Fruit Tarts

Ingredients (for pastry):
125g plain flour
2-3 tbspn icing sugar
70g butter (cut into tiny pieces)
1 egg yolk
1-2 tbspn water

Method (for pastry):
1. Sift flour and icing sugar in a bowl, add butter and egg yolk. Using your fingertips add enough water to make a soft dough. Wrap in cling film leave in the fridge for 15 minutes.
2. Pre heat oven to gas mark 6. Roll pastry and blind bake for ten minutes using baking beans on baking paper. Remove the baking paper and baking beans. Cook in oven for a further 5-10 minutes until golden brown.

Ingredients (for vanilla filling):
200ml milk
1 tspn vanilla essence
2oz caster sugar
1 tbspn plain flour
1 tbspn cornflour
125ml fresh cream (whipped)

Method (for vanilla filling):
1. In a sauce pan add the milk and vanilla essence. Leave to simmer on low heat for 10 minutes. Keep stirring.
2. In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients and smooth into a paste.
3. Add the paste to the warm milk and bring to a boil for about 2 minutes or until thick. Fold in the whipped cream.
4. Fill tarts with vanilla filling and decorate with fruits of your choice. Brush with jam glaze.

NOTE: To make a jam glaze, bring to boil, 1 tbspn of apricot or pineapple jam and 1 tbspn water.

Enjoy x

Love from foodie Ayesha Kasu


Hot Chocolate Croissant Pudding


6-7 mini croissants/3-4 large croissants
1 mug milky hot chocolate
1/2 cup double cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
Chocolate chips/white chocolate chunks (optional)

1. Boil the sugar and water together in a pan and let it cook on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes till it starts to turn golden and thick.
2. Meanwhile make the hot chocolate using only milk. As well as tear and place the croissants in a buttered oven-proof dish.
3. Once the caramel is formed from the sugar and water combination, take it off the heat and let it sit in the pan for a minute. Then add the hot chocolate whilst whisking continuously (expect it to act crazily).
4. Then place the pan back onto low heat and add the cream. Keep whisking till there are no more lumps.
5. Take the mixture and place into a bowl or dish and let it cool till its room temperature.
6. Then whisk in the two eggs till fully incorporated. Pour this caramel custard over the croissants evenly, trying to soak all the croissants. Sprinkle with milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chunks.
7. Bake the pudding in a preheated oven at gas mark 5 for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or custard ornslathered in maple syrup.

Oaty Melting Moments


6oz caster sugar
8oz softened butter
Couple of drops vanilla extract/flavouring
10oz self raising flour
4oz porridge (more if you want)
Glacé Cherries (optional topping)
2 egg yolks

1. Pre-heat oven and line baking trays.
2. Mix butter, sugar and egg yolks.
3. Then add vanilla; then add flour. Beat to a soft dough and roll it in to small balls.
4. Dip each ball into oats, flatten a little and add cherries as a topping. Then bake for 20 minutes until golden and brown.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Humairah Batan

Nutella Stack


Peanut Butter
Condensed Milk
Chocolate chips/pieces

1. Crush the biscuits and combine with melted butter. Pat into bottom of a brownie tray or oven proof dish.
2. Dollop Nutella over the biscuit base and spread to firm a layer.
3. Melt some peanut butter in the microwave and spread this over the Nutella.
4. Pour Condensed milk over the peanut butter and sprinkle the chocolate. Then cook the stack in a preheated oven at 180 degrees till the condensed milk turns brown.

Note: If you aren’t a fan of peanut butter, replace it with hazelnuts or any crunchy crushed nuts.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Yusairah Batan

Strawberry Lattice Tarte Tartin


Strawberries (sliced)
Cocoa powdee
Tin of Tip Top Creamy Milk
Puff pastry

1. Slice the strawberries and toss in sugar. Then add a bit of cocoa powder.
2. Then add the creamy milk tin. Mix together.
3. Roll and cut the pastry into the shape of the cake tin for the pastry lids. Prick it all over so that it does not puff so much.
4. Cut thin slices of pastry from the leftover pastry and layer these slices in a lattice pattern at the bottom of the cake tin. Brush with milk.
4. Sprinkle some sugar on top of the lattice pastry strips and some melted butter.
5. Spoon on to it the strawberries. Then place the pastry lids on top and tuck into the edges and pinching it to join onto the pastry strips.
6. Brush the pastry with milk. Bake in a preheated oven till brown.

Serve hot with clotted cream and cinnamon powder.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Hajra Bhayat

Plum Crumble


Ingredients for filling:
Punnet of plums
Zest of an orange
Juuce of an orange
2 apples
2 pears
2 large tbsp caster sugar
1/2 tsp mixed spice/ cinnamon powder

Method for filling:
1. Peel the apples and pears, core the plums and chop into pieces.
2. Add all the ingredients and the chopped fruit to a heavy bottomed pan and cook for half an hour. It will become a fruit compote that tastes like marmalade.

Ingredients of crumble mix:
5oz plain flour
4oz butter (salted)
4oz sugar/brown sugar
1oz/15 ground almonds (not too fine)

Crumble Method:
1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl. Rub together using your fingertips until fully incorporated.
2. Place the filling in a oven – proof dish and sprinkle crumble over it.
3. Bake in oven at 150 degrees for 35 mins.

Serve warm with cream or custard or ice cream.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Mariam Kika

Apple Crumble 2

5/6 apples peeled, cored and meduim sliced.
1 cup sugar (more if pu like it sweeter)
1-2 stick cinnamon
1/4inch ginger (more if u like)
Splash of lemon juice
Zest of 1/2 lemon

1. Put the first 6 ingredients in a pan cover with little bit water and simmer till apples are transparent. Be sure to stir at intervals or else it will stick.
2. Take out the ginger and cinnamon and put the apples in serving dish.
3. For the topping rub flour butter and sugar together with fingers to form a breadcrumb like crumbly topping. Sprinkle onto apples. 4. Bake in a preheated oven at gas mark 6 for 20/30 mins.

Note: Use a fork or your finger to create a design on the top of the crumble.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Nasreen Bhayat

Apple Crumble


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

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


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


(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

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