Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is gooey and gorgeous and almost better the next day.  Ingredients 3 ripe medium sized bananas 150ml cream (whipped)  2 squares of chocolate (for grating)  1/8 teaspoon fresh vanilla (optional)  For the toffee sauce: 50g butter  100g dark brown sugar Tin of condensed milk For the base: 300g packet of digestive biscuits  125g…

Quick Quesadillas 

I’m not sure you can call this cooking – it’s more assembly. But I figure if Nigella can create a recipe out of avocado on toast then I can too!  Quesadillas are a super quick snack and a good way of using up flour tortillas. The great thing about them is you can do a…

Sunday morning here we come…French Toast with Cinnamon Sugar 

You’ll need eggs, milk, bread (it’s a great way to use up stale bread) sugar, cinnamon and fruit (optional)…it’s also really good made with brioche, like this version below that I had in a cafe in New Zealand recently. The combination of blubbery compote, poached rhubarb, apple, pistachio nuts, marcapone and maple syrup was gorgeous. …

Rocket Pesto Chicken 

Strictly speaking, this isn’t pesto as it doesn’t have the same wet consistency, but it uses the same ingredients and is made in the same way just using less olive oil. You could use white fish instead of chicken if you prefer, either way it’s a great way to make a plain fillet of chicken…

Soda Bread Scones 

Soda bread scones are quite different from normal scones, they have a lovely crisp outside and a slightly chewy soft inside. They don’t crumble and the flavour is something else.  I can’t claim this recipe – and the lemon curd in the photo is shop bought (Mrs Darlingtons Lemon & Lime Curd – so good!)….

Pot Roast Chicken with Herby Stuffing 

The great thing about pot roasting is that the meat stays really moist, you get heaps of juices for gravy and it keeps your oven clean! When I’m pot roasting I lay a bed of vegetables in the bottom of the pot. I use up the old scraggy ones from the bottom of the vege…

Nanas Sultana Cake 

I have very fond memories of Nanas baking. Her kitchen cupboards were invariably stocked with freshly baked cakes, biscuits and slices. Her sultana cake was one of my favourites – it’s a deliciously light alternative to a heavy fruit cake and smells gorgeous. After a few days as it stales, it is yummy heated slightly…

Slow Roasted Pork with Apple Sauce 

If you are looking for a great roast which cooks itself then a slow roasted pork is the way to go. I opt for a large shoulder, with the crackling left on. Ask your butcher to the score the crackling as it can be tricky to get your knife through. Go for the largest joint…

Mastering the (t)art – A Pastry Lesson

Flans and tarts can be a really impressive savoury or sweet dish to serve a group. They are easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time, but a lot of people are put off the fact that they have to make their own pastry. So, this little post is dedicated to pastry. Typically,…

Homemade Bhajji

These little lovelies are quick to make to accompany any curry. You can spice them up to suit your taste. This recipe is mild. Ingredients 120g plain flour (traditionally gram flour, made from chickpeas would be used, but I don’t often have it in my pantry so I use plain flour instead). 1/4 teaspoon of…