• Hot Cross Buns

    Spiced orange hot cross buns

    Hot cross buns are easy to make but it does take a bit of time to let the dough prove. Not recommended if you are in a hurry. I tend to make hot cross buns a few time a year not just on Easter. They are great toasted with butter. Prep time Baking time Temperature […]

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    Spiced orange hot cross buns

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    Passion fruit cake with popping candy

    I baked this cake for a sport’s relief charity bake-off at work. I was very experimental and I was not sure if this was going work. Luckily people seemed to enjoy it! The outside of the cake is white butter cream and the inside is bright, yellow sponge. I used Sugarflair coloring paste to achieve the vivid […]

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    Passion fruit cake with popping candy

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    Prosciutto, mushroom and truffle oil pizzas

    Prep time Temperature Baking time Difficulty Servings 30 min prep + 90 min for resting the dough 180C 20 min medium 3 Pizzas This is one of my favorite pizzas, its relatively easy to make and the truffle oil gives it a great flavor! You will need the following: self raising flour 7g / 1 […]

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    Prosciutto, mushroom and truffle oil pizzas

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    Chickpea, sausage and cumin

    This is a great dish that does not require many ingredients. Super quick to make and won’t break the bank! Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings 15 min 10 min easy 4 You will need the following: 2 large smoked sausages 1 green pepper sliced 1 red pepper sliced 1 large onion sliced 2 cans of chick […]

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    Chickpea, sausage and cumin

  • Poulet Breton

    Poulet Breton

    I encountered this dish for the first time in Café Rouge and decided to recreate it at home. This has been one of my favourite dishes for the last couple of years, it goes really well with a glass of white wine.   Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings 20 min 45 min medium 4 – […]

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    Poulet Breton

Hot Cross Buns

Spiced orange hot cross buns

Hot cross buns are easy to make but it does take a bit of time to let the dough prove. Not recommended if you are in a hurry. I tend to make hot cross buns a few time a year not just on Easter. They are great toasted with butter. Prep time Baking time Temperature […]

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JFP_6459

Passion fruit cake with popping candy

I baked this cake for a sport’s relief charity bake-off at work. I was very experimental and I was not sure if this was going work. Luckily people seemed to enjoy it! The outside of the cake is white butter cream and the inside is bright, yellow sponge. I used Sugarflair coloring paste to achieve the vivid […]

Read More
JFP_4875

Prosciutto, mushroom and truffle oil pizzas

Prep time Temperature Baking time Difficulty Servings 30 min prep + 90 min for resting the dough 180C 20 min medium 3 Pizzas This is one of my favorite pizzas, its relatively easy to make and the truffle oil gives it a great flavor! You will need the following: self raising flour 7g / 1 […]

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JFP_5487

Chickpea, sausage and cumin

This is a great dish that does not require many ingredients. Super quick to make and won’t break the bank! Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings 15 min 10 min easy 4 You will need the following: 2 large smoked sausages 1 green pepper sliced 1 red pepper sliced 1 large onion sliced 2 cans of chick […]

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Poulet Breton

Poulet Breton

I encountered this dish for the first time in Café Rouge and decided to recreate it at home. This has been one of my favourite dishes for the last couple of years, it goes really well with a glass of white wine.   Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings 20 min 45 min medium 4 – […]

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Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is fairly simple to make. The trickiest part is making the caramel. If you boil the sugar for too long your tart will taste burnt. Prep time Baking time Temperature Difficulty Servings 30 minutes 30 – 35 minutes C 200/ 180C fan medium 6-8 slices Here is what you will need: 200g sugar […]

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Pan fried sea bass and pearl couscous

Sea bass with pearl couscous, artichoke, black olives and sun-dried tomatoes. Flavours that complement each other very well. As a starter you could use 1 fillet of sea bass per person, but if served as a main course you will need 2 fillets. Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings 20 min 15 min easy 2-4 […]

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Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Tasty, super easy and really, really quick to make. You can have a batch of about 100 (depending on size) ready in under an hour. Prep time Baking time Temperature Difficulty Servings 20 min 12 min 180C / 160C fan easy 100 You will need the following: 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 1 […]

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spice cookies

Spice cookies

Easy, affordable and perfect for any occasion. This recipe will make about 80-100 cookies depending on the size. Prep time Baking time Temperature Difficulty Servings 20 min 12 min 200C / 180C fan easy +80 You will need the following: 4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 4 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt […]

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Chocolate and meringue cake

Who does not like chocolate or meringues? Put them together with a chocolate sponge, chocolate butter cream and cherry jam and you end up with something that you just can’t say no to…. Prep time Baking time Temperature Difficulty 1 hour 25-30 min 180C / 160C fan medium Here is what you will need: Chocolate […]

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Strawberry wine: bottling process

After 6 suspenseful weeks the wine is finally ready for bottling! This is the 4.5l glass demijohn that contained the wine after the fining was added. I attached a vacuum seal that helped to remove the last of the carbon dioxide from the wine. This was left standing for about 12 days. I sterilized all […]

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Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin, chicken & chickpea soup

A quick and delicious soup for winter containing chicken, pumpkin, chickpeas, leek, cumin and chilli flakes. To make this dish vegetarian, simply exclude the chicken. Prep time Cooking time Difficulty Servings 30 min 45 min easy 6 You will need the following: 2 cans of chickpeas 1 litre of chicken stock 2 teaspoons of cumin […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon

Boeuf Bourguignon

My version of a French dish called Boeuf Bourguignon. This is real comfort food, perfect on a rainy day, served with buttered and toasted baguette. Prep time Cooking time Temperature Difficulty Servings 1 hour 2 hours 170C / 150C fan medium 6 You will need the following: 2 beef stock cubes 1 tbs tomato paste […]

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Focaccia

This is a great recipe, very easy but you will need lots of patience. Not recommended if you want to make something quickly, but trust me the results are worth the wait! The dough is extremely wet and you will be tempted add more flour but resist the temptation. Prep time Baking time Temperature Difficulty […]

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Strawberry Wine

This is my first ever attempt at brewing. I got a Strawberry Wine making kit for my birthday, but there are a few extras you will need to purchase. Many online stores sell kits and equipment, like Amazon. Here is what you will need: Wine making kit (Young’s Country Definitive Strawberry 900ml) Cleaner/Sterilizer 2 x […]

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Chocolaty, chewy, gooey cookies

Chocolatey, chewy, gooey cookies

These really are the most chocolaty, gooey cookies I have ever had. Very decadent, and so easy to make. Perfect with a cup of coffee. Enjoy! Prep time Baking time Temperature Difficulty Servings 20 minutes 10 minutes 180C / 160C fan easy 24 Here is what you need 125g caster sugar 100g light brown soft […]

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