Five easy recipes, that even I can make

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Bite Buddies challenge accepted!

Hi! My name is Madeehah and I’ll be participating in the new Bite Buddies project this summer. This means I’ll be working with someone else in Croydon, from a different age group, to cook, record and edit a cooking video. I’ve also volunteered as a BBB (Bite Buddies Blogger) to keep you updated on how it all goes.

I’m excited at the prospect of being paired with someone else, and fingers crossed that between the two of us, we manage to create a dish that looks and tastes great.

Suffice to say my talent level in the culinary arts isn’t incredible, and not healthy either. Well what can I say, I’m a student! Junk food and sugar; it comes with the territory. To ease me off the sugar (temporarily), Bite Buddies have challenged me to cook a savoury fancy instead.

I’m willing to push myself for Bite Buddies and really put my all into the supposedly scary world of cooking. Baking desserts is what I usually do, and so I’m much more comfortable with having my hands covered in sugar, flour and butter, but I guess I’m willing to turn to the savoury world just for the next few weeks. If I must.

Give these easy recipes a go

As the project requires us to pick our own recipe I’ll be sharing some recipes today that were easy for me, the self-appointed kitchen disaster, to make. Hopefully this will encourage other people who aren’t so confident in their own cooking skills – if I can make it then you definitely can!

So, here are my five suggestions of easy-to-make recipes:

  1. Salmon & cream cheese tarts


If you’re more of a savoury person, these mini salmon, spinach and cream cheese tarts are definitely a winner. The whole dish takes less than an hour to make, and with only four ingredients you’d be crazy not to give this one a try!

  1. Easy Cinnamon Rolls


I made this recipe myself a few months back and it was one of the first times I had used yeast in baking. Don’t be scared! It wasn’t as complicated as you’d think, especially as the steps in the recipe make it very easy to follow. Everyone loves cinnamon rolls (if you don’t, please excuse my shocked face) so why wouldn’t you want to be able to make them yourself?

  1. Veggie fritters

Okay, so this one is from my own blog, How Not To Bake, but I got a lot of help from my mum when making this recipe. After making it a few times I think this is one dish that I can confidently make myself without damaging the kitchen, or my family’s taste buds, in any way. This recipe is super easy; just chuck all the ingredients into the bowl, give it a mix, and start frying!

4.. Tarte au citron

You’d be surprised by how straightforward this recipe is. It looks impressive. It tastes incredible. And you can easily make it yourself! Mary Berry even has a video to show you how it’s done. If making your own pastry puts you off, you can always buy some ready-made rolls from the shops. However if you decide to make it, this is sure to be gobbled down in minutes!

  1. Classic chocolate chip cookies


Everyone must know how to make their own homemade cookies. Every house should have its own special box filled with that mouth watering smell of chocolate chips. And if you don’t, then what are you waiting for? Get baking! I’ve used this recipe so many times over the past year and each time they’ve turned out brilliant – so wonderfully soft and chewy.

So there you have my suggested five easy-peasy recipes to get your culinary brains working. I can’t wait to get started on the project with my partner and hope to see some of you there too!

Happy cooking 🙂


Join me

Cook with me and the other bite buddies.
For the first workshop we pair up to choose our recipes and buy the ingredients.
(Sunday 26th July, 10am to 12pm, 387 London Road, Croydon)

Take part for FREE