Chocolate Sponge Pudding

Chocolate Sponge Pudding

This is a great way to use up cocoa powder in your store cupboard and make a pudding that’s a little different to the usual fudgy cakes or brownies. The vanilla gives the bit sponge an edge that tastes indulgent. Cocoa powder is not the same as drinking chocolate powder which more often than not…

Chicken Lababdar

Chicken Lababdar

Serves 2   2 tbsp sunflower oil  1 tsp cumin seeds 1 onion, grated 2 tomatoes, chopped or 200g can of chopped tomatoes 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 250g skinless and boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2cm pieces 2 tbsp butter…

Baked Salmon with Garlic

Baked Salmon with Garlic

If there are any spare salmon fillets that need a bit of jazzing up, you can’t go wrong with butter and garlic plus a touch of sweetness and spice. This works well with the herb dill too which can be garnished after cooking the fish.   Serves 2   2 boneless salmon fillets 1 tbsp…

Poor Knights of Windsor

Poor Knights of Windsor

Serves 4 2 eggs, lightly beaten 50ml milk 2 tsp vanilla extract a pinch of ground cinnamon 2 tbsp golden caster sugar 50g tub full fat soft cheese 1 tbsp icing sugar, sifted 2 tbsp cherry jam, blackberry compote or any other preserve 4 slices, day old white bread 25g butter Put the eggs, milk,…

Christmas Bread and Butter Pudding

Christmas Bread and Butter Pudding

Makes about 12 pieces   250g bread, a mixture of white and wholemeal is good 200g mixed dried fruit or mixture of sultanas and currants or 200g mincemeat 50g dark chocolate chips 40g mixed peel 300ml semi skimmed milk 1 egg, beaten 50g demerara or dark brown sugar 4 Lemon Spice Drops 6 Mulling Spices…

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Makes 12-16 squares   200g butter, softened 300g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 8-10 Orange Zest Spice Drops® 3 eggs 180-200g caster sugar 100g plain flour 50g cocoa powder the juice of 1 medium orange   Preheat the oven to 180C and line a 24x20cm brownie tin with baking parchment. Put the butter, dark chocolate and…