Recipe for sprinkle sponge

Ingredients 200g butter 175g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla essence 3 medium eggs 200g self raising flour 300g icing sugar 2/3 tbsp milk Multi-coloured sprinkles/hundreds and thousands Method Preheat the oven to 160degrees and grease your preferred baking tin. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale, light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at aContinue reading “Recipe for sprinkle sponge”

Lancashire hotpot

Ingredients (serves 4) 800g of lamb cut into chunks One large white onion 1tbsp plain flour 800ml beef stock 2 bay leaves A dash of Worcestershire sauce 1tbsp mint sauce (optional) salt and pepper to taste 2 large carrots (chopped) 3 large potatoes (sliced into relatively thin circles, you may need more depending on theContinue reading “Lancashire hotpot”

Recipe for Chinese chicken curry

The image I’ve used for this is the curry sauce from this recipe but using a crispy fried chicken rather than chicken breast. To make this you just need to fry your chicken pieces in oil after coating in egg and cornflour. Ingredients (serves four) 2 large white onions (one for the curry and oneContinue reading “Recipe for Chinese chicken curry”

Recipe for lasagne

*I never use a recipe for lasagne, it’s something I learnt whilst taking GCSE cooking and it’s what I did for my year 11 cooking exam that I got an A* in! I usually just guess the ingredients by eye and how the sauces look but I’ve tried to figure out the measurements for aContinue reading “Recipe for lasagne”

Homemade chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients (makes around 20) 150g salted butter 75g light brown muscovado sugar (I’ve also used Demerara sugar as it’s all I had in the cupboard at the time) 75g granulated sugar 2tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg 220g plain flour 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda Pinch of salt 200g of chocolate chips (or 200g of aContinue reading “Homemade chocolate chip cookies”

Lime curd blondies

Lime curd ingredients (makes a small jar) 6 limes (zest and juice of) 100g butter (cut into cubes) 4 medium eggs 200g caster sugar Method (to make lime curd) Grate the 6 limes (making sure not to use any of the white pith under the green of the skin). Then squeeze all of the juiceContinue reading “Lime curd blondies”

Homemade curry paste

You could probably find lots of more authentic curry paste recipes and I don’t pretend to be an expert at Asian cuisine but this is my ‘go to’ base for curries without having to use a shop bought paste or sauce! (I normally just throw spices in but I’ve estimated some measurements for this recipe,Continue reading “Homemade curry paste”

American chilli dogs

Ingredients (feeds four) A jar of hotdogs (you could use fresh sausages if you prefer but I like these hotdogs (feel free to judge!)) Hotdog buns (I normally serve one per person but if you’re extra hungry you may manage two!) One onion (peeled and diced into small pieces) 2 cloves of garlic (peeled andContinue reading “American chilli dogs”

Gin and tonic fish and chips with a chilli and cucumber jam

Ingredients (serves four) Four fillets of cod (skinless works best) 250g plain flour 50 ml of gin 250 ml of tonic (you can use 300ml of cider or beer if you don’t want to use gin and tonic) Vegetable oil for frying chips (to serve/these are optional) 400g caster sugar 2 chillis Half a cucumberContinue reading “Gin and tonic fish and chips with a chilli and cucumber jam”