Bettys Christmas Hamper

Make someone smile this Christmas, give them a Bettys' Christmas Hat Box hamper- Cherished By Me

Imagine opening a box and finding a beautifully decorated hat box filled to the brim with edible Christmas goodies from Bettys. Wouldn’t you be absolutely delighted to receive this, I know I was. I have heard the legend about Bettys, who have been serving tea and cake for nearly one hundred years, and one day I will make it to one of their tea rooms in person. In the meantime I have been relishing the gorgeous gift they sent me.

The Christmas Hat Box hamper full of edible goodies from Bettys- Cherished By Me

I know I have said how much I love a hamper full of food before, and I really do. I think receiving a hamper full of edible gifts would make anyone’s day, you can’t go wrong.

Anyway, why did I like the Christmas Hat Box gift from Bettys in particular? It was full of cute and delicious treats that will take us right through Christmas, bits that I wouldn’t see anywhere else, because of course they are all from Bettys.

Gorgeous selection of goodies in Christmas Hampers from Bettys- Cherished By Me

Cute chocolate penguins, pretty chocolate fir cones, jam, chutney, Christmas cake, biscuits, chocolate almonds and a Christmas chocolate selection.

Christmas Hampers from Bettys- Cherished By Me

The Christmas chocolate selection is stunning, these are delicate, beautifully decorated chocolates with fillings such as hazelnut praline, raspberry ganache truffle and florentine praline. Just these alone make the most wonderful present.

Christmas Chocolate Box from Bettys- Cherished By Me

The dark chocolate almonds were to die for, the almonds tasted caramelised under the smooth rich dark chocolate.

The biscuits melt in the mouth and they are presented in pretty boxes.

Swiss chocolate shortbread from Bettys- Cherished By Me

The sherry soaked fruit Christmas cake isn’t iced but is topped with almonds and cherries, and definitely a welcome treat if you don’t want an icing topped cake.

The whole box is decadent, I love it! There is something in it for the whole family.

I have had a look at the Bettys website many times since dreaming of other goodies I would take great pleasure in receiving, but also because I am going to send a couple of Christmas gifts from there too.

I don’t think you can go wrong sending a pressie from Bettys, absolutely lovely treats to be had. Thank you Bettys for sending me your wonderful Christmas Hat Box.

Prices vary for the Christmas gifts at Bettys but there is such a fab collection that there is something to please everyone. All the gift hampers can be seen here.



#NothingArtificial on my Potatoes!

Jazz up your potatoes with #NothingArtificial & Clover- Cherished By Me

Hands up if you serve your boiled potatoes naked? I promise* you if you serve them with a dollop of Clover, which has #NothingArtificial added, you won’t look back. Naked potatoes will never taste the same again!

*Don’t hold me to it, but they will taste so so much better!

Disclosure: In collaboration with Clover




Triple Orange Gin and Tonic Cocktail- #ATasteofTravel

Make a refreshing Triple Orange Gine and Tonic - Cherished By Me

I’m not sure cocktails have to be confined to a trendy bar anymore, they have become ever increasingly popular as a drink to be served at home.

Bring the taste of the Mediterranean into your home with a triple orange gin and tonic with #ATasteOfTravel & Celebrity Cruises- Cherished By Me

With the help of Celebrity Cruises and Waitrose I have brought the tastes of Barcelona into my home with this very tasty little cocktail, the triple orange gin and tonic.

Celebrity Cruises have produced a series of films in partnership with Waitrose, showcasing superior food and drink and unmatchable travel experiences. They are great to watch and you find out tit bits about places you wouldn’t usually.

Triple Orange Mare with A taste of travel- cherished by me

Gin Mare, the most important ingredient in our cocktail is a Mediterranean gin that is distilled in an ancient monks retreat just outside Barcelona. With a blend of Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, basil, cardamon, coriander and juniper berries and citrus fruits this gin has a feel, and taste, of the Mediterranean about it.

All the taste of the Mediteranean in this Triple Orange Mare Gin and Tonic- Cherished By Me

Mix the gin with the other ingredients in this cocktail and you have a gorgeously refreshing, tangy drink that whilst welcome in the summer is also pretty apt for the Christmas season ahead with it’s orange undertones. Enjoy!

