Kraft’s newest innovation: Milkbite Milk & Granola bar

14 Feb

The American company, Kraft Foods, has officially launched their newest snack bars, the MilkBite Milk & Granola bar, today on February 14th 2012.

Kraft's newest product: the Milkbite Bar

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Candybar Cheesecake with an Oreo cookie Crust

11 Feb

Cheesecake has been an American cake for years. Its well known for its density and rich creamy filling and pleasant cookie crust. People have created their own flavors to add to cheesecakes as i have with this recipe. You make choose any candy bar (in the photo i did it with Snickers, but it is entirely your choice). Just a note: this recipe is also very good with out the candy bars and just the oreo cookie crust.

Nationality: American                                                                              Cost: £10-15

Ingredients: CRUST

  • 2 cups/200g of oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup/50 g of Sugar
  • 1/2 cup/114g melted Butter

Ingredients: FILLING

  • 5 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tbsp/35g of Flour
  • 1 cup/200g of Sugar
  • 32 ounces/1kg of Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup/80ml of heavy whipping Cream
  • 2 Snicker bars, cut up

Preparation: CRUST

In a medium bowl combine oreo crumbs with the sugar and the melted butter and mix well with your hands. the the crumbs evenly into a greased cake dish and then refrigerate while making the filling.

Preparation: FILLING

Preheat oven at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C. In a large bowl mix cream cheese, sugar and flour together. beat it medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and mix between each addition. Add the whipping cream and vanilla and mix.  Then remove the crust from fridge and pour in the filling. Add cut up candy bars.

Bake for 15 minutes and then lower over temperature to 250 degrees F (120C) and continue to bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the center of the cake looks a little wet and wobbly. After cool overnight and then serve the next day. now available on your mobile!

11 Feb

The popular French culinary website,, now has a new phone application for free, available since early 2012.

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Frere Jacques

10 Feb

Nationality: French

10 – 12 Riverside Wall

Bishops Hall

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey


Telephone: 020 8546 1332

Frank B’s Diner

10 Feb

Nationality: American

The Bentall Centre Level 3
Wood Street,
Kingston Upon Thames

Telephone: 0208 546 1001

Coffee Cake

10 Feb

The tradition of coffee cake has been a typical American tendency for years. It is simply called a ‘coffee’ cake as it is something that people serve with coffee, but this recipe is my take on what a ‘coffee’ cake is which is made with real coffee. This is a really light and flavourful recipe, great as a nice afternoon snack with a cup of coffee or tea.

Nationality: American                                                                    Cost: £5

Ingredients: CAKE

  • 125g of Butter
  • 1 cup of Sugar
  • 3 eggs, slightly beat
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of Coffee powder (instant coffee)
  • 3/4 cup of Flour mixed with 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup of yoghurt mixed with 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Ingredients: ICING

  • 1 tbsp of brown/white Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of Coffee
  • 1/4 tsp on Cinnamon
  • warm milk/cream
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tsp of Flour

Preparation: CAKE

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Mix vanilla and coffee together in tbsp of water until dissolved. Add coffee and sugar mixture to the butter mixture. Pour the mixture into a large bowl. Fold in the flour mixture alternately with the yoghurt mixture until it has all combined.

Bake 30-40 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Cool and then ice.

Preparation: ICING

Heat milk/cream slightly until warm and then mix in the sugar while stirring fast. Once sugar has dissolved, mix in the coffee, cinnamon and vanilla. If too liquid, mix in the flour 1 tsp at a time until becomes a thicker texture like an icing should be.

Ben & Jerry’s take ice cream to the next level

10 Feb

Ben and Jerry’s has launched a new unique product , taking the ice cream experience to the next level, announced in the United Kingdom on February 9th 2012.

One of the few new flavours: 'Dough-ble Whammy'

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