month : 05/2016 6 results

Think Torte….Chocolate Torte

At your next dinner party try something dark, decadent and sinfully delicious, try my Chocolate Torte. Good quality dark chocolate will ensure that you have a winner. "Justteddy"  Chocolate Torte: Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate, cut into pieces 150g butter, softened 100g caster sugar 5 extra large eggs, separated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 50g flour 100g ground almonds Topping: 1/2 cup smooth apricot jam, warmed 150g dark chocolate, cut into pieces 200ml ...

What makes the perfect Croissant?

It was after reading an article on Croissants in my local Sunday newspaper that I was left a little confused but non the less intrigued about what classified the perfect Croissant. The question the article asked was; what constituted the ultimate Croissant?  According to the journalist the ultimate Croissant was layered but not overly crispy that it would crumble once broken. This left me doubting. I gathered my cornucopia of cookbooks and began my own research into this fascinating bake. ...

Nummoora…a slice of Middle Eastern heaven

Sticky, sweet and totally delicious...I give you Nummoora.  A mixture of semolina, milk and butter, shaped into diamonds, crowned with blanched almonds, baked until golden, then smothered in homemade rose scented syrup. The slices can be served with coffee as a petit four or with good vanilla ice cream as a dessert, either way this Middle Eastern traybake will impress. The sugar syrup needs to be prepared beforehand and chilled. It is best to chill the syrup overnight, allowing the rose ...

Yorkshire Puddings…not as tricky as you think!

Roast on the menu? Why not take your next Sunday lunch to a new level by trying out my easy Yorkshire Pudding recipe. The trick is to get the batter smooth, your oven piping hot and the butter smoking. Yorkshire Puddings: Ingredients: 250 ml flour pinch of salt 250ml milk 4 large eggs 50 g butter , diced into 12 cubes Method: Preheat oven to 220c. Sift together flour and salt, add milk and eggs, mix to form a silky smooth batter. Grease a twelve hole muffin pan and place a ...

Mother’s Day Scones

Need a Mother's Day breakfast idea ? Why not try my delicious scone recipe for a quick treat and spoil that special lady in your life.   "JustTeddy" Scones: Ingredients: 500 ml self rising flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 50 ml sugar 100g  cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 egg 250 ml milk egg wash to glaze Method: Preheat oven to 200C. In a mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, mix well until combined. Add ...

How to make Man’oush’e

The smell of Man'oush'e bi za'tar will transport you straight to the Middle East. Satisfying and tasty it is truly a classic.  In Lebanon tiny bakeries across the country sell this disc of dough pressed flat and baked with a topping of wild thyme "Zaatar" , sumac, olive oil and sesame seeds.  Inexpensive and delicious it remains a staple for breakfast, lunch or as part of meze on the supper table. My simple recipe will have you whipping up loaves of steaming hot Man'oush'e anytime of the ...