We all have a few recipes from our mums, stashed safely to whip out as needed, because we know, they are tried and trusted. Here are a few of my mum's brilliant recipes and a few of mine:

My absolute favourite homemade biscuit or tart.... 


500g butter
4 tblspoon oil
2 beaten egg 
4 tsp baking powder
4 teaspoon castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 cups flour


Cream butter and sugar,  add oil and essence and beat well. 
Stir in the egg. 
Sift flour and baking powder over and make a dough. 
Divide dough into two. 
Press half the dough into a greased and lined large baking tray. Spread with raspberry or strawberry jam, chopped nuts,  dates,  and 100s and 1000s. 
Cover with remainder dough by crumbling it over and sprinkling 100s and 1000s 

Place in oven and bake at  150deg for 45mins. Enjoy! 

THE BEST BHAJJIAS EVER (light and fluffy, these are never oily)

1 cup gram flour
0.5 cup flour
0.5 tsp crushed chillies
1 tsp dhania seeds crushed
Salt to taste
1/4 bunch dhania
1 onion
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp dhania jheera  or just jheera if added dhania seeds
2 or 3 tsp chilli powder
Fresh green chillies chopped
Mix above ingredients with little water to make a sticky or tacky bhajiah mixture.
Add lettuce, chicken, potatoes or sweet corn, take a teaspoon at a time and deep fry..

SWISSROLL (not as many eggs as your average roll but more delicious)


3 extra large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tblspoon oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1cup flour
2tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven 200 degc, grease swissroll tin and line with wax paper.
Beat eggs till frothy and add sugar a little at a time and beat till thick and spongey.
Beat in oil and vanilla essence.
Sift flour,baking powder, salt...stir in the flour mixture alternately with milk.
Spoon into prepared tin.

And bake for 10 mins or till golden.

Place onto damp cloth and roll up with cloth and waxed paper....once cooled..remove cloth and wax paper and spread with filling of choice and decorate as desired... Get creative with fruit, chocolate, ice cream, fresh cream, nougat, diddle daddle popcorn, fondant...combinations are endless..

Super fast, one pot mixing, bake, decorate and enjoy crunchy goodness!!!

125 g butter,
1/2 cup heaped brown/white sugar,(I used brown)
1/2 cup flour,
1/3 cup self raising flour,
1 cup coconut,
2 tblspoon cocoa,
1 egg lightly beaten,

Melt butter on low...till melted. Add in the rest of the ingredients except egg, mix with a wooden spoon till just combined,  then add lightly beaten egg..don't mix too much just mix till don't want the sugar to dissolve... Press into large 30cm greased casserole dish. Bake at 180deg for 20mins if want soft and  25 mins if want more crunchy...spread with melted chocolate (mix with fresh cream if you like it wet😜) and crumble peppermint chocolate or peppermint crisp
Butternut Soup:( creamy and wholesome without the cream;P)

Also try the Swissroll dessert and Scotch Crumpets, from the Indian delights.... I've used those recipes since I was little with my mum. I'm sure many of you did too😉


Super easy, fast meal...

2 packs Maggie 2min noodles
Handful Frozen mixed veg
500g chicken fillet cubed
Sauces of your choice.... I love Nandos black pepper sauce, wellington sweet chilly, mayo, steers prego adjust the amounts to your liking
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tspn ginger garlic
Salt to taste

Boil noodles for carefully till aldente or cooked through, firm but tender.
Marinate chicken in spices, salt and sauces, then quickly pan fry with frozen mixed vegetables till done.
Toss the chicken mixture with the noodles in a pot on low heat for about 5mins to let the marinade permeate the noodles and then serve with a good side of crunchy salads or croutons.

I know you will love these recipes....Please keep my sweet loving mum and dad and my family and I in your duas..

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