Wednesday, 27 February 2013

A Very Berry Breakfast

I fancied a bit of a change from my normal honey and raisin porridge for my breakfast this morning, and had heard people going for blueberry and honey instead. I was a little dubious as I imagined it would just turn into a purple much, but was pleasantly surprised with how good this tasted!

The blueberries just pop and allow the juice to ripple through the porridge without just being a horrible mush. Delightful!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Eggy Lunch!

I just have to share this goregeous lunch with you all. I absolutely love eggs and am always looking for new recipes - this one is inspired by Nigella!

Really simple... Put a tin of chopped tomatoes, a few chilli flakes, crushed garlic and a little salt and pepper in a pan and cook until piping hot. Pour into a little ovenproof dish (mine is a 'crumble for one' pot!) and crack an egg on top - don't be scared!

Pop into a pre-heated oven for 5-10 minutes (depending on how runny you like your egg) and then dunk in some crusty bread. Divine!

Not as pretty on the eye, but look at the sumptuous runny yolk!

If you like eggs, try it - you won't be disappointed. Let me know what you think!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Simple Veggie Stir-Fry

I fancied doing something really simple tonight (being a bit of a lazy student sometimes!) so rustled up a veggie stir-fry. I used a ready prepared bag of veg and added extra pepper and broccoli (my fave veg!) for a bit more zing. 

I choped some chilli, ginger and garlic into tiny pieces and fried those in a splash of olive oil before adding the veg. I used a good glug of light soy sauce for seasoning because it makes it taste so good!

I didn't have any noodles left in the cupboard, so I served this veggie mix over some brown rice (you can't actually see it in the picture). It's a bit of a faff as it takes the best part of half an hour to cook, but you can cook it in big batches and freeze in individual portions in little sandwich bags. It'll keep in the freezer for a few months so you can just whack a bag in the microwave (or straight to the wok if you want to mix it in). Yum!

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Lush Lemon Cake

I figured that my first post had to be a pretty exciting one. I absolutely love baking (hope to open a patisserie in France one day!) so here are a couple of pictures of the gorgeous lemon sponge I just made.

I used a normal victoria sponge recipe; 8oz butter, flour, sugar and 3 eggs and added a few teaspoons of lemon juice to the batter. I sandwiched it together with a layer of both lemon curd and buttercream, and drizzled some runny lemon icing on the top. Delicious with a cup of tea!

A huge slice for me!