Scotch Pie Awards

All eyes on the pies in Dunfermline

JUDGEMENT DAY OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SCOTCH PIE AWARDS 2018 Scottish butchers and bakers delivered their premier pies into the hands of the judges of the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.  The judging day saw pies from all categories tasted and scrutinised with an expert eye, including yours truly Mrs Foodie! Categories include:- Scotch

Courgette tea loaf recipe

Recipe: Courgette Tea Loaf

Perfect for an afternoon get together with friends It's courgette season so you might be lucky enough to find courgettes cheap in the supermarket.   One way of using them is in cake!  You wouldn't bat an eyelid at carrot cake so why not try courgette cake too?  For a green vegetable it's maybe not the

the bakery by zique west end glasgow bakery

Food Review: The Bakery by Zique, Hyndland, Glasgow

The Bakery to head to in Hyndland Cafezique and Delizique owner Mhairi Taylor has expanded her delicious offerings to the West End of Glasgow with The Bakery by Zique.  Mhairi is joined at The Bakery by Zique with pastry chef  Lyndsay Michie who trained at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles and Le Gavroche in London

Anzac Day Biscuits Glasgow Food Blog Foodie Explorers Recipe

Recipe: Celebrate Anzac Day with these delicious biscuits

Anzac Day Biscuits The 25th April is Anzac Day which is a national day of remembrance in Australia.  It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Anzac means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It has been said that the biscuits were

Lola bikes Coffee The Hague Holland Netherlands good coffee

Review: Lola Bikes and Coffee, The Hague, Netherlands

Speciality coffee and bikes Not something that you would think that you would normally find together but you do at Lola Bikes & Coffee.  We spent New Year in The Hague so we had to find somewhere nearby to our hotel which served good coffee.   A bit of research drew us to Lola Bikes

Autumnal Victoria Sponge with Blackberries & Spiced Cream photography credit Richard Hill

Recipe: Victoria Sponge with Blackberries and Spiced Cream from Hairy Bikers

Many thanks to the Hairy Bikers, Comic Relief and HomeSense for sharing this recipe for blackberry victoria sponge cake.  A classic cake which has been given a twist with spiced cream and blackberries.  It's easy to make and tasty as well, so ideal for making and taking to work to share out or sell some

Scottish Baker of the Year

STV win against Michelle McManus in Bake off

Yesterday Mrs Foodie was along at The Kandy Bar Bakery in Saltcoats to see the launch of the search for Scottish Baker of the Year 2017. Reigning champ Michelle McManus teamed up with World Of Sport Champion Wrestler Grado and together they took on STV Glasgow’s Live at Five presenters David Farrell and Jennifer Reoch in

Smoky Brae smoked brown sugar cookies

Recipe: Smoky Brae Smoked Sugar Cookies

I don't normally rave about certain ingredients. More likely a must visit cafe or pub, but today I'm going out on a limb - buy this! The this being Smoky Brae smoked sugar. It's delicious. You know when you go to food shows and you buy something and it sits there and you forget about

Recipe: Dan Lepard’s Caramel Christmas Cake

Ok you were a little tired on stir it Sunday and didn't make a Christmas cake. No problem there is still plenty of time. This recipe by Dan Lepard creates a lovely Christmas cake with a rich caramel flavour and plenty of fruit. It's easy to make and perfect for decorating for Christmas Day.   [mpprecipe-recipe:111] Ingredients 200g

glasgow foodie exporers boozy fruit recipe

Recipe: Boozy Fruit

Alcohol soaked fruit Make next year's Christmas baking an experience to remember with some lovely alcohol soaked fruit. That's right, next years Christmas. Soaking dried fruit takes at least three months, and a year is just nice. Given the investment in time and alcohol, you don't want to skimp on the quality of the dried