Kale and Soba Noodle Stir Fry

Some days all you need is a super quick and easy meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort, nor is there a strict recipe to follow. I always feel uncertain as to whether I should share some of this easier recipe with you all. In my head, you all know how to throw together…

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…

Chorizo Pull-Apart Bread

Week 3 of the Great British Bake Off was Bread Week. Bread Week is always an interesting one, because it can reveal some truly skillful bakers. I won’t forget Paul’s Bread Lion from Season 6 any time soon. So, as soon as the episode started – I knew that the signature challenge would be the…

Homemade Tim Tams

If Tim Tams were unavailable to you as a child (or even as an adult), this recipe name might confuse you. Tim Tams are a chocolate covered chocolate biscuit, with a cream filling in the middle. And they are delicious. As part of episode two of The Great British Bake Off, the bakers had to…

Asparagus Frittata

Every time I hear the word frittata, I can only picture it in Harrison Ford’s voice in Morning Glory, a movie about a morning talk show. If you don’t know what I’m talking about click here and go to the 2:35 mark. Anyway, I had a bunch of asparagus and mushrooms that needed using up,…

Gochujang Cauliflower

For those of you who don’t know, Gochujang is Korean red pepper paste. It’s the slightly spicy flavouring in a lot of Korean dishes – bibimbap, Korean fried chicken wings, bulgogi, etc. It’s delicious, pungent and lasts a really long time if stored in the fridge. I’ve been wanting to experiment with it for a…

Lemon Angel Cake Slice

Season 10 of The Great British Bake Off has begun, and I’d like to try and bake something inspired by each episode, if possible. I’m not much of a decorator, so I’m never going to decorate them quite like the bakers on GBBO do, but we’ll see how we go. If you’ve never watched Bake…

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…

Gluten-Free White Chocolate, Cardamom and Raspberry Tart

My dad emails me recipes almost on a weekly basis. Things he sees that he likes the look of, recipes he thinks I would like to make, recipes he’s tried and thinks I would like, you get the idea. I tend to save all of these recipes as bookmarks on my computer, something I can…

Mojo Pork

Have you seen the movie Chef? If you haven’t, and you love food, you should watch it. It stars Jon Favreau and is partly about his re-discovering his love of cooking, without giving away the whole story. The film is full of delicious looking food, including Mojo Pork for Cubano sandwiches. The recipes were developed…

Roasted Harissa Salmon with Lemon Cous Cous

The beauty of staying with my parents over the summer holidays (aside from the gorgeous Portuguese weather, spending time with them, and incredible food) is that we all take turns cooking. I love their kitchen, it’s open plan, has plenty of counter space and has 2 ovens and 5 hobs. What more could a girl…

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

After making the Orange Almond Cake, there was an abundance of pistachios left over that needed using up. So what else was I to do but make pistachio shortbread? This does require an oven, but it is for such a short time that you’ll be forgiven for using your oven while it’s still humid and…