January 2018

Feed Me

Welcome to your monthly slice of #FoodHeaven: Feed Me.


Hello, hello fellow foodies, welcome back to another delectable edition of #FeedMe! The column where I - Christie Heaven - will be filling my face with the most mouthwatering treats that South Wales has to offer.

Yelp, Christmas is over. All that’s left of the treat stash are the surviving toffee pennies and the broken custard cream at the bottom of that variety box. But that doesn’t mean the treat train has to stop! Sooner or later you’ll deserve something more than a salad in a smoothie. Don’t worry, #FeedMe is a non-stop ride to foodie heaven and this month we didn’t even have to leave the house!
When I discovered that this month’s theme was ‘Make A Wish’, I pondered on my own food-related wishes, some more wildly improbable than others.

  • Sample a dish from every country of the world.
  • Taste Massimo Bottura’s culinary masterpieces at the world famous Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena, Italy.
  • Indulge in the Snowflake Gelato ‘Billionaire’s Ice Cream’ at Selfridges.

All of these wishes may be granted sometime in the future, but there is one I’ve carried since childhood which I turned into a reality. Create the ULTIMATE ‘Pancake Stack’. One of my favourite childhood films was Matilda - still, to this day, I eagerly anticipate the pancake making scene. Those golden brown circlets of fluffy pancake perfection cooked to the boppy music of Hall and Oates… #PancakeGoals


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Armed with my favourite ‘Matilda Pancake’ recipe I whipped up the batter and watched it bubble into nine, deliciously sweet, soft pancakes. They looked scrumptious enough in their circular glory, but I couldn’t resist Emma’s heart-shaped moulds, and soon, adorable pancake hearts adorned my pancake platter!
After that...enough was never enough.
We went topping crazy! Swirls of squirty cream, dotted with Maltesers and a swathe of cream on top. On we piled hundreds and thousands, Smarties, glitter and ooze upon ooze of chocolate sauce, which tantalisingly dripped down the sides. My cherished childhood wish had been granted. I became Matilda for the day and we devoured the entire confection! #ComeAtMeDennys
Don’t forget to treat yo’ self this 2018!

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Video filmed and edited by: Shannon Heaven

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