Month: October 2018

Some Science about Gin and Tonic

Some Science about Gin and Tonic

The Science of G&T. An article looking at the science behind why a good G&T is so awesome. Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash. One of the best things to happen to the UK over the last 10 years has been the revival of the […]

Orange & Onion Relish

Orange & Onion Relish

A simple zingy relish, ideally suited to cut through the fattiness of pulled pork, while adding some crunchy texture.   Print Orange & Onion relish Prep Time 10 minutes Marinade 12 hours Servings 4 people Ingredients 2 large red onions 5 limes 2 oranges 1 […]

Feed Or Perish

Feed Or Perish

FEED OR PERISH…. A big shout out to my friends over at Fight Or Perish, a veteran owned company, who make a range of unique apparel, which they claim is good for wearing in camp, on operations or in the gym; but they can add […]

Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji

Either as a snack or a great accompaniment to a curry, these little devils are great served with lemon.   Print Onion Bhaji Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 12 Bhaji Ingredients 200 g onions peeled, halved and […]

BGE’ing a Lamb Dopiaza

BGE’ing a Lamb Dopiaza

BGE’ing a ‘Spicery’ Lamb dopiaza – For tea tonight, we cracked open the Curry Legend cook book from our friends at The Spicery. Prepping the curry We stuck to the Spicery recipe but added some green peppers to bulk it out a bit. We used agave […]

Foraging in the countryside

Foraging in the countryside

OUR ‘bear grylls’ moment ! Today we braved the chilly Autumn morning to collect some stinging nettles to make a warming and peppery soup for lunch. This soup has been a favourite for work lunches too as it is thickened using potatoes so it really […]

Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

Nothing beats the sense of achievement after eating a hearty meal where you foraged for the ingredients.   Print Nettle soup Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients 28 g butter 450 g potatoes peeled and […]

An accompaniment of delight

An accompaniment of delight

  Welcome to the bar section of the website. It is here that I will detail the various gins and the accompanying pairings which can be enjoyed on their own or with one of the recipes on here. But let’s be honest, it is also […]

BGE McMuffin

BGE McMuffin

Nothing beats a hang over like this little beauty! Just like your local fast-food breakfast favourite, but with added punch !   Print BGE McMuffin Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients 4 slices black pudding […]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

The UK’s national dish; the mighty Chicken Tikka Masala, the curry that stole the crown from fish and chips!   Print Chicken Tikka Masala Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 50 minutes Marinade 2 hours Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients […]

Welcome to the home of epic food!

Welcome to the home of epic food!

Introducing….”Scoff’s up!” We finally did it! After many years of cooking, experimenting and eating we have put all our epic recipes into one volume…introducing “Scoff’s up!” The book of recipes from our kitchen to yours. Some of our very favourite dishes and a few little […]

Goulash

Goulash

Goulash: Is it a soup or a stew? Who cares, it’s rich and hearty with a smoky paprika hit.   Print Goulash Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes Slow Cook 8 hours Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes Servings 4 people […]

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup: The name of this chicken soup recipe derives from the Indian for ‘Pepper Water’, and this soup is just that. It is a great cure for a cold!   Print Mulligatawny Soup Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes Total […]

Asparagus & White Crab Soup

Asparagus & White Crab Soup

Asparagus & White Crab Soup: Sometimes, you need a soup that is subtle, delicate and refined with flavour; if that is the case, then this is the soup for you.   Print Asparagus & White Crab Soup Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes […]

Grilled Pineapple & Coconut Icecream

Grilled Pineapple & Coconut Icecream

Grilled Pineapple & Coconut Icecream: For this little delight, you will need an icecream maker, but the effort and cost is worth it, as nothing comes close to homemade icecream!   Print Grilled Pineapple & Coconut Icecream Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes […]

Plum Streusel

Plum Streusel

Plum Streusel: The German’s are not renowned for their food generally, but occasionally they get something bang on; and this is one of those delights!   Print Plum Streusel Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Chill 1 hour Total Time 1 hour 15 […]

Brownies

Brownies

Brownies: There is something special about a good brownie, cracked and crispy on the top, but soft and sticky in the middle.   Print Brownies Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes Servings 6 people Ingredients 200 g […]

Instant Banana Icecream

Instant Banana Icecream

Instant Banana Icecream: This is a fantastic recipe for when you want ice cream, but don’t have an icecream maker.   Print Instant Banana Icecream Prep Time 10 minutes Total Time 11 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients 4 ripe bananas ¼ tsp vanilla extract 3-4 […]

Beef Skirt Fajita

Beef Skirt Fajita

Beef Skirt Fajita: An excellent cut of meat, and when used in fajita it really adds to the flavour.   Print Beef skirt fajita Prep Time 2 hours Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes Servings 4 people Ingredients 1 large beef […]

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne: A real winter warmer, in more ways than one, as this dish packs a punch! Ideal for the hob or the BGE BBQ!   Print Chilli Con Carne Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 4 hours Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes […]

Lasagne

Lasagne

Lasagne: A slight new take on a classic dish. This comfort meal has a richness from some surprising ingredients, and is perfected when smoked on the BGE.   Print Lasagne Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time 1 hour 50 […]