cookies

Win A Jar Of Benedict’s Bakery White Choc Chip Pancake Mix

If you recall a while back I made a great batch of cookies using Benedict’s Bakery Cookie Mix.

The Benedict’s Bakery concept is simple, you get all the ingredients you need to make pancakes, flapjacks, cookies or brownies all neatly packed in one beautifully presented jar.

There are so many choices on the website that it might take a while to make up your mind but trust me it’s worth it! Those M&M Cookies were DELICIOUS!

Benedicts Bakery Cookie Mix

Benedicts Bakery Cookie Mix

The lovely team at Benedict’s Bakery are feeling generous and are giving away a jar of white chocolate chip pancake mix to ONE lucky reader.

All you have to do is follow the instructions after you have registered below to be in with a chance of winning. You must connect with us on Twitter in order to be in with a chance of winning
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Pancake Mix

Don’t forget to connect with us on twitter and let us know when you enter! @benedictsbakery @whosfordinner

  • Competition closes on February 7th.
  • The winner will be chosen at random.
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Love Chin Chin

Win a Box of 24 packets of Love Chin Chin Snacks

Love Chin Chin might be the yummiest snack that you may have NEVER even tried.
It’s time to discover the irresistible new family snack sensation Love Chin Chin. The crunchy, tasty bite that’s a real treat at any hour, and perfect for sharing. Enjoy at any time of the day; in the morning with coffee, in packed lunches, the ideal energy boost with tea in the afternoon and delicious to share as nibbles with friends over a glass of wine, beer or cocktails.

Love Chin Chin

Enter our competition by entering your details below for a chance to win a box of 24 packets. 1 winner will be chosen at random along with 2 runners up who will each get a pair of packets of chin chin so enter today! 

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Love Chin Chin

Love Chin Chin

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Competition ends on the 27th January and the winner will be chosen completely at random.  Email addresses will not be shared with 3rd party sources but will be added to the Who’s For Dinner mailing list. This open to UK entrants only.

Rice and Peas

A Taste of The Caribbean at Pot and Grill Restaurant

Pot and Grill is a funky, fresh new restaurant within the LA Bar in Stratford, East London. With all the developments happening in the Stratford area it’s easy to forget that a world exists outside of Westfield and The Queen Elizabeth Park. Thankfully Pot and Grill reminded me that Stratford still has it’s authentic East London character when Head Chef Maurice Charles invited me to sample some of his dishes as a guest along with my sister.

Pot and Grill specialises in delivering creative tasty plates of food with Caribbean and British influences at reasonable prices and it definitely does not disappoint.  To start with the service and welcome we received were genuinely warm, I didn’t get the impression that the team was trying to impress my sister and I for a good review, they were all just really friendly. Chef Charles spent a few moments talking me through his vision for the restaurant and his passion for food. With almost 25 years of catering and hospitality experience working at some of the UK’s best food operators from Marks and Spencer’s and The Wellington Club in Knightsbridge to a variety of hotels including The Waldorf and Sofitel, St James, he is man with a plan!  “It’s high time food lovers had somewhere to eat, good tasty honest food, cooked by a chef who is experienced, cares for what he is preparing and uses only the freshest, locally sourced produce”, Says Chef Charles and he did not let me down.

LA Bar Punch

LA Bar Punch laced with rum

To start I had the crab & Sweet potato fish cakes with home made chili salsa. The fish cakes were a generous size and the crab combined with the sweet potato proved to be a winning combination, with healthy chunks of potato in each cake without over-shadowing the crab base.

Crab Fish Cakes

Crab Fish Cakes

My sister had a Tempura battered salted cod fish & scallion stuffed peppers which she devoured so quickly that they disappeared before I could get a bite, needless to say she enjoyed it.

Tempura

Tempura

For her main my sister had oxtail stew with rice and peas. Thankfully I had the chance to taste this dish and was impressed by the depth of flavour, the meat fell away from the bone and was perfectly seasoned. It was scrumptious.

Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew

I had succulent curry goat flavoured with ginger and scotch bonnet which was a pure delight. The meat also fell away from the bone here and I could tell that time had been taken to fully infuse these “pot” dishes with herbs and spices. I had my dish with macaroni cheese which might have been a mistake because I was stuffed by the time I finished eating.  I could have taken a nap right there and then.  The portion sizes are generous, but size certainly does not compromise on the quality of each dish.

Curry Goat

Curry Goat

For dessert I had apple crumble (without the custard, I don’t like custard) and my sister had home made lemon & vanilla Ice Cream. They were as expected, wholesome sweet treats to complete the meal.

