The best chilli recipe ever

A family friendly homemade chilli recipe that kids will love!

This delicious and easy one pot chilli recipe is so tasty that I guarantee it’ll become a family favourite dinner in no time. Whether you are making it for kids or a grown-up gathering; for full-on carnivores, or for vegetarians or vegans, you’ll find that everyone loves this dish.

There are many chilli recipes out there, but I promise you that once you’ve tried this one, you’ll never bother with any of the others again because it is just that good. Fighting words? Read on to take the challenge!

beef or vegan chilli recipe
The world’s best chilli. Don’t believe me? Try the the recipe for yourself!
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Homemade Refried Beans

How to make refried beans from canned beans!

This homemade refried beans recipe is the perfect accompaniment to my delicious chilli con carne. Quick and easy to make, did you know you can make refried beans from canned beans? But unlike the pre-made tinned refried beans, with this homemade refried beans recipe you’ll be adding fresh vegetables and herbs to the mix.

The result is a dish that’s a million miles away from the store-bought stuff. Homemade refried beans are so tasty that you’ve got to try them for yourself, so read on for the recipe!

homemade refried beans as a sidedish or topping for a chilli recipe
Homemade refried beans are nothing like the ones you get in a tin!
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Mauritian Beef Rissoles Recipe

Moreish rissoles de boeuf – pastries the whole family will love

These delicious beef rissoles are proof positive that great food doesn’t need complicated recipes with hundreds of ingredients. Just flaky shortcrust pastry with a simple beef filling, you can whip up a batch in minutes. Beef rissoles are sooooo irresistibly tasty and are far easier to make than to share – read on to get the recipe my family have been using for generations.

Mauritian beef rissoles (rissoles de boeuf)

These delicate little pastries are the perfect picnic food!

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A Kid-Made Pancake Recipe for Pancake Day

Making Pancakes With the Kids

You might call it Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday (or Mardi Gras in French), plain old Tuesday, or – just down the road from us – Race Day, but for my family it can be called only one thing… Pancake Day! For us, Pancake Day is a bright spot of festivity during that dull, grey period between Christmas and Easter, and the kids absolutely LOVE making (and eating) the pancakes. If you’ve never made them before, don’t be put off by the idea of having to toss those babies – pancake making is a cinch, and the toss isn’t as hard as it may look. Read on to get the recipe and our top tips for the perfect flip!

Pancakes! A Kid-Made Recipe for Pancake Day
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Happy Birthday Brick – Lego Cake Recipe!

Everyone’s favourite toy turns 60 this year! Sunday, 28th January 2018, marks the 60th anniversary of the patent approval for the form of the Lego brick that we know and love playing with today. To celebrate this great achievement (and because we need little excuse to party) we’ve made our own Lego brick – fixing the only downside to Lego (it’s made of plastic – boo!) by making ours out of a far more environmentally-friendly material… Cake. Yes, it’s a giant Lego brick cake – Yum!
Read on to find out how to whip up a Lego brick cake yourself – it’s so easy, you can do this even if you’re an absolute baking beginner.

Lego brick birthday cake recipe

This impressive-looking cake is a doddle to make!

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The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe in the World!

There must be a million or more chocolate cake recipes around, and I’m sure most of them will make you a lovely cake. However, all of those recipes are just pretenders to the throne when it comes to being the greatest, as in my humble opinion, this classic milk chocolate cake has it in the bag. But don’t take my word for it – read on to find out why it’s so good and how to make one for yourself.

Milk chocolate cake covered in colourful sprinkles

Could this be the yummiest chocolate cake recipe in the world? You’ll have to make it to find out!

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Feeding the Family… Mauritian Chicken Daube Recipe

A Mauritian chicken daube is a stew in a light, tomato-based sauce flavoured (chiefly) with thyme, cloves, and cinnamon. There are probably as many variations on the daube recipe as there are Mauritian families – like with a British stew, every household tends to have their own version! As my family are mostly French-Mauritian, our version of the classic Mauritian chicken daube does not include chilli and curry spices you find elsewhere (there would be much theatrical eye-rolling, head-smacking exclamations of horror at the very suggestion), but is instead a delicate and surprisingly fresh dish that is both hearty enough for a winter’s day and light enough for the summer.

Bowl of Mauritian chicken daube

Tuck into this fragrant and delicate Mauritian stew with our family recipe for Chicken Daube!

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Feeding the Family… Orange and Blackcurrant Victoria Sandwich

We are big fans of a classic Victoria sponge cake in our house, but this orange and blackcurrant Victoria sandwich cake variation is also a favourite with it’s hint of zingy citrus flavours, tangy mascarpone cream filling and sharp blackcurrant. It looks so pretty, it makes a great cake for special occasions too, but is really easy – and cheap! – to make.

orange and blackcurrant Victoria sandwich cake recipe

Try this recipe for our delicious take on the traditional Victoria Sandwich sponge cake.

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