Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Banoffee Ice-Cream

Of all the ice-cream flavours I've tried, banoffee has got to be my favourite. Last time I made it, I served it as a dessert with a warm Belgian waffle, toasted almond sprinkling, toffee and chocolate sauce. 




Friday, 19 August 2011

Celebration Cupcakes

As of today, my blog has officially been online for 5 months, yay! I made these cupcakes in celebration of it, they were chocolate and vanilla flavour with cream cheese frosting.

Thank you to everyone who's visited over the last 5 months and I hope you continue to do so.






Monday, 15 August 2011

Cheesecake

For me, in a pudding, there's nothing better than a big chocolate hit and that together with an amazing, crumbly, biscuit base makes for one of my favourite ever desserts. This is a simple chocolate cheese cake with a little bit of orange liqueur for added flavour. 








Friday, 12 August 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes


I went to the Summer Good Food Show in June and when I was there, I found a stand selling all sorts of different cake making things. I brought some little sugar hearts and having already used some of them on my chocolate birthday cake, I thought they'd look great on some red velvet cakes. 




Sunday, 7 August 2011

Portuguese Feast!

The first week of my summer holiday was spent in Portugal. It was my first time visiting and I loved it. I was really keen to try some typical Portuguese food as I've never really had any before.

I am however, a big fan of Nando's chicken and thier famous Peri-Peri sauce so, spending my week trying a different, authentic piri-piri sauce almost everyday was brilliant. I think the best piri-piri chicken I sampled would have to be a dish I had one lunch time.

We left the high-rise blocks, huge hotels and luxury yachts of Villa Moura- where we stayed- and headed a few minutes down the road to a smaller, quieter, more traditional fishing village called Quateira. We stopped at a little fish restaurant on the sea front and as I don't like fish, I had the piri-piri chicken and was pleasantly surprised to find it was nicer than the one I'd had the day before where it was the restaurant's speciality!

When I got home, I couldn't wait to get back in the kitchen and decided to cook up some Portuguese style food. I made barbecued piri-piri chicken, spicy rice, garlic pittas and sliced potatoes.