Month: January 2014

Really Easy Yummy Cakes!

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Ingredients:
500g margerine
500g sugar
500g plain flour
8 eggs
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of cardamon powder
2 tbsp cocoa

Method:
1. Mix butter and sugar until light and creamy.
2. Add beaten eggs, little by little, continuously mixing it.
3. Add remaining dry ingredients an until mix until the mixture is light and fluffy.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees for 20 mins. Don’t open the door before then!
5. Check the cake is cooking using ‘clean knife’ method and once cooked leave to cool. Decorate as you wish.

Note: If you wish to make a large cake, leave in oven for 40 minuted and then check.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Mariam Kika

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Apple Crumble

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Ingredients:
4 cooking apples
lemon juice
2 tbsp (or more) sugar
Pinch if cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:
3oz butter
4oz plain flour
2oz oats
2-3oz sugar

Method:
1. Peel and dice apples and cook with the lemon juice, 2 tbsp sugar and cinnamon till they become soft.

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2. Rub butter into flour to form breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and oats.
3. Place apples in a baking dish and sprinkle crumble topping on top.
4. Bake in a preheated oven for 30-40mins at 180°C. Serve warm with custard or cream.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zaynab Kalang

Chicken Shawarma and Pita Bread

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Chicken Ingredients;
500 g bones less chicken breast (cubed)
1 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp garlic and ginger
1 tbsp tandoori masalo
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbso oil
2 tbsp yoghurt
1 tsp salt

Chicken Method:
1.Marinate chicken in the above Ingredients and leave for a minimum of four hours or overnight.
2. Grill for 15 mins (or over cook for 10 mins at 200 degrees) turning chicken a few times until just cooked.  Be careful not to over cook.
3. Once cooked chop into smaller bitesize chunks.

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Pita Bread Ingredients:
(makes 6)
270g plain flour
4 1/2 tlb oil
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp dried yeast
3tbsp milk
Warm water

Pitta Bread Method:
1. Mix the flour, yeast, salt and oil.
2. Add warm milk and enough water to make a dough.
3. Knead with oiled hands the place in a bowl and cover. Leave it to rise for 30 mins.
4. With light hands roll out 6 equally sized pittas and cover and leave for 10 mins.
5. Cook on a hot flat romantic pan (tawa).
6. Once cooked assemble the chicken into the pitta bread with salad (grated carrots, red onions, lettuce and cucumbers).

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Safiya Bangee

Easy Oven Chicken & Chips

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Ingredients:
1 chicken breast
1 tsp Amina’s Spices: Hot chicken tikka
1 tsp tandoori powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Salt
Pepper
Splash of vinegar
Red chilli powder (optional)
Potatoes
Small onion
Mayonnaise
Grated cheese

Method:
1 . Preheat oven to 180 degrees and marinate chicken in spices. Adjust salt and chilli according to taste.
2. Cut four medium sized potatoes thick chips. Slice the onion into thin wedges.
3. Put the potatoes in a roasting pan and drizzle with oil, salt and pepper. Place in oven for 10mins.
4. Put the chicken and onions evenly over the potatoes. Cover with foil, and place back into oven for 40 minutes.
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5. Check the roast, toss the potatoes and chicken over in the oil a bit. Add more oil if needed and place in the oven for longer if needed.
6. When cooked immediately cover with cheese (so it melts) and mayonnaise.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Yusairah Batan

Rich Tea Biscuit Dessert

Ingredients:
2 packets pineapple jelly
1 tin condensed milk*
1 tub plain yogurt*
2 packs dream topping*
Crushed pineapple tin (drained)
4 pieces dairylea triangles – cut into small pieces
Round rich tea biscuits
Chocolate flake to decorate

Method:
1.  Make jelly and set in large dish.
2. Whisk starred * ingredients together to make a custard.
3. Once jelly is set layer with biscuits then half the custard mix then flake. Repeat layers again once.
4. Leave to set in the refrigerator till ready to serve (overnight preferably).

