Author Archives: HCD


“Thank you so much to you and the team for a FANTASTIC job!!! Everyone was raving about the food and you were right – no one needed anything more so the amount was perfect and I’m not left with 100 bread rolls and ten packets of bacon!”   The staff were all delightful, food delicious […]


The food on Saturday was excellent and everyone was impressed. We were also very happy with the staff, who were efficient and friendly which was nice.The sandwiches etc. also went down very well in the evening.   Thank you very much for providing such a splendid spread.   Alex  


“I would just like to thank both you and Sharon for Sunday, the food was amazing and Sharon was just fantastic so helpful and worked very hard and was happy to help with anything, so thank you so much for making my life a lot easier on my daughters birthday.   Will let you know […]

Apple and Blackberry Pudding

4 large Bramley Apples apples, peeled, cored, sliced 600g fresh or frozen blackberries 150g sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Topping: 400g flour 200g brown sugar 150g of oats 200g melted margarine In 9″ x 13″ baking dish layer: apples, blackberries, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Combine topping ingredients: flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, and margarine and spread with fingers over apples […]

Traditional Baked Apples

4 even sized apples 150g of mixed fruits which have been soaked overnight with a cup of apple juice or sweet white wine. I also mixed 2 teaspoons of allspice with this. 50g of brown or granulated sugar. Wash and core the apples. Spoon the dried fruit mixtures inside the apples, Drain off the liquid […]

Pear and Ginger Crumble

  Crumble: 300g/10½oz plain flour, sieved pinch of salt 175g/6oz unrefined brown sugar 200g/7oz unsalted butter 1 tsp with dried ginger powder Knob of butter for greasing Filling: 450g/1lb pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1cm/½in piece 50g/2oz soft brown sugar 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tsp of dried ginger powder Method 1. Preheat the oven […]

Oriental Salad

(serves 6/8) 1 pack of stir fry veg mix (thank includes sweetcorn,Carrots & bean spouts) 1 pack of cherry tomatoes 6 mushrooms slices 1 stick of chopped celery 3 spring onions chopped Some chopped Radishes (optional) 30ml of light soy sauce and 60ml of french dressing mixed together, then toss all the above ingredients together a […]

Vegetable pasta

Making the most of vegetables There are so many lovely vegetables available, these are some of the vegetables I use 1 Large carrot finely chopped 1 Medium Sized Leek 8/10 button mushrooms chopped 1 Sweet Pepper chopped 1 Small Courgette chopped 125ml of strong vegetable stock 1 Table spoon of tomato puree 2 crush cloves […]