Portly Cooks | Lemon Curd Cheesecake

It’s lemony, it’s creamy, it’s got a buttery biscuit base, it’s dead easy… enough of sounding like a Masterchef judge, here’s a dead easy cheesecake. Serves 2 (If you feel like sharing) 8 Digestive Biscuits 50g Butter 2 tbsp Lemon Curd Zest of a Lemon (Put the juice in your gin) 100ml Double Cream 150g…

Portly Cooks | Apple Crumble

Crumble is essentially one of the first things you make at school and carry lovingly home for your family to try. It’s easy to see why, it doesn’t really require much cooking and is definitely in the category of traditional comfort food. It’s even better if you’re making it at the right time of year…

Portly Eats | Parker’s Tavern | Cambridge, UK

There’s a new restaurant in town and it’s in the newly refurbished University Arms Hotel.  Parker’s Tavern is offering fabulous food with wonderful views of Parkers Piece.  I went along during their soft opening to see what it was all about. Once greeted and shown to our table we were given water and menus. The…

Portly Eats | Wildwood Sundae | Wildwood, Peterborough, UK

There is something stuck in my head about the word Sunday. I think it’s from a commercial I saw once in America. You know, one of the lower budget ones that scream at you through the T.V. screen?  I’m not sure if it was real or not but at the end it said, rather shouted…

Portly Eats | Jack’s Gelato | Cambridge, UK

Who doesn’t love Gelato? Jack’s Gelato has been a Cambridge favourite since 2010. I may be late to the game here but I’ve been countless times and feel a need to share this epic Ice Cream parlour. Jack’s has some fantastic Gelato made from the freshest ingredients and a menu of flavours to kill for….

Portly Cooks | Chocolate Chip Muffins

Baking can be therapeutic, it’s relaxing to stand a whip up a batch of muffins and on the plus side it makes your house smell amazing!  I was taught how to bake by my mum when I was about 3 years old and have used this same recipe ever since and it never fails. Apologies…

Strawberries and Cream Sandwiches

We were having some nice weather… as I write this it’s throwing it down with rain, but if the good weather does come back these are a nice quick pudding for a BBQ.  Now, feel free to switch out the biscuits for whatever you fancy, they work very well with shortbread or even cookies. They’re…

Portly’s Pudding Club: Banoffee Pie

Carrying on from last time with the Oreo Cheesecake, I decided I would make another of my all time favourite desserts, Banoffee Pie.  I honestly had no idea how easy it was to make this until a couple of years ago. I had always heard stories or boiling tins of condensed milk which to be…

Portly’s Pudding Club: Super Easy @Oreo Cheesecake!

Oreos who doesn’t love them? Especially when dipped in milk they are great.  Making a cheesecake out of them though that’s all kinds of good! This is a really easy cheesecake recipe too, literally about 15 minutes to make and then just pop them in the fridge until you’re ready to go! 1 packet Oreos…