Haddock Flan

Haddock Flan

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Serves 6

400g/14 oz undyed smoked haddock or cod fillet, rinsed and dried.

300ml/10 fl oz dairy free milk

150g/5 1/2 oz cooked peeled prawns

200g/7 oz vegan cheese or Goats cheese

3 eggs, beaten

3 tbsp snipped fresh chives



200g/7 oz gluten-free plain flour

100g/3 1/2 oz dairy-free spread, diced, plus extra for greasing

1 egg yolk

3 tbsp ice-cold water


Preheat the oven to 200 C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Lightly grease a 26cm/10 1/2 inch flan dish.

To make the pastry, sift the flour into a mixing bowl, then rub in the spread with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the egg yolk, followed by the water, then bring the dough together into a ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth. Wrap in clingfilm and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the fish into a shallow saucepan with the milk. Heat gently until simmering and simmer for 10 minutes, or until cooked and opaque. Remove the fish with a slotted spoon, leave to cool a little, then peel away the skin and discard any bones. Flake the fish into large chunks and set aside. Reserve 125ml/4 fl oz of the cooking liquid.

Roll out the pastry and use to line the prepared flan dish. Line the pastry case with baking paper and dried beans and bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 5 minutes.

Arrange the fish and prawns in the pastry case. Beat together the cheese, reserved cooking liquid, eggs, chives and pepper to taste in a bowl, then pour over the seafood. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the filling is set and golden brown.

Wedding Anniversary

Wedding Anniversary - Jan & Phil Nagel 29th (1) Wedding Anniversary - Jan & Phil Nagel 29th (2)

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for my in-laws wedding anniversary.

I used a piece of A5 card and some paper to draw the little birds, one with the hat and some flowers and attached to the card.

I used some tracing paper as the veil and some gold metal thread for the tiara. I used some green wool for the stalks of the flowers and a white ribbon.

I finished with some Anita’s outline stickers.


Pearl Necklace Top

I bought a Pearl Necklace from New Look over a year ago and unfortunately it broke twice in different places and so I decided to sew it to a top I have from Marks and Spencer.

The first repair I made was from the beads which broke and this happened whilst I was out of the house but luckily I managed to catch the beads, and last week the chain broke so I decided I wanted it to be more secure.

Whenever I wore it it would move about a lot so now it is attached to my top it will look perfect :-)

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What do you think with it attached to my top?

I’m Bananas About You

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I made this card for my husband for Valentine’s Day

From the pack of materials that I bought -

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I used some of the brown material/paper as the backing of my design, and added lots of heart stickers over the card.

I have some cute foam monkey stickers with bananas that I bought a while ago from Accessorize and used them as the main design for my card.

And then to finish I added some green paper from the pack of materials mentioned above and I wrote a handwritten message ‘I’m bananas about you…’.

I hope you like it, the picture is slightly dark but I hope that this does not ruin the card how it should look.