This went down a storm. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious. Loosely based on a recipe from the Gü Chocolate Cookbook (which I thoroughly recommend). Although I thought using puff pastry would be strange for this, it actually makes it slightly lighter. Enjoy.
There is nothing like a takeaway curry but it is a huge amount of fun to try and replicate it. This is one of Gordon Ramsay's and it is brilliant. There are a lot of ingredients but they all add up to something rather fab.
This is very easy and tastes fab. Definitely worth a go. Pretty cheap. Nice and filling.
OK this must come with a health warning! It is absolutely the sweetest thing that has ever been made in the Barking Baking kitchen. My HUGE thanks to Ronald for introducing me to this traditional sweet treat from the Philippines. He assures me that if in doubt, add sugar. Sounds good to me!
This is very easy to do and absolutely incredible. Try it.
Elena suggested this. I thought she knew what she was doing. It transpires she has never made it before. Neither have I. So I actually don't know if this is egg nog. However, I do know that it tasted great - a lovely winter drink! Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.
This is so healthy it is unreal. Literally nothing wrong with it. Tastes delicious too! Very easy to do. Don't be intimidated by butternut squash either - remember to peel it. This was inspired by one of Jamie Oliver's recipes - he puts a lot more stuff in it but this tasted great so I really wouldn't worry about it!
Not going to lie I found this hard to photografy (that is my new word - pronounced: fot-og-raf-i) but I can assure you it was fab.
This is another recipe that I have slightly adapted from the Crumbs Family Cookbook and it is fab! Apart from the sausage this is very nearly vegetarian so you could use something that isn't sausage if you want...?
This includes a Barking Baking Top Tip regarding carrots... succchhh fun!
Superb on a cold night and this recipe makes enough for 5 meals. Just freeze what you have left over.
It is Thanksgiving tomorrow and so this is part of my homage to that day. Doughnuts (or, if we are to be all American about this, Donuts) are one of my favourite things; this recipe is one of Paul Hollywood's - only he uses Strong White Bread Flour (which I did not have), nutmeg (also absent) and no Mars Bar (wooop we love Mars Bar).
The dough takes hours to make but the frying is super quick and quite fun! Make sure you have the extractor fan on - set the smoke alarm off about 5 times....
Not everything is well in the Barking Baking den. I am feeling pretty cold-y and have a cough (awwww). Also, two nights ago I tried to make a haddock chowder and it was horrible. However, I am very pleased to announce that this was exquisite!
I used the eggs I bought for basically nothing from the grocery on Loft side of North Road, Durham. Must mention that I did not have quite enough money to pay the huge £1.80 so the lady allowed me to just pay £1.71; I am going to pay them back when I next head in there - you can get 6 mars bars for a pound so that's going to be very soon!
Everyone go there and buy your fruit and veg!
I feel that too much cereal is eaten at the weekend. In college we always used to have brunch on Sunday so this is my homage to that.
Not really a recipe as it is so blindingly easy it is unreal, more of a gentle reminder that bacon and eggs exist (it can be easy to get on that cereal/toast treadmill). The only possible issue here is putting your toast on too early and eating a soggy, cold sarnie. Not about that. We have, however, addressed this issue below so fear not!
Enjoy your breakfast this weekend!
This recipe was introduced to me by Nick - affectionately nicknamed "GermaNic" because he comes from Germany. It was splendid. The chicken is sweet and it balances wonderfully with the mozzarella. When I did this at home for the fam my mum insisted on green beans too. Much as I hate to admit it, they weren't too bad.
I was doubtful that so much balsamic vinegar would be a good thing in anything but it just works fabulously with the oregano and the brown sugar. The resulting sauce is rich and sweet, but it balances beautifully with the tomato salad. I couldn't get enough of the sauce. The reason the post is called "'H' is for Chicken" is because chicken in german is "Hühnchen" #toptip.
It is also disgustingly easy to do. If you have it, chuck a slug of white wine in the risotto, or if you don't have them don't worry about the shallots! Enjoy.
This is rather glorious. Went a little bit wild in Tesco and bought a load of meat. This is very nice with rice or as a thick soup!
This is one of those recipes that is being passed down the generations of the Noakes family. And for good reason. This is a fab, easy and very cheap meal! Give it a shot.
This baked chocolate cheesecake was a glorious moment in the history of humanity. Rob and I made this together originally but the recipe comes from the Gü book that Lawson Terrace gave me for my birthday! It was absolutely delicious. Coralicious thought it was good, so it must be good.
Remade this in October 2016 and it's still amazing. It's actually very easy so give it a go!
Want a No Cook version? Try the Chocolate Heaven Pudding, it's super easy and utterly delish.
This was totally improvised and absolutely delish! I originally had it with some rice but I have just had it as a soup/broth and it was fab!
When you reheat it, make sure you boil it through for a good five minutes #notaboutfoodpoisoning
Give it a go. Very easy.
BOOM. And Cora, the dark horse, is out and about again. She made this one for Nick's birthday. It is fabulously moist and the icing is to die for. One of Lorraine Pascale's recipes. Absolutely fantastic.
Update: made this for Will's birthday recently and used a different sized cake tin; it was about 8 inches I reckon (so quite big) and it only took 15 mins to cook. So basically watch out.
OK so when I first did this I thought it was Moussaka. I was wrong. Moussaka doesn't have courgette apparently... So this is a hugo-ism. Not going to lie my Dad didn't like it but my brother and Mum did, so I thought it's worth sharing anyway. It is pretty healthy (except the cheese!).
Having spent the last 18 years in education, one thing that I have learned to be very nervous of is what I call "industrial" scrambled eggs. This is the yellowish mess you find in any canteen. This is no reflection on the catering, it is simply that scrambled eggs are something that should be cooked at home. Not for hundreds of people.
So here you go. Scrambled eggs. The proper way.
Cora is a bit of a dark horse; definitely the pro in Lawson Terrace. This was delicious.
I am not going to lie: I looked up the recipe on Jamie Oliver's website for this one but didn't have any of the herbs or anything he suggests. Thus, his are probably a whole different league but these are great if you are just hungry on a Saturday morning and don't have much in the cupboard.
Very easy, very tasty.
This is a Paul Hollywood recipe that I have adapted slightly. It is gorgeous. Eat straight away and/or pop it in the fridge and eat for the next couple of days (I recommend re-heating it in the microwave). If you are vegetarian then don't add the meat.
This is great comfort food. Makes enough for at least 4 meals so you can justify the extra money on the meat and wine (cheeky £3.33 at the grocery on North Road people of Durham).
A very nice recipe, and it's healthy too!
This is my first pie ever. Elena and I did it, it was her idea and it was fantabulous. Thoroughly recommend it! Looks like a lot of ingredients but it's actually not that bad - you probably have most of it lurking around somewhere. And don't be put off by the pastry - just get ready rolled stuff and it's easy! Massive thanks to the BBC for this recipe.
OK so this is more of the fish the man sold me a couple of weekends ago. It is really really good. Do it. This is an adaption of a Delia recipe and it's fab. Looks hard but it really isn't.
This is a good, healthy lunch. Takes about half an hour by the time you have found everything.
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