Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Chinese Pancakes

Easy Homemade Chinese Pancakes for Peking duck or Aromatic duck at home.

What is nicer than a delicate warm pancakes stuffed with crispy sweet duck, crunchy cucumber, spring onions, all smothered in sweet hoisin sauce!

This is my all time favourite item on the take out menu, usually when I order take out I order extra pancakes, there can never be enough! Although sometimes I buy the ready to cook duck kit in the supermarket and once again there are never enough pancakes so this way allows me to have a many pancakes as I want, also the homemade ones taste so much better than shop bought!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie Pies are for those really special occasions, light chocolate sponge cakes sandwiched together with a fluffy buttercream.

These little cakes are a bit of a special treat, they are the prefect birthday surprise or maybe if are looking for a spectacular centrepiece for a coffee morning or bake sale. 

The chocolate cakes are soft and delicate while the buttercream filling is not too sweet but a light and fluffy delight, this combination is makes for a really sumptuous treat. 

For those of you that are new to Whoopie pies, the recipe originates in 1920s Pennsylvania, USA. It is said to be of either Dutch or German Amish origin and they tell of their children shouting Whoopie upon discovering the baked pies in their packed lunches, hence the name. I think that story is so sweet and when my children see that I have made a batch they shout Whoopie too, they are really that good. 

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Irish Potato Bread (Farls)

Traditional Irish Potato Bread, a quick and simple bread cooked in a frying on a hot stove.

It would be incorrect of me to say that this is a recipe, it isn't really, it's more of a suggestion. If you happen to have some mashed potatoes left over and you're wondering what to do with them then this is my suggestion. Why not make a traditional Irish recipe that is quick and easy to make and just happens to be absolutely delicious!