Carrot and Onion Bhajis

The onion bhaji, a classic staple starter in most Indian restaurants, is usually made by frying sliced onions in a spiced batter which can be quite greasy and heavy. I was inspired by Tracy (@TheLittlePK) to give this recipe a go and make my own version of it. The original recipe had turmeric, cumin and…

Apple and Plum Turnovers

There’s nothing homelier and comforting than a pie especially when you add a filling with lots of autumnal flavours and warming spices and my Apple and Plum Turnovers are fitting with the change of weather. This is a fantastic way to use up those apples that you just don’t know what to do with and…

Chickpea Chilli Con Carne

There’s something comforting about coming home and knowing that you’ve got a tub of something in the freezer that you can just stick in the microwave and you can eat straight away. And my Chickpea Chilli con Carne is just that! Cooking large batches and storing it away is a great way to save money…

Paprika Cumin Tortilla Chips

So you buy a pack of 8 tortilla wraps for yourself and you get pretty sick of them after having just 2, what do you do with them? You can make your own flavoured tortilla chips with them and you’ll fool your flatmates into thinking you bought them when you know it cost you hardly…

Cornflake Streusel Cake: Revamped

This is a revamped version of the original Cornflake Crumble Cake but this version is much lighter and fluffier. A simple way to elevate any cake is by adding a streusel topping, a mixture of flour, butter and sugar almost like a crumble. My little twist on the classic streusel is to use Demerara sugar…

Homemade Vanilla Custard Creams: #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong

Whilst the Rio Olympics sweep the nation, you might know that Bake Off starts in just under 2 weeks time on Wednesday 24th August. On Twitter, @kuskus1 and @Rob_C_Allen are hosting the #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong where the Twitter baking community will be baking along with the new series. Currently we are doing a few pre-bakes and from…

Peanut Butter Cake with a Chocolate Topping

Peanut butter is always a favourite with its rich smoothness working well with many other flavours. Whenever I make anything with peanut butter, I always like to celebrate both its smooth and crunchy counterpart, adding texture into all my peanut butter bakes. Here I create a smooth chocolate topping for the cake, which complements the…

Crunchy Cornflake Chicken Bites

One of the best things that I found during my #fdbloggerfriends series was the recipe from Jess and Josh Cook for their BBQ Honey Popcorn Chicken. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed it at home and I’ve made my own changes to the original recipe which you can find on https://jessandjoshcook.com/. I didn’t have the ingredients to make…

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The perfect chocolate chip cookie is crunchy and crisp on the outside, soft in the centre with gooey melted chocolate in every bite. I admit I do often shy away from making cookies because all recipes for them tend not to be crunchy on the outside and soft in the centre but this recipe is…

National Cream Tea Day: A Trio of Scone Recipes

Friday 24th June is officially called National Cream Tea Day and no cream tea is not complete with a selection of light scones, served with jam and clotted cream. Making your own scones by hand is simple and easy – these take less than 30 minutes to make in total. Like with any scone recipe,…

#fdbloggerfriends: Food and Baker

Today on #fdbloggerfriends, we’re handing over to Jessica and James aka Food and Baker. This dynamic duo are dedicated bloggers and vloggers, who are very dedicated to their blog. I’m very happy to have Jessica and James take part in #fdbloggerfriends! We are Jessica Bautista & James Baker, and together we run a London based…

Apple and Almond Pudding Cake

The best way to describe the texture of this cake is puddingy – and by that I mean it’s not light and fluffy like a sandwich cake rather it’s dense and gooey, almost like a brownie. The use of a whole 180g packet of ground almonds mean that the sponge is really moist with a…

Glazed Lemon Almond Loaf Cake

I have a lot of ground almonds to use up in the house and I’m not really a macaron maker and there are only so many frangipane-related things that you can make. So I decided to invent my own recipe for a Glazed Lemon and Almond Loaf Cake. The addition of the ground almonds makes…

Nigella Lawson’s Lemon Yoghurt Pot Cake

No matter how much I watch Nigella Lawson, this recipe will always be my favourite one that I’ve made; her Lemon Yoghurt Pot Cake from Nigellissima is a soft delicate cake which is incredibly moist and light. Nigella suggests using a savarin mould (or ciambella) but without such a mould, I had to root around…

White Chocolate Sprinkle Hearts for Valentine’s Day

I was watching a video of one of my favourite YouTubers where she made Valentine’s Day Chocolates which were ridiculously simple to make. These simple chocolates would make a brilliant Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one or a gift for any occasion and are a great easy way to decorate the top of a…