All posts tagged: leiths

WIN a Leiths approved Asda Extra Special Easter hamper

COMPETITION CLOSED It’s competition time! You may remember that I gave away an Asda Extra Special Christmas hamper back in December. Well, now is the time for an Easter give away! Hamper items (all Asda Extra Special and approved by chefs at Leiths) Extra Special all butter pastry cases Extra Special artisan flat breads Extra Special plain chocolate Extra Special mini meringues Extra Special strawberry conserve Extra Special Spanish orange blossom honey Extra Special Italian pesto alla Genovese Extra Special Aceto Balsamico di Modena Extra Special all Butter parmesan and garlic mini twists Extra Special garlic dipping oil Extra Special apricot crumbles Extra Special Italian conchiglioni Extra Special spiced plum and ginger marinade Extra Special stem ginger chocolate biscuits Extra Special Belgian milk chocolate and pecan popcorn clusters Extra Special black pepper ciabatta croutons ES Semillon Sauvignon Blanc ES Chianti Classico Reserva I attended an event held by Asda and Leiths at the London based cookery school last night and it was fantastic. Full review of what we got up to soon but for now, …

White and Milk Malteser cake

I ran a Macmillan coffee morning at my work on Friday. We ran it last year and Mitzy Wilson, ex editor of Delicious Magazine came into the office to judge the winner. It was such a lovely morning – everyone brought in their cake and paid £2 to enter. The overall winner won a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne and she was absolutely thrilled as she didn’t consider herself as much of a baker. So, when the information pack landed on my desk this year, I decided that it would be good to do it again, especially since most of the people in the office now weren’t around this time last year. I have met Sig from Scandilicious a couple of times and I am a massive fan of her blog – so I asked if she would be willing to come in and judge. To my delight she wanted to come in. We had a total of 13 entries and I baked a Maltesers cake. My inspiration came from Poires au Chocolat, who just …