Archive for ‘Recipes’

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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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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April 18, 2013

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

This recipe is one I have taken from my mums book of recipes, one that we often made as children, I remember always having great fun smashing up the biscuits with a rolling pin- perfect for anger management or getting out any stresses you may have!

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April 8, 2013

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole

I’ve not made this for a really long time and after recently having Yorkshire puddings with my Nana, it gave me a real craving for more lovely batter! There are lots of slightly different ways to make the batter, for me the key is to get as much air in it as possible, so get those wrists strengthened!

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January 10, 2013

Playdough

playdough

Yes playdough!
I know you can’t eat this so you may wonder why I’ve put this on my food blog, but it is made in a very similar way to a lot of food recipes, and is a handy little thing to know how to make if you ever have children over to stay or have your own.

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November 11, 2012

Upside Down Cake

So as we’ve just had a new series of the Great British Bake off on TV I thought I would try and bake one bake from each show every week. Sadly having just started University again this September that hasn’t been at all possible, as I have just been too busy to bake every week, and as you can see- keep up with the blog posts.

I started off well after the first episode inspired by the upside down cakes. I’d never actually made an upside down cake before, and now I’m not really sure why- they are really quite simple! And no fiddly icing or after decorations to deal with.

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