Star Wars Day, Darth Vader Bread Recipe

Happy Star Wars day and May the 4th be with you! It’s that time of year again, where my Facebook and Pinterest feeds are full with well wishes and Star Wars themed puns. Last year my family and I had a Star Wars themed party and watched all 6 films back to back… This year is slightly different; we still have Star Wars themed food but went for another film franchise this year: Batman (so 7 films to try and get through 😉 ). We made Darth Vader bread for today’s ‘feast’ – it looks great (although cracked a little […]

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Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake – Recipe

I’ve been getting back into cooking and baking lately, with dishes like lasagne, burritos, enchiladas, brownies and a Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake. The latter was a first for me. I think having my own kitchen again helps – recently moved into a 2 bedroom flat – before that we were in a shared property… I digress. Here’s how I made the Tuna and Bacon Pasta Bake: Ingredients 500g pasta Jar of tomato and basil sauce or make your own 1 tin tuna – drained 1 pinch seasoning (salt, pepper, pasta/pizza herbs) 70g cheese, grated 2 rashers of bacon – […]

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Gluten free brownies

Artur is trying to eat gluten free at the moment, to find out if his is intolerance is due to gluten or other types of food. This is one of the gluten free desserts I’ve made him recently. Wish I’d took a better photo of these as they were delicious! You will need 100g butter 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 50g chocolate, melted 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 150g chocolate chips Method Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. […]

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Gingerbread house

For the past two Christmases and for Halloween last year, I’ve baked, assembled and decorated a gingerbread house. I’d like to share my go to gingerbread house recipe. You will need Pinch of Salt ½ cup Syrup ¼ cup Butter ¼ tsp Baking Powder 2 tsp Cinnamon 2 tsp Nutmeg 3 tsp Ginger 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar 1 Egg 3 cups Plain Flour Royal Icing in a piping bag Various sweets Method Beat together the brown sugar, eggs, butter and syrup. Add the dry ingredients and mix well to form a tick dough. Wrap in cling film and put […]

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Olaf in Summer cake

I made this Olaf in Summer cake for my sister’s birthday this year, it was a chocolate orange sponge cake with chocolate fingers and blue frosting. You will need 100g unsalted butter, softened 50g cocoa powder 90ml boiling water 3 eggs 175g self-raising flour 300g golden caster sugar Orange flavouring For the icing and filling Blue frosting White fondant Black fondant Orange fondant Edible pens Cocktail stick (to assemble Olaf) Method Preheat the oven to 180ºC/fan160°C/gas 4 Add the cocoa powder and boiling water into a large bowl and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and beat again until combined. […]

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Alaskan salmon

Artur loves fish, especially Alaskan salmon served with rice and veg. I’ve made this dish for him a few times now and he says it’s bardzo dobrze (that’s very good in Polish). You will need 1 alaskan salmon fillet (per person) Herbs for seasoning (I usually use Schwartz fish herbs but would also recommend dill or thyme) Butter Tin foil Method Preheat the oven to 220ºC Lay the fillet (s) on the tin foil. Combine the seasoning with the butter and mix well. Spread the seasoned butter over each fillet. Wrap the fillet (s) in the tin foil Bake for […]

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