Muv made this and it was so good I had to try it. I quite like adding a little chocolate in but there is no obligation to do so.
I had curry cravings. Weird. But true. Anyway, this is what I made. It's based on a recipe from BBC Good Food and it's pretty good given how easy it is.
This recipe is roughly based on a recipe by young Jamie Oliver. It's not exactly the same - I've student-ified it a bit but I have to say I thought it was pretty good. I didn't end up adding any cheese but reckon that some parmesan wouldn't go amiss. White wine, rocket and prawns. A bit of spice as we add half a chilli. Really good.
My big problem with baking is often that I end up eating everything I cook. Not good. However, this is great as it's just one cookie so you don't feel too guilty! And it's not a microwave thing so it is actually proper baking! Try it. Or this.
Having recently made the Chocolate Cheesecake I had some cream cheese left over. Rather than let it go to waste, I made this cheeky mug cheesecake. It went down well with Dad and he's notoriously hard to please...! Give it a shot.
So I saw a video called "Molten Cookie in a Cup" on the Food Bible Facebook page. It's actually from a site called Naughty Fork. The picture they posted showed a browned top of the cookie, yet they say that they microwaved it....but microwaves don't brown stuff...so we're not sure how that happened. Anyhow, this is my student version of it. Tastes great, doesn't brown.
Give it a shot.
This weekend I was home alone in London as I went to catch up with Cora, Rav and Rob. We had a fab evening. Before I went I made this; it was fast, tasty, filling and fun. And actually not too unhealthy I think! Fish is always good! Not going to lie, kind of had another one the following day and can report it's good for hangovers.
Anyway, here’s how you do it!
We thought we would try the Mary Berry's one pot chicken recipe. It's actually really good. Great comfort food and actually pretty cheap to make. Give it a shot!
Elena and I made these the other day for the parentals whilst we were in Cornwall! Such fun! They're probably the most unhealthy thing we've ever done, but hey, they tasted fantastic!
Basically it's a layer of cookie dough, then a layer of KitKats then a layer of brownie!
This recipe is inspired by a site called What's Gaby Cooking.
So big shout out to Sophie for sending this in. Went down really well in the house and tasted fabulous. You should try it.
This is quite light and went down well. Loadddds of tins in this one so it's really easy and pretty cheap. Enjoy. This is pretty similar to the No Cook Lemon Cheesecake, so if you're into lemons, try that.
Melt the butter over a low heat. Crush the biscuits. Add the biscuits to the butter. Stir about to coat. Bung in a baking tin with removable base (my tin is 7 inches). Press down with back of spoon. NOTE: I've started using rich tea biscuits because they're a bit lighter than digestives but as a result there is less fat in them and so the base is a bit more crumbly. If you prefer a solid based, add more butter - reckon 150g would do it.
Whisk the cream until it starts to thicken - you should be able to see creases in the cream.
Add in the condensed milk and beat for a good 5 mins. It should start to thicken. It won't go mega thick but it should get to a stage where it holds its shape.
Pop a sieve over a bowl and pour the cherry tin out. The juice will go through and the cherries will be caught. The cherries will have stones in them so take them out - either cut open with a knife or I found you could just squeeze in your hands and it would come out.
Pop two pudding spoons of the juice in the cream and blitz again. When thickened, pop the cherries in and stir with a spoon. Pop in the baking tin on top of the base. Clingfilm and fridge for at least 4 hours. Overnight is best.
Thought this would be a cool idea. Turned out really nicely. Think the house and Elena, Kathy, Ellie and Venus enjoyed. Might be a funky little pud if you were doing a dinner party.
I put ice cream in them but could do fruit or something if you're that way inclined.
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This is really good! I used rich tea biscuits for the base as I thought they'd be a bit lighter than digestive biscuits. Still tastes great! I put mint on because I was trying to be edgy. It really doesn't matter if you don't have any. But it's nice if you do.
