Battenberg cake

Battenberg cake Ingredients: For the cake: • 175g/6oz softened butter, plus extra for greasing • 175g/6oz golden caster sugar • 3 free-range eggs • 175g/6oz self-raising flour • ½ tsp vanilla extract • red food colouring paste For the covering: • 6 tbsp apricot jam • whipped cream Preparation method: 1. Preheat the oven to…

Moules Mariniere

Moules Mariniere (sailor-style mussels) Ingredients: * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter * 1/2 cup celery, sliced * 1 small shallot, sliced * 4 medium cloves garlic, sliced * 1 Carrot, sliced * 2 bay leaves * Salt and pepper * 2 cup hard dry cider or white wine * 2 pounds mussels (I have used clams…

Brioche Bread

Brioche Bread: In a mixing bowl, mix 500gr of brad flour, 7gr of yeast, 65gr of sugar, and 1/2 tea spoon of salt (put salt and yeast in the opposite side of the bowl), then add 2 eggs and 60gr of butter in room temperature; I also add one teaspoon of orange blossom water (optional);…

Tea Loaf

Tea Loaf ☕️🍞 Paul Hollywood’s recipe: Ingredients: 400g/14oz strong bread flour, plus extra for dusting 1½ tsp salt 40g/1½oz caster sugar 40g/1½oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 10g/¼oz fast-action dried yeast 120ml/4fl oz milk 50g/1¾oz sultanas 60g/2¼oz glacé cherries 1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 oranges, zest only To serve 200g/7oz icing sugar butter, to…

Demerara Sugar Buns

From bon appetit magazine: Ingredients MAKES 12 SERVINGS 1 ¼-ounce envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ teaspoons) ⅔ cup whole milk, warmed 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 large eggs, room temperature ¾ teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup whole wheat flour 2¾ cups all-purpose flour, plus more 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into…

Turkish Eggplant Kebab (Patlican Kebabi)

Turkish Eggplant Kebab (Patlican Kebabi)   Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 4-5 eggplants 2 green peppers 1 tomato 1 clove garlic  1 small onion (grated) 1/4 tsp black pepper  1 ¼ tsp salt For the Red Sauce: 1 cup cold water 2 tbsp tomato sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt For Soaking Eggplant:…