pear and chocolate cake

125g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 175g golden caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 250g self-rising wholemeal flour, sifted 50g cocoa powder 50g dark chocolate, chopped 2 pears, peeled, cored and… Continue reading

broccoli pâté

1 big broccoli flower 4 eggs, hard boiled 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tbsp natural yogurt 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 white onion, finely chopped 50g Edam cheese, grated salt, pepper fresh dill, chopped… Continue reading

cranberries and white chocolate cookies

225g butter, softened 140g caster sugar 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 2 tsp orange juice 280g plain flour pinch of salt 110g dried cranberries 25g white chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 190… Continue reading

carrot pancakes

600g carrots, grated 2 eggs 110g plain flour 1 red chilli, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 red onion, chopped salt and pepper olive oil 1 spoon of honey (optional) natural yogurt… Continue reading

lemon meringue pie

175g plain flour 270g unsalted butter, diced 1 tbsp icing sugar 6 eggs, 5 whole, 1 yolk only 3 lemons 40g cornflour 300g golden caster sugar Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Place… Continue reading

swede, cheddar and onion pasties

400g swede, peeled and cubed 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, peeled, halved and sliced 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped 1 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tbsp Dijon mustard… Continue reading

Apple, Beetroot & Carrot Juice

This juice is so nutritious only due to the presence of two vegetables and one fruit which is full of several lifesaving antioxidants, apple is full of Vitamins like A, B1, B2, B6,… Continue reading

Polish Moldy Cake (Plesniak)

500g flour 3 egg yolks 4 egg whites 250g butter 1 1/4 cup sugar vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon baking cocoa cherries (fresh or can) icing sugar and melted chocolate… Continue reading

crunchy snack

I love fresh, raw veggies! That’s why this snack was perfect for me:) All you need is: 225g couscous 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 1 bunch fresh mint, chopped 3 tomatoes, de-seeded and… Continue reading

chocolate crescent

1/2 cup milk 2 large eggs 1/4 cup butter 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 tsp. salt 2 tsp. active dry yeast 2 tsp. butter,melted 24 Hershey kisses, unwrapped 24… Continue reading

lentil soup

1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1-2 tsp curry powder 150 g red lentils 1.4 litres vegetable stock… Continue reading

delicious banana muffins

200g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large bananas, mashed 150g caster sugar 1 egg 75g butter, melted Preheat the oven to 180 C… Continue reading

zebra cake:)

Good morning!!!! butter, for greasing 4 large eggs 250g golden caster sugar 100ml milk 250ml sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 475g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 25g cocoa powder Preheat the… Continue reading

mixed grain bread

350g strong white flour 2tsp salt 225 strong granary flour 125g rye flour 25g butter, diced 2tsp easy blend dried yeast 25g rolled oats 2 tbsp sunflower seeds 450 ml warm water 1… Continue reading

easy individual tiramisu

500g box mascarpone cheese 90g caster sugar 30g dark chocolate, finely grated 2-3 level tsp instant coffee granules 100ml Tia Maria 15-20 amaretti biscuits, plus 4-6 biscuits to decorate Beat the mascarpone until… Continue reading

Brioche

1 /2 cup milk 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs… Continue reading

a pumpkin soup with a kick

1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp chilli powder or crushed fresh chillies 1 kg pumpkin, chopped 1l of… Continue reading

quick salad for lunch

salad leaves, black olives, red onion, feta cheese, tomatoes, avocado and lemon juice:D

Jablecznik – Polish apple cake

Ingredients: Dough: 240g all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 120g butter 5 large egg yolks Filling: 6 large tart apples 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Meringue Topping: 5 large… Continue reading

winter chunky tomato soup with bacon

1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 2 garlic cloves 3 celery sticks, chopped 2 kg ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 package of bacon, chopped and fried 1 litre vegetable stock pinch of sugar olive… Continue reading

quick and easy tomato sauce for your pasta:)

2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1kg fresh tomatoes, skinned, seeds removed and roughly chopped 1 tbsp tomato purée salt and freshly ground black pepper pinch of… Continue reading

brussels sprouts with bacon, honey and mustard

Brussels sprouts are a cultivated bunch of wild cabbage that are selected for their leafy and small green buds, green buds which commonly just look like mini cabbages. They a good source of… Continue reading

date chocolate torte

100 g flaked almonds 125 g plain dark chocolate, roughly chopped 124 g dried ready-to-eat dates, pitted 3 egg whites 125 g caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp for the topping 125 ml whipping… Continue reading

mushroom and leek pie

2 tbsp olive oil 300 g chestnut mushrooms, wiped and finely chopped 200 g leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp dried tarragon 3 tbsp crème fraîche 450 g puff… Continue reading

