Yearly Archives: 2015

3 Savoury Dessert Options

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Desserts don’t need to be sweet, and if you always fancy somthing savoury and light after a heavy meal, these options below can be ideal.

  1. A cheese board probably sits top of the list on the greatest savoury desserts, and there are plenty of different options to choose from. A good cheese board includes a bit of everything, so you have your stilton, cheddar, camembert, cream cheese, and blue cheese among others. Don’t forget the grapes, which help to cleanse the pallet.
  2. Pancakes are another good option, and they can include savoury toppings like egg, bacon and cheese.
  3. Volovants are nice and light, and whether you want to fill yours with prawns, fluffy egg or salmon, they’re all great options.

These are just a few of the savoury desserts that can be whipped up in such a short space of time. each cna be customised to suit your tastes or those of your guests.

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3 of the most calorific take out options

Posted on December 6, 2015 at 11:44 pm

The majority of people who order a takeaway consume a ludicrous amount of calories, and the fact is people aren’t bothered how many calories they’re going to be consuming. Of course, some options are more calorific than others, and here are three of the most disgusting high calorie takeaway foods:

Battered burger and chips

Yes that’s right, a battered burger. Not that a large ½ pounder patty doesn’t have enough fat in it already, but cover it in batter and throw it in the fryer, and you have yourself a heart attack, and that’s before it’s added to a bun with chips on the side.

Large Meat pizza

Okay not many of us can finish a large pizza from a popular chain in one go, but those who can will really be packing away the calories, and you can even choose stuffed crust options now too!

Large kebab

Everybody knows the meat in a standard doner kebab is not going to be great. It’s extremely fatty, greasy and unnecessary, and you could easily exceed your daily calorie allowance with one large doner kebab.

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A Guide to Successful Bakes

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

As the winter weather arrives, more and more people will be baking festive biscuits, cakes and breads, filling the house with aromas of nutmeg and cinnamon. If you’re the type of person who’s happy to buy off-the-shelf mince pies and cakes, then it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. Baking takes some dedication, but the results can be spectacular, and here are some helpful tips:

  • Stock up on baking books.
  • Read recipes thoroughly before you start.
  • If you’re making pies, have a session practicing kneading.
  • Always leave enough mix over for another batch, that way if they burn you haven’t wasted everything.
  • Stick to simple flavours first, and then start adding your own twist.
  • Spend time decorating on paper before piping directly onto your bakes.
  • Measure all of your ingredients accurately

These are just a few tips that will go a really long way in baking. Make sure you get out of your comfort zone this Christmas and surprise family and friends with a homemade festive treat!

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Catering for Special Occasions

Posted on September 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

When you seek catering, it is a mark of the importance and extravagance of the occasion, it  can also be something which you need because you simply don’t have the capability of preparing food for the occasion. A typical situation where this would be the case is a wedding. Getting Catering for weddings will give you a lot of freedom when it comes to what you want, while also allowing you to delegate a very time consuming job. This will leave a lot more room for you to enjoy yourself.

Hiring a catering company for other special occasions is also a good decision. When you are trying to, for instance, entertain a business event, having a quality catering service good be instrumental towards its success. Having quality food and snacks available with all of the expertise one would expect with a catering company will add an extra element of class and sophistication towards any special event; and in a business event, where the aim is to impress, this is doubly important.

Choosing the correct form of service which is suitable to your specific event is important. Thankfully, a good catering service will have a lot of experience when it comes to what is and isn’t successful, and they they should be able to help reach a decision. Catering comes in many different styles. You could decide you want a buffet, or perhaps a table service, or maybe just have  hors d’oeuvres. Beyond the style of service though, you will have to decide upon the style of food served. Barbeque is a popular style for parties for instance, but it is perhaps not so suitable for more serious occasions, such as a business event or wedding.

The most important reason why you should seek the services of a catering company are that they will be able to do things you can’t and shouldn’t do on a special occasion. During such an occasion, your goal should be to entertain your guests and enjoy yourself, leave the rest to the professionals!

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Desserts to Cater For a Crowd

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 8:22 am

If you’re catering for a large crowd, you’ll need some ideas about what to put on the menu. You’ll want to provide a bit of variety, but as a host you’ll have plenty of other things to think about as well. Here are some easy and convenient ideas about desserts which can be used for catering en masse:
1. Chocolate brownies. You won’t need to serve them in large portions because they’re so rich, and if you choose to make them yourself, they can be easily baked in large batches.
2. Chocolate sheet cake. It’s easy to make, and you pour the frosting over whilst the cake is still warm, so there’s no labour-intensive icing process which is required with other cake recipes.
3. Cheeseboard. Even a small cheeseboard will feed a lot of people.dessert-352475_1280
4. Tiramisu. This is an easy dessert to assemble for as many people as required. Use ready-made sponge fingers for convenience.
5. Cupcakes. They’re extremely fashionable in the culinary world, and are often used at events as a modern take on a traditional cake. They’re an easy choice because they’re individual, so you can provide them in any quantity you need.
6. Flapjack. Simple yet effective, it can be baked in bulk and dressed up with nuts, berries and fruit if you want something a little more elaborate.

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Catering for Coeliacs

Posted on June 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

When you’re cooking for a coeliac, it’s crucial to make sure you revise the recipe carefully and prepare the food with caution. Because depending on how severe their intolerance to gluten is, they may get very sick even if they eat a tiny amount.

GF-blocks-630x300If you’re intolerant to gluten, you’re essentially intolerant to wheat, barley and rye, and when you’re out shopping for the ingredients, you may struggle to find items that are labelled as gluten free. Awareness is growing, however, and the good news is most supermarkets have gluten free aisles or sections where you can ick up essentials like pasta, flour, bread and sweet treats.

Coeliac disease needs to be taken seriously, so make sure you revise your ingredient and ensure no contamination of gluten occurs in the kitchen. Remember, if you’re stuck for recipe ideas, you can always look on the official Coeliac UK website.

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