Can't Cook, Take A Look P1

Hello my dears as you may have read before I am crap in the kitchen I burn water, okay so I'm not that bad but I am really not great. So I am loving Channel 4's cooking shows from Jamie with 30 sec meals and Gizzi Erskine who dresses amazing and is so uber chic she is the perfect women ! Anyway so I came across this and I am going to try it, I will show you if it's good or not and if you try it please show me I love seeing make pictures. So here is what I am going to try, simply yet pretty and hopeful tasty ......

Cool Recipe I found at Channel 4 webpage: For more go to 

To make you feel like a kid again:

Peppermint Candy Kanes

Makes 20
Takes 30 minutes to make, plus leave overnight to firm up


For the fondant icing
  • 400-500g golden icing sugar, sieved
  • 400-500g white icing sugar, sieved, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 100g liquid glucose (we used Supercook's, from Tesco or Sainsbury's)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the flavouring, colouring and decorating
  • 2-3 drops peppermint extract
  • Mint green food paste colour
  • Small red ribbon, to decorate
  • White writing icing (we used Supercook's, from Sainsbury's)


How to make peppermint candy canes

1. Put 400g of each icing sugar, the egg whites, liquid glucose, lemon juice and peppermint extract into a food processor. Put the lid on firmly and whizz until it comes together as a ball. It should be firm like Plasticine; add more icing sugar if needed.
Food paste colour is available from Squires Shop (01252 711749; Liquid colour sold in supermarkets will make the fondant icing too tacky to work with. Note: this recipe contains raw egg.
2. Dust a work surface with a little icing sugar and knead the icing until smooth. Divide into 2 and cover 1 piece with cling film. Dip a cocktail stick in the green paste colour and put a dot onto 1 icing ball. Knead until the colour is mixed in evenly.
3. Now divide both the green and white balls of icing into 20 pieces each, then take 1 of each and cover the rest with a sheet of cling film. Use the palms of your hands to roll out 2 thin sausages, each about 10cm long. Twist the 2 together, then gently roll to merge together. Bend the top round to make a cane shape, and trim the ends to neaten. Gently lift onto a tray lined with baking paper and repeat to make 20 canes. Cover and set aside to firm up overnight.
4. Make small bows from red ribbon and affix 1 onto each cane with a little writing icing, then put into a gift box.
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To warm your bones at Lunch Time:
Sweet Potato Jackets

Serves 4


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch spring onions, finely chopped
  • 150g soft goat's cheese with herbs


How to make sweet potato jackets

1. Bake the sweet potatoes at 190°C/fan170°C/gas 5 for 40-50 minutes.
2. Halve and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Add the spring onions and soft goat's cheese. Season, stir gently together, then spoon back into the potato halves.
3. Bake for a further 10 minutes, until melting and golden.

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Make sure veggies don't miss out with these meat-free BBQ recipes:

Images and words from Channel 4 webpage.

So I hope these inspire you if you are like me and suck in the kitchen, if you I know some people in other countries may not be able to view the link so let me know and I will post some more. Enjoy x


  1. omg, the potato jackets look yummy!!!

  2. Those candy canes would be great to give away wrapped up in pretty cellophane and a bow! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Love your blog, btw.
    feel free to stop by my blog if you have a moment:)

  3. I will definitely have to give these a go this Christmas. Thanks for sharing!


  4. I am not very bad in the kitchen... but I am too lazy, so I only watch as my mum cooks everything, I like seeing her how she prepares everything and how she tries to show me how to do it... and I ike even more tasting what she have coocked!

    Trust on youself! you're going to see you're not as bad as you think :)


  5. The candy kanes look so cute :)

  6. YUM! is all I have to say to that.

  7. OMG those potatoes look soo yummy!!

  8. "I burn water" made me laugh!:D

    Thanks for posting the recipes, the potatoes look delicious!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  9. oh I guess I only need to sleep for a day and then I'll feel good again. Exams are killing me! hehehe I'll do what you said about go shopping, it seems very funny! :D



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