Poppy Seed Crackers with Parmesan

I’ve been out of touch for a while but I’m back! Being a full time mum and a foodie student is pretty full on. I’ve been testing out a few savoury cracker recipes recently. Here are my poppy seed crackers. More to follow soon!

thecrumbledbiscuit’s Coca Cola Brownies

Come along to the King’s Cliffe Christmas Fayre. You will have the chance to taste and buy my brand new creation…

Coca Cola Brownies!

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Simply tip the contents of the bottle into a bowl, add a can of coke and you can bake some really yummy brownies in an instant!

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thecrumbledbiscuit’s Orange Drizzle Cake

I made a bit of a faux pas with my grocery order and ended up with three bags of oranges this week. In a bid to free up my fruit bowl I decided to try out a variation of my Lemon Drizzle Yogurt Cake (the original recipe can be found here)

Thanks to Julie for the idea!

Use the Lemon Drizzle yogurt cake recipe but use oranges instead of lemons. Use the zest of two medium oranges in the cake mix and the juice of the two oranges to pour over the cake when it has baked.

Tip: If the cake is browning too much before it is baked, just lower the oven temperature by 10 degrees and it should be fine.

Tip 2: This cake freezes really well so you always make two and freeze one of them (as I have done). Just take it out of the freezer the day before you need it. photo

thecrumbledbiscuit’s ‘Hot Chocolate Pots’

Here’s the recipe for my ‘Hot Chocolate Pots’. They are best served warm with some vanilla ice-cream or whipped double cream and some fresh fruit. They are still gooey in the centre when you take them out of the oven and taste even better if you push a square of milk chocolate into the centre just before serving. Depending on the size of your ramekins this mixture will make between 6 and 12 ‘Hot Chocolate Pots’. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 180g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 40g plain flour

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Melt chocolate and butter together and allow to cool slightly
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and flour together for about 3-4 minutes
  • Add to the chocolate and butter and fold in gently.
  • Grease some ramekins with a little butter and divide the mixture between them
  • Cook for about 10-12 minutes until risen

Hot Chocolate Pots

Lemon Drizzle

I’ve been keeping this one to myself for a long time, only a few people have been allowed the recipe.
However, I think it’s about time that everyone has a go. It’s the best cake I’ve ever made so I hope it works well for you too.
It’s really quick to make and tastes really really good.

Lemon Drizzle Yogurt Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 x 150g pot of natural yogurt
  • 1 pot of oil
  • 2 pots of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 pots of self raising flour
  • zest of 2 lemons

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C
  • Measure out all of the ingredients into a large bowl using the yogurt pot.
  • Mix the ingredients together with a balloon whisk until all of the ingredients are combined.
  • Transfer the mix into two small loaf tins, lined with baking parchment.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the top is golden and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  • While the cake is still hot, squeeze over the juice of the two lemons and sprinkle a little caster sugar over the cake.

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