Classic Mince Pies Recipe

Mince pies might seem too much of a faff to bother making at home, but once you can make shortcrust pastry they are actually rather simple. They will also be far better than even the fancier shop-bought ones, which tend to have overly sweet crumbly pastry more akin to shortbread than pastry. Plus, the dried fruit in mincemeat clearly counts as one of your five a day, right? Continue reading Classic Mince Pies Recipe

Razz’s Favourite Recipes

“I love trying new recipes, but I can’t help having favourites.”   The best, moist chocolate cake Vegetarian Serves: 10-12 slices Baking time: 35 mins Ingredients For the cake: 225g plain flour 275g caster sugar 75g cocoa 2 teaspoons of instant coffee 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda 175ml milk 175ml vegetable or olive oil (olive oil has a stronger … Continue reading Razz’s Favourite Recipes

‘Knead’ to Combat Deadline Stress?: Recipes for Sun-dried Tomato and Cheddar Cheese White Bread Rolls, and Wholemeal Rolls with Honey and Sunflower Seeds

This blog post is all about bread, rather than Razz’s usual sweet recipes of cakes and cookies – after all, what could be better than a burst of carbs to beat the impeding deadline stress?  Nothing beats the smell (and taste) of homemade bread, so here I’ve chosen two of my favourite flavour combinations; one of them is a savoury white bread, and was inspired … Continue reading ‘Knead’ to Combat Deadline Stress?: Recipes for Sun-dried Tomato and Cheddar Cheese White Bread Rolls, and Wholemeal Rolls with Honey and Sunflower Seeds

6 Recipes to get you through the term

After three glorious months of having a hot and homely dinner placed on the table in front of you, returning to Exeter and having to cook for yourself can be quite the struggle. Coming up with ideas other than your staple pesto pasta is often the toughest part, especially when you may be fragile from the night before, or running out of pennies. Luckily for … Continue reading 6 Recipes to get you through the term

Recipe: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

With only three ingredients, this recipe for chocolate mousse is quite simple and very quick to make. The only issue is it needs a few hours in the fridge after making in order to set properly. You can also add a bit of essence (vanilla, lemon or whatever takes your fancy!) or a few teaspoons of liqueur to add an alcoholic twist! The three basic … Continue reading Recipe: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake

Many of you are probably facing big birthday milestones of friends or families soon, maybe your best friend is about to turn 21 or your dad is 50 in only a week’s time. This chocolate orange cake is the perfect birthday or celebration alternative to the Victoria Sandwich. My recipe is adapted from Mary Berry’s wonderful chocolate orange cake but I have made a few … Continue reading Recipe: Chocolate Orange Cake

The Little Paris Kitchen

      Who says size matters? Certainly not Rachel Khoo, Chef and owner of The little Paris Kitchen – the smallest restaurant in all of Paris. Khoo works from within her own apartment for her TV Series demonstrating a variety of recipes and foods that she loves. She explores the different styles of cooking in Paris exploring Vietnamese and North African food markets for their unique items. If you’ve … Continue reading The Little Paris Kitchen