Okra Polenta Fritters

I had a friend leave Hong Kong a few months ago, and was given all of her cooking supplies – including 800 grams of polenta. So I’ve been finding ways to use it, as it’s not something I normally have at home. Given the need to social distance, and reduce our contact with others as…

JalapeƱo Cheese Beer Bread

Want to make bread, but don’t have any yeast? Add beer. This bread comes together in less than 10 minutes, and then you simply chuck it in the oven. No need for kneading or rise times. But…. it does take an hour to bake, rather than the usual 20 minutes or so. And just like…

Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! I hope that, however you spend today, you are get to spend the day with people you love and who love you in return. In my family, we normally have a cooked breakfast. Think eggs on toast with smoked salmon and avocado. For those of you in the Eastern Hemisphere, this…

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Making bread is so much fun. I know that it takes patience, especially when you are desperately waiting to see if your dough will rise, but it’s so diverse and the ability to make it into anything is incredible. I’d seen loads of different pull-apart breads before, and have seen them shaped into all sorts…

Chorizo Sausage Rolls

Aren’t sausage rolls fantastic? Easy-to-make nibbles for all your party needs? I find that there can never be too many sausage rolls. But, if you’re going to make them, you are limited with how much time you want to spend making them, or how much you want to spend. It’s fair to say that sausage…

Tomato Tarte Tatin

I’m a few weeks behind on my Great British Bake Off inspired bakes, thanks to actually getting out on the weekends and doing things, so I do apologise that this post is going up around the same time as the Finale is being aired. First off, don’t bother making your own puff pastry. Honestly, it’s…

Fig, Brussels Sprouts & Goat’s Cheese Flatbread

When you need something easy, to use up ingredients that you have in the fridge, or just because it’s fig season, trust me when I say that this should be your go to recipe. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. It’ll hit every craving you have and then some. I promise. Ingredients 1 onion, thinly sliced40…

Baked Chocolate Raspberry Doughnuts

This week, during Great British Bake Off’s Dairy Week, the contestants had to make a cake using cultured dairy (buttermilk, sour cream, yoghurt, etc) for their Signature Bake. While the contestants all made their cakes in Bundt tins, I did not. I made doughnuts. Baked doughnuts are much more cake-like than the fried varieties, so…

Stuffed Courgette Flowers

I’d never really eaten courgette flowers before, not whole anyway. I may have had them chopped up and sprinkled into a salad, but I’d never had them whole. Mainly because they’re a rarity in Hong Kong, so it’s not something that we come by easily (or cheaply if they are available). So, when my dad…

Vanilla Coconut Protein Balls

I’ve recently started going to Strongman sessions, which I am still in love with. It starts at an awkward time for me, at 11am, because I’m usually the type of person to get up early and have an early breakfast, then have lunch by 12. But I’ve had to mix my schedule up a bit…

Miso-Glazed Aubergine

I first tried miso-glazed aubergine about two years ago at Uma Nota, a Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant in Hong Kong. And I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It’s taken me this long to try and make it myself, and I can’t believe I waited this long. It’s so easy, and so delicious. Meat-lovers and vegetarians alike…

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

It’s hard for me to describe what I like about doughnuts. I mean, we all know I have a sweet tooth, but I’m quite fussy when it comes to doughnuts. I used to love Krispy Kreme cake-style doughnuts, but over the years they’ve become too sweet for me. I much prefer a simple glazed or…