Rachel’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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OHHH YESSSS….These Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are possibly up there as my very favourites. This is a perfect day for some cosy baking. Let me know how you get on.. see Recipe below from my book Rachel’s Everyday Kitchen , @harpercollinsire @harpercollinsuk #baking #cosy #cosybakingday #doublechocolate #doublechocolatechip #doublechocolatechipcookies Makes 20 large cookies-never enough

225g butter, softened

325g caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

225g flour

75g cocoa powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp salt 175g dark chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 175’C.
Line 3 baking trays with parchment paper .

Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until very soft. Add in the sugar and beat to mix well. Continue to beat and add the eggs in one by one followed by the vanilla extract. Sift in the sifted flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt and mix in until combined.

With wet hands, form the dough into balls the size of a golf ball (or use 2 soup spoons to scoop onto the tray) . Arrange on the tray , about 6 or 7 on each tray, leaving space for the cookies to spread.

If you’re using a fan oven, cook all three trays at once (at 150’ FAN ‘C). Cook for 9-11 minutes until they look slightly cracked on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes, then remove from the tray and place on a wire rack to cool completely. PS- You can just bake a few and keep the cookie dough in the fridge rolled up into a salami shape in parchment paper, then slice to bake when you fancy. 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

Trisha’s Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood

**Cookbook Review**

I’m a big country music fan and I love cooking!!  So, when I saw Trisha Yearwood had a new cookbook, I had to give it a try! 

You can tell that Trisha has put a lot of heart and soul into this cookbook.  She shares family recipes and stories throughout.  Trisha has a way of making you feel like you are a guest at her dinner table.  By the end, you feel like you know, not only her better, but others in her family.

The recipes did not disappoint.  As always, when I do a cookbook review, I had to try some of the recipes so I could genuinely rate the cookbook.  There is a little something for everyone with 125 recipes that cover everything from breakfast, snacks, pork & beef, chicken, turkey & fish,  etc.  I made Company Chicken and PB&J Cookie Bars.  What I love about the book is that it doesn’t call for a bunch of fancy ingredients, and I had everything on hand to make these two recipes.  The Company Chicken was very flavorful and something easy that I will be able to make for guests.  The PB&J Cookie Bars have become a fast breakfast in my household and are also super easy to make.

Keep in mind that most of the recipes are southern-inspired comfort food so, if you want to make the recipes healthier, you may have to make some ingredient substitutions.

QOTD:  Do you have a favorite celebrity cookbook?  If not, what’s your favorite dish to cook?

Do you like country music?  Who’s your favorite singer/group?

Thank you @netgalley, @trishayearwood, and @marinerbooks for my ARC of #trishaskitchen in exchange for my honest review.

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Odlums · Give this Apple & Blackberry Flan a go at the weekend.


Apple and Blackberry Flan


Cook Time30 mins

What you need:


  • 125g/4oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 50g/2oz Margarine
  • Few Tablespoons Cold Water


  • 1 Cooking Apple (peeled and sliced)
  • 50g/2oz Butter (melted and cooled)
  • 50g/2oz Shamrock Muscavado Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Good Pinch Cinnamon
  • 175g/6oz Blackberries

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Lightly grease a 20cms/8″ flan dish or loose bottomed tin.
  2. Make the pastry by putting the flour into a bowl, coarsely rub in the margarine then add sufficient water to mix to a soft dough. Lightly roll on some flour then roll out and use to line the prepared tin. Cover and leave in fridge while making up the filling.
  3. In a bowl mix together the melted butter, sugar, egg and cinnamon. Gently stir the blackberries into this.
  4. Remove pastry from fridge and arrange the apples on the base of the pastry, next gently spread over the blackberry mixture.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes until nicely risen and a deep brown colour.
  6. Can be served hot or cold


Blueberries can replace the blackberries if liked!



Garth Brooks Breakfast Bowl – Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010


2 tablespoons butter
8 large eggs
One 16-ounce bag frozen hash browns, such as Tater Tots, thawed
1 pound pork sausage
1 pound bacon
One 9-ounce package cheese and roasted garlic tortellini
10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)

1. In a large skillet, melt the butter and scramble the eggs.
2. In a separate large skillet, cook the hash browns according to package directions.
3. In a third skillet, break up the sausage with a wooden spoon and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Cook the bacon in the same skillet until crispy, drain on paper towels, tear into pieces and set aside.
4. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions. Layer a large bowl with hash browns, sausage, bacon, tortellini, eggs and cheese, and serve!
Recipe adapted from Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2010

Ottolenghi – Curried cauliflower cheese filo pie..

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Curried cauliflower cheese filo pie.. in reverse! Once described as ‘molten-hot-cheese-lava’, it’s the ultimate comfort food. And it’s the first recipe we’re cooking from OTK: Shelf Love on Youtube: LIVE NOW!!

Head to my link in bio to watch me and @noorishbynoor cook it on #otkwhatsfordinner, and you’ll find the full recipe in the book, out Sept 30th in the UK / Nov 2nd in the US.

Photos taken by the wonderful @elenaheatherwick3d