Apple Crumble and Ice Cream

Apple Crumble and Ice Cream

With generous portion sizes, great quality food packed full of flavour and an valid ethos to serve authentic Caribbean food with a British twist, Pot and Grill deserves to be fully booked for weeks to come.

I recommend that you head down to Stratford before there’s a waiting list!

Pot & Grill, 405 Stratford High Street (4 minutes walk from Stratford station, 2 doors left of the Magistrate Court), London E15 4QZ

Phone: 07951 665052

Twitter: @PotandGrill / #PotandGrill

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PotandGrill  - Open: 12-9pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Who’s For A Recipe? The Borough Market Breakfast Pie

To celebrate National Breakfast Week, the lovely team at Borough Market sent me this breakfast pie recipe. It looks yummy, I would leave out the bacon as I don’t eat pork but if you do try to make this please tweet me some pictures @whofordinner! This is a novel, tasty twist on a traditional English cooked breakfast from Lesley Holdship. It’s not just for breakfast though – it makes a great meal at any time of the day

Breakfast Pie

Breakfast Pie

Serves 6-8

Preparation time 40 minutes

Cooking time 75 minutes

Ingredients

350g plain flour
175g butter, diced from Hook and Son
125g smoked streaky bacon from Northfield Farm
25g butter
150g field mushrooms, sliced from Ted’s Veg
500g good sausage meat or sausages with skin removed
175g tomatoes, roughly chopped
125g black pudding, sliced from Sillfield Farm
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
150g tomato ketchup from The Tomato Stall
1-2 tablespoons milk

Method

1.       Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Place the flour in a large bowl then rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs and there are no lumps of butter left.

2.       Bring together with 125ml cold water using a round bladed table knife, working the pastry as little as possible.

3.       Turn on to a lightly floured surface, knead very gently to make smooth then chill whilst getting the filling ready.

4.       Lay the bacon on to a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes in the oven. Heat the butter in a pan until really sizzling then add the mushrooms, cooking them over a high heat until they become a little golden and start to smell nutty.

5.       Squodge the sausage meat and tomatoes together. Get a 22cm diametre metal pie dish ready.

6.       Cut a piece of the pastry off for the lid, about ¼. Roll the large piece to fit the tin, transferring it by rolling it on to the rolling pin.

7.       Spread half of the sausage meat in to the tin, then layer the rest of the ingredients finishing off with the remaining sausage meat. Mix the ketchup with 100ml water then pour over the filling.

8.       Brush around the edges of the pastry with a little milk, then roll the remaining pastry to fit. Press the edges to seal, crimping all the way around.

9.       Bake for an hour until golden, then serve with a pint of ale.

Light Lunch at The Sparrowhawk Pub

A quick shout out to The Sparrowhawk Pub in Gypsy Hill for feeding me recently!

I caught up with a friend and her bundle of joy for lunch in this family friendly pub and it was delightful. I just love good quality pub grub. We ordered from their lunch menu which has dishes from around £7.

I ordered a King prawn linguine with a chilli and garlic sauce. It was wholesome, fresh and a pleasure to eat. It’s a simple dish that was made well and for great value. If you’re in the area you probably know about it already but if you’re exploring South London be sure to pop into this great place.

Prawn Linguine!

Prawn Linguine!

Visit their site on http://thesparrowhawkpub.co.uk/

Indian Food Heaven at Cinnamon Soho

I headed down to Cinnamon Soho a few weeks ago for a lovely evening meal with a friend. We booked a special offer of 2 courses and a drink for less than £10, the quality of food far exceeds it’s cost that’s for sure!

This is a quick shout out to a lovely restaurant!

We received a warm welcome and the service was consistently good throughout. The food itself was delicious. I love curries but more often than not I’m let down by the quality of Indian food at some indian restaurants but Cinnamon Soho did not disappoint. They have maintained an ethos of quality food made with great quality ingredients.

My starter of Fat chilli filled with root vegetables and paneer was perfectly spiced with a hint of sweetness that just enhanced the overall flavour of the dish. It was scrumptious!

Fat Chilli

Fat Chilli

My main course of Old Delhi Style chicken curry with pilau rice was rich and full of flavour with generous chunks of chicken breast. The curry sauce maintained the traditional creamy texture that I expected, I didn’t even add any extra chilli pepper, it was delicious just as it was.

Old Delhi Curry

Old Delhi Curry

I would definitely recommend visiting this great restaurant, with the special offers you receive when you book on their site you will be spoilt for choice!

http://www.cinnamonsoho.com/