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Rice Crispy Marshmellow Bars

Good evening friends,

A oldie but a goodie, but who doesn’t love a rice crispy treat?

This is a sweet delight I’ve made, 3 times this year so far (Yes I know we’re only a few weeks in) however, if you have a sweet tooth like myself, this is a quick, easy, and cheap treat.

Ingredients
22g butter
150g marshmallows
90g Rice crispies cereal
*If you want to add a little something extra, use 50g of a chocolate of your choice to drizzle over

Recipe

1. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper, or if you don’t have any, grease the pan with a little oil.
2. Measurement out your rice crispies and pour into a large mixing bowl

3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the marshmallows, stir constantly and fold over to ensure all are equally melted and doesn’t burn in the pan

4. Pour the melted marshmellows into the bowl of cereal and mix vigorously, to coat all of the cereal

5. Once your ingredients are mixed together, pour into the tray and flatten with your spatula/cooking utensil or clean hands.

6. Heat your chocolate either on the hob or in the microwave until melted, and then drizzle over your tray

8. Place your tray in the fridge for 20 minutes, once chilled, cut and enjoy!

Kaya •

Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – Christmas Biscuits

Good afternoon friends,

If you’re looking for quick, easy, classic Christmas style biscuits, I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.

Christmas Biscuits

I bought a pack of 10 Christmas cutters for just £4.99 from amazon, and a variety of icing pens and sprinkles from B&M for a few quid each

Ingredients
100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature100g/3½oz caster sugar1 free-range egg lightly beaten1 tsp vanilla extract275g/10oz plain flour

To decorate
400g/14oz icing sugar
3-4 tbsp water
2-3 drops food colourings
Edible glitter

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale, light and fluffy.

  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.

  • Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.

  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1cm/½in.

  • Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut biscuits out of the dough and carefully place onto the baking tray. To make into Christmas tree decorations, carefully make a hole in the top of the biscuit using a straw.

  • Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to harden for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.

  • For the icing, sift the icing sugar into a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to create a smooth mixture. Stir in the food colouring.

  • Carefully spread the icing onto the biscuits using a knife and sprinkle over the glitter. Set aside until the icing hardens.

A no fuss recipe, for relaxing and fun decorating fun by yourself or with family, FYI the biscuits go well with a cuppa tea

Kaya •

Cooking at home with Kaya

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Good morning friends and happy Sunday!

Last night I popped open a bottle of red wine, and banana bread struck me as a good idea.

Now you know I love a quick and fuss free recipe, and this ones supplied by the amazing, Mary Berry.

Banana Bread Recipe

Prep time: 15 m

Cook time: 1 h

Total time: 1 h 15 min

Ingredients

100g (4oz)butter, softened

175g (6oz)caster sugar

2eggs

2ripe bananas, mashed

225g (8oz)self-raising flour

1 tspbaking powder

2 tbspmilk

Essential kit

You will need a 900g (2lb) loaf tin, 17 x 9 x 9cm (6½ x 3½ x 3½in) base measurement.

Instructions

Lightly grease the loaf tin and line it with non-stick baking parchment. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Measure all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat for about 2 minutes, until well blended; an electric mixer is best for this but of course you can also beat by hand with a spoon.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for about 1 hour, until well risen and golden brown. A fine skewer inserted in the centre of the cake should come out clean.
Leave the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then loosen with a small palette knife and turn the cake out. Remove the lining paper and leave on a wire rack to cool completely. Slice thickly to serve.

This paired particularly well with the wine, but I’m sure it’ll be delicious all the same with a cuppa tea!

Kaya •

Blogmas 2019, Cooking at home with Kaya

Blogmas Day 27 – Beef Stew

Good evening friends,

Winter is all about food… that’s a lie, life is all about food! And, this is a simple but delicious meal for all the family, especially in the winter months.

I love a beef stew, my recipe changes slightly almost everytime, and I litrally throw everything together, but this is roughly what I’ve been using the past couple of months.

Ingredients

800g of Beef

4x large Potato (peeled and diced)

4x Carrots (peeled and diced)

2x large onions

2x beef stock cube in 400ml of hot water

2 table spoons of tomato puree

1 tea spoon of each – salt, pepper, paprika and cumin

1 half squeeze of a lemon

Method –

I tend to have a few saucepans/frying pans on the go at a time.

  • Peel and dice the carrots and potatos, and boil in a large saucepan until soft.
  • Dice and fry the beef and onion until tender/soft.
  • Defrost the peas
  • Stir the beef stock cubes in 400ml of hot water until they disolve
  • Add all ingredients, stock mixture, seasoning, and the lemon juice to the large saucepan.
  • Put the lid on lightly, lower the heat and let simmer for 1 hour.

The meat and veg will fall apart and warm you through. And a chunk of buttered bread accompanies it nicely.

Kaya •

Cooking at home with Kaya

The best ‘Pinch of Yum’ Chocolate Chip Cookies ever!

Good Afternoon All!

This is a super short blog today, but I had to share this quick and easy chocolate chip cookie recipe.

If you’re after those delicious, soft, melt in the mouth, fresh bakery cookies, well this is the recipe for you! I of course, added a few extra chunks of chocolate… And I suggest you do the same… If you have a sweet tooth like me.

Chocolate chip cookies Recipe

I baked 10 last night. And how many do we have left? Any guesses?

4… In my defense, I wasn’t alone in devouring them, and we both took 1 to work today.

Oh and little tip… The recipe says to leave them for 30mins once they are baked… I would recommend waiting 10-15 minutes, and enjoying them still warm with a cold glass of milk.

Have a wonderful afternoon, and do let me know if you bake these treats!

Kaya •