Wednesday, April 25, 2012


                             2 kg of Golden Delicious Apples
                             100g Sugar
                             100g Soft Butter
                             2 teaspoons chopped almonds ( optional )
                             a pinch of salt
                             450g Puff Pastry( I used a pack of ready to use )

 Line a  25cm flan dish with the puff pastry and pierce slightly with a fork. 
 With 500g of apples make a pureé.
 Peel and slice the remaining apples.
 Add the flour, chopped almonds, sugar and soft butter. Mix together adding a pinch of salt.
 Spread the apple pureé over the base of the pastry.
 Put this mixture over the pureé in the flan dish.COOK in oven 180° for about an hour.
 Ready to serve.
EAT with either cream or ice-cream.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


 This is a recipe I use quite often . The dough always comes out really soft have to try's a must.
500 g white flour
25g fresh yeast
1 teaspoon ( or a fraction less ) sugar
1 boiled potatoe
cherry tomatoes
olive oil

 1.  Boil the potatoe in slightly salted water , when cooked  remove  from pan but keep the water on one side.Then you need to mash the potatoe .
2  .Put the flour in a bowl and add 2 spoons of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of salt, the yeast ( remember that the yeast has to be broken up then add the sugar and a little warm water to it to get the fermentation going),add the mashed potato and also 1 and a half glasses of the cooked potato water. Work all these ingredients together until you have a soft consistency. Form into a ball and then cover the bowl over with a clean cloth and leave to rise for about an hour.
3.  When the dough has well risen press the dough into an oiled round oven tray. Cut the little tomatoes in half and then press them into the dough ( as shown ) above. Then sprinkle some dried origano and salt and finally add some olive oil....COOK for about 30-35 minutes in a hot oven at 220°.
If you like you can add some cheese about 10 minutes before it is finally cooked.


Monday, January 2, 2012


250g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
175g caster sugar
100g chocolate chips (plus more for sprinkling later )
 250ml milk
90ml vegetable oil
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
( mixture makes 12  muffins )

Preheat the oven to gas mark6/200°C and fill a muffin tray with paper cases.

Measure out the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a measuring jug. Mix both together, remembering that a lumpy batter makes the best muffins, then spoon into the waiting muffin cases. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top then cook for 20 minutes or until the muffins are dark,risen and springy.