Category: Food & Drink

Cool Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

A great looking cake – a rich chocolate chip cake with minty green icing – it’s cool and fresh and great for birthday treats or a great showstopper pudding. You will need: 1 x 7″ round Cake Tin- greased and lined 2  x Disposable icing bags Ingredients for the cake: 8 oz Self Raising Flour 2 oz Plain Flour 8 oz Caster Sugar 8 oz Marg/Butter 4 Eggs 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 200g Chocolate chips Ingredients for the decoration: 300g Chocolate for melting 250g Icing Sugar 125g Butter 1 Tsp Mint Essence 2 x Tbsp Crushed Chocolate Light Green...

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Scrumptious Apple and Cinnamon Loaf Cake

What could be more perfect for the colder Autumn and Winter evenings than a spicy apple and cinnamon loaf cake. Lovely served warm or cold for a snack or a delicious dessert. Soft, moist and fruity this is sure to impress your guests and great for children too as it contains one of their five a day. You will need a greased and lined 8″ loaf tin Cake Ingredients ; 8 oz Self Raising Flour 6 oz Caster Sugar 2 oz Demerara Sugar 8 oz Butter/Marg 4 Eggs beaten 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 Large...

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Conker Spirit – Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

A first of a kind in the UK! Cold Brewed Coffee Liqueur. Those that know me will know that I do thrive on coffee itself, especially Espresso types. If you are like me in that way you will have also been very disappointed by the lack of true ‘Espresso like’ coffee liqueurs available in the UK. We do have a habit of making alcoholic drinks and then over sweetening them or adding mad extra flavours to try provide for every taste. Now though I have stumbled across Conker Spirit, Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur and my search is over. If...

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How To Create Your Own Home Made Pizza

Making your own tasty pizza dough is easier than you think. You can add your own flavours and toppings making each person’s pizza bespoke to their tastes. You can get the children involved too, to help inspirit them with a bit of cooking. The recipe combines flavour into the pizza dough but it is up to you if you want to add your own herbs or you can of course also have it plain. Both work equally as well. You can also roll the dough as flat as you like or leave it with a bit of volume if...

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Tapas Heaven in Barcelona

This article is about the absolute best tapas restaurant in Barcelona that you must, must visit. It’s called Cerveceria Catalana and it is based about a 10-minute walk from the university. In my case, this meant a 10-minute walk from my AirBnb, so I visited it twice in three days… It’s has two bars – seemingly split between seafood and meat/vegetarian-based tapas and both are stuffed to the brim with individual items that change according to the fresh produce available. Both bars are heavily crowded, with locals drinking wine and sampling the delicate morsels on a whim – the...

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Spicy Ginger Loaf Cake

This is a beautifully spiced and moist cake which is great for Autumnal evenings with a cup of tea. Quick to make, the cake is best left for a couple of days to improve the flavour. Ingredients: 60g butter, cubed 100g golden syrup 25g black treacle 100g plain flour 25g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 heaped tsp ground ginger 1 tsp mixed spice 100g caster sugar pinch of salt 125 ml milk 1 egg, beaten For the syrup: 100g caster sugar 100 ml water 2 tsp ground ginger Method: Grease and...

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