Triple Orange Gin and Tonic with Celebrity Crusies- Cherished By Me

Tripe Orange Gin and Tonic recipe…

Celebrity Cruises' Triple Orange Mare Cocktail- #ATasteofTravel

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Total time: 

Serves: 1

  • 50ml Gin Mare
  • 200ml 1724 Tonic Water
  • 1 bar spoon of bitter orange marmalade
  • 5 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 orange twist
  1. Pour gin into a cocktail shaker
  2. Stir in the orange marmalade
  3. Add the orange bitters
  4. Add the tonic water
  5. Add ice
  6. Stir well
  7. Pour into a glass, I strained mine but for a stronger orange flavour mix the ingredients in the serving glass
  8. Garnish with a twist of orange

Wow your guests with a triple orange gin & tonic- Cherished By MeThanks to Celebrity Cruises for supplying me with everything needed to make this cocktail.


The Tastiest Chicken Soup Ever!

Make this delicious chicken soup with the Sunday roast leftovers- Cherished By Me

Have you ever woken up on a Monday morning wondering how you can feel so rubbish after the weekend. Then you remember you’ve overindulged just a little bit and your body is screaming, stop! Just me? Oh… seriously I am sure I’m not the only one. I’ve eaten too much, maybe had a couple of glasses of wine, and I know I need some tasty and healthy food that is going to make me feel better about it being Monday again. Well, this chicken soup is sooo good, it smells amazing, is packed full of veggie goodness and tastes fantastic.

Comforting chicken soup, the perfect Monday lunchtime recipe- Cherished By Me

Plus, if you made a roast on the Sunday, fingers crossed you’ll already have some leftover cooked chicken and all the vegetables in the fridge can be chucked in too! This soup is ready in minutes, so if you are tired and need that comfort food asap, this recipe is for you.

Need a pick me up This leftovers chicken soup is so tasty iy could be just the perfect recipe- Cherished By Me

This is a dribble down your chin type of soup, really clear but with chunks of fresh vegetables. I prefer to add the cabbage after I take the soup off the heat so that it is still crisp and crunchy but cook it for a couple of minutes if you prefer to. If you want to keep the meal light the soup is filling enough on it’s own but obviously serve with fresh bread if you fancy it.

 Comforting chicken soup recipe…

The Tastiest Chicken Soup Ever!

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This is a great recipe for using up leftover chicken and tastes so great but won't bloat, perfect after a weekend of over indulgence.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 carrots, chopped into chunks
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • Herbs- big handfuls if you have them, of, for example parsley, rosemary, thyme (dried if you don't have any)
  • 1500ml chicken stock
  • 125g-250g cooked chicken (use what you have), shredded
  • 2 large leaves of savoy cabbage, shredded
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic.
  2. Cook on a gentle heat, you don't want to burn the vegetables, for a few minutes
  3. Add the stock to the pan
  4. Add the herbs and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the carrots are cooked.
  5. Add the chicken and cook for a couple of minutes to heat it through
  6. Add the cabbage either at the same time as the chicken or because I like mine crunchy I add it to the soup just as I am serving it.
  7. Divide the hot soup into bowls, season with black pepper and enjoy!

Perfect for that Monday feeling and for using up the remains of the Sunday roast, a tasty, easy & comforting chicken soup- Cherished By Me


Christmas Sticky Toffee Pudding

Awesome Christmas Sticky Toffee Puddings recipe- Cherished By Me

If you didn’t already know, today is Stir Up Sunday , the day when traditionally all your family takes a turn stirring up Edd Kimber (The Boy Who Bakes) makes Christmas Sticky Toffee Puddings- Cherished By Methe Christmas pudding mixture whilst making a wish. Don’t panic if you have missed it though because thanks to this tasty recipe for Christmas sticky toffee pudding from Edd Kimber and Whitworths can be made a day before and is a tasty compromise if you have a family of Christmas pudding haters! Served with a butterscotch sauce and nut praline this will make you are very popular person among your family.

