Portly Cooks | Slow Cooked Lamb Shank in Minted Gravy

Oooo Lamb Shank, this is up there in the top 3 of answers to the question, ‘What would your final meal be?’  It’s an indulgent meal perfect for a Sunday roast or a fancy mid-week treat, all this one needs is time, and you get that awesome smell of dinner wafting through the house when…

Portly Eats | Dunkin’ Donuts | Cambridge, UK

I do love a good doughnut. I’ve finally got around to visiting Dunkin’ Donuts in Cambridge.  Their strap line across the pond is ‘America runs on Dunkin’ and so did I. When I visited I got the hazelnut and chocolate frosted doughnut, basically a squidgy doughnut topped with chocolate and sprinkles, filled with Nutella! What…

Portly Eats @ The LP, Bury St Edmunds @lpbse

In between Christmas and New Year is that time of every year when people are unsure of what day it actually is and are even less sure about what they should eat. Most will stick to 101 uses for Turkey until around mid-February when the giant bird finally runs out! After a giant meat feast…

The Saturday Experiment: Slow Roast Ken Hom Inspired Belly of Pork

I’ve been a bit quiet on my Saturday Experiments of late. I love messing around in the kitchen on a Saturday morning cup of tea, radio on making whatever looks interesting or I have heard about and thought “I could do that better!” This weekend it was once again the turn of my favourite cut…

Portly Pudding Club #2 – Eton Mess

Now as simple puddings go this one doesn’t get much easier. Eton Mess, created in the hallowed educational halls of Eton College, has been a crowd pleaser for well over 100 years.  The traditional version is simply Strawberries, Meringue and Whipped Cream. I changed mine a bit and used raspberries as well as the traditional…