Sunday, 4 August 2013

Date Shake

Date Shake

It is a little weird isn't it? Combining milk and dates, but it tastes absolutely awesome. This is such a refreshing sweet drink and it's so easy to make. It only requires three ingredients. Yes only three! Oh also there's no need to add sugar as the dates are sweet enough.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

No bake Mango and Strawberry Pie

No bake Mango and Strawberry Pie
The weather has been so hot. Here in the UK we've been experiencing a heatwave, which is different and nice, but it does make fasting a lot harder. Not being able to drink water or eat food until sunset has been difficult, however it does make me realise how lucky I am. Here I can drink water as soon as the sun starts to set, but there are people around the world who havn't drank water or eaten any food in days. So I have to say Ramadhan has really helped me to be thankful for all the things I have and that I do need to do more charity work to help the poor and needy.

Anyways, let me introduce you to my mango and strawberry pie. My dad claimed it was one of the best desserts I've made! I have to agree with him. This is such a refreshing dessert, so fruity its perfect for summer!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Moist Vanilla Cake

Moist vanilla cake
Ok first of all I need to apologise for not updating the blog regularly. I know it's been quite a while since I last posted a recipe, so I'm very sorry about that and hopefully this time I'll be able to post more recipes up regularly.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Date and Walnut Cake

Date and walnut cake
This cake was one of the first cakes I made when I got into baking and since then it has become a family favourite! 

I once made it for school and my friends really enjoyed it, one of them has been begging me for the recipe, but now that we both live in different countries I havn't been able to make it for her and she's been craving for this mouth watering cake. So this post is mainly for my dearest friend so that she does not have to wait to come to England to have this cake, she can now make it herself and have it in her own home.

The cake itself is very moist due to the addition of dates and walnuts, which add that little bit of sweetness and texture. If you love dates then this is the cake for you! Don't worry if you are not a big fan of walnuts, I'm not either. However I do suggest to add a tiny amount of walnuts as it does liven up the cake.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Now I am not a big fan of profiteroles or eclairs, but when my niece and I were watching Bake with Anna Olsen I couldn't resist myself to make some. I was quite shocked at how easy they were to make and what surprised me even more was the taste! I absolutely loved them.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Pretty Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Due to my exams I took a break from work, but now that they have all finished I'm back to enjoying my job. For my first day back at work I wanted to give my colleagues something special, what's more special than making something with my own hands? So I thought of the best edible gift...Cupcakes!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones with Lime

Coconut Chocolate Chip Scones with Lime
In my home we love tea time. It's usually a couple of hours after lunch, around at 4:30pm and the whole family sits down in the living room enjoying a nice hot cup of tea or coffee with delicious biscuits.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mocha Fudge with Salted Caramel

Mocha fudge with salted caramel
I love mocha and I love salted caramel, the two work very well together, but whats even better is a rich chocolatey mocha fudge with a slight drizzle of salted caramel. Seriously this is so good and super easy to make.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Chocolate chip cookie and peanut butter all in a cupcake case. Honestly these are amazing.

Soft chewy cookie cups with a hidden peanut butter surprise. Anyone would love them. I'm not a huge peanut butter on toast fan, but I do love Reese's peanut butter cups and these are just like them. However these are better as they have that tender chocolate chip cookie surrounding the peanut butter filling.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cinnamon French Toast with Bananas and Chocolate Sauce

Cinnamon French Toast with Bananas and Chocolate Sauce
My niece is staying for a few days and one thing she always asks for is french toast. She fell in love with it the first time I made it for her which was cinnamon french toast with strawberries, very simple but she loved it! I can't blame her, who does not like french toast for breakfast?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Red Velvet Shortbread Sandwich Heart Cookies

Red Velvet Shortbread Sandwich Heart Cookies
 I know it's a long title, but trust me these cookies will not last long in the biscuit tin. Buttery red velvet shortbread sandwiched with white chocolate buttercream and then coated in melted white and milk chocolate. I know it has a lot of chocolate in it, but what shows more sweetness and love than red velvet and chocolate? So if you havn't prepared anything for your valentine yet then now is the time to make these cookies, because trust me, they'll love them! I mean how can you resist that contrast between the vibrant red and luscious white.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentines Day Cupcakes by Patosherie

My sister has been pretty busy with all these valentines day orders and cupcakes have been ordered the most. I suppose they are the trend now and who doesn't like cupcakes? They're perfect for that little cake craving you may get and if decorated properly they are perfect to give to a loved one. So why not treat your valentines to a cupcake made by Patosherie, here I have listed her three most popular cupcakes for valentines...Also she will be uploading a tutorial soon on how to do one of these cupcakes! :D

 A bouquet of roses is nice, but whats even better is a cupcake bouquet! As well as being edible the cupcakes look so elegant and you don't even have to worry about the roses withering away as I'm sure they'll all be eaten!  Also don't the doves just make it look so much more romantic?

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Easy Chilli Roast Potatoes

Easy chilli roast potatoes

I know I havn't posted anything in while, and I do apologise for this. I've been really busy with exams, which are finally over (yay!) So I can now concentrate more on the blog! :)

I have been wanting to post these for a while but just havn't had the chance to. These roast potatoes are super easy to make and are bursting with flavour. I made these as a side dish for our family roast dinner, but to be honest I'd eat these a meal it self, they're that good. The nice part about this recipe is that you can make it as chilli as you want, I added one and half teaspoons of chilli powder, I love chilli food, but you can add more or less depending on how spicy you want it.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Coffee Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Coffee chocolate chip shortbread cookies
Three exams done three more to go, so what do I decide to do half way through my exams? Bake a batch of shortbread cookies! These shortbread cookies are little different to your regular ones as first of all they have coffee in them and secondly they contain dark muscavado sugar which gives them a really nice treacly taste.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Lime Delight

Lime Delight
First week of 2013! There's just not enough days in a year. For me 2012 went really quickly, I had a few exams during the summer, unfortunately I still have some to do, in fact I have an exam next week. Which I should really be preparing for, but I am an expert procrastinator and usually leave the important things till last minute.

However I have done something useful which is...creating this beautiful zesty dessert. My mother invited a few family friends for New Years day and asked me to make a nice dessert for the guests. Now I love making desserts, especially chocolate ones, however a lot of the elders in my culture do not like chocolate, actually they don't like anything sweet unless it's a traditional sweet dish. After a lot of thinking on what to make, I decided to combine sweet and tang and created this crowd pleasing dessert.