Maple Eggy Crumpets

First of all, I take no credit whatsoever for inventing these – that was Jamie Oliver. And it wasn’t even me that discovered them – that was my boyfriend. But I have most definitely adopted these little beauties and I’ve fiddled about with Jamie’s orignal recipe to come up with my own. They’re like a cross between eggy bread and pancakes and they’re just marvellous. I make … Continue reading Maple Eggy Crumpets

Review: Cinnamon Soho’s Indian Brunch

What: Brunch at Cinnamon Soho Where: 5 Kingly St (just off Carnaby St), W1B 5PF When: 10.06.2012 Price: Two courses for £20, drinks £8 each Rating: FIVE STARS  Remember when brunch was luxurious? Me neither, but I’ve heard it once was – a rich, opulent extravagance reserved for the rich and lazy. Those must have been the days. Now that wonderful B-word conjures the ghastly sight of … Continue reading Review: Cinnamon Soho’s Indian Brunch

Spring Vegetable & Cheddar Quiche

I made this lovely quiche with my lovely friend Elspeth last week! It’s a lovely mix of all the veggies that are now coming into season, so head down to your local farm shop if you’ve got one and pick up something fresh! You will need: 1 tbsp butter 50mls milk 3 large eggs 6 asparagus tips 6 pieces of tenderstem brocolli 1 large leeks … Continue reading Spring Vegetable & Cheddar Quiche

Veggie Breakfast Stack

We have this at a weekend instead of a full blown English Breakfast.  It’s easy peasy, takes no time at all and you can add pretty much whatever you fancy.  Plus, it’s an attractive alternative for that unexpected guest when you have forgotten the bacon and sausages! Ingredients (per person) 6 Mushrooms – sliced thinly 10 Cherry tomatoes  – halved ( If you wish add a layer of … Continue reading Veggie Breakfast Stack

Me & Hugh: Oven-roasted Roots Frittata with Leeks & Greens with Coconut Milk

Serves 3-4 400g mixed winter veg 1 large clove of garlic 6 eggs Mixed herbs 20g Parmesan or hard Goat’s cheese Serves 3 2 large leeks 200k kale 3 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon curry powder 400ml coconut milk Sunday, for a traditional family like mine, provides the perfect excuse to wheel out a slab or two of meat. So much so, in fact, that I … Continue reading Me & Hugh: Oven-roasted Roots Frittata with Leeks & Greens with Coconut Milk

Baked Eggs with Chorizo & Gruyere

Last weekend we had a mini Christmas day at the flat. We watched the Muppet Christmas Carol, ate chocolate orange and exchanged our presents. To start the day I made us these delicious baked eggs, they’re really simple and utterly delicious, perfect for a special brunch. Serves 2 people for brunch, or 4 for breakfast 80g chorizo, skinned & cut into 1cm chunks Half a red … Continue reading Baked Eggs with Chorizo & Gruyere

Pea and Feta Frittata

An easy and light lunch that is both healthy and packed with flavour! I recommend accompanying it with fresh salad leaves and balsamic dressing. Although the recipe here is for  four people, I make this for one using just two eggs and find it sufficiently filling. You will need: (serves 4) 100g Feta 6 medium eggs (beaten) 6 spring onions (finely chopped) 150g frozen peas 1 … Continue reading Pea and Feta Frittata

Le Fondant de Nathalie

For those of you who prefer the cake mix to the actual cake itself this is for you. Since my return to England any attempt at making this melt-in-the mouth beauty has resulted in something similar to a bizarre tasting chocolate omelette… but when I lived in France I would make this for any visitors we would need to entertain and they would love it! … Continue reading Le Fondant de Nathalie