Cakes, Product Reviews

Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies

This recipe was a true invention on the spot for when me and my flatmates were all craving brownies one night. I just needed something sweet and chocolaty and rich and sticky and brownies were the only solution. In the end, I came up with my Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies. I looked in my recipe… Continue reading Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Cakes

Chocolate Popcorn Cake

While cakes with lots of sponge and buttercream layers may be amazing to look at, the simplest of cakes consisting of just 1 sponge layer with a glaze or topping are the ones I seem to make the most and this Chocolate Popcorn Cake is no exception! The single chocolate cake layer gets a thin… Continue reading Chocolate Popcorn Cake

Desserts, Pastry

Quick Apple Lattice Pie

With the clocks going back last week, the winter nights are coming and nothing sounds more ideal than a slice of pie warm from the oven with cream or custard. I think that my Quick Apple Lattice Pie would make everyone happy!! I’m rapidly finding that this first term of my 2nd year of uni… Continue reading Quick Apple Lattice Pie

Bread, Food on Youtube

How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls are utterly out of this world. There’s something about that slightly sweetened enriched bread dough swirled around that sweet buttery cinnamon sugar that cannot be beaten. Cinnamon rolls are a classic staple bake that everyone should make at least once but can I make them without measuring a single ingredient? There is only… Continue reading How to Make Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Cakes, Food on Youtube

Making a Semi-Naked Cake (without measuring any ingredients)

Baking is a science. It’s the process of combining exact quantities of ingredients in a certain way to undergo chemical reactions in the oven. A slight deviation in the quantity of ingredients could drastically alter the outcome of your bake. But is it possible to make a cake without weighing or measuring a single ingredient?… Continue reading Making a Semi-Naked Cake (without measuring any ingredients)

Bread, Cakes

Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarin

It was Caramel Week on Bake Off and I chose to make a large version of my Salted Caramel, White Chocolate and Lemon Savarins which I made last year when the Bake Off Technical challenge was a savarin. We saw the bakers struggle with making the caramel for the stroopwafel technical with all of their… Continue reading Salted Caramel White Chocolate and Lemon Savarin

Bread

Classic Sultana and Apricot Teacakes

Teacakes always remind me of my primary school days when me and my mum used to go to the breakfast club before school and have a toasted teacake for 30p. Times have changed and the teacakes in the supermarket just don’t compare to freshly baked homemade teacakes, warm from the oven and with lots of… Continue reading Classic Sultana and Apricot Teacakes

Desserts

No Churn Black Sesame Ice Cream

Inspired by Nadiya Hussain’s rhubarb ripple ice cream that she made last week on her British Food Adventure, I am fuelling my obsession with black sesame and I’m sharing my recipe for my No Churn Black Sesame Ice Cream. The black sesame ice cream has this wonderful charcoal grey colour which I think is so… Continue reading No Churn Black Sesame Ice Cream

Chinese Recipes and Content, Desserts

Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

**Please check out an updated version of this recipe by clicking here** One of my favourite sweet dim sum to have at yum cha is 椰汁糕 or Coconut Milk Pudding. It’s a very light little morsel of coconutty goodness and is also wonderfully refreshing but doesn’t require a lot of effort to make yourself at… Continue reading Chinese Coconut Milk Pudding (椰汁糕)

Desserts

White Chocolate Cheesecake Easter Eggs

You might not be left with many Easter eggs by the end of this Easter weekend however I beg you to save a few of them to make my White Chocolate Cheesecake-filled Easter Eggs; you’ll finish them even quicker than the Easter egg itself! My choice of egg are the eggs that you might use… Continue reading White Chocolate Cheesecake Easter Eggs

Cakes

Giant Homemade Jaffa Cake

We were all transfixed to The Great British Bake Off when Mary set them the challenge of making 12 Jaffa cakes. Whether it was making sure the cakes weren’t stuck to the tin or putting on the jelly the right way up, there were a lot of hurdles to overcome. But I’m giving it a go,… Continue reading Giant Homemade Jaffa Cake

Meat, Student Meals

Recreating Wagamama’s Chicken Teriyaki Donburi

I’m going to say that around 50% of people reading this typed in “Wagamama’s Chicken Teriyaki Donburi’ into a search engine and got to this blogpost. I’d also bet that you went onto Wagamama’s website and was disappointed at their recipe/guide on how to make it yourself at home – I know I certainly was!… Continue reading Recreating Wagamama’s Chicken Teriyaki Donburi

Confectionery

White Chocolate Hemispheres with Truffle Centre

Chocolate shops all over the country will see a boom in sales as some frantically rush around to find a Valentine’s Day gift for their loved ones. I tried making my own chocolates which I think could possibly eclipse many of the chocolates you’ll find on your high street. My White Chocolate Hemispheres have a… Continue reading White Chocolate Hemispheres with Truffle Centre

Cakes, Desserts

Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Sometimes you just really need a pudding on a cold night to make you feel so much better. And in amongst the revision for my first university exam, I managed to find a bit of time to rustle up a Chocolate Brownie Pudding. This pudding is rich and chocolatey and is just so utterly comforting;… Continue reading Chocolate Brownie Pudding

Meat, Student Meals

Homemade Chicken Enchiladas with a Homemade Spicy Tomato Sauce

Enchiladas are a favourite of many people with a tasty meat filling in a tortilla wrap covered with a flavoursome tomato sauce and topped with melted cheese. My version is filled with sliced chicken breast mixed with spicy pickled jalapenos.    The chicken breast is panfried in cumin oil. I simply place cold oil into… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Enchiladas with a Homemade Spicy Tomato Sauce