Tag Archives: Cinnamon

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

31 Oct

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

This Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread is delicious; soft light chewy bread, a sweet sticky and lightly spiced filling, and a crunchy sugary topping. It’s a little messy, and it takes a little time. But most of the time is used up by the dough proving and it’s a very simple recipe to follow. You can even prepare the dough a day ahead to save on time. Good Times! Continue reading

Cereal Club – Porridge doesn’t have to be boring

23 Nov


On the subject of porridge I am utterly ignorant, I have only recently been enlightened that porridge enthusiast do actually exist. How on earth could anyone be enthusiastic about a food stuff so utterly lacking in variety of flavour and texture was my initial reaction. The only plausible reason I could think of for putting yourself through the arduous process of cooking and eating the grey goop was in penance for some terrible act you had once committed. I apologise for my philistinism for I now know that eating porridge is more than a facet of one’s daily pilgrimage. I could easily blame Tony the Tiger or Coco Monkey for my lifelong distrust and abstinence of porridge because if their cereals hadn’t tasted so good I might have been more inclined to try something new once in a while. If it’s not broken don’t fix it was a clichĂ© I firmly lived by when choosing what to eat for breakfast and if there wasn’t a colourful character on the box it wasn’t to be trusted in my eyes. Continue reading

Spiced Apple Cake

4 Nov

I think I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, I miss slow cooked beef and ale stew, spicy chili, blueberry pancakes with butter and syrup, belgian waffles, hot chocolate with whipped cream and toasted marshmallows, bacon sausage and eggs for breakfast, meatballs in marinara sauce, cheesy lasagne, steak and kidney pie, ox tail casserole, hot meat sandwiches, pork and apple pasties, warm apple pie, toasty cinnamon rolls washed down with a salted caramel and nutmeg mocha, french onion soup, braised lamb shanks, pan fried pigeon, sticky toffee pudding, roast chicken, baked potatoes with sour cream, cheese and chives, rhubarb crumble, and the list goes on. In fairness I don’t recall complaining too profusely while glugging down ice cold beer and scoffing barbecued bugers and sausages on warm summer nights. Either way I’m happy winter is here and all the food that comes with it. Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Bread – three friends united

30 Sep

‘Cinnamon. It should be on tables in restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime someone says, “Ooh, this is so good – what’s in this?” the answer invariably comes back, “cinnamon.” Cinnamon. Again and again’ (Seinfeld)

I’m convinced I’ll eat just about anything with Cinnamon in it, I’m only once step away from drinking everything through a cinnamon stick. Why do I love it so? I’m not even sure, its aroma is so intoxicating I’m convinced that cinnamon trees are somehow related to poppies and we’ll discover its opiate powers in years to come. Hoardes of people smoking cinnamon bark will fill city streets with a sweet spicy aroma. Here’s to hoping anyway. Continue reading