So a while ago Elena made a carrot cake. It was really good (except for some dodgy icing...) and so we thought we'd make it again. The icing is no longer dodge. Also big shout out to Alexandra B for cooking some awesome carrot cake at the end of last term for mentor hour; it had dates and everything in it. This has walnuts, which are pretty close...ish. Will work up to dates!
Hope we're all doing well.
So I have been sent some Linda McCartney vouchers. I was supposed to be testing out the paella but unfortunately they don't stock it in Durham. So I consulted with a friend, James, and he said that I HAD to try the sausages. So that's what I've done.
Must admit I was slightly nervous of vegetarian sausages, having been brought up on the meat version. However, I can report that they taste great. Sure, they don't taste like pork but, as Rav (one of my veggie housemates) said, it doesn't actually matter. As long as they taste good, then that's fine. And they do. They taste great.
This recipe is super easy and takes about 20 mins overall. It's healthy and tasty. Try it.
Also, I am giving away some Linda McCartney vouchers so you can buy some yourself - all you need to do is like the post and the Facebook page and I'll choose a winner. Will be chosen on Wednesday (whilst you're at it, you could add 'barkingbaking' on snapchat, but that's only if you want to!). Facebook page here.
Easy and delish. Do it. Don't have to add baileys but everything is better with baileys.
For when you really just want food but can't be bothered.
OK so if you can find almond extract/essence BUY IT. I cannot get it for love nor money and it makes the whole thing much more almondy and more traditionally Bakewell. As these stand (ie. without the essence) they taste good and subtly almondy but to really nail it you need the essence. But, as I say, no one in durham seems to sell it.
I like them in bar format because you can give them away and so you don't end up binging on junk. Balance is the name of the game chaps.
Enjoy. Allergic to nuts? Try this recipe (without almonds, could add essence if you have it/it's ok): Cheat Bakewell.
These were seriously chocolatey and, by extension, seriously good! Really quick and easy to make. Go like the facebook page if you haven't already and subscribe to us on YouTube if you're that way inclined.
So I was home alone earlier this week. Elena was in South Africa (she's a geographer and they get to go on amazing trips; as a lawyer I get to go to the library and that's it) and the rest of my house were not back. I wanted something sweet but I did not want to binge eat a load of junk. This is a bit of a happy medium.
Give it a shot.
This is a recipe from BBC GoodFood and I tried it because I am trying to eat more vegetables and the other day I bought a courgette (not really thinking about what to do with it). Enjoyed this. I bought a 400g pack of tagliatelle and cooked the whole thing. It's doing me three meals. Just divide into portions, cover and fridge them.
Elena showed me this recipe. It was really good! The red thai curry paste makes it slightly spicy but the lemon kind of makes it citrus-y I think... basically it tastes good and is pretty healthy. We had it with spinach and that was nice. Give it a shot.
Also sorry to Venus. We stole your onion. A replacement will be bought.
Elena and I made this together. Awwwwww. It's seriously good. There's just a subtle hint of baileys and then pockets of chocolate. Niiicee. Give it a go.
Let's talk flapjack. It comes in all different shapes and sizes. Sometimes it's thick, sometimes it's thin. I like it kind of in the middle. Too thick and it just tastes like sweet wet cardboard (sorry) and too thin and you've got yourself a crisp (probably) burnt collection of oats and sugar. These are chewy in the centre but still have a tad bit of crisp in there (you can hear yourself eating them). That's good I think.
Anyway, they're easy so give them a go. If you just fancy ordinary easy flapjack then don't add the chocolate. Could add raisins.
This recipe is identical to this one. And you can also use it to make a cookie cup. BUT TODAY it's an amazing cookie ice cream sandwich thing. And that means it's a good day.
A tip. Make sure the ice cream is super cold and then cut it into pieces and make a layer of 'sandwich centre' and gently squish. If you just use a ball of ice cream it a) looks a bit odd and b) means you can't press it together without damaging the structural integrity of the cookie. And I'm not about to ruin a good cookie.
This recipe made 4 sandwiches for me. Enjoy.
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