Turn your Pe-can’t into a Pecan…pie that is!


So an American themed dinner party has encouraged me to attempt this pie! Really struggled to get a recipe that was in grams and not American cup measurements so this is a hybrid pie of my Internet research!

I did cheat the pastry but I can make a short crust so I didn’t feel bad for long and I was in a rush.

You will need:
a pack and a half of pecans halves (100g bags)
4 eggs
85g golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp dark rum
50g butter, melted and cooled
85g light muscovado sugar

Basically roll out your pastry to cover a pie dish ,12inchs is fine or you could do little ones it would make about 6 mini 10cm pies!

Chill pastry in fridge whilst beating all the ingredients together, apart from the pecans. When all the ingredients are combined stir in the majority of the pecans.

You could chop them all roughly and put them in the pie OR save some (1/3) for decoration like I did!

Then add to the chilled pastry case and bake for aprox 30/40 ( keep an eye out after 30) at 180 degrees!

A few other notes;
Use a metal pie dish if possible I used a ceramic one which meant the party wasn’t a crisp as I would have liked!
It will look very raised out of the oven but will deflate!

Leave to cool serve with ice cream or cream!

Happy pie making!

Anna x


Sunday Roasts


After a lack of house Sunday suppers we decided to make a roast!

Chickens lathered in butter and stuffed with lemon, carrot, and onion. Roasted for 1.5 hrs!


I had pre made the Yorkshire Puds during the day so they only needed heating through just before the chicken was finished!


For pudding I made apple crumble! Accidentally added too much vanilla essence but it tasted really nice! Still working on the topping so recipe to follow on a later date!

Sweet Jacket


I’ve been meaning to try sweet jackets for a while now! In the absence of an oven I’ve had to microwave it (ergh) but the filling more than makes up for it!

Feta cheese, 1/2 avocado, 2 spring onions, glug of olive oil and plenty of seasoning mixed together and piled high!

I defiantly recommend! More toppings coming soon!

Eat well!