17 Feb 16

Valentine mochi brownies

I always bake for Valentines and I often spend a lot of time looking for the perfect recipe. Usually something that’s a treat but unusual somehow and this year I had a bag of mochi flour in the cupboard just waiting to be used up.

If you’ve never baked or eaten mochi before it’s a fine flour that’s made from glutenous rice, I have heard that if your wheat intolerant you can still eat mochi flour. You can taste the mochi flour in the brownies and it’s also got a distinctive texture which is a little bit like marshmallow.
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24 Jul 15

On the trail of perfect pizza

I’ve been making pizza at home for a while now, mainly because there aren’t any decent pizza shops locally and I wasn’t really feeling like eating from frozen. This dough uses a secret ingredient to help power the yeast and that’s honey.

Pizza dough is surprisingly easy and low maintenance to make ideally it’s best to make the morning you want to eat it. Letting it prove for a long time helps the dough to develop more flavour although if your short on time you can put it together quickly too!
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10 Apr 15

Grandma’s Rice Cake recipe

It’s been a while since I did some baking last and even longer since I made a cake like this one. It’s full of things I don’t normally use to make cakes; butter, eggs and white sugar.

I’ve always loved rice cake though, its a really simple cake and it’s a bit basic. You don’t often find it in cookbooks anymore I guess it’s fallen out of favour, modern cakes would probably use ground almonds or other types of nut. If you’ve never had rice cake in the ground rice gives a really dense texture and due to the amount of butter it’s got a really creamy buttery flavour.
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