A recent cookery project left me with just over 6kg of chickpea flour and I hadn't really thought much about how to use it before this week. It's been one of those unspoken ingredients lurking in the storage cupboards, but it's taking up too much space and has to serve some sort of culinary purpose again!
Chickpea flour has quite a strong smell and taste to it, it's incredibly savoury if you haven't cooked with it before. We've used the flour in our Besan Cheela recipes and in the past I've made Socca with it, a delicious flatbread from Nice, but I've never baked with it, turning it into something sweet.
A lot of research this week and browsing on Pinterest inspired me that perhaps this chickpea flour can be put to...
The final recipe for the Year 7's at Q3 Academy this Autumn Term and it's a breakfast dish from India, a savoury gram flour pancake.
I've wanted to give the students the opportunity to explore a range of cuisines, flavours and cookery skills in the classes that they have with our cookery team, giving them a few simple recipes to practice their safe knife skills and build up confidence in the kitchen.
As always it's been a delight working with the students at Q3 Academy Langley and it's been incredibly rewarding for the team to see how with just 3 cookery classes the students skills, confidence and interest has grown.
Back to the recipe! It's a challenge thinking of something that 24 11-12 yr olds can cook in the space of 45 minute...
I have to admit to being a recent convert to chocolate cake. Chocolate brownie yes, but a cake...I just never found one I was bowled over by.
Over the past couple of years I have fallen in love with a Lily Vanilli recipe which is now my go to chocolate cake. People often ask me for a recipe of something or other and when it comes to chocolate cake, this is the one I always recommend, it's just brilliant. The only box it doesn't tick is being gluten free. Not a problem for lots of us, but when you love cake and are gluten intolerant life can seem limited on the sweet options.
I found this recipe when I was trying out cakes for my twin brothers wedding last year. My wonderful sister in-law (now) is a coeliac an...