Whitworths have brought out new packaging for their dried fruits and nuts, the packets are now made from foil to keep them fresher for longer without any damage from light, and they are easier to seal shut. Some of the fruits are already chopped to save time.

This Christmas sticky toffee puddings recipe and more, including a fabulous one for gooey truffles, can be found on the Whitworths website.

Whitworths dried fruits- Cherished By Me

Anyway, when I made this yesterday with Whitworths and Edd Kimber we used a whole lot of rum in the puddings, and in the sauce to give this an even better Christmassy feel. This can easily be substituted for your favourite tipple. I may try my fav – cherry brandy.

Christmas Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe…

Christmas Sticky Toffee Pudding

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  • 225g Whitworths dates
  • 200ml water
  • 100ml rum
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 200g Self raising flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 50g Whitworths apricots, chopped
  • 50g Whitworths sultanas
  • 50g Whitworths crystallised ginger, chopped

  • Butterscotch Sauce
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp flaked sea salt
  • 100ml double cream

  • Praline
  • 150g Whitworths toasted mixed nuts
  • 175g caster sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/ Gas mark 4
  2. Lightly grease 10 dariole moulds
  3. Place the dates, water and rum into a medium saucepan and simmer slowly until the dates are a thick paste. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  4. In the meantime put the butter, sugar, vanilla and honey in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer
  5. Add the eggs one at a time and beat with the mixer.
  6. Add the flour, baking soda and spices to the mixture and beat at a slow speed until combined.
  7. Add the date puree and dried fruit, mix until combined.
  8. Divide the mixture between the moulds and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until cooked.
  9. Turn out onto plates straight away.
    Butterscotch Sauce
  10. Place the butter, sugar and salt into a saucepan and cook over a medium heat until melted and smooth.
  11. Bubble away for a few minutes and then add the cream and stir to make a smooth sauce. Optional- Add a splash of rum (or other tipple) and cook for a few minutes. Spoon over the puddings
    Nut Praline
  12. Place the sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has melted and caramelised and a deep brown colour.
  13. Remove from the heat and add the nuts straight away and stir until all coated.
  14. Spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking tray and press down to get a thin layer.
  15. Leave to cool completely.
  16. Break the nut praline up into pieces and serve with the puddings and sauce.

Treat your family to this delicious sticky toffee pudding on Christmas day- Cherished By Me


Give As You Live Gift Guide for Foodies

This Christmas have you thought of doing your shopping through the website Give as you Live? If you do, you can help raise money for charity just by buying all the bits and bobs you were going to anyway.


Give as you live gift guide for foodies

 Give as you Live is a shopping and price comparison website with a heart. You can shop for products from thousands of leading online retailers; use our price comparison tool to ensure you get the best price and even save money by using the exclusive offers and deals available on our site.

 A percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to charity, my chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support.

And how do they actually raise money you may ask? Like other price comparison websites, Give as you Live generates money through affiliate marketing. This means that retailers pay them commission each time a sale is generated for them through their site and Give as you Live pass at least 50% of this on to the charity of the supporter’s choice.

So, I thought I’d give you a helping hand in selecting a few of the items I would love in my stocking this year please Santa with this gift guide for foodies, a.k.a. Nova’s Christmas List.

  • I am a sucker for pretty bottles, and pink is my favourite colour plus I do like a good glass of chilled Rosé so Santa if you would so kind as to put a bottle of La Vie en Rose Cinsault rosé, £10.99, in my stocking that would be much appreciated.
  • Okay, I do already own an ice cream maker but unfortunately since we’ve moved I’ve had to permanently lend it to a friend as my freezer isn’t big enough for the bowl to fit in (sob) so I would absolutely love love the Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker. My mouth is watering just thinking about homemade ice-cream! You can’t beat it.
  • You can’t have a stocking without chocolate, but it can’t be any old chocolate so I would like some Prestat Praline Truffles please, and yes I have been very good this year.
  • If you have a good coffee machine at home then you must invest in a great milk frother to make authentic cappuccinos and lattes, my current one is on it’s last legs so if you could manage to slip this Krups automatic milk frother into my stocking too Santa that would be awesome.
  • And finally because I love chocolate so so much and you can never have too much,  a box of Charbonnel et Walker sea salt caramel truffles would absolutely make my stocking perfect.

