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Lemon and Turmeric Tea Cake

Lemon and Turmeric Tea Cake

I was lucky enough to interview Bake Off star, Chetna Makan, for Birdfeed recently, to talk all things baking, good food and supper clubs.  As part of my preparation, I tried my hand at Chetna’s Tumeric and Lemon tea cake recipe, a super reliable formula that you can put together in minutes, allowing for a half hour bake to follow. I’ve added extra spices, as Chetna’s use of turmeric reminded me of ‘Golden Paste’ , a spice blend that I often enjoy in hot milk – turmeric is combined with cinnamon, ginger and cardamom plus black pepper to activate, and...

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Coconut Masala Fish Curry

Coconut Masala Fish Curry

Bake Off Star, Chetna Makan, who describes our Robyn apron as, "Absolutely brilliant," has been a recipe powerhouse over lockdown, releasing a new dish every day, since late March. This recipe caught my eye because it looks delicious, and uses coconut, which has to be my favourite ingredients.  Coconut?  I’m in. The recipe called for fresh coconut, of which, alas I had none. So I resourcefully switched up for desiccated and added a little more liquid to the mix.  You can see Chetna’s original recipe on her You Tube channel here Chetna uses white fish, which I always have in...

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#BirdCooks: Hunky, Chunky Crumble Bars with Cardamom, Sour Cream & Cherry

#BirdCooks: Hunky, Chunky Crumble Bars with Cardamom, Sour Cream & Cherry

Chunky, hunky crumble bars - super versatile, perfect for tea and table cloths. Enjoy with loved ones. By Skype, if needs. 

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#Birdcooks: Homemade Hob Nobs, 'Better than shop bought!"

#Birdcooks: Homemade Hob Nobs, 'Better than shop bought!"

Hob nobs - classic cup-of-tea side dunk, loved by tea trollies accross the UK. So many of our shop-bought staples originate from home baking recipes. The humble 'nob began life as an Antipodean Anzac cookie, rich with butter, syrup and oats. So with time on our hands, don your Robyn apron and crank up the oven. "Better than shop bought," was the verdict here. Source 115g unsalted butter 55g sugar 30g syrup 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 70g plain flour 160g oats Vanilla paste and a pinch of salt to taste Action Put the kettle on, preheat your oven to 170c and line...

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