Hong Kong Egg Waffles

Anyone who has lived in Hong Kong will be familiar with these egg waffles or 雞蛋仔 (this literally means “little eggs” in Chinese). These were my favourite snack when I was younger and even now to be honest. They remind me so much of Hong Kong and were always a tasty treat. I always wished that we had them here in the UK and fast forward a few years,  a stall popped up in London’s Chinatown, selling these egg waffles for £2.50 a piece (a rip-off compared to HK prices!) Even better though, I got one of the waffle makers for Christmas so thought I’d better try out a recipe I found.. Continue reading “Hong Kong Egg Waffles”

Bake Off 2015 – Week Two: Biscuits

Up next on Bake Off was Biscuit Week, namely biscotti, arlettes and a very over the top biscuit box. I’ve gone with biscotti this week as I’ve been meaning to try them out for some time now. For my biscotti, I went with a pistachio and lemon pairing, so keep reading on for the recipe.  Continue reading “Bake Off 2015 – Week Two: Biscuits”

Red Velvet Brownies

This post has been a long time coming, but I got there eventually. May I present, red velvet brownies. I love red velvet cake, I love brownies, why not combine them? Turns out it’s a lot harder than I originally thought, so when my own attempts turned out to be quite spectacular failures, I eventually turned to the latest Hummingbird Bakery cookbook for help. (If only I got a penny for each time I’ve mention them on my blog!)  Continue reading “Red Velvet Brownies”

Snickerdoodle Bites

Snickerdoodles are one of my favourite snacks, but they can be quite time consuming to make, so when I came across a recipe on Averie Cooks for Snickerdoodle Bars, it was the answer to my Snickerdoodle laziness. These bitesize bars taste exactly like Snickerdoodles without the need for creaming and chilling the dough, then making individual cookies. In fact, I did it all in one bowl – anything to cut down on washing up afterwards!  Continue reading “Snickerdoodle Bites”

Nutella & Salted Caramel Cookies

These two are a flavour combination made in heaven. I was one of those students who used to eat Nutella straight out of the jar instead of cooking an actual meal.. I’d quite happily keep doing the same now! These are simple to make, doesn’t require much effort and taste delicious, so read on for the recipe Continue reading “Nutella & Salted Caramel Cookies”

Salted Caramel Brownies

Salted caramel may be one of my new favourite things. I’m not typically a huge caramel fan, but there’s something different about salted caramel that makes it so much nicer than standard caramel. Since I tried out some very nice salted caramel brownies at Hawker House in February (along with a delicious whiskey & marmalade concoction), it’s been something I’ve been meaning to make for a while now. The thought of making caramel from scratch kept putting me off.. I’ve done it before, but it took 3 attempts, a lot of sugar and a burnt finger before I managed it! Cue Whole Foods.. I had some time to spare and went in to have a browse, ended up spotting a jar of salted dulce de leche for about £2.40 and picked it up.  Continue reading “Salted Caramel Brownies”