Whilst opening all or any of the above on Christmas morning would be gratefully received by myself, I am sure any food or wine lovers would be thrilled too and if you are going to buy any of the products it would be amazing if you did so through Give as you Live site to raise money for your chosen charity. Just by shopping.

Post in collaboration with Give as you Live

Grey’s Fine Foods Hamper

Spanish food hamper from Grey's Fine Foods- Cherished By Me

I honestly don’t think you can thrill a food lover more than by giving them a hamper full of food. And if the food is something they wouldn’t usually get themselves, then even better. So I was squealing with excitement as I unpacked this Spanish food hamper from Grey’s Fine Foods.

A tasty Spanish food hamper from Grey's Fine Foods- Cherished By Me

Presented in a wooden gift box, the Grey’s Fine Foods hamper contains ten items including manchego cheese, Bonito tuna, gorgeous Spanish extra virgin olive oil, a green olive tapenade, a selection of meats, a bottle of rioja and Mallorcan savoury rosemary biscuits. There was everything in the hamper to have an amazing feast which is what we did one rainy afternoon.

Spanish Hamper from Grey's Fine Foods

M, aged 8, literally couldn’t get enough of the Montanegra Iberico ham, it tasted superb; rich and meaty. I have never had Mallorcan savoury rosemary biscuits before and I really loved them, very crunchy and they went so well with the cheese and ham. They definitely made a change from a traditional cheese cracker.

Mallorcan rosemary biscuits- Cherished By Me

Again, although I’ve had black olive tapenade I haven’t had green before, this was really lovely too. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like and it lasted way beyond our carpet picnic that day. The wine is soooo good, the olive oil such good quality and there was also a tin of Spanish sweet smoked paprika which is being used in lots of my dishes.

I really would recommend Grey’s Fine Foods for all your Spanish foods and gifts, they have a huge range to suit everyone from coffee to sweet treats, to suckling pigs, wine and of course hampers of various sizes and prices including an Iberico ham slicing kit that I think M would absolutely love! He’s not getting it off course but if you are stuck as to what to buy someone who has it all and loves their meat look no further!


Disclosure: I was sent a hamper by Grey’s Fine Foods but all opinions and words are my own.



White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies

A yummy afternoon snack, white chocolate chip and pistachio cookies- Cherished By Me

Clover asked me to come up with a recipe using their spread which has no artificial ingredients and half the saturated fat of butter. Made with buttermilk, Clover has a buttery taste making it the perfect ingredient to add flavour when making easy meals for your family.

White chocolate chip pistachio cookies #NothingArtificial with Clover- Cherished By Me

Clover is very versatile, it is great for baking because unlike butter you will not have to wait for it to soften, it can be used straight from the fridge and it tastes just as great. It is also perfect for melting over potatoes, or other vegetables, to give them an extra special buttery taste.

If you head over to the Clover Facebook page you’ll find the Clover troop guarding the product so nothing artificial gets in, and users who post a picture on the Facebook page can win a personalised Clover fridge magnet with their faces on, and branded oven gloves. By the end of the campaign, 10,000 £1 discount vouchers redeemable against Clover will be given away.

Mmmmm yummy white chocolate chip pistacho cookies, quick & easy to make- Cherished By Me

I am not usually a huge biscuit/cookie fan but for some reason I can’t walk past a white chocolate chip cookie without it calling… “eat me”. I don’t know what it is about them but they taste so good. Warning, the downside of making this recipe is that you’ll end up with about sixteen large cookies instead of buying a packet of four, and then you will just have to eat them all, unless you are an extremely kind-hearted, strong-willed soul. Of which I am obviously not!

Tasty white chocolate pistachio cookies that will get your children begging to make - Cherished By Me

And, trying to give my eight year old all the cooking skills he’ll need in life (everyone needs a cookie recipe under their belt, right?) he has been back in kitchen making these oh so delicious white chocolate chip pistachio cookies, because pistachios are his absolute favourite snack. Did you see his last foray into the kitchen where he made mozzarella stuffed burgers?

