This is an American recipe which makes 2 smallish loaves of close textured bread – suitable for toast, sandwiches or serving with dinner. This is a very easy bake and takes around 90 minutes from start to finish including proving. Ingredients: 5 and 1/4 cups strong white bread flour 2 tbsp caster sugar 1 and 1/2 tbsp dried yeast 1 and 1/2 tsp salt 1 … Continue reading 6 Ingredient Simple White Bread. Yum.
I adapted this from a Good Housekeeping recipe by adding a few bits and changing the booze in it. It is so called because of the rum. Why has the rum gone, you say? It’s in my mince pies. Boom. This yields about 4 x 500g jars Ingredients: 4 grated dessert apples (I used Braeburns) 250g sultanas 250g raisins 200g chopped glacé cherries 75g dried … Continue reading Drunken Sailor Mincemeat.
I have been meaning to make quiche for about a week, finally got round to it today. You can either make your own pastry as per the recipe below, or buy a block of shortcrust from your local supermarket. Either way, you will have leftover pastry which you can freeze for up to 1 month in clingfilm for later use. Pastry: 4oz plain flour Pinch … Continue reading Quiche Lorraine. (Not Kelly).
Today has been a baking day, and it’s been very productive. Adapted a basic brownie recipe to include peppermint extract, which makes these a teensy bit Christmassy! 🙂 If you wanted you could crush some candy canes and sprinkle them on the glaze at the end 😉 To keep these as normal brownies, just substitute the peppermint for another teaspoon of vanilla. These are fudgy, … Continue reading Peppermint Brownies. Like regular brownies, but toothpasty. In a good way.
Looking for a recipe for chewy cookies? This is the one. The dough comes out a bit wet but you could chill it before baking if you wanted to make it easier to portion out. Original recipe here. Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup melted butter (works out approximately 150g), cooled 1 cup light soft brown sugar … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies. Abundantly chewy.
Made a date loaf at the request of my mother – turned out to be accidentally vegan… Pretty good, but in hindsight I will be using baking powder as a raising agent next time as the bicarbonate is discernible in the final cake. This recipe was adapted from one I found on http://www.ticklingpalates.com. Ingredients: 2 cups plain flour 1 cup light soft brown sugar 2 … Continue reading The One with the Accidentally Vegan Date Loaf
Decided to make a winter warmer as it’s so bastarding windy, came up with this. This makes a very thick soup, almost a purée in consistency – you can always thin it with extra water/stock and pass it through a sieve if you want. Ingredients: 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped roughly 2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped roughly 1 large carrot, peeled and … Continue reading A Roots Manoeuvre, Soup Style.
I’ve had a puff pastry sheet in the fridge for a while so decided to find a recipe to use it, and came across these delightfully simple swirly things. The recipe below is not in the least scientific, and makes about 18 pinwheels. They’d be good served with drinks as giganto canapés (they is not dainty, aight?). Ingredients: 1 sheet prerolled puff pastry 1 tbsp … Continue reading Cheesy Marmite Pinwheels. For those less fancy guests (defo not The Queen).
Cinnamon roll blondies were the order of the day today – pretty easy to do, and very tasty, but I wouldn’t recommend more than 1 in a sitting 😉 (husband, take note!) These were adapted slightly from a recipe I found here. Once again, I converted the measurements for the butter because I can’t be arsed to put butter in a cup, but left mostly … Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Blondies. Debbie Harry ain’t got nothing on these.
Sorry about the title, couldn’t resist. I’ve been pinning recipes like a mad person on Pinterest and lots of them are from the US – I adapted a beef and rice bake that I found, to make this instead. It is super yummy (so says husband) and very filling – the amount I made would serve 4 as a main meal on its own, or … Continue reading Beef Taco Bake. Taco ’bout tasty (sorry)…