Cheese Straws

 

 

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Ingredients;

  • 150G of mature cheddar cheese
  • 100G of plain white flour
  • 100G of butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Black pepper

Tools;

  • 1 Baking sheet covered with tin foil
  • 1 Cheese grater
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • A rolling pin
  • A knife
  • 1 cooling rack

Process;

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees.
  2. Grate the cheese into the mixing bowl and sift in the flour. Then grind in a little black pepper.
  3. Cut the butter into small chunks and rub it into the flour using your finger tips. You’ll know when it is ready as the flour will look like small bread crumbs. Then stir in the egg yolk.
  4. Kneed the pastry into a ball. Dust the work surface with flour and place the ball of pastry on the work surface. Roll out the cheesy dough until it is about half 1CM thick.
  5. The start to cut the dough into square pieces. Once you have cut up the dough, carefully place the squares on the baking tray.
  6. Place the dough in the oven for about 10 minutes but check after 8. Once the squares look like a pale gold colour, they are ready. Take them out of the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray.

This is a really simple recipe to make 🙂        You can also change the cheese you use to make a different flavour

Hope you enjoy 🙂

 

Toffee crisp

 

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Ingredients;

  • 125G of fudge
  • 125G of toffee
  • 60G of butter
  • A splash of milk.
  • 150G of dark chocolate
  • Rice krispies

Equipment

  • A baking tray
  • A large pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tin foil

Process;

  1. Melt 30G of butter in the large pan over low-medium heat. Keep on same temperature and add the toffee and fudge and mix often to ensure it going into a liquid. Add a dash of milk then mix it into the mixture.
  2. Whilst the toffee and fudge are melting, line the baking tray with tin foil. This will make it easy to the the toffee crisp out.
  3. Once the toffee and fudge have melted add a large amount of rice krispies. This amount will vary depending on the side of you baking tray. As a result, cover you baking tray evenly with rice krispies until the baking trace in 3/4 full of rice krispies. Then tip them into the pan.
  4. Mix the rice krispies into the fudge mixture until all of the white rice krispies have gone golden brown.
  5. Then tip the whole mixture into the foil lined baking tray. There is no need to put it into the fridge yet, as the mixture will set its left due to the toffee.
  6. Whilst the mixture is setting, Clean the pan and then melt the chocolate in it. Once melted, pour it over the toffee crisp mixture and spread it over well. Them put the mixture into the fridge to allow the chocolate to set.
  7. Once the chocolate has set, take it out and cut the toffee crisp into the desired shape.

 

Sorry for the delayed post guys, I’ve been preparing for my exams 😦     I’ve got a lot of exams coming up but I’ll try and post as often as I can 😀

I’ve got another thing to post soon guys 🙂

I hope you enjoy this recipe as it is really simple to do 🙂       As per usual, let me know if need an help 🙂

Pizza :)

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This is a recipe for 4 pizza’s that taste great 🙂  In this recipe you’ll need to make the dough. However, if you replace the white flour with self-raising flour you don’t need to do any of the kneading process 😀

Ingredients;

  • 500G strong white flour
  • 1 sachet of yeast
  • 300 Ml of water
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil.

Equipment;

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Table spoon
  • Measuring jug
  • Cling film
  • Baking tray/pizza dish

Procedure;

  1. Put the flour into the mixing bowl, add the yeast and then stir well.
  2. Measure out 300ML of warm water in the mixing jug.
  3. Pour the oil on the flour and add the water little at a time until all combined. When the dough get thick, it’ll be easier to use your hands. After the water has been added, form the dough into a round ball. The ball should feel a little sticky and soft.
  4. Then put some flour on the work surface and begin to knead the dough until it is saggy. This will normally take about 15 minutes, although it can take longer depending on the person kneading.
  5. Once the dough ball is soft, for it into a small ball and place in the mixing bowl and cover with cling film. You’ll then need to place the bowl in a slightly warm place and leave for about 2 hours until it has increased in size 🙂    If you don’t have time for this, you can use self-raising flour and water without any of these stages.
  6. Once the dough has risen, you need to divide it up into small sections and roll it into pizza shapes.
  7. Place the rolled out shape on the baking tray and preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  8. Whilst the oven is heating up, you’ll need to top your pizza. These topping can be anything you want, therefore, I’m not going to suggest anything 🙂   I’ll ;eave you to choose what to put on it 🙂
  9. Place the pizza in to oven until the cheese has begun to brown and the dough base is slight crispy when touched 🙂

This is a really easy recipe, even more so when using self-raising flour 🙂

Hope you all enjoy 😀

Proper hot chocolate :)

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As I see all of this crappy ‘fake’ hot chocolate around, I though I post how to make a real one 😀

This is made from actual chocolate and tastes great 🙂

Ingredients;

  • 4 large cubes of chocolate
  • A mug full of milk
  • Small amount of Nutella (optional)

Process:

  1. Break the chocolate up into small pieces and place in the mug.
  2. Once done, fill the mug with milk to your desired amount.
  3. Heat the milk in the microwave until very hot.
  4. Once the milk has been take out of the microwave, give the liquid a good stir to combine the chocolate with the milk. If you want a slightly nutty tasting hot chocolate, you should add the Nutella after mixing the chocolate into the mixture.

