Category Archives: Honie’s Kitchen

Fruit Loaf (made in the bread maker)

The smell of bread baking in the kitchen is so memorable, you want to repeat this every day. The smell of fruit loaf baking in your kitchen is like Easter, Christmas and visits to Grannie’s house all rolled into one. … Continue reading

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Making your own Bread …. includes recipe (and the benefits of ‘not buying’ shop bought bread)

Why make your own bread? Why would I not want to buy bread from the supermarket? There is a recipe for Crusty White Bread and links for other bread recipes at the end of this post, but to answer the … Continue reading

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The Humble Chick Pea – Recipes and Why its Good for You

The humble chick pea. High in protein, low in fat, low in salt, good at reducing cholesterol, high in fibre, full of vitamins (A, C, D, B12, B6), minerals (magnesium, calcium, iron), extremely versatile, vegetarian and tasty! You’d think we’d … Continue reading

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Make it, Gift it, Bake it! – Home Made Shortbread Cookie Recipe in Reusable Jars

Make it, Gift it, Bake it! – Home Made Shortbread Cookie Recipe in Reusable Jars  - with either White Chocolate & Madagascan Vanilla or Milk Chocolate & Valencia Orange Everyone likes to dip into the cookie jar every now and … Continue reading

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Apple and Coconut Muffins (with coconut iced topping)

Adding fruit to muffins and cakes like these Apple and Coconut Muffins is not only a healthy option (making up for 1 of your five a day) but it also makes them lovely and moist. In addition, coconut is a … Continue reading

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Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies (nut free alternative inc.)

These Double Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookies are perfect for Children’s Play Dates and for Catch Up’s with friends over a cup of coffee. They are so easy and quick to make that your children can make them and when … Continue reading

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Shortcrust Pastry (Sweet, Savoury, Lemon and Almond, Coconut)

You can’t beat making and using your own Shortcrust Pastry in a recipe. Whilst using shop-bought is easy, it can’t replace the fresh buttery taste, melt in the mouth texture and the sheer satisfaction of knowing that your dish is … Continue reading

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Bakewell Tart – using Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

If you love to bake, like a traditional baked dish, then you just have to try Bakewell Tart. This Northern dish that brings back childhood memories of Grandma’s kitchen and is a must for any coffee and cake moments, a … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Muffins (deliciously moist and with a luxury cream cheese topping)

This deliciously moist carrot cake recipe is finished of with a luxury cream cheese topping and is definitely one for a ‘cheat’ day if you are watching the calories. Although it’s perfect for the kids with the cream cheese topping and … Continue reading

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Cup Cake Toppings to Die for (glace icing, royal icing, butter cream, cream cheese frosting)

There will always be cake!  But what you use as a cake topping can, to coin a phrase, can be ‘the icing on the cake’. Follow these recipes for a perfect topping of your choice, depending on the cake recipe. … Continue reading

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