Get your kids into the kitchen & making white chocolate pistachio cookies- Cherished By Me

This is such an easy recipe for children to make and if you can’t tempt them in the kitchen to make cookies then I don’t know what will work. This is a very basic recipe that is easy to adapt, if you don’t like white chocolate or pistachios use your favourite chocolate, nuts or dried fruit. They’ll still taste amazing! These are the soft chewy cookies that will melt in your mouth, if you prefer your cookies with a bit more crunch, bake for an extra two minutes.

Who loves a white chocolate chip and pistachio cookie Easy and very very tasty- Cherished By Me

White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies recipe…

White Chocolate Chip Pistachio Cookies


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Serves: 16

  • 125g Clover
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g white chocolate chips
  • 100g shelled pistachios
  1. Preheat the oven to 180º / gas mark 4
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract
  4. Sift Fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt
  5. Gently mix in the chocolate chips and pistachios
  6. The dough can be quite sticky so use floured hands to roll the dough into a sausage
  7. Cut the dough into 2 cm slices and place cut side down onto a parchment lined baking tray leaving a large space between each one, as they can spread quite a bit.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  9. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before carefully moving onto a wire rack
You will be able to make about 16 large cookies with this recipe but if you prefer smaller ones then bake for slightly less time. When they are a little golden around the edges that's when they are done.

If you prefer your cookies with a bit more crunch as opposed to soft and chewy, then bake them for an extra two minutes.

Kids Kitchen Get your kids cooking these delicious white chocolate chip pistachio cookies today- Cherished By MeA post in collaboration with Clover


Mozzarella Burgers- Kids Teatime Takeover

Mozzarella Burgers- Kids Teatime Takeover

Mmmmm, make this mozarella stuffed burger tonight!

When McCain asked me to take part in their #kidsteatimetakeover campaign I didn’t think twice. I am terribly guilty of MCCAIN_TT_RELOOKEDnot spending enough time in the kitchen with the children. I have two sons that have gone off to uni with the most basic of cooking skills that as a food blogger I feel quite frankly, embarrassed by. Give them their dues though they have coped magnificently. And, if you can read a cookery book then you should be able to follow the most basic of instructions…hopefully!

McCain's Kids Teatime Takeover

I started off well with M, he could make sandwiches at two years old, and cut up cucumber with a knife but then we haven’t done anything for a long time. However,  McCain want to champion the simple joys of real family teatimes this Autumn by hijacking one night of the week (Thursday) where families can connect over food by simply swapping roles and encouraging kids to takeover the helm in the kitchen.

Get your children cooking!

Step by step to making mozzarella burgers…

Even the smallest of children can make their own mozzarella burgers

Teatimes can often be overlooked and go by in a flash. This campaign aims to provide another reason for families to enjoy their teatime in a fun, interactive way and experience the good stuff together.

Mozzarella burgers for kids teatime takeover

So, that’s our plan…eight year old M is going to be cooking dinner for us and to get us started he made mozzarella burgers for us last Thursday.

Kids Teatime Takeover with McCainThis is a very easy recipe to follow, however do supervise younger children with knives and when using the oven.

Kids Teatime Takeover

I have to admit these mozzarella burgers are probably the best homemade burgers we have ever made…and that gooey mozzarella in the middle, yum!

Delicious family friendly home made mozzarella burgers, a prefect recipe for getting your kids cooking

M cooked McCain oven chips (with supervision) and made a little salad to go with the burgers and chips. We used some lovely crusty rolls which taste so much better than burger buns, in my opinion. M had ketchup in his burger and I had tomato salsa, mayonnaise and some lettuce. They were soooo good!

Mozzarella Burgers

Kids Kitchen: Mozzarella Burgers

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  • 4 spring onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 80g mozzarella cut into 4 pieces
  • 500g McCain oven chips
  • 10cm piece cucumber, chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Handful of chopped iceberg lettuce
  • Tomato ketchup or salsa to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºc/Gas mark 7
  2. Put the spring onions, parsley, minced beef and egg into a bowl and mix well with your hands
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 equal balls
  4. Squash a ball of the meat mixture into a burger shape with the palm of your hand (or use a metal ring as a mould)
  5. Put a piece of mozzarella into the centre of the patty and top with another ball of meat mixture
  6. Press down the meat to seal the mozzarella in
  7. Repeat until you have four burgers
  8. Put the chips on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 18-20 minutes
  9. Either grill the burgers under a hot grill, or on a griddle for 8-10 minutes each side
  10. In the meantime put all the salad ingredients into a bowl
  11. Serve the burgers with rolls, the chips and salad.

