Posted in Quick Cook

Onion Bhaji

Onion bhaji

Not my photo I have to confess (thanks BBC goodfood!), they were super easy and totally delicious they may of all been eaten before I remembered to take a photo! The slices get absorbed very easily, so if you like things spicy I would double the amount stated here.


2 eggs, 3 onions, 120gm plain flour, 2 tsp cumin seeds, 2 tsp ground coriander, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, oil

30 mins – makes enough for 8-10 biggish bhajis

Peel and slice the onions into rings. Mix together all the dry ingredients and coat the onions. Add two eggs and ensure the mixture is full combined. This may take a couple of minutes to mix properly. Heat about 3-4cm deep of oil in a deep sided pan. When hot add large spoonfuls of the mixture one at a time, turning half way with a slotted spoon when golden brown, this should take a couple of minutes each side. Rest on some kitchen roll to soak up some of the oil. To get that extra crisp, re-fried them for another 30 seconds. Keep them in a hot oven until they are served.

Posted in Baking

Carrot Cake

carrot cake

Sorry for the awful photo! This was the birthday cake I made on request from my boyfriend. The recipe was simple to make and nice and moist. This recipe doesn’t include nuts but if you would like, add 80-100gm of walnuts at the final stage.

carrot, self raising flour, brown soft sugar, eggs, bicarb of soda, nutmeg, mixed spice, cinnamon, oil, raisins, orange soft cheese, icing sugar

1 hour 20

Start by preheating the oven to 180c and line a cake tin. Mix 50 gm of raisins with the zest and juice of one orange, microwave for 2 minutes, mix in with 150gms of grated carrot. In a separate bowl whisk together two eggs and 150ml of olive oil until pale. Whisk in 150 gm of soft brown sugar, 150gm of self raising flour, 2 tsp of mixed spice, 1 tsp of nutmeg, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of bicarb of soda. Stir both mixtures together until thoroughly combined and bake for 50 minutes-1 hour, or or until a skewer comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool and ice with a mixture of 150gm of soft cheese with 100gm of sieved icing sugar.