Best Nine Instagram Posts of 2017

My Best Nine Instagram Posts of 2017, hope you enjoy having a scroll through, links for the recipes have been added to each post (where a recipe is available), so you can try it out for yourself! Some recipes aren’t available (yet) but will be added soon. If you aren’t a follower of mine on Instagram and have stumbled across this blog on the net then go download the Instagram app and follow me @afeliaskitchen, watch my stories where you can pick up daily kitchen hacks and ideas when it comes to cooking/cleaning. Enjoy!

9.Β Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies recipe

This #Eid why not put these deliciously moist Chocolate Brownies on your menu? Follow the link in my profile to view the recipe I made these for a dinner party a couple of days ago and they went down a treat. Serve warm with cold vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup for a really indulgent treat! The best thing is these taste EVEN BETTER when they've been baked a day or two in advance, so can be made ahead of time, so what are you waiting for? Ready, set, bake! Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Monday! 🌞🌹 Af_ #afeliaskitchen #dessert #chocolate #chocolatebrownies #treat #ideas #inspiration #afternoontreat #foodfork #food52grams #vscofood #vscocam #thatsdarling #trendsetting #dscolour #colours #foodlife #foodporn #foodgasm #foodlover #foodblogger #foodie #eatwithfamily #eidmenu #eiduladha #eid2017

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8.Β Jam and Coconut Sponge Cake

Recipe to follow soon…

I've been craving this for a couple of days now and just had to make it today! Jam & Coconut Sponge has to be one of my most favourite childhood school desserts, EVER! Serve with vanilla custard for a truly nostalgic treat. Recipe below, don't forget to tag me in your photos using @afeliaskitchen. Jam & Coconut Sponge You will need: 220g butter 220g sugar 4 eggs 220g self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 200g seedless raspberry jam desiccated coconut Method: 1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 4. Begin by creaming together 220g of butter and 220g of sugar till smooth. 2. Crack in 4 eggs one by one till well combined. 3. Sift in 220g of self raising flour and add 2 tsp baking powder and mix till you have a smooth batter. 4. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper, my tray measured 22cm by 35cm, and pour in the batter. 5. Bake in the oven at gas mark 4 for 30 – 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. 6. Allow the sponge to cool for 10 mins, while the sponge is still warm use a palette knife and spread seedless raspberry jam over the top. If your sponge cools too much or the jam is difficult to spread, simply warm the jam in the microwave and then spread. 7. Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top and serve with hot #vanilla #custard! Bon Appetit! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹_ #afeliaskitchen #recipe #sharing #myrecipe #baking #baker #cake #cakes #nomnomnom #schoolcakes #cakeandcustard #jamsponge #coconutsponge #coconutandjamsponge #coconutandjam #cakesforlife #ideas #inspiration #foodglooby #feedfeed #buzzfood #yahoofood #vscofood #foodfork #foodporn #foodgasm #foodphotography

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7.Β Ramadan 2017, Day 1

Classic Sana Biran recipe
Kisuri recipeΒ 
Chicken Pakoras Recipe
Spicy Shredded Chicken Samosa recipe to follow

Iftar Table – Day 1 For iftar today we had the mandatory Kisuri & Classic Sana Biran, I also made Chicken #Pakoras and some Spicy Shredded Chicken Samosas. We had some plain #pilau leftover from yesterday's barbecue which some of us enjoyed with the #sana (#chana) and a drizzle of yoghurt and mint sauce (not everyone in my family enjoys #kisuri). We had mango and blueberries for afters. Recipes for the first three dishes can be found on the website, I will try to share the Spicy Shredded Chicken #Samosa recipe soon. Hope your first day of Ramadan went well and you've enjoyed your iftar…..please remember those less fortunate than us in your duas and donate as much as you can during this blessed month. πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈβ€ Af_____ #afeliaskitchen #ramadan2017 #iftar #ideas #inspiration #iftartable #snacks #meal #eatwithfamily #nomnomnom

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6.Β Ramadan 2017, Day 4

Chicken Enchilada recipe
Minced Lamb Samosas recipe

Iftar Table Day 4 I kept today's menu fairly simple making my Chicken Enchilada along with some snacks the kids really wanted – potato croquettes, samosas and chicken nuggets….we also had fruits for afters and some chocolate fondue. A dear friend of mine sent some iftar round unexpectedly – she sent us chicken biryani, chana chaat and more samosas, needless to say we couldn't finish it all and there's still some food left! I've been meaning to make a drink using Rooh Afza (rose flavoured syrup) and finally did so today, I added some basil seeds to the drink, it was so cool and refreshing. Everything was delicious Alhamdulillah, I pray everyone's iftar meal was good too. πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈπŸ’• Af_ #afeliaskitchen #ramadan2017 #ramadan #iftar #ideas #inspiration #mealtime #eatwithfamily #tasty #nomnomnom

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5.Β Afelia’s Beef Steaks, Vote Off

