Brown sugar and walnut loaf

The recent cold snap I wrote about last week became a week of heavy snow. For some reason, people in the UK are caught out every time it snows, despite the fact that it’s a pretty guaranteed annual event. On the first day of this most recent snowy period, the public transport system ground to a halt, […]

Roast beetroot, warm lentil and goat’s cheese salad

The recent cold snap has made me crave really hearty meals, with this warm vegetarian salad being no different. The sweet flavour of the roasted beetroots and onions is brought out with an intense balsamic vinegar warm dressing, which coats the vegetables and earthy puy lentils and mixes with the slightly warmed and oozing goat’s […]

Pear, walnut and stem ginger crumble

After such a virtuous first post of 2013, my second of the year is a comforting crumble, which is a leap back to the indulgence of the festive season, brought about by this Drunken Plum Frangipane Tart, which was thelittleloaf’s shamelessly decadent start to the year. I’ve been desperate to make a crumble for weeks […]

Winter cabbage salad with flame roasted peppers

Serves 1 as a main or two as a starter The powerful flavours of this light winter salad are ideal for the post Christmas period, when you’ve finally become tired of festive indulgence and yearn for something a little healthier. The gentle heat of the garlic in the dressing should help to banish any remnants […]

Individual Dark Ale Christmas cakes

The nights are drawing in, the miserable weather feels like it can only be braved when fueled on mulled wine and December is only a week away. It’s definitely starting to feel a lot like Christmas. It’s also definitely starting to feel like Big Hungry Gnomes has been very neglected due to a lot of changes which […]


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