Thursday, 26 November 2015

The BEST Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


Hey, I am back to share another recipe with you guys. This is probably one of my absolute favourite recipes to make, especially when I have spare ingredients around. It doesn't require a lot of ingredients, equipment, or even time so you definitely should try it out.



INGREDIENTS
➥ 175g Plain Flour
➥ 140g Butter
➥ 100g Caster Sugar
➥ 2 x Eggs
➥ 2 x Ripe Bananas
➥ 1 tsp Baking Powder
➥ 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
➥ 50g Chocolate Chips

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius. Prepare the loaf tin by either smearing it lightly with butter or vegetable oil and prepare the bananas by mashing them well with a fork.

2. Add the softened butter and caster sugar into a bowl and blend with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the eggs, a little flour and stir it in. Slowly add the remaining flour, mashed bananas and baking powder. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Eton Mess Cupcakes




I have had the urge to try out these cupcakes for a while now, and while I know that I should be concentrating on my 2000 word essay which is due on Wednesday, I couldn't resist the itch to bake and just decided to go for it.

These cupcakes are basically a dissembled version of eton mess with a twist. You have the strawberries, the meringue and feel free to add jam in the middle too for that extra flavour.

INGREDIENTS
For the Sponge
➥ 70g Unsalted butter
➥ 250g Caster sugar
➥ 2 Large Eggs
➥ 210ml Whole milk
➥ 1 tbsp Baking powder
➥ 1/2 tsp Salt
➥ 1 tsp Vanilla extract

For the Custard Icing
➥ 280g Icing sugar
➥ 160g Unsalted butter
➥ 2 tsp Water (if needed)
➥ Vanilla extract (optional)

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Quick and Easy Tonkatsu with Ramen



Hello, welcome to my blog! For my first blog entry, I am going to be showing you how to make a simple Tonkatsu (crumbed pork) with ramen. It’s a quick and easy recipe so it’s perfect for when you want a quick meal on a busy day.

Serves 1
Preparation time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 15 Mins



INGREDIENTS
➥2 tablespoons plain flour
➥ 2 egg
➥ 1 pork loin steak
➥ Japanese Panko crumbs
➥ 1 packet of ramen
➥ Vegetable oil
➥ Salt and Pepper

➫ Optional: veggies

METHOD

TONKATSU

In three separate bowls, whisk the egg in one, place the flour and panko crumbs in the two other bowls.

First dip the pork into the flour, ensuring that the meat is fully coated. Then dip it in the egg and lastly, give the pork a thick coating of panko crumbs.

Heat up a medium sized frying pan, pour in a generous amount of vegetable oil then fry the pork on medium heat. You should cook the pork for around 3-5min on both sides until golden brown.

Once cooked, take out the pork and drain it on some kitchen roll if you wish. Slice the pork into even 2cm strips and then drizzle with tonkatsu sauce to serve.




RAMEN

While you leave the pork to cool down, you can now start preparing the ramen. First place the ramen into a saucepan and cover it with boiled water. Leave it to cook for approximately 5 minutes then drain.

Drizzle some oil into a pan and start frying the egg.  Add the ramen in and the contents such as the seasoning packet (I like to use ½) and sesame oil. Stir-fry this for an extra 5 minutes then serve.