More of a na-son than a Lawson in the kitchen? Try our two fool-proof recipes below to get your brunch started. Asda have all the ingredients ready to add to basket - all you need to do is have a few practice runs…including the tasting, naturally.

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Serves 20


  • 750g Plain flour

  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar

  • 6 teaspoons Baking powder

  • 3 teaspoons Bicarbonate of soda

  • ½ tbsp Cocoa Powder

  • 1tsp Salt

  • 1450ml Buttermilk

  • 250 ml Milk

  • 2 tbsp Red Food Colouring

  • 6 Eggs 150g

  • Butter, Melted


1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and food dye, melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it’s ready!

3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it’s just blended together. Do not over-stir! Pour (with ladle or squeezy dispenser) the batter in to the pan & wait for the edges to colour. Brown on both sides and serve hot.



Serves one


·         Ice cubes

·         50ml Vodka

·         Celery – 2 stalks

·         150ml tomato juice

·         Tabasco (around 3 dashes – or as much as you can handle)

·         Worcestershire Sauce – 6 dashes

·         Juice of ½ a lemon

·         Salt and black pepper


1. Chop up roughly half a stalk of celery into small chunks. Place at the bottom of a tall glass with some salt and pepper. Crush this up to release the flavour.

2. Add ice cubes – about half way up the glass.

3.  Pour in the vodka, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and tomato juice. Stir well, ensuring the celery is mixed in.

4. Adjust the seasoning to taste and garnish with a stalk of celery.

Get creative with your Bloody Mary. Add a splash of port or Guinness for some depth. Another great tip is to use celery salt, which adds to the overall flavour. For those who crave the more exotic, make yours a Thai Tom yum Bloody Mary. To do this, add 160g of Tom Yum paste, along with 60ml of fish sauce to the classic recipe.