Spicy peanuts & almonds

Shop bought nuts are so overpriced I decided to attempt to make my own. They actually taste really good and have got me thinking of other recipes I could try in the coming weeks. 

1kg plain peanuts
200g Almonds
Juice of 6 limes
6 tablespoons of chilli powder
1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
large pinch of salt
1 heaped teaspoon of sugar 

Pre-heat the oven at 120 degrees Celcius

Mix the lime juice with the chilli powder, paprika, salt and sugar. Add the nuts and mix well ensuring they are all well coated.

Place onto a baking tray (or 2) in a single layer if possible. Put them in the oven for around 45 minutes, turning every 10 minutes or so until nice and dry.

Leave to cool before storing in an airtight container

Ginger and lemon meringue pie

FB_IMG_1493567809426A quick and easy pudding to make. Use pre-made lemon curd, if you can. See my other post on how to do that here.







  • 1 jar of lemon curd
  • 250g ginger nut biscuits
  • 100g butter
  • 4 eggs (whites only)
  • 200g caster sugar

Break up the biscuits into crumbs. Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the biscuit crumbs. firmly press into the bottom of a tin

Cover in a thick layer of lemon curd, I used home made, see my other post on how to do that.

Beat the egg whites in a bowl until fluffy and add the sugar. Beat until soft peaks form.

Cover the lemon curd with the meringue mix and place in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees Celsius and cook for around 15 mins until lightly browned on top.

Leave to cool before removing from the tin, this allows everything to set firm.