Yorkshire Pudding Day and The Perfect Pan for the Job

Celebrate Yorkshire Pudding day!  Each February, the 1st Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day.
First of all you need the proper pan for the job and this Yorkshire Pudding Pan from Mermaid Cookware is just the very thing.

Of course you also need a good recipe too - Delia Smith has a good one.

Quick Soda Bread - Nigel's Lazy Loaf

Nigel Slater's idea of baking the loaf in a preheated cast iron casserole dish is a good one, but I'm thinking the loaf might have a bit more colour round the edge if it was just baking on a baking tray. 

Overall I was really pleased with how this loaf turned out - not being a one for baking and all that.  Using the cast iron casserole did make the loaf cook quick - 25 minutes and it's done!
One thing's for sure, once the loaf was cut and smothered in butter, it tasted good.  Whatever, I would still make it this way again.

Cheesy Leek and Bacon Muffins - Easy Recipe

These Cheesy Leek and Bacon Muffins are really easy to make and are quite delicious as a quick lunchtime snack.

Great to pop in your lunchbox too.

Kenco Millicano Wholebean Instant Caffeine Free - Review

New Kenco Millicano Caff Free has the same clever combination of instant coffee and finely-milled beans as the Kenco Millicano.
       Kenco Millicano Wholebean Instant Caffeine Free

The difference?
None - it's just decaffeinated. 
So, whilst it retains the same rich and full-bodied flavour that coffee lovers adore, it allows the freedom to enjoy a deliciously relaxing cup of coffee, whether it be first thing in the morning or last thing at night.

And now for the taste test:
Paul (the husband and big coffee drinker) says it really is the best decaffeinated coffee he's ever tasted.  Having tried a few big brand names, this is the best one by far.  A nice smooth, rich cup of coffee every time.

You can find out more about the Kenco Caff Free and the rest of their coffee range over at the Kenco website.

Thank you to Jen, Anya and Kenco for sending me a sample to review.


PO - Egg Cups Poachers and Cosies

These egg cups will put a smile on your face, or maybe not, depending on which one you choose in the morning!  Will you choose the cute smiley chef egg holder, or the one enjoying his food?

Made from white porcelain with natty black silicone hats, these are a fun and distinctive addition to your breakfast table.

Jollof Rice with Chicken - Easy One Pot Cooking

Jollof rice is a very popular dish in many parts of West Africa and especially in Ghana and Nigeria.  The rice is cooked in a spicy tomatoey sauce and so takes on a lovely orange colour.  Sweet peppers and onions cooked with cumin, nutmeg and heat from a Scotch bonnet chilli - oh yes now we're talking!

Of course you use an ordinary chilli for less heat, but it just won't taste the same.  Cooked in one pot means it's not only nice and easy, but you have less to clear up too - which is a good thing.

Review - Easy-Carve Stuffed Duck from Marks and Spencer

This deboned whole duck from Marks and Spencer has only the leg bones remaining, making it seriously easy to carve.  Stuffed with a pork, morello cherry and cranberry stuffing makes for a perfectly easy dinner party, and it certainly looks amazing.

Easy-Carve Stuffed Duck

I found this product so very easy to cook and a doddle to carve.  Since the bones have been removed it's just a case of slicing and serving with no trickiness involved at all.
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