Pancakes

Pancakes

Fennel seeds known as ‘saunf’ in Hindi, can relieve bloating and stomach pains. The fennel adds a slightly sweet and spicy edge to a ‘traditional’ pancake.   Serves 4   100g plain flour 25g wholemeal plain flour 1 free range egg 300ml skimmed or semi skimmed milk (about half a pint of milk) 1 tsp…

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…

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,…

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

Serves 6 25g butter, for greasing 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder, for dusting 100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 100g butter, cut into small pieces 100g caster sugar 2 whole eggs 2 egg yolks 100g plain flour   Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 3. Butter six ramekins (about 7.5cm in diameter), then dust liberally with cocoa, shaking out…

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…

Leftover Chocolate Brownies

Leftover Chocolate Brownies

Have you ever heard of ‘leftover chocolate’? Yes, contrary to popular belief, it does exist and I’m sure that you may have some left in a store cupboard somewhere including some Easter eggs. This recipe is one way to use up chocolate and make a once in a while treat to share. You could also…