We made raisin bread! OK, sultana bread, but I have no idea what the difference is and googling is just making things more confusing as everyone thinks differently. I used this Mortgage Free in Three recipe but with some tweaks: 500g plain flour 220ml water 30ml milk 1 1/2tsp dried yeast 1tbsp sunflower oil 1tsp…… Continue reading Raisin Bread
As my cobbler says, and it’s true. I took in my brown boots to be re-heeled and for £10, my boots look good as new! Much better than buying a new pair, and the cobbler even cleaned and polished them for me. That way I can go on wearing these boots for the rest of…… Continue reading Shoes worth wearing are worth repairing!
This post is part of the Frugality 101 series, getting back to frugal basics. Not a joke shop chicken, but one of these: S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D for lots of meals, lots of flavour and lots of frugal food fun! And yes, it is possible to get lots of delicious meals out of one chicken – not just…… Continue reading Rubber Chicken
Mmmm, pizza – the perfect treat! I’ve never been a fan of the delivered kind, as I hate hate hate deep pan. I’m more of a lover of Franco Manco-style thin and crispy. But I can’t afford Franco Manco, so Mr. Saver and I set up the Penny Pincher Pizzeria in our kitchen last night!…… Continue reading Pizza for 2 for £2!
For such an easy recipe, you get such a great result! It’s a really impressive thing to make for friends. I have seen lots of recipes featuring lard, and I figured that it must be easy to replace that with oil, making these tortillas vegan. Ingredients 200g flour 2tbsp oil – I used olive because…… Continue reading Homemade Flour Tortillas
I have to admit, I’m very pleased with this one! Makes two servings Ingredients 80g black turtle beans (dry weight), soaked, cooked and drained 1 onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 tin tomatoes 2 carrots 1 vegetable stock cube 1tsp cocoa powder 1tsp chilli powder 1tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp ground cumin Method Add the…… Continue reading Vegetarian Chilli
For my batch cooking this week, I attempted to make my own version of a Pret recipe for butternut squash and ricotta pasta, but with the ricotta replaced by a cheese sauce. However, there was a slight bump in the road with the cheese sauce… Makes six portions Ingredients 500g pasta – Basics penne, 35p…… Continue reading Butternut squash pasta bake