Monday, 27 June 2011

Baking favourite past time

Its been awhile since i posted ,been back at work after a super holiday but im off it is Monday so i decided to bake chunky chocolate shortbread biscuits. I got a book dedicated to all different types of cookies and biscuits, savoury and sweet,from my lovely friend Bella. I hadn't had the chance to try it i did.They are really easy and not too expensive to make,here is the recipe.


1 cup butter
1/4 cup castor sugar
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1 cup cornflour
1 slab of any chocolate (smashed up into chunky pieces)
icing sugar for dusting


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar until soft and pale in colour 
Sift the flour and cornflour and add to the butter, mix until a smooth dough forms.
Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for about 20 mins. 

Roll out the dough to about 1-1.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface and cut into whatever shapes you can dream of,I chose stars and hearts.
Bake for about 20-30 mins until pale and golden.
Cool and dust with icing sugar..
Enjoy with a yum cup of tea.

Friday, 10 June 2011


A weekend away calls for snacks, so i made muffins. Bran and Lindt chocolate chunk muffins to be precise.I did cheat though and used packet bran muffin mix, its just cheaper and so quick.All you need is one packet of bran muffin mix(i used Golden Cloud)eggs, sunflower oil, milk and one slab of lindt milk chocolate..which I happened to have lying around ( you can use any chocolate of your choice)Make the muffin mix and fold in the broken up slab of chocolate and bake, mmm delicious.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Birthday treats

My birthday was on the 2nd June and it all started on the 1st when my most awesome friends throwing me a surprise party where we drank loads of red wine and ate loads of was lovely!On the day i went to Somerbosch restaurant for lunch with my family, here's what i ate.....
 duck with roasted sweet potato and vegetables and a port jus..delicious

The day ended off with mom making the most delicious roasted leg of lamb with all the trimmings and homemade mint sauce.

 And lastly my sister recently started her own cake business 'cakealishious' and she made me the best cake for my birthday here it is...

Coriander roast chicken

I love love roasts, especially roast chicken, so i decided to do something a little different. Crush whole coriander seeds, black pepper and rock salt and add olive. Stuff the chicken with a whole onion and pierce the skin with a knife, rub with the coriander mix and place on a rack on top of an oven tray and roast at 190 until tender and juicy. Baste the chicken while it cooks with the pan juices.I just served this with garlic roasted potatoes and crispy roast butternut mmm