Saturday, April 16, 2016

Incredible Kit Kat Pancakes

Probably the best tasting pancakes ever to be created! At least that's what I thought as soon as I took a bite of these bad boys! Seriously have you seen anything more beautiful?

I'll admit this is more like dessert than a proper breakfast but if you've been good all week long, you deserve a break. Seriously, just go make a batch this weekend. I promise you'll thank me!

Watch our video tutorial here and you'll be drooling by the end!

INGREDIENTS: (makes 4-6 pancakes)

3/4 cup milk
1/2 lemon juice
1 tbsp butter
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/6 tsp salt
1 egg
2 packs kit kats
confectioners's sugar
sliced strawberries
caramel sauce


Combine the juice of half a lemon with the milk and set aside. Melt the butter in the microwave. Chop your kit kats into small pieces making sure to keep some big pieces for texture. Into a bowl, sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cocoa powder. Mix to combine. Add in your egg, milk/lemon mixture and melted butter and mix to combine. Melt some butter in a heated frying pan. Drop about 4-5 tbsp of pancake batter and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Once bubbles start to appear on the surface and the edges start to dry, flip it over and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until cooked. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Arrange sliced strawberries on top. Sprinkle with confectioners's sugar. Top with whipped cream, more kit kats and caramel sauce.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mac and Cheese Pies-RECIPE


2/3 cup macaroni
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2/3 cup milk
1 egg yolk
2 slices ham
dried parsley
salt and pepper
3 sheets puff pastry (to make 6 pies)



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk one egg yolk and set aside. Roll out your puff pastry on a floured work surface. Poke holes with a fork to prevent too much puffing up. Cut the puff pastry in half. Repeat with the rest of the pastry to make 6 in total. Cook the macaroni until al dente.

To make the cheese sauce, melt some butter in a frying pan. Add the flour and cook until thickened, stirring continuously. Add the cheese and cook until smooth and the cheese is melted. Add the macaroni, ham, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Fill the pastry puffs with about 2-3 tbsp of macaroni and cheese. Fold in half. Secure the edges by pressing with a fork. Place the pies onto a baking sheet. Brush them with the egg wash. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Home Made Okonomiyaki-Easy and Delicious Soul Food

Delicious savory pancakes recipe that everyone loves. Try this traditional Japanese dish that's especially popular in Osaka. 

INGREDIENTS: (makes 2) 

4 leaves cabbage, washed and dried 2-4 stalks green onion 2 eggs 3/4 cup bonito flakes 1/4 pound sliced pork 2 tbsp deep fried tempura batter (tenkasu) 1 tbsp pickled ginger (beni shoga) 1 tbsp dried seaweed (aonori) 1/2 tsp dashi stock powder 1 cup water 1 cup flour okonomiyaki sauce mayonnaise.


Okonomiyaki Sauce
Aonori Dried Seaweed
Beni Shoga (pickled ginger)
Tenkasu (fried tempura batter) 
Okonomiyaki Kit


First chop the cabbage and green onions and set aside. Combine water with the dashi stock powder in a bowl and mix well. Add the flour and mix until no lumps. Add in the cabbage, green onions, deep fried batter, pickled ginger and eggs. Mix until ingredients are evenly distributed. Put some oil on a frying pan and add half the batter on. Flatten out into a circle. Place 3-4 slices of thinly sliced pork on top and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat. Flip it over. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Flip again and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and pour on the okonomiyaki sauce and mayonnaise. Sprinkle on the aonori seaweed and a generous portion of bonito flakes.

Friday, April 1, 2016

2-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

Can you make a cake with just two ingredients? After we tried making this the other day, our answer is a resounding YES! Just two ingredients unless you count the egg white and egg yolk as two separate entities. The confectioners' sugar is for decoration so that doesn't count in our book.

The end result all depends on the quality of chocolate that you use. The better the quality, the better the taste. It really doesn't get any easier than this!


6 eggs
3 bars chocolate


Preheat oven to 325F/170C. Break the chocolate into small pieces. Place a bowl over a pot of hot water. Melt the chocolate in the bowl stirring until completely melted.

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside. Add the egg yolks to the melted chocolate and mix until well incorporated. Mix in 1/3 of the egg white meringue mixture into the chocolate mixture. Add the rest of the meringue and gently fold into the chocolate mixture.

Line your cake pan with parchment paper or use a non-stick cake pan. Tap the pan a few times to release any air bubbles. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool on wire rack and unmold the cake. Sprinkle with confectioners's sugar.

Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream to make it extra special. Enjoy!