d100 Recipes: Scotch Eggs & Mulled Cider

We’re in the proper depths of winter down here in NZ. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s rainy and overcast. It’s about as dreary as jolly old England, so for this week’s recipes I looked to the UK to inspire some comfort food on these dreary of days.

Scotch Eggs

Ingredients

  • 8 large eggs
  • 8 large pork sausages
  • 1 handful of scallions/spring onions, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs

Equipment

  • Stove top/hob
  • Deep fryer

Method

  • Heat up your deep fryer, or fill a saucepan with oil and bring to medium-high heat
  • Put 6 of the eggs into a saucepan of room temperature water and bring it to the boil, then boil the eggs for 4 minutes
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water.
  • Get the sausages out of a skin and combine with the mustard, garlic, spring onions/scallions, salt and pepper
  • Prepare three bowls, one with flour, one with the remaining eggs beaten, and one with breadcrumbs
  • Peel the eggs
  • Roll an egg in flour, then cover completely with the sausage mix
  • Roll the giant meaty egg in flour, dip into the egg and then roll in breadcrumbs
  • Cook the scotch eggs in the deep fryer for about 5 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown

Mulled Cider

Ingredients 

  • 1 litre/2 pints of cider
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup of brandy (optional)

Equipment 

Stop top/hob.

Method 

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan and bring it to the boil
  • Then turn the heat down and simmer for around 10 minutes

This makes enough mulled cider for around 4 large glasses. Best served warm.


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d100 Recipes: Savoury and Sweet Roly Poly

They say that simple is best, and what can be more simple than the good old roly poly? It’s tasty, filling, versatile and very easy to make. We love it so much that we are giving you two roly poly recipes today, a sweet and a savoury one. And what’s more is that they both use the same base dough, so once you get that mastered then the world is your roly poly oyster.

Savoury Roly Poly

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of self raising flour 
    • Or 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 140g/5 ounces of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups of grated cheese
  • Savoury fillings
    • We recommend tomato sauce, bacon, beef mince and mushrooms

Equipment

  • Large baking pan (approx 40cm/15” long)
  • Oven
  • Food Processor/blender (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper. 
  • Cook your savoury fillings and put in a bowl for later.
  • Rub together the salt, flour and the butter, or put them both in a food processor and blend well until they form crumbs
  • Beat 2 of the eggs and add them in, mixing well
  • Add the milk in a splash at a time while mixing to form a firm but not sticky dough.
  • Roll the dough out thinly and cover with your savoury filling.
  • Sprinkle over half your grated cheese
  • Roll the dough up like a Swiss-roll and put on the baking tray
  • Beat the remaining egg and give the roly poly a good egg wash.
  • Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Sweet Roly Poly

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of self raising flour 
    • Or 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 140g/5 ounces of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Your favourite jam
  • 1 cup of boiled water
  • 1 cup of sugar

Equipment

  • Large baking pan (approx 40cm/15” long)
  • Oven
  • Food Processor/blender (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper. 
  • Rub together the salt, flour and the butter, or put them both in a food processor and blend well until they form crumbs
  • Beat the eggs and add them in, mixing well
  • Add the milk in a splash at a time while mixing to form a firm but not sticky dough.
  • Roll the dough out thinly and cover generously with your favourite jam
  • Roll the dough up like a Swiss-roll and put on the baking tray
  • Combine the boiled water, sugar and more of your favourite jam together and mix well to form a syrup and pour half of it over the roly poly. 
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes and when it comes out of the oven pour over the other half of the syrup

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d100 Recipes: Quick Dips & Easy Punch

A tabletop game night is a social night, and that means often a lot of simple, salty snacks and a fair few thirsty throats. This week, we’re taking care of both of those with some dips for your snacks, and a big bowl of punch for the thirsty folk.

