10 minute easy puff pastry

Puff pastry seems to have a pretty tough rep – I’d always been told that it was complicated, fiddly and time consuming. This recipe however, originally one of Gordon’s, is quick, easy and faff free. Okay it is ‘rough’ puff pastry – not something you would find in a patisserie but it makes a pretty [...]

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On the eighth day of Christmas… Spiced, puff pastry mince pies

These secured first prize in a recent mince pie competition at work and are super easy to make. The original recipe came from Waitrose magazine, but I have made quite a few amendments. For the mince meat – it is best to make this the day before you cook the pies to give the flavours [...]

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St Nicholas Market food hall review – Pieminister

Todays lunchtime stop – Pieminister! St Nicholas Market Food Hall – Pieminister (British!) Good ole pie and mash with mushy peas – this is comfort food at its best. Pieminister has a small cafe attached, with free tap water and proper cutlery (not the plastic rubbish) so you can eat in or take out. Pie [...]

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Foolproof Fish Pie

Prep time – 20 mins, Cook time – 20 mins One of my all time favourite recipes – this is out of one of my student cookbooks “Nosh 4 Students” but is a brilliant recipe – especially for colder winter evenings when a warm and hearty meal is much needed! I really hate sloppy fish [...]

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Bristol’s Best Budget Meals Out

Eating out in Bristol for less than £10 Whether you’re a student or just a bit strapped for cash, you can still enjoy a meal out in Bristol for a low price. Below are some of our top tips for eating out in Bristol on a budget – all of the below are less than [...]

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