Focus on Manda Brasa


Focus on Manda Brasa Manda Brasa is a one man business making delicious Brazilian snacks and sweets. We recently introduced his treats as additional products to our baskets. It has been a success so far! Let's discover Bartos' story... Where I’m from I’m from a place in Brazil where people deeply appreciate the culinary traditions of our ancestors. The recipes are passed down from grandparent to parent to child, preserving our culinary identity. My own mother is an amazing cook, and as a child I often watched with awe as she created her [...]

Caramel-apple upside down cake


Caramel-apple upside down cake If you don't have much time until the guests arrive, I can recommend this tarte tatin-like upside-down cake. The somewhat sour apple and the sweet caramel is always a good pairing. If I were you, I'd serve it with vanilla ice cream. Ingredients: 4 eggs 8 tbsp. sugar 5 tbsp. oil 10 tbsp. self-rising flour pinch of salt half teaspoon cinnamon handful of raisins and almonds 2 large apples (not too sweet ones) cut half and into thin slices 180 g sugar 70 g butter Mix the eggs and 8 tbsp. sugar, add the [...]

Gobi Manchurian (Manchurian cauliflower)


Gobi Manchurian (Manchurian cauliflower) Gobi Manchurian is an Indian Chinese fried cauliflower dish and my first attempt to convince my husband that cauliflower can be tasty. It seemed to be a mission impossible, but I'm glad to say that he likes it! From now on, it won't be only a staple of the Indian Chinese cuisine, but also our kitchen too. I had to prepare it three times already! Ingredients: Batter: half cup of plain flour 2 tbsp. cornstarch 1 cloves of garlic, pressed 1 cm grated ginger 1 tsp. chilli powder 1 tbsp. soy sauce salt to [...]

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Chocolate and orange pulp cookies


Chocolate and orange pulp cookies I was always struggling, what to do with the pulp after cold-pressing the fruits. I felt it's such a waste to simply throw it out to the compost. So I did some research and I was happy to see that I can still use it instead of throwing it out! So next time you cold press your oranges, don't throw out the pulp, bake some cookies instead! Ingredients: 200 g orange pulp from the juicer (mine contained some ginger too) 200 g flour (try mixing almond and coconut flour, they taste great) 4 [...]

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Delicious peach tart recipe


Delicious peach tart recipe This week, with the peaches I got from the eco basket, I made a peach tart. Discover this delicious, easy-to-do tart, that will delight all your guests. Ingredients Shortbread dough 1 egg 100 g sugar 200 g flour 100 g butter Almond cream : 1 egg 100 g powdered sugar 125 g almond powder 40 g butter Topping : 3 peaches Recipe Shortcrust pastry Break the egg and separate the yolk from the white. Reserve the [...]

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Lime Pickle


Lime Pickle Recipe Beverley opened the new pick-up points a few weeks ago. She already made a few recipes out of the Eco & Co baskets. Here is her Lime Pickle recipe Ingredients: 6 limes quartered (I cut them into small bits as quarters were too big). 60g/2oz/1/2 cup of salt. 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds. 1 tsp fenugreek seeds. Seeds from 2 star anise. 4 small green chillies, finely chopped. 125g / 4oz / 3/4 cup light muscovado sugar. 1tbsp ground ginger. 3-4 tbsp water. Directions: Put the limes into a [...]