Butternut and amaretti sundae

For the butternut layer:   1 butternut squash, seeds scooped out 100g golden caster sugar 3 tbsp cornflour 1 pinch of salt 350ml whole milk 120ml double cream 2 egg yolks 20g unsalted… Continue reading

Seriously italian

Broccoli? cauliflower? or both? Romanesco is simply delicious and looks amazing:) Great with pasta or just with butter and sprinkle of Parmesan. This perfect vegetable is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary… Continue reading

Apple Crumble

6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced 250g caster sugar 200g plain flour 120g butter 1 clove or cinnamon stick Put the apple chunks into a pan, add three quarters of the… Continue reading

conchiglioni with ricotta, sun-dried tomatoes and olives

20 finest conchiglioni 450g ricotta cheese 12 black olives, chopped 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 small chilli, chopped 1tbsp chopped fresh dill 4 big tomatoes,… Continue reading

sticky honey soy sauce wings

1/2 cup soy sauce 3/4 cup honey 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp sesame oil (optional) 2 green onions, finely chopped 2 red chilli fresh parsley 3 lbs chicken wings In a large… Continue reading

Crispy stuffed mushrooms

4 large flat mushrooms soft cheese 1 red chilli 1 clove garlic, crushed Freshly ground black pepper half red onion, chopped 3 teaspoons Parmesan, grated 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped Remove and… Continue reading

celery soup

1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped ½ red onion, chopped 150g/5½oz celery, chopped 200ml/7fl oz hot chicken stock 2 slices toasted ciabatta, to serve Heat the oil in a saucepan and… Continue reading

stuffed peppers

4 large peppers, tops removed and seeded 1 tablespoon olive oil 225g minced beef 2 garlic cloves 2 carrots, chopped 2 onions, chopped salt and pepper to taste vegetable stock 1 aubergine, diced… Continue reading

baked peaches

4 fresh ripe peaches, cut in half, pits removed 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon Vanilla ice cream or Greek yogurt for serving (optional) Place the peaches cut-side up… Continue reading

Red pepper soup

Put 5 quartered red peppers (skin side up), 1 quartered red onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 red chilli, 2 springs thyme and 2 tbsp olive oil in a roasting tin. Grill for… Continue reading

herby pork with lemon zest

25g of parmesan, grated 80g breadcrumbs 2 garlic cloves, crushed small bunch of chopped parsley zest of 1 lemon 4 pork loin steaks 2-3tbsp olive oil Mix the parmesan, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley and… Continue reading

blueberry vanilla nests

Cream together 250g softened butter, 90g caster sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence. Gradually beat 200g sifted plain flour and 60g cornflour into the mixture. Pipe into a muffin tray lined… Continue reading

beetroot soup with yoghurt

1.5kg beetroot (about 8 smallish beetroots) 3 celery sticks 3 potatoes 1 carrot 5 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp sugar A few sprigs of thyme 1-2 garlic cloves 1ltr chicken or vegetable stock… Continue reading

grilled courgettes stuffed with mozzarella cheese and chilli

Simply slice, salt and oil the courgettes, then place them on a very hot grill pan. Stuff the grilled courgettes with mozzarella cheese and chopped chilli. No need to return to oven as… Continue reading

Crunchy Walnut-Crusted Salmon Filets

3 cups walnuts 6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs 6 tablespoons lemon rind, finely grated 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 12 3-oz salmon fillets, skin on Dijon mustard 1/4 cup… Continue reading

sweet cherry pie

Makes enough for one 9-inch double-crust pie 2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon table salt 2 tablespoons sugar 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into… Continue reading

chicken quesadillas

Season 250g boneless skinless chicken thighs and rub 2 tsp ground cumin all over. Brown in a pan with 2 tsp olive oil for 3-4 mins each side or until cooked through and… Continue reading

Apple and Pear Tartlets

1 sheet puff pastry 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 apples and 3 pears, peeled and thinly sliced 1 tablespoon coarse sugar… Continue reading

creamy vegetarian curry

This delicately flavoured vegetarian curry couldn’t be easier to make!:) It takes only 10 minutes to make and 30 minutes to cook! 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2… Continue reading

Chicken cacciatore

This Italian dish translates as “hunter-style chicken”. 1 lb pasta 8 whole chicken thighs (skin on can use any whole piece) salt black pepper black olives, pitted and sliced 12 cup all-purpose flour… Continue reading

Mediterranean potato salad

600g Jersey Royals, scrubbed and halved if large 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and diced 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced… Continue reading