Hot dog!!

Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. Have things returned to ‘normal’ for you yet? I’ve recently started going back to work but everything is quite different, with the one way systems and social distancing. Today’s blog post is more for dinner inspiration but I have included a hot dog roll recipe. I ordered the sausages from an online company called lovewhatyoueat.co.uk in the flavour gammon, turkey and cranberry and my toppings were onion, lettuce and carrot. The sausages were quite salty but tasty nonetheless, something I would recommend!

Recipe: Hot dog rolls (makes 6)

Ingredients

50ml milk

50ml water

14g butter

250g bread flour

4g dried yeast

12g sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

(save 1 tbsp of the egg mixed with 2 tbsp of water for egg wash)

Method

  • Warm the milk, water and butter in a pan and leave to cool down.
  • In a large bowl mix the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
  • Once the milk mixture has cooled down, pour into the bowl with the egg, using your fingers to form a dough.
  • Knead for 5 minutes and place in a bowl, covered to rise for 1 hour.
  • Next, knock out the air and equally divide into six and roll into long finger shapes.
  • Place onto a lightly oiled oven tray, cover and leave again for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and brush the egg wash over the top of each roll.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Leave to cool before eating.

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Lemon and Orange Jelly Sliced Cupcakes

Oh it’s been so long since I’ve baked something, I hate when I get busy and forget to make time to do the things I enjoy.

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Ingredients
150g butter, softened
150g brown sugar
2 eggs
150g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk

Topping
100g butter
2 tbsp honey
150g icing sugar
Lemon and orange jelly slices

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Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and place 12 cupcake cases in a 12 hole tray.

2. Beat together the butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Next add the eggs one at a time and beat.

3. Mix in the flour and the milk, divide equally between the cases and bake in the oven for 15- 20 minutes.

4. Make the topping in the meantime: just mix everything together and set aside. Once the cupcakes are done leave to cool on a wire rack.

5. Spread the topping over each cupcake and press 3 jelly slices on top 🙂

These are perfect for kids parties and any other occasion!

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Maple Cookie Bars

It was my first time baking something without flour and eggs so I was really excited to see how they would turn out and if stay together properly. To my surprise they turned out great and didn’t break apart.

This recipe will be a delight to anyone, it’s different kind of like a mix between flapjacks and cookies but much better.

Ingredients
113g butter
1 pack of digestive biscuits crumbled (as if you were making a cheesecake)
152g chocolate chips
98g dedicated coconut
128g mixed chopped nuts
170g maple syrup

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Melt butter and 1/2 the chocolate in a pan.

3. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the melted butter mix and maple syrup and combine.

4. Place mixture onto prepared baking tray and press down neatly.

5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins and then leave them to cool slightly before cutting into bars.

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This recipe should make at least 16 bars, so you definitely have enough to share with friends and family 🙂

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My parents really enjoyed them which was good. The maple cookie bars tasted delicious and were soft with a little crunch from the nuts!

Saltfish Fritters

I always remember my mum making saltfish fritters for dinner when I was much younger, it’s so cool now making them myself and they taste just as good.

The ingredients for fritters are very basic;
– self raising flour
– salt fish
– spring onions
It’s something easy to make especially if you don’t have a lot of food at home it’s like a super runny dumpling mixture and should fall straight off the spoon.I’ve added a bit of salad and sliced potatoe circles to make the dish more filling, its good to eat a variety of food in one dish because it means your body can get a great selection of nutrients.

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They should be fried in hot oil for best results either in a frying pan or deep dutch pot. (A fryer works well too if you have one) I like to place them in the oven on a low heat once cooked to keep them warm.

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They do take up a lot of oil so don’t eat to often 😛

My first post.

I’ve wanted to start blogging for a while now and finally decided today is the day!

Okay so I was really excited to make these empanadas which are similar to patties but the filling is a little different. I also decided to make them round, the pastry was light and flaky whilst the filling was full of Argentinean flavour along with peas and sweetcorn.

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A great meal to be enjoyed by all the family 🙂