August 25, 2016

My Old Dutch

Rocket and Sundried Tomato Crepe

Pear and Cinnamon Crepe

When craving pancakes the logical solution is to head down to My Old Dutch. Not only do they have a wide range of sweet and savoury pancakes, but they are big and amazing!
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December 23, 2014

Fish Stew

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I love eating seafood but rarely ever make any for myself at home, partly as I’m always a little unsure of the best way to cook fish. My mum bought me a book on how to prepare and cook fish to help me overcome this! Although this particular recipe is not from that book- it did help to inspire me.

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September 2, 2014

Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Quiche

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So I’ve been a bit quiet on here for a while, but over the summer I have had some more free time and have been a busy little bee experimenting with some new recipes.

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July 12, 2014

Rocky Road

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I used a Nigella recipe for these rocky road beauties, but there are many other similar recipes out there. I liked this one as it was simple and easy to follow.

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February 4, 2014

Passion Fruit Cupcakes

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Passion fruit is one of my favourite fruits and I think always tastes amazing in deserts, so I thought I would experiment by putting them into a cupcake. I used a basic cupcake recipe and scooped out the passionfruit pulp as well as using the juice. I then made a coconut buttercream icing to give it that extra exotic feel.

Ingredients

3 Passion Fruit
1 Egg
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz Butter
4 oz Self raising flour
1 tsp Vanilla essence
Icing Sugar
desiccated coconut

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Method
1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl
2. Slice the passion fruits in half and scoop out the insides.
3. Add the passion fruit pulp and juice to the mixture along with the vanilla essence.
4. Mix in the flour and baking powder.
5. Bake until brown in the oven at 180 C
6. For the icing beat the butter until creamy, then add the icing sugar and coconut.
7. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread the icing onto the cakes.

You may not wish to have the seeds in your cakes, if so put the pulp into a strainer so that you still get all of the lovely flavour. Personally I like it as it adds an interesting texture to the bite.

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February 2, 2014

What do you want to read about?

So I have a few blog posts in the pipeline that I’m currently working on, but wondered what you- yes you really want to read about. So I have created a poll so that people can vote on what they would like to see on here, as you are my readers I feel it makes sense to ask what you like.

So please, vote, let me know. If there is none of your preferred answers- leave a comment, let me know. Thanks!🙂

January 2, 2014

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

October 30, 2013

Emporium Tea Rooms

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I visited these tea rooms with an offer from Groupon, saw the deal and thought I’d try it out.
It’s a really cute cafe with a main room and a side room that is used for parties and classes of various kinds. When I arrived at around 12pm it was quite quiet, which was perfect for having a good girls catch up. The place did get busier with a mixture of families and couples coming in for a range of refreshments.
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August 28, 2013

Chocolate Brownies

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When I was younger my mother would ask me what kind of cake would I like for my birthday? Usually children want some kind of traditional chocolate cake. Me? I would ask to have chocolate brownie as my cake. It is probably one of my favourite desserts my mum could ever make for me. It also made me very popular with my friends!

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April 28, 2013

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

This recipe is not one of my own, it was a gift from a friend- the ingredients and baking instructions all put into a Kilner jar. All except the eggs. It looked lovely in the jar and I didn’t make this for some time as I just liked looking at all the colours in it.
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