with the Bocuse d’Or, but competing against ten creative and competitive…

The Bollywood Burner

A few weeks ago my friend Simon called to invite us out for a curry to celebrate his birthday. Instead of the regular phal from The Spice of India takeaway in Staple Tye, he suggested something a little more unusual….

Come Dine With Me 3

Our Come Dine With Me series came to a close on Saturday – Phil had prepared Lasagne al Forno in March and then Omar had prepared Braised Lamb Shank in April, so it was the turn of Claire and myself…

My First Chili Con Carne

After two rounds into our Come Dine With Me challenge, with Phil and Omar, I have decided to start brushing up on my cooking skills in order to prepare for our round, which will be held at some point in…