Food of the week (6/7/2020)

Monday – seafood spaghetti

tuesday – chicken and vegetable soup

wednesday – spicy noodles

thursday – sweet n sour pork with rice and veg

Butter cookies (easy recipe!)

A quick and easy recipe for some scrumptious butter cookies!

Ingredients:

  • 250g butter
  • 250g flour
  • 70g cornstarch
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 pinches of salt

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl.
  • Slowly mix the dry ingredients with the mixture in the bowl.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Take out the mixture from the fridge and mould them into shape.
  • Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Dessert cafes to visit in London

WA Cafe

WA Cafe is a Japanese Patisserie located in Covent Garden and Ealing Broadway. They serve a unique range of Japanese breads and pastries which aren’t overly sweet. The cafe itself has a relaxing atmosphere which is perfect for people who want to relax and enjoy their pastry. My personal favourite is the raspberry and pistachio tart as the sourness of the raspberry compliments the sweetness of the tart very well. If you’re not in the mood for a pastry you can always try their tea!

Shack-Fuyu Soho

Although Shack-Fuyu is a restaurant and not a cafe, their kinako french toast is a must try. Kinako is the Japanese word for toasted soy bean flour, which tastes similar to roasted peanuts. The french toasts comes with soft serve matcha (green tea ice cream) and is one of my favourite desserts in London! The dessert is quite filling so I would recommend sharing one between two people.

Kova Patisserie

Kova Patisserie is a cake/tea shop that provides a mix of Japanese/French patisseries and tea. They are well known for their wide selection of mille crepes and Japanese souffle cheesecake. My favourite cake is the matcha mille crepe cake, which has a rich but delicate taste. If you are a cheesecake lover I strongly recommend the Japanese souffle cheesecake!

Let us know your favourite dessert cafes in London in the comments!

Eggs benedict (salmon avocado and bacon)

Eggs benedict originates from New York which consists of two halves of an English muffin with poached egg, bacon and hollandaise sauce. It is usually served at breakfast/brunch.

We didn’t have any English muffins so we had to compromise with bagels instead. Here are the steps we took in order to create a tasty eggs benedict!

Ingredients (for one) :

  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 plain bagel
  • 1 batch hot hollandaise sauce
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1/2 sliced avocado
  • 30g smoked salmon
  • chopped chives

Recipe :

  1. Slice the bagel in half and toast
  2. Spread cream cheese on both halves of the bagel
  3. Place smoked salmon and sliced avocado on one and crispy bacon on the other
  4. Boil water in a pot and add the vinegar into the pot
  5. Break the eggs into a cup and place into the pot and cook for 2-3mins
  6. Place the eggs carefully on top of the avocado and bacon
  7. Pour the sauce over the eggs and add chives for the finishing touch!