Spicy Mac and cheese fries πŸŸ

Imagine relaxing in your cosy blanket watching the rain through the window, indulging in a hot steamy bowl of mouth watering mac and cheese fries 🀩🍝. This was literally me today !! πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Mac and cheese fries has been on my to – cook list for a while now and today i finally got to make it. I thought it would be the best comfort food to serve for lunch on this very rainy day. I decided to make stove top pasta, i made mines spicy so if you are a lover of spicy food then this recipe is just for you πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ. Creamy pasta topped over crispy fries, garnished with red onion and coriander. Served with a side of sauces.

Recipe credit : Masiha Patel

Instagram : @thecooksisterblog

Ingredients :

2 cups macaroni (or pasta of choice)

4 tablespoons butter

1 level teaspoon salt

A good dash of white pepper

A good sprinkle of mixed herbs

3 tablespoons flour

2 cups warm milk

1/2 cup cheddar

1/2 cup mozzarella

1 fresh cream

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon crushed chillies

1 packet french fries (straight cut and thin)

Salt (for chips)

Vinegar (for chips)

Chilli powder (for chips)

1/2 red onion (chopped)

Handful coriander (chopped)

Method :

Boil macaroni and keep aside. In a pot heat butter, salt, mixed herbs, chilli powder, crushed chillies and pepper. Add in flour and braise for 2 – 3 minutes. Now add in milk, fresh cream and boil till slightly thick. Keep sauce aside and when slightly cool add in macaroni, cheddar and mozzarella cheese mix nicely. Fry chips and season with salt, chilli powder and vinegar, top with mac and cheese, red onions and coriander.

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Custard biscuits

Hey there Instagram fam ! To be honest i lost all the motivation to continue writing blogposts but i think every blogger goes through this at some point in their blogging career. I recently announced that my Instagram content will be experiencing a change to spice up the feed, i will be sharing food styling pictures which will be different from my usual ones and restaurant interiors which will be taken by me.

I recently made these gorgeousness custard biscuits dipped in chocolate and topped with sprinkles, which gave me all the excitement to start writing again. These biscuits are so easy to make, melt in the mouth and perfect to serve with afternoon tea.

As you can see below the picture shared is different to my usual style, If you are following me on Instagram do drop me an email / dm about what you think of the feed so far🌸

Recipe credit : Nasreen Patel

Picture credit : Masiha Patel

Instagram : @thecooksisterblog

Ingredients :

250g butter softened

1 cup icing sugar

1/2 cup maizena

1/2 cup custard powder

Flour to form dough

Method :

Beat together butter and sugar till creamy, add in maizena and custard powder and beat for a further 5 minutes. Now add in enough flour to form a soft dough. Form dough into balls and press down with a fork. Bake in a preheated oven on 160 degrees till done or pale pink.

Vada Pav

After I’ve been to beautiful India my favourite Indian street food to make is Vada Pav. I remember walking through the busy streets of Mumbai and wanting to try out all these lovely fast foods. I tried out many fast foods but the vada pav instantly became my favourite, a potato filling dipped in batter fried, topped with green chutney, served in a bun and with the right amount of spice i literally lived on this during my stay there. If your next trip is India don’t forget to give these a try.

What is a Vada Pav :

It’s a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state or Maharashtra. It’s a deep fried potato (something like a huge potato bhajia), placed inside a bread bun (pav) sliced almost in half through the middle. It’s served with a variety of chutneys mainly the green chutney and a green chilli pepper. It originated as cheap street food in Mumbai, but is now served in food stalls and restaurants across India. It is also called Bombay Burger.

Recipe credit : Inspired by recipes of the internet.

(Made by @thecooksisterblog)

Ingredients :

3 cups boiled mash potatoes

2 teaspoon ground green chillies (according to taste)

2 full teaspoon ginger and garlic

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)

8 curry leaves chopped fine

1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder

1/4 cup oil

Batter :

Ingredients :

3/4 cup gram flour

Pinch of tumeric powder

A good pinch of baking soda

1 teaspoon oil

Salt to taste

1/3 cup water

Method :

Step one :

Wash potatoes and put to boil with jacket, once potatoes are tender, drain, peel and mash. In a non stick frying pan heat oil add in mustard seeds, when it starts to splatter add in hing, ginger and garlic, green chillies, curry leaves and salt. Fry for a minute or two and throw over potatoes. Mix potatoes till nicely combined, form into balls and keep aside.

Step two :

Add all batter ingredients into a dish or mixing bowl, whisk till a smooth batter is formed. Dip potato ball into batter and fry in hot oil.

Step three :

Serve immediately in buns topped with peanut chutney or any chutney of your choice.

Chutney :

1 bunch corriander leaves

1 small bunch mint leaves

1 teaspoon ground green chillies

Juice of half a lemon

1 teaspoon ginger and garlic

Handful of raw peanuts

Salt as needed

Water as needed

Method :

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth.

Doughnuts 🍩🍫

Nothing beats a fresh batch of doughnuts with a nice cup of tea, what a way to start of the weekend.

It’s really hard to find a nice doughnut recipe, from some of the recipes i tried after a few days the doughnuts get a little hard or absorb way too much oil. With this recipe you’ll never go wrong, the dounguts are soft, not hard and definitely did not absorb any oil. It’s so perfect and you just want to gobble all. This recipe is from @najiya_t on Instagram.

We made cinnamon and sugar, nutella doughnuts sprinkled with chopped hazelnuts.
Recipe credit : Najiya T
Picutre credit : Masiha Patel
Instagram : @thecooksisterblog

Ingredients :

3 Β½ cups flour
Pinch salt
50ml sugar
1 packet dry yeast
60g margarine
1 large egg (beaten)
150ml lukewarm milk
50ml lukewarm water

Method :

Place dry ingredients in a bowl, mix together egg, melted butter, water and milk. Mix into a dough and knead the dough well for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place on a lightly floured surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to rise for 15 minutes, knock down and roll on a floured surface and cut with a doughnut cutter. Allow to rise for a few minutes and deep fry in hot oil. When cool dip in sugar and cinnamon or chocolate.