Spiced Tea - Masala Chai

Spiced Tea - Masala Chai

Black Tea has strong antioxidant properties which counteract the damaging effects of free radicals (molecules that form in the body, particularly as a result of exposure to the sun and to pollution). A cup of masala chai makes a great pick me up packed with powerful spices. This recipe is taken from the cookbook Everyday…

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…

Rum Bread and Butter Pudding

Rum Bread and Butter Pudding

This makes a change to the traditional bread and butter pudding and adds that festive touch by using Italian panettone. Half a teaspoon of  vanilla extract can be added to the custard for further indulgence. Serves 4 60g raisins 1 tbsp orange zest 3 tbsp dark rum 200ml milk 100ml double cream 2 eggs 30g caster sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 30g butter,…

Date Shake

Date Shake

Serves 2 1 cup dates, such as deglet noor or medjool 1 cup milk 2 cups quality vanilla ice cream Pit and chop dates. Put the dates and milk into jar of a blender and purée until smooth. Add the ice cream and purée again. Divide the shake between 2 tall glasses.

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,…

Indian Pistachio Ice Cream - Pista Kulfi

Indian Pistachio Ice Cream - Pista Kulfi

Indian Pistachio Ice Cream – Pista Kulfi Serves 12 5 cups of full cream milk 2 level tbsp cornflour 1 tin condensed milk 1/2 tsp ground cardamon seeds kewra essence 1 tbsp pistachio nuts   Mix the milk and condensed milk stirring continuously. Make a paste of cornflour with 2tbsp of water and add to…