Food and baking

Along with my interest in electronics and beer I also love to cook. I am always trying to bake bread. I see it as a challenge as I seem to make more bricks than loafs. Here I will be keeping a few of my recipes and latest creations and experiments.


Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

I tried one of these in Starbucks and it was an emotional experience. So I decided to try and create me own version, though perhaps slightly more healthy. Though it is all relative. You’re not gonna lose any weight eating these.

2 eggs
250 ml milk
200g caster sugar
125 ml veg oil
200g self raising flour
200g wholemeal self raising flour
1 tsp salt
Couple of handfuls of frozen raspberries
Handful of white chocolate chips

Beat the eggs, milk, oil and sugar thoroughly. Mix in the flour and salt until roughly smooth, don’t over beat. Fold in the frozen raspberrys (NOT thawed) and white chocolate. Fill up a load of muffin cases and through in the oven at 180C (fan). Bake these bad boys for 25min. Remove from the oven and leave in the trap for 5min, then remove and leave to cool.

Marmalade and mustard glazed gammon

Marmalade gammon

I love ham sandwiches but realised you can get reasonably priced gammon and make it far more deliciously yourself for the same price. It’s also super simple. Take this piece for example. Simple unwrap and remove any paper. Place the whole thing in a pan and cover with water. Then boil for 30min per 450g. So this one took 1 hour 20 min. Once cooked remove from the water, heat the oven to 180C (fan) and make your glaze. I take a couple of tablespoons full of my own marmalade. This is a very rich dark marmalade with the consistency of honey but I guess regular would be fine. I then mix in 2 or 3 teaspoons full of mustard powder. Then with a knife remove the tough outer skin but leaving some fat. Score the fat then cover the whole thing in half the glaze. Pop it in the oven for 5 min. Take it out and put the rest of the glaze on. Back in the oven for 5 min. Once the time is up, remove from the oven and let it cool. Enjoy the most awesome sandwiches ever.

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