Today I have another simple side dish to make for any occasion. It is nice and cheesy with crispy edges. This pie was very tasty and is best enjoyed hot. Also, if you are a gravy fan, it would be nice to drizzle some over the top.
Recipe: Cheesy Potato Pie (serves 4)
100g red Leicester cheese – grated
Splash of milk
1 tsp butter
1 tsp oil
1 tsp diced onion
Peel and dice the potatoes, wash and place in a pan of water to boil until just cooked.
Whilst the potatoes are cooking, heat oil in a small pan and add the onion and kale cooking for 5 minutes, then leave to cool.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
Once the potatoes are cooked, pour off the water and mash with milk and butter until smooth.
Add the kale and cheese to the mash and mix well, spoon the mixture into an oven dish, grating more cheese on top.
Cook the pie in the oven for 45 minutes until the cheese has melted and gone crispy.
A crêpe is a thin pancake with its origin in France. Ingredients include flour, milk and eggs, and is usually eaten at any temperature. Of all the pancakes I’ve made, I never thought about making chocolate pancakes. I usually go for the simple crepe with lemon and sugar. These pancakes are super simple to make and they taste so good. The mixture was quite runny so be careful not to make them too thin because they will be crispy. These chocolate crepes are not too sweet and can be eaten for breakfast or dessert. Also, you can add a variety of toppings such as maple syrup, cream or fresh berries.
Recipe: Chocolate Pancakes (serves 2)
50g plain flour
10g cocoa powder
25g caster sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
Whisk the milk and egg together and gradually pour into the flour mixture, whisk well until it forms a runny, smooth batter.
leave this to rest for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan, use a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
Whisk the crêpe batter again and pour an even layer into the hot frying pan.
Cook on both sides for a few minutes until cooked right through.
Since the ‘lockdown’ I have really been into making bread varieties. Usually, I would just stick to a pizza base dough, but I’ve made a plain bread loaf, flat bread, tortilla wraps and pitta bread over the months. To be honest they are all quite similar using mainly flour and water but they all taste so different and each complement a range of dishes. Since these are homemade, I opted to make them as healthy as possible, and as you can see in the images below, they are not covered in oil but tasted so good.
Garlic Herb Pitta Bread recipe (makes 6)
225g strong white bread flour
7g dried yeast
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
1 tbsp oil
130ml warm water
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil an oven tray.
Place all of the dry ingredients into a bowl making a well in the centre and pour in the water and oil.
Use your hands or a wooden spoon to form a dough and knead for 5 minutes. Shape into 6 circles, place on the tray and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and set aside until needed.
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. Today’s recipe is kebabs, I was seeing them on a lot of foods videos so I thought why not make them. I think the origin of kebab skewers are mostly from the Middle East (with other varieties around the world) and a lot of the recipes I found for inspiration were full of flavour and spices.
I had quite high hopes for these kebabs but when I was making them it was slightly stressful because I was cooking other things at the same time and when I was squashing the meat onto the skewers it was almost falling off but it all turned out okay in the end.
Minced Beef Kebab Recipe (makes 6)
500g minced beef
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chilli
1 tsp basil
Oil – for frying
Place the meat into a large bowl and sprinkle in all of the seasonings, then use your hands to combine everything together and leave to marinate for a few hours.
Soak 6 six skewers in water.
Heat a little oil in a pan and then equally divide the meat into 6 and squash each piece around a skewer.
Place into the hot pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5.
Once there is colour on the kebab, put it on a tray and into the oven for 10 minutes.
Hello everyone, I hope the weather is nice and warm wherever you are in the world. The UK has been pretty sunny this week and its great!
Following on from the vegetarian recipes, today features sweet potatoes which are a savior when eating vegetarian meals. It makes a change from normal potatoes and tastes delicious. Sweet potatoes are also very nutritional depending upon how they are cooked and provide the body with fibre, vitamin C and many other nutritional benefits.
As you can see in the image below, I ate the sweet potato with broccoli and sweetcorn which complimented the slight oiliness of the fried potato. These sweet potato balls were soft on the inside with a crispy outer layer and would go great in a wrap/tortilla.
Sweet Potato Balls recipe (serves 2-3)
3 sweet potatoes
1 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic gloves – crushed
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp lemon juice
100g plain flour
Firstly, peel, wash and chop the potatoes, place in a pot of water and bring to the boil. Once cooked, leave to cool.
Mash the potatoes in a bowl and mix with the other ingredients.
Heat oil in a pan and once hot enough add spoonfuls of the potato mixture to the pan and fry until golden brown, roughly 7 minutes.