Recipe | Healthy Onion & Carrot Bhajis

I’ll be honest, I don’t like to use the word ‘diet’, especially on this blog – and so close to Christmas no less! I have recently decided to cut back though, ahead of the many, many, feasts I plan to endure during the festive period.. SO! I’ve been looking at alternatives to my favourite things! This Bhaji recipe is super simple, yummy, and keeps it … Continue reading Recipe | Healthy Onion & Carrot Bhajis

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

Olive Oil & Healthy Skin

Why Olive Oil? Extra virgin olive oil is loaded with nutrition and antioxidants like vitamins A and E. This oil is high in nutritional value, and your skin can also reek in the benefits. This little fruit has much more to offer than it’s yummy taste and scent. Vitamin E has anti-aging benefits by restoring damaged skin cells and preventing damaging ultraviolet light from penetrating the … Continue reading Olive Oil & Healthy Skin

Victoria Sponge with Butter Cream Frosting

Today was my granny’s birthday, so as a little something yummy… I decided to make her a cake! Ingredients 200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 200g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 medium eggs 200g self-raising flour For the filling 100g butter, softened 140g icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Dessertspoon Milk Strawberry or Raspberry Jam  Sugar paste flowers, icing … Continue reading Victoria Sponge with Butter Cream Frosting

Olive Bread Twists

Ingredients 1kg/2lb 2oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 20g/¾oz salt 20g/¾oz instant yeast 800ml/1½ pints tepid water 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for oiling 1 x 1kg/2lb 2oz jar pitted green olives in brine, drained and quartered Method Oil two 2-3 litre/3½-5¼ pints square plastic container. Put the flour into a bowl. Add the salt to one side of the bowl … Continue reading Olive Bread Twists

Oh My Fudge!

Christmas is all about gift making, good food and lots of yummy treats! Ingredients 1 x Can Condensed Milk 150ml milk 450g demerara sugar 115g butter Method Add the sugar, butter, milk and condensed milk to a heavy based pan and heat gently, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and as the temperature rises, stir the fudge occasionally so that the … Continue reading Oh My Fudge!