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Holmes + Holmes

In this 12 episode series, Mike Holmes and his son Mike Holmes Jr. are in business together and take on their biggest challenge yet: buying, renovating, and selling 3 houses for profit, doing it the ‘Make It Right’ way. Mike doesn’t like the word flip, which he equates with a lipstick and mascara approach to […]


Sponge Cake

Ingredients 4 eggs 185ml sugar 5ml vanilla essence 250ml cake flour10ml baking powder Pinch of salt 60ml cold water 125ml sunflower oil Icing sugar to dust cake Double Thick Greek Yoghurt or whipped cream, to serve  60ml honey, to drizzle  100g roasted pistachios, to garnish Here’s how Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.  Grease and […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Marzipan Fruits

Making fruits out of marzipan is a longstanding tradition, especially for the holidays. Below I describe some basic styles, from simplest to more elaborate. Makes 10 to 16 pieces Ingredients 2 packages natural (uncoloured) marzipan food colouring pastes raw whole wheat spaghetti ( for stems) whole cloves (for bottom of pears & apples) cocoa powder […]


White chocolate bite-sized ‘Napoleons’

Ingredients For the crème pâtissière 300ml/10½fl oz milk 4 free-range egg yolks 90g/3¼oz caster sugar 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp cornflour 1 vanilla pod, seeds only For the chocolate layers 400g/14oz milk, dark or white chocolate To decorate 24 raspberries 24 tiny mint sprigs Preparation method For the crème pâtissière, place the milk in a medium, wide pan on a medium heat and bring […]


Mirin Glazed Salmon

Serves 4 Ingredients  50 grams soft light brown sugar 60 ml mirin (japanese sweet rice wine) 60 ml soy sauce 500 grams salmon (4 x 125g / 4oz cut from the thick part so narrow but tall rather than wide and flat) 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 – 2 spring onions (halved and shredded into fine strips) Method Mix the mirin, brown sugar and soy sauce in a shallow […]


Retro Scooter

This week Peter and Annalien build the ideal toy for a little boy. Let them inspire you to build your own toy scooter for your little one. Get a step by step guide to see how you can make this scooter. You will need: Tools Materials Compound Mitre Saw Plywood 18/20mm PST 18 Jigsaw Sides […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Pastrami Cheese Pie

Ingredients 1 roll readymade puff pastry, thawed 65ml (1/4 cup) chutney 15ml (1tbsp) creamed horseradish 4-6 slices of pastrami cold meat 125ml (1/2 cup) cheddar cheese, grated 1 egg beaten, for brushing Method Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out the pastry and spread one half with half the chutney and horseradish, leaving […]


Home Made Easy – Episode 5

  Follow @BuildersFan In episode 5 of Home Made Easy we look at projects that involve the younger members of the family… Part 1 – Gardening