30 July 2012

Bookmarked Recipes #14 - The July Roundup

 
Bookmarked Recipes: a monthly event to encourage food bloggers to revisit the recipes they have bookmarked from magazines, newspapers, cookbooks. websites, blogs, to try them out and post about them.


I swear these roundups get better every month!

Read on to see all the entries. If you recreate any bookmarked recipes in August, you can join in by adding them to the linky at the end of the post for the next roundup.





27 July 2012

Raspberry Ripple & White Chocolate Ice Cream (no churn)


I first heard about this no-churn ice cream on twitter. Ren from Fabulicious Food was talking about it. She had made a lipsmacking batch of White Chocolate & Blackcurrant no-churn ice cream for this month's Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream challenge.

Now, I do have an ice cream maker and I take it for a spin from time to time, but I just couldn't resist trying this recipe. Scotty Brand had sent me some of their glorious Scottish raspberries and as raspberry ripple is one of my all time favourite ice creams, I decided to give it a go.

It is so easy. It's just a combination of condensed milk (yes, you heard me right), cream and vanilla. That's it. As simple as that. You just make your base, then add whatever flavour or bits and pieces you like. You can really go crazy with this simple recipe and no churning, so you can just pop it in the freezer and forget about it.

18 July 2012

My Cookbook Shelf for Random Recipes


Each month Dom comes up with a new idea for Random Recipes and sometimes they can be quite challenging. He is never satisfied with us randomly opening up a page each month and following the recipe, on no!

15 July 2012

Scottish Tattie Scones


     Scotty Brand sent me some of their Ayrshire New Potatoes to try.  It was the weekend, so I decided to make some tattie (potato) scones. I was making them for Sunday morning breakfast, but Cooper asked if he could have some. So I warmed up some beans and fried an egg for him too. He loved the tattie scones. I don't know why I haven't made them for him before, they're so simple to make. Graham and I are not in the habit of having breakfast, although Cooper always has his.  I cannot face eating so early in the morning.

12 July 2012

Turkish Zucchini Fritters


Following my holiday snaps from Girne in the North of Cyprus, which is Turkish, I thought I stick with the theme and share these Turkish Zucchini (Courgette) Fritters with you.

These were not gleamed from my visit, but from a cookbook called Turkish Flavours - Recipes from a Seaside Café by Sevtap Yüce.







I actually requested a review copy of this book as I was interested in learning more about Turkish food and I was delighted with the cookbook when it arrived. It is printed on a paper that is nice to the touch (very important don't you know?) and is chockablock with beautifully shot photos.

09 July 2012

Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake Cake for Clandestine Cake Club


I cannot tell you the amount of trouble this cake gave me. I don't know what it is, but baking for cake club is always a bit fraught. Normally when I bake, it all goes smoothly and I am usually very pleased with the result, but bring cake club into the mix and I either have a disaster or my cake isn't good enough to make on the day. Maybe I am just expecting too much of myself. (recipe at end of post)

Moo Winner - Business Cards



Time to announce the winner of 100 business cards from Moo.

There were 149 entries and I used a random number generator to draw the winning entry.

Congratulations to Jamie over at Life's a Feast., who takes the most beautiful photographs. Can't wait to see your business cards Jamie!

06 July 2012

Pepper and Mushroom Pappardelle



St Helen's Farm sent me some of their dairy products to try. All of their products come from goats' milk. Now, I have of course tried and enjoyed goats cheese, but goats' milk, yoghurt and butter are all new to me. Since I don't drink milk myself, Cooper has been getting stuck in to the milk and doesn't seem to notice a difference.

I don't think I would particularly buy the milk again, except as perhaps a bit of a test. It is said that goats milk can be good for those suffering eczema and Cooper had a bit of eczema on his legs as a baby. It did clear up, but occasionally he will get a dry patch behind one of his knees, so it would be interesting to see if it helped at all.

So, that's the milk. The butter is easy as I love to bake, as you may have noticed and I do love goats cheese added to dishes, but the yoghurt, I wasn't sure what to do with that apart from make a smoothie. Until of course,  I had to make a last minute meal. Something quick using what I had in the fridge and cupboard and voila!



01 July 2012

Morphy Richards Colour Boutique and My Wee Kitchen

As a Morphy Richards Innovator I will be receiving some rather stylish Morphy Richards products to review from time to time. I will give my honest opinion in my reviews, which is something you can always expect from me, although as it is such a good quality brand, I cannot imagine I will have much to say that is negative.

For my first review, I was sent a kettle and toaster from the Colour Boutique range. The Colour Boutique is a selection of kettles and toasters in a wide range of colours to match and brighten up your kitchen. I picked the vibrant orange. A rather splendid colour and it matches one of my Le Creuset, that stay on top of my cooker. Let's face it Le Creuset are too darn heavy  to be lugging in and out of the cupboard, that is if I actually had room in the cupboard which I don't. So I matched my new kettle and toaster to my Le Creuset.