• houmus

    Middle-Eastern Cooking with the Family

    Modern tastes have become increasingly sophisticated – not only in adults, but also in children. If my mother had suggested during my eighties childhood that I try hummus, for example, I would have fainted! However, more exotic flavours are a regular feature of school lunch boxes at my daughter’s school, and I’ve found that her young friends are interested in tasting some of the more experimental dishes I’ve offered at parties. The likes of spaghetti bolognese, curry and Chinese food have long been assimilated into the standard British diet. More recently, Mexican food enjoyed a moment in the sun, while Middle-Eastern and North African food is one of the trends…

  • Cupcakes with white chocolate icing

    Baby A had chicken pox for about a week so on Monday we spend all day at home. Every time we stay home Kara wants to bake with mummy. she asked for cupcakes but without the creamy icing. Yes she’s a strange child that doesn’t like things that are too sweet. And believe me my butter icing has half the sugar that’s usually in normal cupcakes. But then I found some white cooking chocolate in the cupboard and decided to melt it and put it on top of the cupcakes. But without further ado here is the recipe. Ingredients for about 12 buns: 175g unsalted butter, softened 175g caster sugar…