Coconut banana bread

When bananas go to the wrong side of the bowl and ask the other fruit to kindly give them a wee hand out… that’s when you need to catch them. When they’re embarrassing. Coconut banana bread 1/2 cup* vegetable oil 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups self rising flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking…
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A very Scottish soup

On the last day of our holiday, lying by the pool in the 40 degree heat, I said to the husband, ‘Remind me to defrost the haggis when we get home’.  We had a good ‘ol chuckle at how ridiculously Scottish that made us sound but I had a suspicion that this soup was going to be just the thing…
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Rosewater syrup

Rosewater syrup (AKA Nectar of the Gods) 1 cup water 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 tablespoon rosewater Directions Simmer water and sugar for 5 minutes until syrupy.  Stir in rosewater.  Once cool, decant into a suitable storage jug. A little of this ‘Nectar of the Gods’ goes a long way.  Drizzle sparingly over any fruit you fancy (especially peaches, strawberries…
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Purple chocolate cake

I could tell you some heart-breaking story* about this cake but let’s face it – there’s not a lot that’s sad about chocolate cake.  Chocolate and aubergine though?  Hey, I’m game! So here’s the deal – it’s got one of your five-a-day, it’s deliciously moist, lower in fat than a usual cake (perhaps), wheat free… and does it taste like…
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Make Tony proud

Better than any pizza money can buy.  A big claim I know but they’re cheap, they come with as many toppings as you want and in any size you want.  They’re probably not entirely ‘healthy’ but let’s just say they’re not that bad for you either. Pizza 500g bread flour 1/2 tbsp salt 330ml tepid water 7g sachet of dried…
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