Afelia’s Beef Steaks recipe

It's time to vote people! If you would like to see the recipe for Afelia's Beef Steaks this weekend on the blog, like this photo and comment down below. IF HOWEVER you would like to see the recipe for Afelia's Perfect Pizzas, like and comment on the next post! You can vote for both recipes but only one recipe will be shared, the losing recipe will be shared soon after. Voting will be open until midnight Monday (tomorrow) via Instagram and Facebook, so get those fingers tapping!!! πŸ€—πŸ’› Af_ #afeliaskitchen #recipe #sharing #beef #beefsteaks #perfectsteak #dinner #ideas #inspiration #eatwithfamily #homemade #peas #mash #gravy #comfortfood #autumnal #winterfuel #winterfood #nomnom #tasty #buzzfood #yahoofood #vscofood #vscocam #foodfork #instafood #instadaily #foodlover

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4.Β Homecoming Dinner

Akhni Fulab –Β Pilau Lambs Meat recipe
Classic Lamb & Potato Curry recipe
Classic Tomato Salad recipe

My Sun's welcome home dinner! Today my eldest returned home after a three night trip away on a residential, so I had to cook his favourite dishes, #Akhni #Fulab and my Classic Lamb & Potato Curry! I also made a Classic Tomato salad to go with it. We also had some leftovers from last night's meal; chana and potato curry, spicy mackerel and sardine with spinach and lastly, a chicken and sweet potato curry. #Alhamdullilah my Sun was very satisfied with his homecoming meal, I was happy to be able to cook it for him! #mumlove I call my son, 'Sun' purposefully because for me he is like the rays of sunshine, he really knows how to bring warmth to my heart and make me smile. 😊 May Allah bless him with this ability for years to come, insha Allah ameen……😘❀ Af____ #afeliaskitchen #dinner #family #mealtime #homecooked #original #ideas #inspiration #bengali #bangladeshi #bengalifood #bangla

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3.Β Peri Peri Chicken

Last night for dinner I cooked Peri Peri Chicken along with Roasted Spiced Potatoes and a broccoli slaw using steamed broccoli and coating in a homemade ranch style dressing. The recipe for the Peri Peri Chicken will be up soon, please be patient in the meantime, I will share recipes for the potatoes and Broccoli Slaw here on Instagram in the upcoming days. Last night instead of pan frying the chicken in my cast iron pan, I oven baked them on a grill rack which I placed over a baking tray and baked the chicken at gas mark 7 for about 25 minutes. I then placed the baked chicken under the grill to brown and char the tops a little more, this gave the chicken the look and taste I wanted. The chicken and potatoes went down really well with the kids, the broccoli slaw they weren't too keen on, I loved it but clearly they didn't! πŸ˜‹πŸ™Š Hope you all have a good dinner this evening. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– Af #afeliaskitchen #dinner #ideas #inspiration #eatwithfamily #mealtime #grilledchicken #periperichicken #piripiri #spicychicken #tasty #yummy #hotchicken #foodlover #foodporn #foodgasm #foodlife #foodfork #instafood #instadaily #buzzfoodfeed

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2.Β SpicyΒ Peri Peri Chicken recipe testing

Recipe to follow…

Dinner this evening was my Spicy Peri Peri Chicken with sides of chips and mixed baby leaf spinach salad. I wanted to make bulgar/couscous as a side dish but my kids wanted chips. They ask for chips all the time πŸ™„. Thank goodness they're airfried hey! The Spicy Peri Peri chicken is a new recipe I'm testing, I marinated the chicken before I went on holiday to Morocco and cooked it this evening (they were marinated and frozen in a container)……I'm soooo pleased to say that this recipe is THE ONE, the kids loved the level of spice and said the chicken was really flavoursome, I can't wait to repeat the process and share it with you all! After having tried several times to get the balance of flavours right, I think I've finally nailed it! Hope you've all had a lovely meal this evening too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’• Af #afeliaskitchen #dinner #eatwithfamily #mealtimes #periperi #piripiri #periperichicken #piripirichicken #portugesefood #spicychicken #chickenandchips #homecooked #foodie #grilledfood #foodie #foodlover #foodlife #foodporn #foodgasm #foodfork #food52grams #vscofood #vscocam #dscolour #instafood

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1.Β Snack Attack! Pizza Baguette

Recipe to follow

Butter Chicken Baguette Pizzas for an early evening snack! Comment below if you'd like me to do a recipe for this. I had these part baked baguettes sitting at home and whilst clearing out my freezer came across a tub of leftover Butter Chicken (recipe is already on the website), I used both to create these #yummy pizzas. Watch my #instastory to see how I made the baguette pizzas from the leftovers in my fridge and freezer and using a #beeftomato from my #garden. Really easy to make and the kids devoured them at once! Hope you're all having something nice for dinner this evening. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– Af_ #afeliaskitchen #original #ideas #inspiration #snacks #foodforsharing #family #food #baguettepizza #pizza #indianmeetsitalian #indian #butterchicken #curry #italianpizza #tasty #nomnomnom #buzzfood #yahoofood #vscofood #yummly #tastespotting #bread #foodlover

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Thank you for all the likes, comments and support, it is much appreciated and spurs me on to keep doing what I do.

Here’s looking forward to more food and good times in 2018!

Af πŸ™‚

 

 

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  1. ally
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    When will you post the recipe for the spicy peri peri chicken? X

    31 December, 2017

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