Salted Caramel Banana Cake (Banoffee Marshmallow Cake)

IMG_0628This is a recipe I discovered when hunting for the perfect birthday cake for my husband. I found the original recipe here, but like most recipes I fiddled with it a bit. We really really loved the outcome!

Ingredients

Cake

165g/3/4c butter

164g/3/4c packed light brown sugar

325g/2 1/4c self rising flour

1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

2 level teaspoons cinnamon

4 large eggs

4 tbsp milk

3 banana’s

Frosting and Filling

4 cups whipped cream (600ml double cream whipped)

1 banana

1 handful of mini marshmallows plus more for decorating

1 small can/397g Caramel Sauce ( I used Carnation Caramel)

Course Sea Salt

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Egg Salad, Egg Mayo

IMG_0586This is one of our “What do we make for supper, I don’t feel like cooking” meals. Fast and easy to put together, and very few dishes to do after supper.

 

Ingredients

4 large eggs

1/4c onion chopped small

1/4c celery chopped small

1/2c Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Salt

Pepper

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Mushroom and Thyme Risotto

IMG_0602This is a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food Website. It made for a wonderful lunch one weekend. This was the first time I made a risotto and it turned out perfectly. It takes time to make, at least 20 minutes once you start adding the broth, but I feel it was well worth the time it took. Here is the link for the original recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

350g/(about 6 to 8 palm sized) chestnut mushrooms, sliced

100g/1/4cups quinoa

1l/4 cups hot vegetable stock

175g/1/2cup risotto rice

handful thyme leaves/ 1 tbsp

handful grated Parmesan or vegetarian alternative

 

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Deviled Eggs

IMG_0580I love Deviled Eggs, and they are a wonderful quick and easy tasty treat. They are also really impressive to take to a get together. This is a smaller recipe that you can multiply easily if you are feeding more then 2 people for a snack.

Ingredients

4 large eggs

1/4c/60ml Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

1 tsp/5ml yellow American style mustard (if using English Mustard or Dijon use 1/4 tsp)

Paprika

Salt

Pepper

1 small sandwich bag

 

 

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Creamy Linguine with Bacon and Basil

IMG_0616I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website. I loved it, it was so tasty. I cut down the pasta to make it the right size for 2 people but made the sauce as the recipe said and it was the perfect amount for the pasta I made. Here is the original recipe.

Ingredients

400g (I used 200g) linguine or spaghetti
90g pack prosciutto or bacon of your choice
1 tbsp olive oil
juice 1 lemon/ about 1 tbsp
2 egg yolks
3 tbsp crème fraîche
large handful basil leaves
large handful grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve, if you like(40 g)

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