Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes Baking Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 225g Plain Flour 350g Caster Sugar 85g Cocoa Powder 2 tsp Baking Powder 2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 2 large Eggs 250ml Milk 125ml Olive Oil 3 tsp Vanilla Extract 250ml Boiling Water Chocolate Icing 300g Plain Chocolate 300ml Double Cream MethodContinue reading “Chocolate Olive Oil Cake”

Mussels with a Garlic and White Wine Sauce

Serves: 2 Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes Total: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive oil 1 Garlic Clove- finely chopped 1 Shallot- finely diced 1kg Mussels- scrubbed and beards removed 1 cup Dry White Wine Salt Coriander- handful chopped Method Scrub the mussels and pull off the beards that come out of the shell.Continue reading “Mussels with a Garlic and White Wine Sauce”

Espresso Margarita

Serves: 2 Preparation: 15 minutes Total: 15 minutes Ingredients 120ml espresso coffee – (8 tbsp) 45ml silver or white tequila – (3 tbsp) 15ml honey – (1 tbsp) 15ml lime juice – (1 tbsp) Lime slice Sea salt Crushed ice/ice cubes Method Put some crushed ice in the glass to make it cold. Add theContinue reading “Espresso Margarita”

Crispy Duck Breast with Sweetcorn, Pine Nuts and Plum Sauce

Serves: 2 Preparation: 20 minutes Cooking: 40 minutes Total: 1 hour Ingredients 2 duck breasts – trimmed and scored Salt Pepper 30g pine nuts 1 corn on the cob 1 tbsp olive oil 1 shallot – finely diced 3 dark red plums – stoned and cut into small wedges 50g brown sugar 50ml red wineContinue reading “Crispy Duck Breast with Sweetcorn, Pine Nuts and Plum Sauce”

Easy Crêpes with Caramelised Banana

Makes: 8 Serves: 4 people (depending on how hungry you are) Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes Total: 30 minutes (optional 30 minutes extra) Ingredients 100g plain flour 2 large eggs 300ml milk Pinch of salt 1 tbsp sunflower oil To serve: 3 bananas – chopped 75g caster sugar Chocolate sauce Method Put 100g plainContinue reading “Easy Crêpes with Caramelised Banana”

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients: Chicken Tikka Marinade 675g boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts cut into bite sized pieces 1 1/4 tsp salt 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp root ginger – peeled & finely grated 2 garlic cloves – finely grated & minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp red chilliContinue reading “Chicken Tikka Masala”

Vietnamese Drip Coffee

The first time we had a Vietnamese coffee we were living in Dublin. We’ve always liked to try new things and the idea of condensed milk and coffee can never sound too bad. We lived just up from Jolin’s Vietnamese coffee house so we figured why not pop in and try one. It was aContinue reading “Vietnamese Drip Coffee”