Quick Dips

French Onion Dip

  • 1 ½ cups of sour cream
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 packet of dry French Onion soup mix (usually around 30-40g/1-1.5 ounces)

Cheese Dip

  • 1  cup of cream cheese
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper or paprika

Beetroot Dip

  • 1 cup of canned beetroot, drained
  • 1 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Equipment

  • Food processor/blender

Method

  • For all the dips above, just blend the ingredients together in a food processor, or just mix it by hand in a bowl and there you have it.

Serve with your favourite chips, crisps or other snacks.

Easy Punch

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of brewed tea, chilled
  • 1 cups of lemonade
  • 1 cups of ginger ale
  • 4 cups of fruit juice of your choice
  • 2 cups of fruit pieces
  • Ice to serve with

Equipment 

A large bowl to mix it all in.

Method 

  • Mix it all together and enjoy yourself

This makes enough punch to keep you going for a whole night. For the 4 cups of fruit juice, mix and match different fruit juices together to get a better flavour. For example: mix orange, lemon, pineapple and mango juice together for a nice tropical punch; or apple and pear juice for a refreshing springtime punch.

If you want to Irish it up, add 2 cups of vodka or white rum to the punch.


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d100 Recipes: Lazy Pie Dough and No Bake Cheesecake

It should come as no surprise that we nerds can be a bit lazy from time to time. There’s a grain of truth in every stereotype after all. But as lazy as we are, we still want tasty food, and that’s what this week is all about: easy, lazy recipes that are still tasty. So the next time you got a game night, but you don’t want to spend too much time cooking, this one is for you.

Lazy Pie Dough

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of self-raising flour 
    • or 2 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 3 eggs
  • A pinch of salt

Equipment

  • Just a bowl

Method

  • Mix the milk, oil and eggs together
  • Add in the flour and mix thoroughly
  • Pour over your pie-mixture and bake at 180C/350F for 30 minutes or until golden brown

This pie dough can go onto any type of pie mixture, but a good rule of thumb for it is that the firmer the mixture and less soup it is, the better this will work.

No Bake Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 200g/7 ounces of biscuit/cookie crumbs
  • 100g/3.5 ounces melted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups of cream
  • ½ cup of caster sugar
  • 600g/1.3lb cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Equipment

  • Round baking pan (approx 23cm/8”)

Method

  • Mix together the butter and biscuit/cookie crumbs
  • Press the buttery crumbs onto the bottom and sides of the pan, making sure it’s tightly packed
  • Leave it in the fridge until after you’ve made the cream filling
  • Mix together the cream cheese, sugar until nice and smooth
  • Add in the sour cream and vanilla and mix well
  • Whip the cream until it form stiff peaks and then gently fold it in the sour cream mixture.
  • Pour into the crumbed pan, smooth out the top and then put it in the fridge for at least 6 hours, but preferably overnight

You can add any sort of flavouring that you want to this recipe: cocoa powder to the filling, fruit jelly on top, chocolate sauce swirls throughout. You can make the cheesecake just the way you like it.


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d100 Recipes: Chicken Parm Bites & Iced Tea

We’re staying with comfort food for this week’s recipes, but instead of taking the theme from the southern hemisphere, we’ll go the south of the good old USA.

Chicken Parm Bites

Ingredients

  • 500g/1lb chicken, boned and skinned
  • 2 cups of bread crumbs (Panko preferably)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

  • Stove top/hob
  • Deep fryer

Method

  • Heat up your deep fryer, or fill a saucepan with oil and bring to medium-high heat
  • In one bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, garlic powder and paprika
  • In a second bowl, mix the eggs thoroughly
  • In the third bowl, put the flour
  • Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and season with salt and pepper
  • Coat the chicken pieces in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs
  • Fry the chicken pieces until deep golden and cooked on the inside (check with a cooking thermometer that the internal temperature reaches >75C/170F

Serve the chicken bites topped with more parmesan.

Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of boiling water
  • 8 tea bags of your favourite tea
  • 1 lemon/orange/citrus fruit of choice
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Kettle

Method

  • Take the rind off the citrus fruit (don’t take the white parts as they are bitter), and put the rind and juice of the fruit in a large pitcher
  • Add in the tea bags and boiled water
  • Let the tea steep, and remove the tea bags when it’s strong enough for you
  • Cool the tea in the fridge, and serve with ice

You can cold brew the tea by putting the tea bags in cold water, and letting it steep in the fridge for 24 hours.


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d100 Recipes: Beef Stew & Bread and Butter Pudding

It’s getting proper chilly down here in the southern hemisphere, so we need some good hearty food to keep us warm. And what’s better than a beef and beer stew, and a good classic pudding?

Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 100g/4 ounces of bacon, diced
  • 1kg/2 lbs of stewing beef, roughly cut
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 potatoes, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, chopped
  • 500ml/1 pint of stout beer
  • 1 cup of beef stock
  • ¼ cup of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • Herbs, salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of flour

Equipment

  • Stove top/hob

Method

  • Mix the beef through the flour and cook in a saucepan until brown, then remove it from the pan and set aside
  • Fry the bacon until brown and crispy, and then add in the onions and cook through
  • Pour in the beer and stock, bring to a boil, scrape the bottom of the pan and simmer for a few minutes
  • Add in all the vegetables, tomato paste, Worchershtire sauce, and the beef.
  • Cover the saucepan, reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 hours
  • Add in salt and pepper to taste.

Bread and Butter Pudding

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of bread
  • 50g/2 ounces of softened butter
  • 5 tablespoons of your favourite jam
  • ⅓ cup of caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 1 ½ cups of milk
  • 4 eggs

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 35cmx20cm/14”x8”)
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Spread the butter and jam on the bread and make some jam sandwiches
  • Cut each sandwich into triangles and arrange them in the baking dish
  • Mix the sugar, cinnamon, cream, milk and eggs together and pour over the sandwiches
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

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d100 Recipes: Meatballs & Malt Milkshake

The theme for today is lazy alliteration, so you can marvel at the magnificent meatballs and mind-blowing malt milkshakes… and see the easiest way to make both.

Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1kg of beef mince
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 250g/9 ounces of mushrooms
  • 250g/9 ounces of sundried tomatoes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 100g/3.5 ounces of aged cheese
  • Salt, pepper, and herbs to taste

Equipment

  • Food processor

Method

  • Make sure everything except the mince and eggs are chopped finely (use a food processor for it), then combine everything together.
  • Fry it or bake it until cooked and enjoy.

Malt Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 cups of chocolate ice cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup of malt milk powder

Equipment

  • Blender/food-processor

Method

  • Put everything into a food-processor or blender and blend until smooth
  • Serve immediately so it stays nice and cold

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d100 Recipes: Kiwifruit Steak Marinade & Peach Cobbler

Since you lovely people in the northern hemisphere are going through the sunny summer months, we thought of giving you some tasty fruity recipes

Kiwifruit Steak Marinade

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chopped kiwifruit
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of tomato sauce/ketchup
  • 4 minced garlic gloves
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • Steak for cooking

Equipment

Just the bowl

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and pour over your steak.
  • Let is marinade for a few hours, or overnight, and then cook the steak how you like it.

Peach Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of self-raising flour (or 1 cup flour and 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder)
  • ½ cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 30cmx20cm/12”x8”)
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Pour the melted butter into the baking dish
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients and add in the milk.
  • Pour the batter into the dish and pour the peaches (liquid included) over the top
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.

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d100 Recipes: English Scones and Bubble Tea

Just because you are playing a grown-up game of pretend, doesn’t mean you can’t look classy doing it. For this week’s recipes, we’ll give you everything you need to make an east-west fusion high tea, so you can be classy, international, and most importantly: well fed.

