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Best ever Tiramisu Milkshake

Tiramisu milkshake. A dessert, but as a shake what more is there to say, except it’s absolutely divine?

tiramisu milkshake

A delicious concotion of marscapone, coffee ice cream and spongefingers in a drink, you have got to try this, at least for my sake.

First things first, this has got to be one of the best shakes I’ve had in a while. Yes, I am a tiramisu lover so I could be biased and I do love coffee, but drinking this made me feel all kinds of happy.  (more…)

Greek yoghurt and apricot ‘eggs’


Jelly-fied, greek yoghurt with a hint of vanilla topped with a juicy apricot. Dessert just got healthy.


How do you like yer eggs in the mornin’? Scrambled? Boiled? Sunny side up? Either way, if you have a sweettooth and you’re looking for something somewhat healthy, you will love this quirky little creation. (more…)

Cheesecake Chocolate Eggs

Posing as real half boiled eggs, alongside servings of sweet puff pastry soldiers, these would be an amazing treat for Easter or if you want to create something a little quirky. So simple to make and with so much of a wow factor, these must be top of your to-do list. 


Mince Nacho Fajitas

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Tortilla wraps filled with mild cheddar, smokey mince meat, mature cheddar, salad, mayonnaise, Doritoes (nachos) salsa and red chillies. It’s a food party in your mouth.

The best kind of nachos is the one with mince meat and lots of cheese as a delicious snack to share. But do you know what’s even better? All of it, in a wrap, for lunch or dinner. Now why hadn’t I thought of this before?!

And when I did, it was a mighty fine dinner. No need to have an excuse of calling the friends down and watching a movie. This can be eaten whenever your stomach is hungry.
Mince meat for 4 people
3 tsps paprika
1tsp onion powder
2tsps cumin powder
2 tsps garlic paste
2 tsps chilli powder
A big pinch of salt and pepper
2 tbsps pasta/lasagne sauce (tomato)
Tortilla wraps (large)
2 cheeses
Salad leaves
Red chillies
Plain nachos or original Doritoes
To serve:
Sour cream
This is Super easy, all you do is fill with whatever you like!
First, add all the spices to the meat and leave for 20 mins. Then fry in little oil in a pan until brown. Add more paprika and seasoning here if you like.
Fill your wraps! Cheese first, then mince, then cheese, then salad and Mayo (mixed together), salsa, red chillies, gherkins and then the Doritoes (gets less soggy if they’re put last).
Fold the whole thing together. First in half then the bottom – working clockwise. To help seal it in place I used toothpicks.
Then place fold side down, on a hot pan and toast. Turn the other side and toast lightly.
Top with more cheese and place pan containing fajitas, under a hot grill for a minute or two until the cheese begins to melt.
Cut in half and serve with sour cream, guacamole (blend the avocado until slightly chunky with some lemon juice) and extra nachos.
Make sure to tag: @daintycook if you’ve tried this out.
It’s so, soo good on an empty stomach.
Satisfyingly delicious!
Dainty Cook xox

Homemade Mr Whippy Ice cream

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Soft white creamy frozen goodness. Not as hard as ice cream, but like frozen whipped cream. For once, I don’t quite know how to describe it’s goodness. We all know how a good Whippy tastes.

So it’s the month of fasting, which means from sunrise up until sunset I can’t eat. This also means I can’t enjoy a Mr Whippy Ice cream when I really want..  (more…)

Churros and Chocolate

Delicious fried choux pastry, slightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, dipped in chocolate sauce and cinnamon sugar. 
That is all.

I was itching for something sweet, comforting and not too complicated. And I stumbled across this Spanish goodness. So good and it’s great to share with the whole family. Just put on your favourite DVD, huddle on your sofa with friends and family, with enough churros to go around and you’re good to go!


The Donut Burger

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A homemade spiced lamb burger topped with cheeses, gherkins, lettuce and tomato in a fresh, homemade ring-donut bun. Need I say more?
Its been a while again folks, but I promise to be posting often soon!
So, many a time had I seen this burger circulating on the Internet and I could only have dreamt to go to the BB Kitchen in Cardiff to eat it. And then a local diner opens and promises a donut burger too. My cravings for this had gone cray. And when I crave, boy do I crave!
With it being the month of fasting, I had a bit of extra time on my hands so I thought I’d make this bad boy myself.
The Burger 

Lamb mince (for four greedy people)
2 and a half tsps coriander powder
2 and a half tsps cumin powder
1 tsp paprika
2 tsps garlic paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp chilli powder (and grinded chilles for extra heat)
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsps breadcrumbs

Salt and pepper

(Feel free to add more or less depending on your taste buds, You don’t want the spices too overpowering though.)

  • Mix all together and leave for 30 mins. Shape the burgers quite fat (I used a home burger press) and fry in oil on a griddle pan until slightly charred.

250g strong white flour
7g yeast
75ml warm milk
30g caster sugar
30g butter
1 egg

Pinch of salt

150g icing sugar
3-4 tbsps milk or water
Vanilla extract (optional)Method:

  • For the donuts, combine all ingredients together stirring with your hands. Then knead for 10 mins until you get a dough like consistency. Add a bit more flour if kneaded (hehe, like my pun there! Okay sorry I’ll stop).
  • Shape into a big ball and place in a bowl covered with cling film. Leave it in a warm place for an hour to let it rise or double in volume.
  • Once risen, shape into circles and cut a hole out in the middle. Widen the holes so they don’t close.
  • Let the dough prove and rise again for about another hour.
  • Now they’re ready to fry! Make sure the oil is hot (but not too hot so they don’t burn) and fry on each side for about a minute or two.
  • Once fried, combine the icing sugar and milk and mix to form a glaze. Dip the top half of the donuts and let them set!
  • To assemble the burger, cut the donuts in half and add whatever fillings you like! I topped it with cheddar, added the burger which was coated with Red Leicester just before I finished frying them. Then lettuce, a slice of beef tomato, sliced gherkins, onions and the glazed donut half. I also squeezed some lemon on top of the meat.
This was served with fat chips, onion rings and Mayo and ketchup, obvs! Think I’d add jalapeños next time too.
Best. Burger. Ever. 

Seriously, my stomach would gladly be in a committed relationship to it.
I wanted to take some good shots of this on my camera, but sorry guys, my stomach couldn’t wait!
Fat and juicy with some incredible toppings AND a donut bun. What more could you want in life?!

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Dainty Cook xox

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