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Super simple bread recipe

I’m a huge fan of simple cooking and easy recipes. I also love bread but haven’t had much success in making my own until I discovered this super simple recipe.

If I’m honest, this could be better described as a giant savoury muffin or scone, but it serves every purpose a fresh loaf would. My favourite way to enjoy this would be heating up a chunk in the microwave for 10 seconds and smothering it in butter – ultimate comfort snack!

Ingredients

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 25g butter
  • 180ml milk
  • 100g grated cheese
  • 1/2 top salt

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How to make your porridge sexy (& healthy)

Think that sexy and porridge shouldn’t appear in the same sentence together? Well I’m here to prove you wrong – look! Just look at it!

How to make your porridge sexy

I started buying frozen fruit to use in my smoothies but one day I decided to add a handful of frozen blueberries to my daily porridge. I’ve eaten this breakfast every morning for years – made with skimmed milk, cooked in the microwave and with a spoonful of honey to finish. What a winning decision adding frozen fruit to the mix was! It makes your already very healthy porridge taste so much better, as well as giving you one of your 5-a-day. (more…)

Recipe: Olives marinated in ginger, cinnamon and cardamom

Second in my mini series of recipes (see olives marinated in chillies and oregano here) after my recent Olive it! cookery class experience, is a recipe for olives marinated in ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Sound like a funny combination? I thought so too but they are delicious, so trust me on this one!

You’ll need:

  • 1 jar or tin of ‘turning colour’ or black olives
  • 100ml of mild olive oil
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2cm of ginger

Method:

  1. Drain the olives from the brine and place them in a bowl.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the ginger, crush the cardamom pods, cinnamon stick and the kaffir lime leaves, before mixing it all in with the olives and olive oil.
  3. Leave to stand for 20 minutes then enjoy the freshly marinated olives or keep in the fridge for up to a month in a tightly sealed container.

Ginger & Cardamon olives

Enjoy!

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