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do 🙂

Healthy pork and veg

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Hello everyone,

This recipe is a really healthy meal, is has a lot of veg and a nice bit of low fat pork 🙂

I like this recipe as it doesn’t take long to cook and it tastes really good 🙂

Ingredients (serves 4);

  • 4 pork loins
  • Soy sauce 4 tbsp
  • Honey 1 tbsp
  • 1 Orange, juice and zest
  • Small know of root ginger
  • 4 Large roasting potatoes
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 broccoli

Equipment;

  • 2 large roasting dishes, 1 for potatoes 1 for pork
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 large saucepan with lid
  • Wooden spoon
  • 1 Colander

Process;

  1. Firstly, tip all the marinade ingredients into a roasting dish and stir to combine. Place the pork in the marinade and, marinate on each side until the potatoes are in the oven.
  2. Whilst the pork is marinating, peel the 4 potatoes. Once peeled, cut each potato into evenly sized chunks. Then heat the oven to 200 degrees.
  3. In the saucepan, boil some water to cook the potatoes. Once the water is boiling, tip in the potatoes and cook until soft, but still slightly hard. Once the potatoes are at this stage, drain the liquid through the colander. Then shake the potatoes around until the potatoes are fluffy.
  4. Then place the potatoes into the other roasting tin. Then cover with a bit of oil and a sprinkling of salt, then give everything a good mix. Place in the oven and cook for a total of 50 minutes
  5. Then you’ll need to brown off all sides of the pork. Heat the frying pan over medium high heat and brown off the pork on each side, once done place back into the marinade. Once the potatoes have been in the oven for 30 minutes, place the pork into the hot oven. Ensure to baste the pork every 5 minutes until it has cooked for 25 minutes.
  6. When wailing for the pork and potatoes to cook, you’ll need to prepare the carrots and broccoli. Cut them into the size you want them to be. When there is 10 minutes left on the clock for the pork to cook, start boiling more water in the large saucepan. Once the water is boiling, cook the carrots and broccoli until the pork has been cooking for 25 minutes. By this time, the veg should be ready to eat 🙂

Hope you guys enjoy the easy and simple food 🙂

Let me know if you struggle with any stages of the recipe 🙂

Brownies

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Ingredients;

  • 250G of dark chocolate
  • 220G of unsalted butter
  • 200G of caster sugar
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 120G plain flour
  • 50G of cocoa powder

Equipment;

  • Small pan
  • 2 mixing bowels ( one which will fit into the pan without toughing the bottom of the pan)
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Baking tin
  • Wire rack
  • Tin foil

Process:

  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Fill half the saucepan with water and bring it to the boil.
  2. Cut the butter into small chunks and break up the chocolate, then place it in the mixing bowl that fits into the saucepan. Leave until all of the butter and chocolate has melted, don’t forget to mix it whilst it is melting.
  3. In the other bowl, whisk together the sugar and 3 eggs.
  4. Once the chocolate and butter has melted, tip it into the egg mixture. Ensure that it is all mixed and combined with the wooden spoon.
  5. Tip in the flour and cocoa powder and mix in thoroughly with the wooden spoon.
  6. Line the baking tin with foil and pour in the mixture. Ensure that you scrape all the mixture out using the rubber spatula.
  7. Place the mixture in the over for 25-30 minutes. You’ll need to stick a knife in the middle of the mix to test if it is ready. The knife will need to come out slightly gooey, this will indicate it is ready.
  8. Once ready, put the baking tray on the cooling rack and allow to cool. Once it has cooled, you can then cut the brownie to the shapes you desire.

I really like this brownie recipe as the brownies should be gooey and not hard at all. The use of dark chocolate will ensure that people without the sweet tooth will still enjoy them.

Hope you like 🙂

Macaroni cheese

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Ingredients;

  • 300G of macaroni
  • 8 smokey bacon rashers
  • 750ML milk
  • 50G butter
  • 50G plain flour
  • 190G cheddar cheese grated
  • 300G mozzarella grated
  • 1 small cauliflower cut into chunks
  • 1 onion diced

Equipment;

  • Large pan, medium pan
  • Whisk
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp Knife
  • 1 Frying pan
  • Large ovenproof dish

Process

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Heat the grill to maximum heat. Once the grill is hot cook the bacon on each side until the fat is brown and easy to peel off. Then peel of the fat and cut the bacon into small pieces.
  3. Fill the medium pan with about 2/3 of water and put on the highest heat to boil. Once the water is boiling, add the macaroni and cook for 2-3 minutes less than the packet instructions.
  4. Fry the onions over medium heat until they are soft. Once they are soft put them aside for later.
  5. Once the macaroni has about 3 minutes left add the cauliflower to allow it to cook. Once the 3 minutes are up, drain the macaroni and cauliflower.
  6. Whilst the macaroni is cooking you’ll need to make the cheese sauce.Put the butter in the large pan and melt on medium heat. Once the butter has melted tip in the flour and mix together with the butter. To prevent the roux from tasting floury, you;ll need to cook it a little to get rid of the flour taste. Pour in about 1/4 of the milk and whisk the flour into the milk. Leave until the mil begins to visually thicken, then add 1/2 of the milk that is rest and whisk again until the flour is mixed well into the milk. Once again, you’ll need to let the milk visually thicken, once this has happened add the rest of the milk and allow to thicken slightly.
  7. Finally add all of the ingredients to the roux and give everything a good mix until the cheese is melting.
  8. Once everything is mixed add the entire mixture to the oven proof dish and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Once the dish has begun to brown the food will be ready to eat 🙂