• The challenge of the sponge mix

    A while back I bought this sponge mix from Morrisons and Saturday I decided to give it a try and bake a cake. So I mixed it all with some water and egg as advised by the instructions on the bag and pour it in a bread-cake tin. I then defrosted some of the berries I had in the freezer and top the sponge mixture with them. Put it in a preheated oven at 180C and this is what I got: My fruits got on the bottom of the cake instead of staying on top…yup! Maybe that is the way the sponge cake should grow and not allow fruits to…

  • Milk chocolate cheesecake

    I’ve been in quite a mood for cooking and making cake this last weekend. Over the time I tried and developed this recipe for milk chocolate cheesecake. I remember that the first time I used dark chocolate but my husband and my daughter found it a bit too strong – chocolaty. But if you like chocolate – like me – add the darkest chocolate you can find. Ingredients: 150g digestive biscuits – Sainsbury’s own 45g butter melted – Sainsbury’s own 100 g caster sugar 120ml whipping cream 150g milk chocolate, melted and cooled 2 tablespoons cocoa powder mixed with a little hot water 1 tub cream cheese – Sainsbury’s own…

  • Easy chocolate chip cookies

    Yes they are really easy to make. I have to admit that I was inspired by Nigella’s chocolate chip recipe but I changed it to suit the ingredients I had in my cupboard. I think I’ve done a pretty good job and my daughter and hubby really enjoy eating them. Really good and not very sugary.   Here are the ingredients that I used: – 150 gr soft unsalted butter; – 200 gr caster sugar; – 2 teaspoon vanilla extract; – 2 eggs; – 300 gr plain flour; – 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda; – chocolate – Cadbury buttons cut small(I didn’t have an chocolate chips), white chocolate for decoration;…

  • Yummy cottage pie

    This afternoon the weather was that brilliant so I decided to cook a cottage pie for dinner. Cottage pie is one of the family favourite. So hearty and yummy! It reminds me a bit of the Romanian Musaca even that one is a lot dryer than cottage pie. I didn’t use any exact quantities for vegetables or potatoes. Only for mince – 400gr of organic mince beef from Sainsbury. So I peeled about 10 potatoes I think….and cut them as small as I could. The smaller you cut them the faster they boil. I put all the cut potatoes in a pan and leave them to boil on a low…