I wanted to make something with pineapple. Or coconut. So I made a cake with both in it – it’s slightly adapted from a recipe I found on Pinterest (where else??!) and tastes amazing. Which is just as well because the bastard didn’t want to come out of the tin when it was cooked (despite being greased to within an inch of its life). Still, … Continue reading The one with the slightly buggered bundt cake.
A quince is a bit like a cross between a pear and apple, but not really edible raw – they’re beautiful poached, excellent when made into membrillo (a Spanish fruit paste to go with cheese), and really lovely when made into a jelly. I decided to take the jelly route after finding them in a grocer’s in Ipswich, as my mum used to make it … Continue reading Quince Jelly: Weird & Wonderful
If you enjoy laborious tasks, marmalade is for you. If you do not enjoy laborious processing and faffing, buy some Robinson’s and make do 😉 If you do decide to make marmalade, make sure you have a free 48 hours as you need to start the process the day before you’re intending to pot it up… Equipment: Tool for juicing e.g. reamer Large bowl Measuring … Continue reading No Barbers, just Sevilles: Marmalade.
These cookies are made with coconut oil – I’d never baked with it before and had some in the cupboard after buying it on a whim, so when I saw the recipe on Pinterest I started preheating the oven… Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened coconut oil (should have the consistency of soft butter) 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup light soft brown sugar 1 egg, beaten … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies – no butter, still awesome.
I absolutely love hummus, so decided to make my own – and it turns out it’s stupidly easy. The recipe below makes an enormous amount so unless you’re having a party of 8 over for nibbles I’d halve it. While blitzing, you could add 50g of chopped sundried tomatoes, 1 tbsp of harissa or 50g caramelised onions to add an extra flavour element but it’s … Continue reading Hummus. Houmous. Chickpeas whizzed up, whatevs.
So after the rhubarb gin excitement, I found a recipe for pear liqueur which was too tempting to resist. This is currently “maturing” in my wardrobe so I’ll let you know how it turns out! Ingredients: 1 large pear (I used ‘Sweet Sensation’) 500ml vodka 100g golden caster sugar 1/4 nutmeg crushed into small pieces 6 cloves 1 cinnamon stick 1 jar large enough to … Continue reading Pear Liqueur. Pear-fect (sorry).