Honeycomb Toffee aka Cinder Toffee

Mum used to make this for Bonfire Night, she called it Cinder Toffee because it has an aerated texture like cinder breeze block. You’ll need a sugar thermometer. 225g (8oz) sugar Small pinch cream of tartar 1 tablespoon golden spoon 70ml (2½ fl oz) cold water ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon warm water […]

Uni days, creative baked beans and instant mash

When I left home to go to uni I hadn’t the foggiest about how to cook, not fresh food anyway. Dinner was usually Cadbury’s Smash instant mash potato with a heated up tin of Heinz beans, the one with little pork sausages in it. Sometimes I splashed out on a Vesta boil in the bag […]