Get your children in the kitchen to make these easy and very tasty mozzarella stuffed burgersThank you to McCain for the goodies we received to help M do his Kids Teatime Takeover , he especially loves having his very own recipe file!


Homemade Scotch Eggs

Homemade Scotch Eggs

Delicious, tasty and easy to make homemade scotch eggs, so much nicer than shop bought ones

I have written so many time before that eggs are my absolute favourite breakfast, with a rasher or two of bacon on the side of course. I love poached eggs, and eggs benedict is divine.  However you can’t beat a fried egg if you fancy a sandwich. Mmmm.

According to research carried out by MOMA, when they asked 1000 people how they liked their eggs in the morning these were the results:

  • Scrambled 27.9% 
  • Poached 23.3% 
  • Fried 23.3% 
  • Omelet 11.7%  
  • Hardb­oiled 10.2% 
  • Baked 3.5% 
I am really surprised that fried and poached eggs are equally liked as I imagined more people would prefer fried eggs, how do you like your eggs?
 You can't beat a homemade scotch egg, so much tastier than a shop bought one, and these are baked, not fried
We get through so many eggs a week in various guises and they are so good for you too, they are great not only for breakfast but lunch and dinner too!
My children are big fans of scotch eggs so I have made this delicious homemade scotch eggs recipe which could double up as breakfast as well as a healthy-ish addition to the lunchbox as these are baked instead of fried but there is no compromise on flavour.
Step by step guide to homemade scotch eggs
 Of course if you have a deep fat fryer then these will take about ten minutes to cook. You can also give these a very quick shallow fry before baking to give them an even colour, otherwise you will need to keep turning them every so often to get them looking golden.

 Homemade Scotch Eggs recipe


Homemade Scotch Eggs

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Tasty homemade scotch eggs are so easy to make and taste so much better than shop bought ones.
  • 9 large eggs, free range or organic
  • small onion, chopped finely
  • knob of butter
  • 600 g good quality sausagemeat (I used gluten free sausages & squeezed the meat out)
  • small bunch parsley chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp sage, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp thyme, chopped finely
  • plain flour (gluten free if needed)
  • 120g Panko breadcrumbs or gluten free breadcrumbs
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/ gas mark 6
  2. Cook 6 of the eggs in boiling water for 8-10 minutes, drain and then leave to cool in very cold water
  3. In the meantime heat the knob of butter in a pan and fry the onion gently for a few minutes without browning it. Remove from the heat and allow to cool down.
  4. Put the sausagemeat in a large bowl, add the herbs and onion and mix well, divide into 6 balls
  5. Peel the eggs
  6. In one bowl put in three beaten eegs
  7. In another bowl put the breadcrumbs
  8. In another bowl put a handful of plain flour
  9. Squash a ball of meat into a flat burger shape on a plate.
  10. Coat your hands in a little flour and then dip the boiled egg into the flour, place the egg onto the meat and then roll it in your hands to completely seal the egg.
  11. Coat the ball in a little flour and use to make a ball shape.
  12. Dip the ball into the egg mixture letting any excess drip off, then coat with the breadcrumbs.
  13. Dip the ball back into the egg, drain and coat in breadcrumbs again.
  14. Repeat until all six eggs are done.
  15. Put the scotch eggs onto a foil lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until the meat is cooked through. Turn them every so often to get an even colour.
  16. Enjoy warm or cold
These scotch eggs in the photos aren't gluten free but they work just as well using gluten free flour and gluten free breadcrumbs.

These can be deep fried instead of baking, using a deep fat fryer cook for about 10 minutes.

Make homemade healthy-ish scotch eggs, so much tastier than shop bought ones

Disclosure: Post in collaboration with MOMA.