Hello! I am a Baker, I currently study at the National Bakery School. I have been in catering since I was 16 and left school to do a professional chefs diploma. I live food and hope to share some of my thoughts with you.
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I had planned to make some Mother’s day cupcakes today in a pink and blue colour scheme. I sat with some chilled music on, rolling out some little roses. Then I realised it was St Patrick’s day this weekend too. I thought, oh cool I’ll do a few green cupcakes. Usually they will have a four-leaf clover or a classic green top-hat on them. I thought why not combine it with Mother’s day and make them with pretty green flowers.
Pinwheels are seriously easy to make and they taste great. You can play around with sweet and savoury flavours and pretty much whatever you have in the fridge. If you’re having friends over for drinks, make these as the perfect snack accompaniment to have on the table or serve as canapés.
My savoury pinwheels:
I used tomato purée, a little leftover feta, some parmesan and oregano.
Then I made a sweet batch with raspberry jam, cinnamon and raisins: Here’s what you do: Take a sheet of puff pastry, spread on your chosen filling. Roll it up. Cut them into equal portions and bake in a preheated oven, 200’c for approximately 15 minutes. That’s it.
Here’s a few flavour combinations ideas for you.
Cranberry and walnut
Jam and mint
Honey, cinnamon and nuts
Shredded coconut and dried fruit
Jam and chocolate chips
Pesto and cheese
Goats cheese and sun dried tomatoes
Mango pickle and cheese
Cheese, pickle and mustard
Walnut and goats cheese
Spinach, dill and paneer
Red onion and goats cheese
Jalapeños and cheddar
Blue cheese and walnut
They are quick, simple, inexpensive and delicious!
Peace and loaf :)
Seeing as it’s pancake day tomorrow I thought I would re-post my pancake recipe so you can mix it up tomorrow. :)
These are the simplest easiest pancakes!
Basic pancake recipe
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup milk
pinch of salt
That’s it! whisk it all together and you have your pancake mix. Easy as. Now add any flavour you like. For my savoury pancakes I added wilted spinach, spring greens and spring onion. Add to a hot oiled pan and fry on either side for a couple of minutes or until golden. You will be surprised at how many pancakes this mix makes!
A few savoury ideas:
Honey and mustard
Chives or other herbs
A base topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon
I also made some sweet pancakes. Use the same recipe as above including the pinch of salt and add a few tablespoons of sugar. I added grated apple and pear.
Please note, once I had added my grated fruit the mix was a bit wet from the water content in the fruit. If yours looks the same add a few more tablespoons of flour. Had I only added one fruit it probably would have been fine.
A few sweet ideas:
Maple syrup or honey
Orange or lemon zest
These pancakes are great for a breakfast, brunch, a snack, glammed up as dessert or as part of a meal. They are also a basic Yorkshire pudding recipe.