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 | 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 | 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 | 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…

Portly Cooks | Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well here is one for when you’ve craving bakery made cookies. This recipe (makes about 15) is pretty rock solid and will give you nicely crispy cookies with a slightly chewy centre… perfect! 150g Self Raising Flour 1 pinch Salt 100ml Oil 110g Light Brown Sugar 50g Caster Sugar 1 Egg 100g Dark Chocolate Chips…

Portly Cooks | Pork Pies

Pork Pies the snack of choice smothered in brown sauce. I’ve found that they’re surprisingly easy to make! 220g Lard 200ml Water 500g Plain Flour 2 Sausages Egg for basting Heat your oven to 180c and then melt the water and lard together. While the lard melts put the flour in a bowl and de-skin…

Portly Eats | Waffles | The Waffle Man, Cambridge

Waffles, I made my first ever waffle in Oregon earlier this year, have a look here. I was directed by one of my friends to go try ‘The Waffle Man’ on Cambridge market, I’m so glad I did! Bernard is his name and waffles are his game. He has been on Cambridge Market for a…

Portly Cooks | Chocolate & Orange torte with Adam Spicer

Chocolate torte, it’s been one of my go to dessert courses since I was at university.  It’s dead simple to make and who doesn’t like chocolate!? This one has been jazzed up a bit to make it slightly more adult and indulgent. Apologies for the mix in weights and measures, I only know how to…

Making Scones!

Scones, who doesn’t love a scone? To be honest this entire recipe was guess work.  I had a group of students all keen to make some ‘Traditional British’ food and no scales to measure things.  So a cup recipe it was, we used: 2 cups SR flour 2 slices of butter (about 50g? I think…)…