Portly Cooks | Ameretti Biscuits

Perfect for a cup of coffee or tea! 200g Almond Flour 200g Caster Sugar 2 Egg Whites Half tsp Lemon Juice Half tsp Pistachio Extract Mix almond flour and caster sugar, in a separate bowl whip the egg whites, extract and lemon juice until soft peaks. Fold egg mix into almond flour and sugar. Roll…

Portly Cooks | Lemon Drizzle Cake

Lemon drizzle cake is a classic for a reason and it’s so simple to make! 170g/6oz Self Raising Flour 170g/6oz Butter 170g/6oz Caster Sugar 3 Eggs 2 Lemons 1 tbsp Icing Sugar Using a hand mixer, mix together the flour, butter, sugar and eggs to make a batter. Zest one of the lemons and add…

Portly Cooks | Parmigiana di melanzane

Parmigiana de melanzane is an Italian classic, its up there with some truly wonderful comfort foods, you can even make this ahead of time and freeze it if you are so inclined. 1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes 1 tsp Mixed Herbs 2 Cloves Garlic (crushed) ½ Glass of red wine 1 tsp Ketchup (don’t shoot me)…

Portly Cooks | Victoria Sponge Cake

Everyone loves a good bit of cake to go with their cuppa or coffee, this is as simple as it gets, the classic Victoria Sponge. 8oz Self Raising Flour 8oz Caster Sugar 8oz Butter/Stork 4 Eggs For the filling 2oz Icing Sugar 1oz Butter 2 tbsp Jam (use your favourite) Put the flour, sugar, butter…

Portly Cooks | Burger Buns

Take your homemade burgers to the next level by making the buns too. Makes 4 Buns 1 tsp Dried Yeast ¼ Cup Warm Water ¼ Cup Milk 1 Egg (Beaten) 1 tbsp Oil 1 tbsp Sugar Pinch of Salt 2 Cups Bread Flour Start off b y activating the yeast in the warm water. Mix…

Portly Cooks | Bread

People love the smell of fresh bread and we all have some time on our hands at the moment so why not give baking a little loaf a whirl. You can even get the kids involved. 250g Plain Flour/Strong Bread Flour ½ Tsp Fast Action Dried Yeast 145ml Warm Water This isn’t going to win…

Portly Cooks | Muffins

Baking is quite therapeutic although I do class it as more of a science than regular cooking. This recipe always has a good result and its dead simple too. Add whatever flavours you like and you’ve got yourself something sweet to have with your coffee. Base Recipe – Makes about 6 muffins 4oz Self Raising…

Portly Cooks | Beer Mac n Cheese, with Crispy Bacon Bits

Mac and Cheese is one of the greatest things to have ever been created in a kitchen. It is up there with most people’s top comfort food, this one is no exception, when I made this I used spirali and I had it for lunch for the next two days! You can easily feed 4…

Portly Cooks | Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls what is not to love about shoving one these fabulous little cakes in your face and indulging! This is the first time I’ve made Cinnamon Rolls and so need a little help and these are based on this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen with a few changes. ¾ Warm Milk 1 Sachet Dried Yeast…

Portly Cooks |Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

I spent an early morning baking the other day and these were the result. 100g Self Raising Flour 100g Oats 100ml Coconut Oil 110g Light Brown Sugar 50g Caster Sugar 1 Egg 50g Chocolate Chips I had to warm my oil up as it was solid, so zap it in the microwave for about a…