Peanut Sriracha Soup

Peanut Sriracha SoupI love Sriracha, I’ve said this before and I’ll probably say it again. I’m one of those annoying types who says things like ‘if I could I’d put sriracha on everything’. And I’ve put it on a lot, from sriracha ribs (sorry, any vegans/veggies reading this) and glazed tofu through to popcorn. It has a flavour under the warmth that compliments a lot of dishes. A few months ago I was put onto this peanut sriracha soup recipe by my friend Tiffanni and since then I’ve made it almost monthly. It’s really quick, perfect for a mid week meal, only needs a small selection of ingredients and includes two of my favourite flavours in sriracha and peanut butter.
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Sriracha Oven Ribs

Sriracha Glazed RibsLiving in London makes BBQ-ing particularly hard. So few people have decent outdoor space, so unless you’re going to use a disposable in the park, you’re going to struggle. The fact that the weather hasn’t exactly been playing ball so far this summer hasn’t really helped that either, but hey. I’ve already posted a seriously good Veggie Pulled ‘Pork’ recipe if you’re interested in something else you can do on your stove top. I’ve been meaning to try my hand at oven BBQ for a while, but never really have the excuse. I’ve wanted to do some form of Sriracha Pork Ribs for a long while, but with about 95% of butchers near where I live not even stocking pork it can make things quite tricky too. Even the local supermarket only had some fairly poor pre-packaged ribs.

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Sriracha Glazed Chicken

Sriracha Glazed Wings

My apologies for the lack of updates, or at least, the lack of food related ones. I will be running the 3rd and final part of my Scotland trip soon (it may go full George RR Martin though and be split into parts 1 & 2 of the same post), and I’ve a video in the works, yup you read that right! But in the meantime, I’ve been struggling with my new oven. It’s only temporary, which is a huge bonus, as it is ridiculously unreliable and seems to be completely unpredictable. My food posts over the next couple of months may be quite scarce and may include more food than baking. However I’m actually signing for a new flat today. I’ll be a resident of Bow Road from July 1st and can’t wait. The room is small but the flat is huge.

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Pancake Day 2015

Cheese & Bacon Pancakes

I meant to do 2-3 different Pancake posts over the last week or so. Annoyingly I got stinkingly ill on Monday and it wrote off pretty much the whole week. Then I didn’t want to has all the pancaking making into a day and eat too many pancakes to myself in one go. So it took getting a couple of friends over for pancakes to happen. But below are two pretty awesome recipes. One sweet and one Savoury, both American style. I did a very poor job with my post last year, so to make up for it I wanted to go a bit further.


Cheese & Bacon Pancakes

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Ingredients:
100g Mature Cheddar, Grated (extra for garnish)
2 Spring Onions, roughly chopped (one for the mixture, one for garnish)
8 Rashers Streaky Bacon, Fried until Crispy
135g/4¾oz plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp white sugar
130ml/4½fl oz milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
Maple Syrup (optional)
Sriracha (Optional)
Cheese Sauce (Optional)

Instructions:
1. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and sugar).
2. Whisk together the milk, egg and melted butter. Pour in to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Stir in the cheese and one of the spring onions.
3. Using a ladel dollop into a prepared hot pan. Frying until golden on one side and flipping over. Fry until both sides are golden and it’s cooked through.
4. Stack up on the plate, topping with the bacon, extra cheese and spring onion. Add any of the optional toppings (I just went with sriracha and allowed some bacon to get extra crispy to sprinkle on top).

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Double Choc Pancakes

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Ingredients:
135g/4¾oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
130ml/4½fl oz milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly) or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
100g White Choc Chips (reserve some for garnish)
100ml Double Cream, Whipped (optional)
Maple Syrup (optional)
Ice Cream (Optional)

Instructions:
1. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and sugar).
2. Whisk together the milk, egg and melted butter. Pour in to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
3. Using a ladel dollop into a prepared hot pan. Frying until golden on one side and flipping over. Fry until both sides are golden and it’s cooked through.
4. Stack up on a plate, topping with whatever you are using (I used whipped cream).

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