Recipes: Egg-cellent Easter delights

Bunny cupcakesLook, let’s be frank. It’s the day before Easter Sunday. The chances of me actually making any of these are slim (read non-existent.) I am mostly planning to pour myself a nice glass of wine just as soon as the toddler has gone to bed.

BUT.

These Dr. Oetker recipes look super lovely. And I’d love to be someone who just whips up a treat like this. So if you are, and you happen to need some sweet last minute Easter inspiration, here you go!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Prep 1hr 30 mins

Cook time 35 mins

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Recipes: Valentine delights to fall in love with

Recipe, Neapolitan Style Drip CakeLook, I’m no baker. But I can totally appreciate a perfect looking sweet treat when I see one.

And these desserts, from Dr. Oetker, are almost enough to see me in the kitchen tomorrow, slaving over the stove. Almost.

But for those of you with better kitchen skills (and without a toddler to keep entertained!) here are three recipes that will definitely say I love you this Valentine’s Day…

Neapolitan Style Drip Cake

A great cake to impress your special someone.

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Recipe: Asparagus Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Bacon Crumble

Asparagus Mac'n'Cheese with Bacon Crumble, #whatkatydidUK

Winter warmer: Asparagus Mac’n’Cheese with Bacon Crumble

With the excesses of Christmas behind us, I’m on the lookout for wholesome winter dishes to have a go at making.

And this twist on a classic is ticking my boxes. It’s quick to rustle up, scrumptious and even my toddler shouldn’t turn his nose up at it.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes

You’ll need

    • 8 rashers streaky bacon
    • 50g breadcrumbs
    • 150g Cheddar cheese
    • 300g macaroni
    • 2 bunches British asparagus (spears trimmed and cut in half)
    • 40g butter
    • 40g plain flour
    • 400ml milk
    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

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Recipe: Mince Pie Cheesecake by BAR + BLOCK’s Paul Fletcher

Mince pie cheesecake, Bar + Block, #whatkatydidUK

Yum: Mince pie cheesecake

Oh hello Advent! Look, let’s be frank, the chances of me actually finding the time to make this myself are slim to none (have you ever tried Christmas shopping with a toddler?!)

But. It looks gorgeous. So I’m sharing it in the hope someone who isn’t about to spend the next month telling a one-year-old to Stop. Touching. Those. Baubles. will feel inspired.

Happy baking!

INGREDIENTS

• 150g Digestive biscuits
• 75g Butter
• 900g Full fat cream cheese
• 200g Caster sugar
• 200ml Sour cream
• 45g Plain flour
• 2 Large Eggs
• 1 Egg Yolk
• ½ tbsp. Vanilla Essence
• 200g Mincemeat

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Recipes: Fireworks’ Night fodder

Radish Bloody Mary, #whatkatydidUK

Bottom’s up: Radish Bloody Marys

These delicious recipes will make sure that the fireworks aren’t the only thing to go off with a bang this Bonfire Night…

Radish Bloody Mary

A delicious Bloody Mary recipe complete with retro celery sticks and the requisite balance of fresh and bold flavours. This can be made to taste depending on your guest.

The addition of the radish rubbing shoulders with the lime presents a really effective new twist to a classic drink.

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes

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Recipes: Gothic grub

Gothic layer cake, #whatkatydidUK, recipe

Spookalicious: Gothic layer cake

Okay, I admit. The chance of me actually finding the time to whip up any of these is slim (read, non-existent.)

But these recipes from Dr. Oetker are just too lovely not to share…

Gothic Black Velvet Halloween Cake

Preparation time: 2 hours plus chilling, cooling and setting
Cooking time: 55 minutes (including 5 minutes to melt the chocolate)
Serves: 10 Continue reading

Recipes: Halloween delights

Strawberry ghosts, halloween, recipe, #WhatKatyDidUK

Spookalicious: Strawberry ghosts

Oooo the nights are drawing in and shadows are getting longer. All Hallow’s Eve is creeping closer so here are two recipes to really make the most of the season…

Halloween Strawberry Ghosts

Serves: makes 10
Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling time

You’ll need:

  • 200g White Chocolate
  • 10 Strawberries
  • Small tube of black icing

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