In the beginning....

In the beginning….

We wish to incorporate new approach to the world of food.  Two Blondes and a Baking Tray is intended for a wide range of hungry people and food enthusiasts alike: this blog will be easy and entertaining to read and we hope to make a small but worthy contribution to...
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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Having been cooking or trying to cook for many years, there is one this that has always escaped my attention – banana bread. People say it is so easy, how come I have never tried to make it but to put them back in their box I must say that who WAITS for their bananas...
Dalston Street Food Market, London

Dalston Street Food Market, London

Finally, we are getting to the point in our lives where we do not spend our Saturday in bed, groaning about our hangovers (and probably our behaviour) from the night before. I say this with the mindset that actually, we do not spend every Saturday in this way, just maybe one every couple of months....
Dabbous

Dabbous

This name probably rings a couple of bells for a few of you, although annoyingly for me, I am guessing it resonated about 2 years ago when this restaurant first opened. The brain-child of Ollie Dabbous who at 32, opened his first restaurant in London; the self-titled Dabbous on Whitfield Street. Having received his Michelin...
Food at 52 - Katherine Frelon of La Ferme de la Lochere

Food at 52 – Katherine Frelon of La Ferme de la Lochere

         Well, goodness gracious me!. What a feast that was. Katherine Frelon, my life has changed and all for the better. So, I guess if I were to be hit by a bus right now, I’d leave this world a happy, half stone heavier, waddling dumpling duck. But here I am, to tell...
The King of Ladies Man

The King of Ladies Man

As many of you Londoners must know, the Breakfast Club is possibly the popular breakfast joint in town. Slowly, it has spread its wings to Soho and now (finally) a bit further west to Battersea. With this reproduction and gradual migrations, it has spawned something else.  I know it has a conjoined secret bar in...
Homemade Chicken Katsu Curry

Homemade Chicken Katsu Curry

Whenever I go to one of my favourite chain restaurants, the thought crosses my mind: could I make this myself? In the past, I have always shied away from the idea with thoughts like “better leave it to the professionals” and “the whole point of going out for dinner is that you don’t calories count,”...
Lamb and Lentil Salad served with Sweet Potato Crisps

Lamb and Lentil Salad served with Sweet Potato Crisps

This is a dish that is very easy on the eye and pretty hot on the taste buds too! The combination of flavors that is incorporated into this recipe is utterly delicious and I was thrilled when my experiment here finished so well! Once the lentils have been cooked, it really is a five-minute-turnaround job,...
Raw Chocolate Mousse

Raw Chocolate Mousse

‘Raw chocolate mousse!’ they exclaimed…’Well, what in God’s name is that?…what is that?’ What is it indeed! It would seem that there is an ‘on trend’ fashion right now, with foods that are ‘as they come,’ from the ground, fresh and unhampered with. Fresh foods are something that I think a lot of us steer well clear...
Goan Fish Curry

Goan Fish Curry

Coconut oil has been at the forefront of the press in recent (cold) months. Everything I have heard about it has been great – you can use it on your hair as conditioner, your skin as a moisturiser, cooking to replace oils, your face as a make-up remover, butter on your toast, it aids your digestion...
Venison and Chocolate Sauce

Venison and Chocolate Sauce

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to go to Le Gavroche. Wow. An auction that my friend was putting on was being held there and she needed a couple of us to go along and help. When she disclosed the venue, I couldn’t believe my ears! Only the day before had I been speaking...
Fresh Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

Fresh Coconut and Sweet Potato Curry

Recently, I have become rather obsessed with Coconut water…enter stage left wholesome, hemp wearing yogi..or not. But it does taste really delicious and is unbelievably thirst quenching. And as it is only the water of the coconut, extremely healthy and virtually fat free (ok, boring! But just in case that were enough to sway you!)...
Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir

This was another one of those urban legends of London, “you know that restaurant where you eat in the dark and you are served by blind waiters.” Oh yes, that old chestnut. We have all heard it, but no-one I knew had ever been… Until now…. We went to see this for ourselves. We booked...
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