Chicken Salad with Spinach and Bacon

Since I haven’t done much of savoury so far, I thought I’d start now. This is a simple salad which takes no time at all. It’s the kind of thing I’d put together in the middle of the night and rightfully so since I got the recipe from Nigella’s Forever Summer book. It also works…

Creme Caramel

An all time favorite and super easy to make. And I’m not talking about the box version you get in the market that comes ready with the caramel and all you have to do is add milk. I’m talking about using 4 ingredients and spending less than 10 minutes putting it together. For the creme…

Creme Brulee

My absolute favorite thing ever. I have eaten three of these in the last 24 hours, since making them and am really trying to stop myself from eating the last. It’s surprisingly easy to make and doesn’t really take too much time. For the creme brulee: 290ml cream 1 vanilla pod, or some vanilla bean…

Chocolate Chip Muffins

There are a variety of different muffins in the world, but my absolute favourite is a chocolate chip muffin. It’s one of the pastries I pick up in a breakfast buffet in a hotel, or for a quick breakfast before school. The recipe used is almost the exact same as the lemon, poppy and flax…

Simple Chocolate Frosting

As a start to chocolate week, I thought I’d show you a simple chocolate buttercream frosting. In my opinion a beautiful chocolate ganache is wayy better however chocolate buttercream works better in some recipes. For the frosting: 1 cup butter Icing sugar, based on the flavour and texture you want. For a stiff frosting use…

Short pasta with asparagus, lemon, garlic and parsley

One of my  biggest culinary idols was and will be Nigella Lawson. This recipe has been adapted from her book Forever Summer. Most of the recipe is the same, the only difference is the use of lemon zest as well, but I don’t particularly like the taste. For the pasta: Asparagus, cut diagonally Lemon juice…

Spring vegetable tagliatelle with lemon and chive sauce

During the summer, I prefer light pasta dishes without a sauce, so the next couple of posts are pretty much that. The fact that there is no sauce also makes cooking much easier and it takes a lot less time. For the pasta: Spring vegetables like beans, asparagus, peas, cut diagonally Fettucine Lemon juice Mustard…

Summer Pea Pasta

This is a recipe I actually tried out when I was in the 9th grade for a talent thing in school. Back then however, I  made fresh pasta and served it. This time I’ve used store-bought dried pasta, making my life and yours easier. If you want to however use fresh pasta, go right ahead….

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Vegetables

An easy side to make with any creamy pasta. Since its slow roasted, the juices of the mushroom stay intact and it doesn’t become mushy. The bell peppers and cauliflower still have some crunch and the tomatoes have only gotten a little soft. For the mushrooms and vegetables: Cauliflower Mushroom Bellpepper Tomatoes Red chillies Basil…

Lemon Chicken Tenders

Something sample and delicious to end lemon week, yummy lemon chicken tenders. They are really easy to make and smell delicious when in the oven. For the tenders: Boneless chicken, sliced into thin slivers Parmesan cheese, grated Parsley, finely chopped Lemon juice Bread crumbs Italian seasoning Butter, melted Preheat the oven to 180C. In a…

Lemon Victoria Sponge

Just like the drizzle cake its something that is perfect for tea. I found the cake a little dense but the whipped cream and lemon curd in the center helps lighten it. For the sponge: 175g butter 175g sugar 175g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract 1 lemon zested (I forgot to show…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is a recipe I found in a good food magazine years ago. However I haven’t used that recipe here. I found in that one that some of the ingredients were not available to me. So instead I did a little hunting online and used Mary Berry’s recipe from her book. You may find a…