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Bread Bhajia/Pakoras

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Ingredients:
Six slices of bread
Water
3tbsp channa/chickpea flour
2-3tbsp rice flour
1tbsp yogurt
1tbsp sesame seeds
1tsp citric acid
Green chillies to taste
Coriander and cumin powder
Crushed ginger and garlic
Fenugreen leaves (methi)
Handful fresh coriander chopped
Pinch of baking powder

Method:
1. Soak bread in water for 5 minutes. Then drain and squeeze all the water out.
3. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the bread and mix thoroughly.
4. Make balls and deep fry.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Sauda Bhana

Baked Bean Pasta

Ingredients:
Chicken breast
Crushed ginger and garlic
Salt to taste
Chunky cut carrots
Peppers
Courgettes
Red chilli powder
Coriander powder
Black pepper
1 tin baked beans
1 jar pasta sauce
Variety of pasta shapes
Soft cheese
Cheese sauce
Cheese
Mixed herbs

Method:
1. Chop onion and fry till soft. 2. Add diced chicken breast, salt, ginger and garlic. Let it cook
3. Add chunky carrots, peppers and courgettes and spices. Then add baked beans and a whole jar of pasta sauce. Let it cook.
4.  Meanwhile boil pasta shapes for 7 minutes or so and drain once cooked.
5. Add pasta to the baked bean and tomatoe sauce. You can also add some philadelphia cheese.
6. Make a white cheese sauce. 7. Put one layer of pasta at the bottom of a dish, top with cheese sauce, cheese, then pasta again, cheese sauce, cheese and sprinkle with mix herbs.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Profiteroles

Ingredients:
(makes 25)
4oz plain flour
8oz cold water
pinch of salt
3.5oz butter
3 beaten eggs
3/4 pint double cream
3tns icing sugar
4oz dark chocolate
1oz butter
2tbsp water

Method:
1. In a saucepan heat the butter and cold water in a pan till the butter melts. Then boil for a further 30 seconds and take the pan off the hob.
2. Meanwhile on some greaseproof paper sift the flour and salt. Then add to the water and butter.
3. Whisk a little continuously and then put the pan onto the heat and keep whisking till the mixture becomes a dough and comes away from the side of the pan. Then take it straight off the heat and leave to cool.
4. Add eggs to the mixture and whisk using an electric whisk.
5. Line a baking tray with greasproof paper. Divide the mixture in 24 teaspoons spaced out on the tray. Cook on gas mark 7 for 25 minutes till brown.
6. When cool slit them halfway like burger buns but not the whole way. Then fill with whipped cream (whisked with the icing sugar).
7. Gently warm choclate and add the 1oz of butter and spread on top. Refridgerate for a few hours to set.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Easy Tiramisu

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Ingredients:
4.5tbsp coffee
1/2 cup boiling water
1pkt Boudoir Biscuits (Sponge Fingers)
250ml fresh cream
6tbsp castor sugar
385g condensed milk

Method:
1. Dilute coffee into boiling water and allow to cool.
2. Whip the condensed milk and half the coffee mixture.
3. Dip the biscuits into the rest of the coffee.
4. Take half the fresh cream whipped and put it into a serving bowl. Press the soaked biscuits into it.
5. Then add the rest of the cream on top. Grate the chocoolate on top and freeze. Tastes best when made 1-2 days before.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Hannah Chothia

Jaffa Cake Dessert

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Ingredients:
Jaffa cakes
Orange flavour jelly
Terrys Chocolate Orange
Tin/pint of custard
Fresh Cream
Mandarin slices
Extra choc for grating on top

Method:
1. Cook and set orange flavour jelly in a pyrex dish or seperate dessert bowls/glasses.
2. When set put jaffa cake biscuits to sit on top of the jelly.
3. Melt Terrys Chocolate Orange (3 bars or more) into the  custard.
4. When chocolate custard is cool pour on top of biscuits sitting on jelly.
5. Beat fresh cream and spread on top of custard.
6. Top with flake and mandarin slices (optional).

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu