Dessert, Doughnuts, Recipes

Spiced Apple & Salted Caramel Doughnuts

As we are nearing the end of October, I wanted to get at least one recipe in using Apples. They are everywhere at this time of year and I like no better pairing than apple with a bit of spice. When I was thinking of what glaze to make, I remembered how tasty this batch of Salted Caramel was and the combination was born. Autumn is by far my favourite season, I completely and utterly indulge in comfort foods. And what better comfort food than doughnuts right? I’m hoping I have got the balance of flavours right and you can taste a little of everything, without one overpowering the other.

Indulge away, make them for bonfire night, eat them whilst the glaze is still warm, eat the glaze from the bowl, take a bath and a plate of doughnuts. Basically, enjoy!

Spiced Apple & Salted Caramel Doughnuts | The Mother Cooker

Dinner, Recipes

Chicken Noodle Broth

The other night, my Husband was out with his friends and it had got to 6:30pm and I realised I hadn’t eaten all day. Terrible I know, but sometimes I literally forget to eat. I’ll snack on the crusts of my daughters sandwich or steal a few spoonfuls of her porridge to check the temperature and I’ll think I’ve eaten. So there is a hungry me and lack of time, as it’s nearly Evie’s bed time. What can I cook? I have some chicken and some vegetables, I don’t want pasta. I check the cupboards, find some noodles and think I’ll just make Chicken Noodle Broth. Turns out it was pretty tasty, so I made it again for lunch Saturday and decided to share it with you guys. Sometimes recipes come out of nowhere, and this super quick supper does not disappoint.

Chicken Noodle Broth | The Mother Cooker

Dessert, Recipes, Sauces

Banoffee Bread With Whipped Cinnamon Cream

Hello all, it’s been a long time coming but I am finally back blogging. Two house moves, a toddler, family health. It’s all pulled me away, but it has also got me super excited to blog again and I have so many ideas for my favourite season of all, Autumn. The season of comfort food, indulgent puddings, warming stews and soups. With some of my favourite ingredients coming in to season, I simply can’t wait to share all of the recipes I have created with you. I hope that through the dark nights and early mornings, you find comfort in my food and it perks you up or wraps you like a blanket.

So lets kick things off with this Banoffee Bread, a spin on my traditional Banana Bread, this has indulgent toffee sauce and lovely whipped cinnamon cream. Easy to make and with all that banana, surely it counts as one of your five a day? I really hope you like it.

Banoffee Bread With Whipped Cinnamon Cream: The Mother Cooker

Dinner, Recipes

Hot & Sour Red Thai Prawn Noodles

This recipe has been shortlisted in theย ‘Best of Pinterest UK’ food & drink awards in the ‘Best Go To Recipe’ category.

Thai food is high on my list of favourite foods, add seafood and I am sold. Totally and utterly sold. We have a great Chinese market here in Birmingham and when I paid a visit the other day, I picked up some egg noodles with the intention of making this dish. A coconut base, infused with red Thai flavourings and a squeeze of lime to give the perfect balance of hot and sour. Spooned on top of a heap of noodles, it would be great for lunch or dinner. Super quick and easy to make and completely delicious, well I think so.

Completely fresh ingredients, with prawns bought at the fish market and a sprinkle of coriander from my very own garden. What’s great is, you can make a huge pot and just pop it in the middle for the table and watch your guests spoon in the goodness. If you wanted to make it for a group of more than 3, just double up on the ingredients.

Hot & Sour Thai Prawn Noodles | The Mother Cooker

Dinner, Recipes, Vegetarian

Roasted Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower Rice

I’ve really loved experimenting with vegetarian recipes. This rich, spicy tomato and coconut base with subtle spices and a kick of heat is lick the bowl delicious. Pair it with the sweetness of roasted sweet potato and the buttery cauliflower rice and well, I could be a vegetarian forever. I wanted to make a substantial dish that you could make and it was even better the next day. A great big pot of yummyness that you could share with friends or freeze and take to work. It may look like a lot of ingredients, but once you have the base of the curry mastered, it really doesn’t take much effort.

My Husband has testified that it is one of his favourite things I have ever cooked and my Mom took a sample straight home to my Step Dad. You could eat it like this, or you could add chicken if you wanted a meat option. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I loved creating it, because I’m pretty proud.

Roasted Sweet Potato Curry with Cauliflower Rice | The Mother Cooker