I think this is my new favourite one. It's super simple and delicious. Give it a go. Great for late night reading sessions!
If you are tired of reading, working or just plain sitting, why not take a break and make this truly epic cake in a cup. It's fab. Make sure you use a large cup (sports direct mugs are perfect).
There are so many great words in the title to this post. It's so easy to do and tastes fab. You absolutely must try it. Watch the video below.
This is actually a Nigella recipe and really fab. It's great if you need a quick hit of energy. Give it a go. Make sure you use the vanilla, it's what makes it so good.
Crack the egg into a mug and whisk up. Pour this egg into a tin/bowl big enough for one piece of bread to lie flat in. Now add in the vanilla extract and stir about.
Cut the bread into triangles and lay it flat in the tin.
After a few minutes, when it has soaked up some of the egg, flip the bread and sprinkle sugar over it (about 1 pudding spoon). Whilst you are waiting, pop a frying pan on the heat with a large knob of butter. Gently melt it.
After you have soaked both sides of the bread. Pop the bread in, sugar side up, and let it fry gently.
After a few minutes the bread will begin to brown nicely; turn it over. You'll probably need a spatular and a fork/knife for this. Let it fry. It shouldn't take long.
Whilst it is frying, sprinkle out some sugar on a plate. When the bread is done, take it out (carefully, it'll be hot) and turn it about in the sugar so it's lovely and coated. Do this for both and pop on a plate.
Chuck a hunk of strawberry jam on top and then enjoy
OK so this is the easiest recipe in the world. We all love brownies but they are a bit of a faff to make. These are absolutely amazing. And they're just flour, chocolate spread and eggs. Do it. If you have more time, you can try our original Oreo Chocolate Brownie recipe here.
I had to do some packing the other day and in a bit to procrastibake I made this... Like a kind of pancake panini cookie thing. Enjoy!
I have absolutely no idea why my face is upside down.
Pop the milk in the microwave for two minutes (until it's steaming hot) and the break the chocolate in. Stir with a fork until it's melted and drink.
Netflix here we come. Check out the baileys ice cream version...
Elena and I made these in Cornwall; the recipe came from the condensed milk tin and it actually works and is lovely. We had a fab week and managed to swim every day. I know. Mad. Absolutely freezing but after a while you go numb so it feels warm. Such fun.
These are great little pots of magic. Seriously easy to make and really delish.
This is rather gorgeous, especially on a sunny day! I have a superb friend, James, who sent me a bottle of Amarula for Barking Baking Booze. The review will go up here. Equally, it seemed silly just to drink #ResponsibleStudent so I've turned it into some ice cream! Elena and I made this and we even invented a special way of holding a whisk without having to buy one of those £500 things from John Lewis in the process... check out the video below!
Jam jars are great for ice cream as you can use them for little puds and also you don't end up eating your entire batch in one sitting. This recipe does about 3 jars.
Today I want to thank everyone who voted for Barking Baking in the Virgin Challenge; we had an amazing response and got 0ver 70 votes in just a matter of hours. Thank you! The story is not over, however! Virgin's site kept crashing (as you might have noticed) and so, realising that this cost people lots of votes, they are reopening the competition on 18th May at 10am. We have to get 549 votes to get through. I believe this is totally doable given how well we did yesterday.
So, please share the link: http://www.virginmediabusiness.co.uk/pitch-to-rich/new-things/the-barking-baking-company/ which will go live on 18th at 10am and will close at 5pm on 20th May. Get everyone in your family to sign it. It would be amazing if we got through.
NOW. Onto this rather splendid creation. Triple decker!? That's just awesome. You don't even need a whisk.
We now have 1000 likes on our Facebook page! To celebrate I just made this. It is rather splendid and great if you don't want to make a huge batch that you might be tempted to gorge on! One cookie made in a mug. Give it a go!
Sophisticated and delicious. Niiicceeeee.
So I was cycling back after my mentor hour in college this evening (we had the most spectacular cake shaped like a 1950s television, in honour of the musical on in Trevs) when my back light pinged off. Then some 4x4 drove over it and now it's on my desk in pieces. Tragic. So I've just had some supper (reheated sausage lasagne) and made this concoction! It's super sweet and I thoroughly recommend it if you need a bit of a kick.
Check this out. I seem to live off a constant supply of peanut butter and jam on toast, so I thought why not in a cake? Works fab. Be generous with the peanut butter. Here the jam looks like a heart so I guess it could be a post-valentine-I-still-love-you cake? So easy you'd be mad not to try it.
OK so this isn't strictly mediterranean but I like to think it is (ish) because it's got olives, capers, tomatoes and chicken in it. Those are kind of the flavours I associate with the mediterranean. I'm probably wrong. But that's what this post is called anyway. So tough.
I also tried Dauphinoise Potatoes in my ramekins - worked very nicely. I have to confess I didn't use an onion as the RECIPE suggests (I didn't have one) but it is nicer with it so do try and use one. Also 4 potatoes makes about 3 ramekins; this is only a rough guide thought as they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
OK so the other night I tried to make a ham, boursin and olive tart thing - it sounds good but something just went wrong. Not disheartened I then tried this. The cake recipe is based on the one I use for Peach and Mango Pudding and is fab. Baileys is great. Don't add too much; you want it subtle, suave and sophisticated.
Wow. This was soooo good! If you don't have the ice cream, just add a shot of baileys and if you don't have the baileys just drink it as is! Absolutely amazing stuff.
So egg nog just got a Barking Baking kick. Add chocolate and baileys and it turns into something quite special. Enjoyed this one.
Regret to say I have flu at the moment. Just what you want in time for Christmas. Ahhhhhhhh. As a result, not much cooking is being done right now. This, however, is a lovely little drink if you have a sore throat (or feeling a bit run down).
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.
I think it is generally accepted that Bagels are the best type of bread. Nothing beats them. For Ultimate Frisbee players, to bagel another team is the greatest display of superiority. To the rest of the population, they are just great for brunch or a cheeky snack at 3pm in the afternoon.
However, this blows anything you have done with a bagel out of the water. It is stunning. A kind of bagel pudding. It is crunchy on the outside, moist in the middle. Absolutely gorgeous. And at the time of writing, they are on offer in Tesco! Such fun!
This is a great little pudding; takes no time to prepare and then you just leave it in the fridge and eat whenever you like!
Melt the chocolate using a Bain Marie. Whisk up the cream - it should still remain runny but should be a little thicker. You kind of want it on the edge of being thick...
When the chocolate has melted, pour it into the cream and whisk for 15 sec - it should thicken quickly but peaks should not form.
Pour the mix into two ramekins and put a dollop of peanut butter in the middle of each. Cover with cling film and put in the fridge for a couple of hours.
It will turn into a thick creamy mousse thing. Very bad for you but absolutely delicious! I suggest eating with a biscuit to give it a bit of crunch and maybe sprinkling some hot chocolate powder over it when eating!
These are great small meals for students. Out of this I got 1 ramekin for eating, 1 for the fridge, 2 for the freezer then two more tupperware boxes of the meat sauce which I am going to use as a pasta sauce.
So that is 6 good meals! Fab!
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