Cheese Scones

A scone is a single-serving quick bread, usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash. The scone is a basic component of the cream tea or Devonshire tea.  British scones are often…

Roasted Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup

Here’s what you need: Ingredients  500g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 300g carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1l vegetable stock Method Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/ gas 7 and put the sweet potatoes and carrots into a large roasting tin,…

Jamaican Oxtail & Butter Bean Stew

Oxtail is the culinary name for the tail of cattle.  Oxtail is a bony, gelatin-rich meat, which is usually slow-cooked as a stew or braised. It is a traditional stock base for a soup. Although traditional preparations often involve hours of slow cooking, modern methods usually take a shortcut by utilizing a pressure cooker.  Stewed…

Cajun Chicken Couscous

Couscous a type of North African semolina in granules made from crushed durum wheat. It can be a spicy dish made by steaming or soaking couscous and adding meat, vegetables, or fruit. I’ll be making Cajun spiced chicken couscous with apricots and chickpeas. An amazing one pot dish which will be a delight for your…

Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is a dish prepared by soaking white rice in coconut milk. As both the coconut and the rice-plant are commonly found in the tropics all-around the world, coconut rice is found in many cultures throughout the world, spanning across the equator from Southeast Asia to the Caribbean. It’s particularly good with any Thai…

Fried Plantain

Plantains are members of the banana family, but they are starchier and lower in sugar, which means that when they are ripe, they will still be green in colour. If you get them when they are overripe, they may have started to turn yellow or black. While a banana makes a great, raw snack, plantains…

Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is an American dessert made of Key lime juice, egg yolks, and sweetened condensed milk in a pie crust (in this recipe I will use a biscuit base).  This is my second favourite dessert! I love it and so does my husband, I love the sweet and slightly crumbly biscuit base with…

Yam porridge/pottage

Asaro – Yam Pottage/Porridge is a very popular Nigerian mashed Yam and Tomato stew infused dish. You can either prepare your Asaro – Yam pottage very mushy or you can have it part mushy. Yam is the edible starchy tuber of a climbing plant, widely distributed in tropical and subtropical countries. Here’s what you’ll need:…

Moist Ginger Cake

Gingerbread/ginger cake is a product flavoured with ginger and typically molasses (treacle) rather than sugar. Ginger also has many uses  in various forms of traditional/alternative medicine. It has been used to help digestion, reduce nausea and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few. A friend of mine asked me to make…

Jamaican Curry Goat

Curry goat is a curry dish originating in South Asia and has become very popular in Indo-Caribbean cuisine.  Curry goat is a popular party dish in Jamaica, it is almost always served with rice and, in restaurants in North America and Great Britain, other typically Caribbean side dishes such as fried plantain may be served…

Banana Loaf

Banana Loaf/bread is my husband’s favourite! He loves it warm with lots of fresh custard.  Here’s the recipe I used to make his favourite cake: Ingredients: 225g self raising flour 110g butter 110g caster sugar 3 bananas 2 eggs 1 tsp cinnamon  1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda Method: Cream together the butter and sugar Add…

Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a dish of rice which can be made with prawns, chicken, smoked sausage and vegetables. In our case, chicken and chorizo. Jambalaya is a dish from Louisiana  with Spanish and French influence. It’s a one pot dish so this will save on the washing up after! Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 400g can…