Recipe: Chocolate Stout Loaf Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

I had a can of Toast Ale’s new 6.2% chocolate stout in the fridge – a new brew they’ve made from surplus bread & chocolate in collaboration with Divine Chocolate, as part of their ‘Rise Up for the Planet’ campaign. It’s a freaking delicious stout, so I figured it would also taste amazing baked into a chocolate cake.

This is my adaptation of an Edd Kimber recipe which I found on the Sainsbury’s Magazine website; where I have also used some of Halen Mon’s epic Salted Caramel Spread to make a delicious, sweet cream cheese frosting.

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Recipe: Three ways to pimp a Simple Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish which at its most basic, centres around eggs poached in a spicy stew – Shakshuka literally means “a mixture” and the traditional version uses tomatoes, onions and spices. These days you can find Shakshuka on brunch menus all over the UK but it’s also a very simple dish to make at home – perfect for a weekend brunch during the lockdown.

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Review: Weekday ‘Super Lunch’ at Jamie’s Italian, Cardiff

The launch of a new lunchtime menu at Jamie’s Italian in Cardiff gave me the perfect excuse to enjoy a leisurely lunch hour in the sun this week. The pricing of the new menu is really good, but was the food up to scratch? Read on to find out.

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Where to find regeneratively farmed & high-welfare meat in Cardiff

We should all be eating less but ‘better’ meat. If you care to know more about how your dinner got from farm to fork before you tuck in, here’s a handy list of the best places to buy high-welfare, sustainable or regeneratively farmed meat in Cardiff.

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