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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bombay Aloo Sandwich

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Bombay Aloo Sandwich

Spicy potato filling encased in delicious Warburtons sandwich thins .

  • 2 medium boiled potatoes peeled and diced.
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspon green chilli paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 6 warburtons sandwich thins of choice


1.In a pan add the oil, when it is hot add the mustard seeds and wait for them to splutter.2.Add to the pan the green chilli paste, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and saute the mixture for a few seconds.3.Add the diced potatoes and toss them around in the spice mixture until they are coated with the spices and warmed through.4.Add the lemon juice and the coriander and toss into the bombay aloo.Remove from heat and allow to reach room temperature.5. Split open the warburtons sandwich thins and spoon the bombay aloo mixture onto each slice.Place the top of the thins onto the filling to make a sandwich. You can either serve the sandwich as it is or place the sandwich in a sandwich toaster to toast it.
Prep time:10 mins Cooking Time:4 minutes Total time:16 mins   Yield: 2 servings 

Warburtons created a research that reveals the new food experience and flavours.The 2015 food trends hot list is to have sandwiches that have creativity, contrast and convenience. Sandwiches that are tasty, healthy and made using  more adventurous and  alternative bread bases, wraps and exciting fillings. 

I was sent a selection of  half and half, brown, white and seeded Warburtons sandwich thins and a shopping voucher to purchase ingredients to create a recipe using them. My Bombay Aloo Sandwich, is satisfying, healthy and spicy too. It is simple to make, yet it is packed with flavour and taste.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Microwave Chocolate Cake in a Mug ~ Secret recipe challenge 19th Jan 2015

This is my assignment with the Secret Recipe Club.The aim of the club is that you are allocated a blog from which you have to select a recipe and try it and blog about it. For the month of January my assigned blog was Melissa's Cuisine. Melissa lives in with her husband and cute little baby. She is a baker, photographer and cook and spends a lot of time reading cook books cover to cover.

Looking through her blog was fun and I enjoyed making the white chocolate christmas trees and the single serve Coffee cake in a mug. I couldn't find coffee in the ingredient list so instead I added cocoa to my mix to make it a chocolate cake. I used the measurements in Melissa's recipe but I think my mug was too tall and the cake did not fill my mug to the top so I remade it again and doubled the ingredients so that I could get a photograph of the cake showing  in the mug. The cake turned out gooey and fairly dense almost like a chocolate brownie. I guess this was because the recipe did not have egg in it. I am not complaining though, the cake tasted delicious and was chocolicious and delectable.For sheer indulgence a scoop of vanilla ice cream would have taken it to heaven.

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Microwave Chocolate cake in a Mug

The most chocolicious cake that will melt in your mouth and curb the chocolate craving..

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chip


1.In a bowl sieve together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.2.Add the sugar to the flour and stir it in.3.Add the vanilla and the milk and 3/4 of the chocolate chip and mix together to form a cake batter of dropping consistency. 4. Pour the batter into a 10cm tall coffee cup and sprinkle the top with remaining chocolate chips.5. microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.Check the cake is cooked by inserting a skewer in the cake, if it comes out clean cake is ready. Serve the cake straight out of the microwave with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for sheer indulgence. For sheer perfection a dusting of icing sugar would not go a miss.
Prep time: 5 mins time: 4Total time: 6 minsYield:1 serving

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Spiced Masala Coffee

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Spiced Masala Coffee

Frothy,coffee with delicious aromatic spiced flavour .

  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee.
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 250 ml skimmed milk
  • 6 whole cardamons
  • 1 small cinnamon stick.
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1/2 inch piece of dried ginger


1.Crush the cardamon pods and remove the seeds and discard the outer skin.2.In a coffee grinder add the cardamon seeeds, cinnamon, black peppercorns and dried ginger and grind it to a fine powder.Transfer the mixture to a small air tight jar, you will only need 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture for this recipe.3.Put the milk in a milk pan and bring it to a boil. Once milk is boiled add to it 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture, 1 teaspoon of instant coffee and 2 teaspoons of sugar.Mix and slow simmer for 1-2 minutes.If you have a milk frother you can froth the coffee at this stage but its not necessary.4. Pour the spiced coffee into two mugs and sprinkle a pinch of the spice powder on top of each coffee.Enjoy it hot.
Prep time:2 mins Cooking Time:4 minutes Total time:6 mins Yield: 2 servings 

Submitting to:
 Lets Cook / Create Hot beverages event by simplyfood.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Giveaway~ VonShef Professional 300W Hand Mixer

I would like to wish all simplyfood readers a very Happy New year. Thankyou to all the visitors, readers, followers  who drop by and the comments that you so generously leave to inspire us.

2014 has been a super year and simplyfood has been able to collaborate with my brands to bring some amazing giveaways for our readers. 2015 is going to be even better, we plan to bring you lots more mouth watering recipes and even better competitions and giveaways.

To kick start the New year 2015 with a blast, simplyfood has a wonderful new give-away for our readers. Domu have been very kind and they have agreed to send one simplyfood reader a kitchen helper in the form of a VonShef Professional300W Hand Mixer. It is  Red - Includes Chrome Beaters, Dough Hooks, Balloon Whisk + 5 Speed With Turbo Button

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