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”

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”

Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coriander Fish Cakes

Makes: 8 cakes Serves: 4 people Preparation: 40 minutes (optional to leave in the fridge overnight) Cooking: 30 minutes Total: 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes 2 skinless salmon fillets 1 lemon – zested Coriander – chopped fine 1 tbsp plain flour 1 egg 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp paprika Season withContinue reading “Salmon, Sweet Potato and Coriander Fish Cakes”