English Scones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of self raising flour (or 2 cups flour and 2 teaspoons baking powder)
  • 100g/3.5 ounces of butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ⅔ cup of milk

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200C/395F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Keep the butter cold and cut into small cubes
  • Mix the sugar and flour together and rub the butter into the flour
  • Mix in the milk bit by bit form the dough
  • Roll the dough out flat and cut out the scones with a cookie cutter
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown

Best served with whipped cream and a selection of jams.

Bubble Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of brewed black tea (cooled)
  • 1 cup of black tapioca pearls
  • 4 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 cup of milk

Equipment

  • Kettle
  • Stove top/hob

Method

  • Bring water to a rolling boil in a saucepan, and add in the tapioca pearls
  • Boil them for around 20 minutes, or until they are soft, stirring occasionally to avoid them sticking
  • Drain the tapioca and put in a bowl with the brown sugar, and 2 cups of warm water
  • Drain the tapioca, but keep the syrup
  • Divide the pearls and ice between 4 glasses, add in a cup of tea each, a few tablespoons of syrup and then milk to taste

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d100 Recipes: BBQ Ribs and Afrikaans Pancakes

It’s getting cold down here in the southern hemisphere, and that means one thing: comfort food; and what better comfort food is there than some good, old hearty ribs and pancakes the way we make them in South Africa.

BBQ Ribs

Ingredients

  • 1kg (2.2 lbs) pork spareribs
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • ½ cup of soy sauce
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 30cmx20cm/12”x8”)
  • Baking/parchment paper
  • Tin/aluminum foil

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients (except the ribs) together in a bowl.
  • Pour the marinade over the ribs, cover and refrigerate for a few hours (or just do it overnight)
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Put the ribs into the baking tin and pour over the marinade.
  • Cover with tin/aluminum foil and bake for 2 hours
  • Remove the foil and bake for a further 30 minutes or until the meat starts falling off the bones.

Afrikaans Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of self-raising flour (or 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon powder

Equipment

  • Stove top/hob

Method

  • Add the salt to the flour and mix through the milk a bit at a time to avoid clumps
  • Beat the eggs well and whisk it in to the batter
  • Heat up a frypan and add onto it only enough of the batter to cover the bottom of the pan
  • Cook until golden brown on the bottom, flip the pancake, and repeat on the other side
  • Mix together the sugar and cinnamon
  • Sprinkle on some cinnamon-sugar onto the pancake, and roll up the pancake and it’s ready to serve

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d100 Recipes: Bacon Jalapeno Poppers and Stamina Potion

We’ve already shown you the Health Potion and Mana Potion, so the only main one that remains is the Stamina Potion; and of course a pick-me-up snack to go with it.

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Ingredients

  • 12 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Salt, pepper and paprika to taste

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Cut your jalapenos in half, and remove any seeds, veins and membranes you see
  • In a bowl, mix together your cheeses, salt, pepper and paprika
  • Fill each jalapeno half with the cheese mix
  • Wrap the jalapenos in bacon and bake them until the bacon is crispy and the jalapenos soft, so approximately 20 minutes

Stamina Potion

Ingredients

  • 250ml vodka
  • 250ml cream liqueur
  • 250ml crème de menthe
  • 250ml fresh cream

Equipment

Just the glasses

Method

  • Mix it all together and enjoy yourself

This makes around 4 glasses worth of Stamina Potion.


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d100 Recipes: Fried Chicken and Brownies

Sometimes you just need some good old comfort food. When that feeling strikes, you know that we’re here to help… and to enable you. Go on, eat that extra piece. You deserve it.

Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces of chicken (thighs, breasts, drumsticks)
  • 500ml/1 pint of buttermilk
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Equipment

  • Deep Fryer, or heat up some oil in a saucepan

Method

  • Put the chicken into a bowl and cover with the buttermilk.
  • Chill the chicken in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, but you can keep it there overnight.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and spices.
  • Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and dip into the flour mixture.
  • Make sure it is well coated with the flour and spices.
  • Deep fry the chicken for around 30 minutes.

Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup of of white sugar
  • 250g/9 ounces of butter
  • ½ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour (or 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (optional)

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 30cmx20cm/12”x8”)
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and mix in the sugar, making sure the sugar has completed melted into the butter.
  • Beat in the eggs, and then add in the rest of the ingredients and mix through.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes.

If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

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d100 Recipes: Apple Fries and Mana Potion

Last time on our snacks and drinks recipes, we showed you what you needed to get your body back in shape with some wholesome quiche toast cups and a Health potion. Well this time time it’s all about the mind, and keeping your wizard going for the night, and what’s better for that than fries that aren’t quite fries, and a good old Mana potion.

Apple Fries

Ingredients

  • 5 Granny Smith Apples
  • ½ cup of corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of white sugar

Equipment

  • Deep Fryer, or heat up some oil in a saucepan

Method

  • Peel and core your apples.
  • Slice them into french fry sized pieces, or just wedges if you’re feeling a bit lazy.
  • Coat the apple pieces in the corn flour and deep fry them until they are a nice golden brown.
  • While they are frying, mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.
  • When the apple fries are done frying, toss them in the cinnamon sugar to coat evenly.

Apple fries are best served with whipped cream or custard.

Mana Potion

Ingredients

  • 350ml pineapple juice
  • 150ml lemon/lime juice
  • 250ml vodka/white rum
  • 250ml blue curacao

Equipment

  • Just the glasses

Method

  • Mix it all together and enjoy yourself

This makes around 4 glasses worth of Mana Potion.


If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

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d100 Recipes: One-Pot Mac ‘n’ Cheese and One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

When it comes to cooking, I can be a lazy man; and when you got a game night coming up with a lot of hungry mouths to feed, you could feel pretty lazy too. That’s why I got the lazy-man’s guide to mac ‘n’ cheese and chocolate cake here for you. Make wholesome food and do it the easy way.

One-Pot Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 cups of macaroni
  • 4 cups of grated cheese
  • 100g of cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

  • Stove top/hob

Method

  • Put the milk and macaroni into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer it (and keep stirring) until the macaroni is tender and the milk has reduced and thickened to a cream-like consistency. Will take around 5 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add in the grated cheese and cream cheese.
  • Stir the cheese through to let it melt, and season with salt and pepper.

The mac ‘n’ cheese will thicken as it cools so thin it out with some hot or boiling water if needed.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup hot water

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking tin (approx 33cmx22cm/13”x9”)
  • Baking/parchment paper

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Line a baking tin with baking/parchment paper.
  • Mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and salt together.
  • Add in the buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • Add in the hot water and mix through.
  • Pour into the baking tin and bake for around 30 minutes, or until a skewer stuck into the centre comes out clean.

Get some ready-make chocolate frosting to top it with, or serve with custard and whipped cream.


If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

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d100 Recipes: Quiche Toast Cups and Health Potion

Today’s recipes is all about feeling good and feeling comfy. And what’s better for the body than a health potion and some tasty snacks?

Quiche Toast Cups

Ingredients

  • 12 slices of bread
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup diced bacon
  • 1 cup of grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Muffin/cup-cake tin
  • Spray oil

Method

  • Preheat oven to 170C/340F
  • Spray your muffin tin to grease it
  • Cut the crusts off the bread and press into the muffin tin, one slice per hole
  • Crack one egg into each slice of bread
  • Mix all the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl, and divide the topping mixture evenly between all the breads/eggs
  • Bake for approximately 18-20 minutes

You can get creative with the toppings you put in your toast cups, and put whatever you love into it. Personalise it and make it your own.

Health Potion

Ingredients

  • 200ml cranberry juice
  • 550ml orange/blood orange juice
  • 250ml vodka/white rum
  • Grenadine to taste

Equipment

  • Just the glasses

Method

  • Mix it all together and enjoy yourself

This makes around 4 glasses worth of Health Potion.


If you like these recipes, have a go at making them, and let us know how it turns out!

If you’ve missed any of the previous recipes, find them HERE.