zestybaking | May 5, 2012 5:16 am
During a late night supermarket run with my sister, we stumbled upon some greek basil in the fresh herbs section. My sister and I just had to buy a pot each of the delicious tender herb. I'm not sure what she did with her greek basil but as I had loads of fresh mint at home, I decided to blitz them up together to create a fresh spring pesto.Read More
zestybaking | April 30, 2012 7:44 am
Having bought too many bananas and pears a couple of weeks ago, I was now faced with the dilemma of what to do with all the left over ripe fruit. After all there are only so many smoothies you can drink!
With this in mind I embarked on mission to mix up my easy banana loaf recipe by adding in a couple of pears and walnuts.Read More
zestybaking | April 26, 2012 12:57 pmWe ate the most amazing falafel sandwiches in Jordan. They were so good we couldn't stop going back to the street stall again and again for lunch.
This is my attempt at making a falafel sandwich with a twist.Read More
zestybaking | April 26, 2012 9:51 amNot to long ago, Holland & Barrett had a sale during which I had bought a jar of unsulfured molasses. I had a vague idea of making some sort cookies as a thank you present for some friends at work.
These delicious ginger, cranberry and walnut cookies made a nice home made gift and were much appreciated.Read More
zestybaking | April 26, 2012 9:03 am
In our family we love pita breads and wraps. However, fresh pita bread tastes nothing like the pre-packaged stuff you buy at the local supermarket. With that in mind I decided to try my hand at making some at home and was surprised at how easy it was.Read More
zestybaking | April 26, 2012 7:46 amA few weeks back I started out to make some Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies for a charity bake sale but by mistake I added the egg into the cookie dough. Not wanting to start over again I decided to add some white chocolate drops and see how the cookies would turn out. The results were surprisingly tasty.Read More
zestybaking | April 18, 2012 5:21 amDid you know in the Tudor times high ranking people at court would only eat fancy white bread and that the average person would eat crunchy brown bread? Back then breads were even made from lentils and beans. The upper crust of a loaf would be reserved for poshier people whereas the bottom crust would be then given to the poor.Read More
zestybaking | April 18, 2012 5:14 amEkadashi is spiritual day that is observed in my family by a partial fast of abstaining from grains and pulses. For 24 hours we only eat fruit, nuts, milk and root based vegetables. However, I believe this dish is so delicious that it shouldn't be restricted to just special days.Read More
zestybaking | April 18, 2012 5:08 amIt's been suggested that the Mughal Empire bought the halwa to India in the 16th century. The Arabic word translates to "sweet" and over the centuries many variations of the dish have been created.
Gajar Ka Halwa is a traditional Gujarati variation of the sweet dish made with carrots.Read More
zestybaking | April 18, 2012 5:03 amFor a while now, my mum has been asking me to make some cumin crackers. She remembers growing up with them as a kid in India and always pines for them when we visit the local asian supermarket. As a treat I thought I would make some.Read More
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