Cinnamon Swirls

Ingredients Plain flour, for dusting 1 Roll of Puff pastry, or homemade if you have time! 🙂 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 medium free-range egg, beaten with 2 tbsp milk For Icing 2 tbsp Icing Sugar Few drops of Warm Water Method Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/gas 6. On a floured surface, roll … Continue reading Cinnamon Swirls

Easy Chicken, Prawn & Chorizo Paella

Ingredients 4 tbsps olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 red pepper, cut into small chunks 1 tsp teaspoon paprika 1 large pinch of saffron 1 cup long grain rice 2 chicken breasts, diced 1 pack uncooked fresh prawns 1/2 chorizo sausage, skin removed, chopped 600ml boiling water 1 vegetable stock cube 3 tbsp tomato puree salt and black … Continue reading Easy Chicken, Prawn & Chorizo Paella

Homemade Nutella

Ingredients 3 cups roasted unsalted hazelnuts 3 Tbsp cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder/ or 2/3 cup dark chocolate 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 180C and add hazelnuts to a baking tray. Roast for a total of 15 minutes. This is to just to warm the natural oils and loosen the skins. This will make it easier to blend … Continue reading Homemade Nutella

Pasta! With Olives & Quick Tomato Sauce

This recipe is handy for lunch, or for the evenings, where time might not be on your side. Quick, simple and totally yummy!   Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 chicken or vegetable stock pot 1 tbsp tomato purée 1 tsp sugar Salt and Pepper to season Olives, I prefer mine whole, but serve however you prefer! Parmesan … Continue reading Pasta! With Olives & Quick Tomato Sauce

Quick & Easy Pizza

Ingredients For the dough 300g strong bread flour 1 tsp instant yeast (from a sachet or a tub) 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling For the tomato sauce 100ml Passata 1 tsp Dried Basil 1 tsp Dried Parsley Toppings Ideas 125g ball mozzarella, sliced or pearls Grated Cheese handful grated or shaved Parmesan handful cherry tomatoes, halved Olives Pepperoni Sundried … Continue reading Quick & Easy Pizza

Italian Meatballs

Ingredients For the meatballs 1lb ground beef 2 eggs 1⁄4cup milk 1⁄2cup breadcrumbs 1⁄2tsp salt 1 tbsp fresh parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2tsp fresh ground pepper ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (or parmesan), freshly grated ¼ tsp black pepper 1½ tbsp olive oil For the Sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 24 oz / 700 g tomato passata, though … Continue reading Italian Meatballs

Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry

Ingredients 4 Chicken Pieces 1 Red Onion, finely chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, finely 1 thumb sized piece of Ginger, grated 1  Can Chopped Tomatoes 1 Fresh Leek, thinly sliced 2 Savoy Cabbage leaves, shredded 2oo/300ml Chicken  Stock 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper 3 Generous tsp Medium Curry Powder 1/4 Cup of blitzed nuts – Cashews, with some peanuts Seasoning (salt, pepper & sugar) … Continue reading Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry

4 Easy No Bake Recipes

I recently got the opportunity to review PandaVita Organic Baobab Powder which came with a ‘fudge bites’ recipe (seen below), which inspired me to create a few yummy creations.  I have to say, in all honesty the recipe is AMAZING, and I am gutted I didn’t come up with it myself. It got even my stubborn unadventurous little sister eating them! The powder itself will have … Continue reading 4 Easy No Bake Recipes