Category Archives: Recipes

Learning to bake koláčes and the perfect drink pairing with Budweiser Budvar!

On a rainy midweek evening, what better way to cheer your spirits up than with … proper Czech lager and koláčes. Koláčes are traditional Czech delicacies that are a cross between pastries and the comforting inner hug you get from a … Continue reading

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New Patisseries line tasting session at Cubana London

We were kindly invited to a feedback session at Cubana Smithfield on their new patisseries line from their in-house bakery due to be launched soon. The Cubana new patisseries that we sampled, and that you will have the joy of … Continue reading

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Day 2 at The London Coffee Festival at Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane & UKBC Finals 2014!

We wanted to visit some of the exhibitors and talks that we had not had a chance on our previous day, as well as ensuring we did not miss the theatre and showmanship of the UK Barista Championships on the … Continue reading

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Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Cinnamon & Chocolate Chip Cake

In keeping with my strict new FODMAP diet for my IBS and needing to have gluten, wheat and dairy free products, but did not want to miss out on my treats, I decided to make a GWD-Free Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip … Continue reading

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Our twist on a classic Meu Bem Querido (a meringue topped coconut custard dessert) – with Chocolate and Cinnamon

Here is our twist on a classic Meu Bem Querido recipe (a meringue topped coconut custard dessert) with Chocolate and Cinnamon. Meu Bem Querido translates as My Very Dearest Darling. Serves 8 INGREDIENTS: 1 tin of condensed milk 2 tins … Continue reading

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The way to tackle Tube strikes: Buttermilk Crumpets and New Balance trainers

This morning I decided to cheer myself up, with the prospect of more tube strikes thanks to RMT and TSSA unions, with a cup of Douwe Egberts instant cappuccino, accompanied by buttermilk crumpets from Waitrose (light and fluffy, and much … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Chocolate Orange Souffle

Serves 6 people 6 ramekins – greased with butter or sunflower oil 80ml Orange juice zest of 1 orange 80g golden caster sugar 4 large free-range egg whites / 6 medium free-range egg whites 20g Goan cinnamon 20g unsweetened cocoa … Continue reading

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Lemon Raisin Sponge – a quick and easy recipe

A quick and easy sponge cake recipe – but with a goantolondon twist. Pre-heat the oven to 180 oC. Measure out into a cake mixing bowl: 100g caster sugar 50g butter 50g sunflower oil Combine these together. Next add: 100g … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Diary Free Drop Scones – sweet or savoury?

This is our twist on a traditional drop scones recipe with a lovely sugarcane/ molasses flavour with a hint of the vibrant flavour profile of Goan cinnamon. These are great for breakfast, elevensis, lunch, afternoon tea or as a summer … Continue reading

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Save room for dessert – Guava Heart of Darkness recipe

A dark chocolate souffle with a wonderfully fruity guava jam centre. Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate (our preference is Santo Domingo 70% Dark Chocolate), chopped 150g butter, cut into cubes plus extra for the ramekins 6 free-range medium eggs 175g sugar … Continue reading

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