Cheese and marmite swirls

Ingredients 125g mature cheddar cheese 55g cold unsalted butter (diced) 225g self-raising flour (sieved) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon dijon mustard half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika 120 milk, plus extra to brush 3 teaspoon of marmite 40g parmesan (grated) Preheat the oven 200°C. Put 50g of cheddar, butter, flour,…

Five Spice Chicken and Spring Onion Samosas

 These are the perfect nibbles and are so yummy! Serve warm and with lots of hoisin sauce for dipping. You will need a slow cooker and this recipe makes 12 Samosas Ingredients 2 large skinless chicken breasts 200ml chicken stock (I used to chicken OXO cubes) Tablespoon of Five Spice A bunch of chopped spring…

Peri-Peri Spatchcook Chicken

I am a serious lover of nandos! Spicy chicken, peri peri chips and halloumi = dream. But I have been searching for the perfect recipe to do at home. After a trying a few other recipes, I finally gave up with my own blend of spice. You can adjust the seasonings below for your own…

Dark Chocolate and Cinder Toffee Torte

Now, I know I made a chocolate torte last year for Christmas. But this year I hosted my first Christmas dinner, and I needed a recipe that I knew that was quick and easy. I have done a slight twist on last year’s torte recipe. It works perfectly with the bitter dark chocolate and then…

Maya’s Turkey Enchiladas

Still trying to get rid of turkey? This recipe makes four enchiladas and uses up lots Christmas day leftovers = winner! This recipe takes an hour to make and serves 4 people 4 Tortilla wraps 500g of Leftover Turkey 1 onion, finley chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1 400g tin Chopped tomatoes 250ml of…

Pulled Jerk Chicken and Spring Onion Samosas

I LOVE jerk chicken and after watching bake off, I thought why not try them in samosas! Be sure to check the instructions on the pastry box, as some filo pastry requires it to be at room temperature for 2 hours.  This recipe makes around 14 samosas. Ingredients 4 Skinless chicken breast 150ml of Water 1…

Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

This is a quick and easy but really yummy mid week dinner! This recipe serves between 2-3 people, and takes 30 minutes to prep and make   Ingredients 210g Refried Beans 200g Black beans 1 Red Chilli, finely chopped with seeds 1 Yellow Pepper, finely sliced 3 Garlic Cloves, minced A handful of Fresh Parsley, chopped…

Smoked Cheddar Cheese Scones

These were one the first things I learned to bake when I was a kid, they are quick and easy! These are a twist on a savoury favourite, with a slight hint of spice from the cayenne pepper and mustard. This recipe makes 14 scones.   Ingredients 225g self raising flour Pinch salt ½ teaspoon of…

Carrot Cupcakes

Ingredients For the Cupcakes 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated 100g soft light brown sugar 80g unsalted butter, softened 80g Golden syrup 2 medium eggs 150g self-raising flour ½tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt 100g of Crushed Walnuts Halves (optional) For the icing 50g unsalted butter, softened 110g low-fat cream cheese 225g icing sugar…

Philadelphia stuffed Breaded Chicken Breast

This was a great midweek quick dinner! I often find it tricky to keep the filling inside the chicken, but I think I have found a trick. I do find it’s better to prepare the chicken the night before. This recipe serves 2 people and takes 40 minutes to make. Ingredients 2 Large Chicken Breasts…