Caribbean Food Month – Recipe ideas using coconut milk | Champagne Twist

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, coconut milk lends itself to a multitude of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes and everything in between.  Following are a few simple recipe ideas featuring coconut milk.

 

Elle’s coconut rice

Elle's Coconut rice - champagnetwist.com

Ingredients

1 cup of rice

1 1/4 cups of water or coconut water

3/4 coconut milk

2 sprigs of thyme

1 bay leaf

1/4 tsp chilli flakes

1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt (optional)

 

Coconut rice in bowl - champagnetwist.com

Method

  1. After washing the rice, place it in a large saucepan, with the water or coconut water and coconut milk.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients then bring to the boil and allow to simmer until the rice is cooked.
  3. Serve immediately. You can also use as a base for rice salad or as a side.

Rice salad - champagnetwist.com

 

Coconut Chai traybake – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/coconut-chai-traybake

Vegan Hot Coconut Drink – https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/horlixier_49938

George’s Dal – https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/georges_dal_75678

Sweet Potato Curry – https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/sweet-potato-caribbean

 

Dunn's River coconut milk champagnetwist.com

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you try any of the recipes mentioned, it would be great to see how you use coconut milk.

More Caribbean Food Month treats on Monday, see you then.

Afternoon Tea Week – Day 2 – The Ultimate Afternoon Tea Menu

Hello, and welcome to Day 2 of Afternoon Tea Week, here on ChampagneTwist.com

As you may know, Afternoon Tea is my favourite meal, and I designed my ideal afternoon tea menu.

Anything highlighted in the menu clicks through to a recipe.

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Ultimate Afternoon Tea Menu

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Sandwiches and Breads

  • Cucumber and mint butter on seeded bread
  • Cream cheese with lemon and chive on seeded bread
  • Soda Bread
  • Corn and Dill Bread

 

Scones

  • Cayenne, Cheese and Chive
  • Traditional
  • Apple Brandy Raisin
  • Stem Ginger

 

Butters, Jams and Spreads

  • Blackberry and rose jam
  • Apple jam
  • Raspberry jam
  • Strawberry Champagne jam
  • Homemade butter
  • Homemade nut butter (coconut and almond)
  • Hummus

Pastries, Biscuits and Cupcakes

 

Cakes

  • Coconut and lime naked cake
  • Victoria Sponge
  • Lemon Drizzle
  • Black Forest Gateaux
  • Sacher Torte
  • Carrot
  • St Clements
  • Lemon Lavender

 

Tea

  • Teapigs – Peppermint Tea
  • Pukka –
  • Earl Grey –
  • Lady Grey –
  • Harrods – No 9 Georgian
  • Savoy – Afternoon Blend
  • Champagne Twist – Special blend

 

 

What is your ultimate Afternoon Tea Menu? Please share in the comments box.

Afternoon Tea Week 14-20 August 2017 | Champagne Twist

Afternoon Tea Week 14-20 August 2017
Afternoon Tea Week | ChampagneTwist.com

This week is Afternoon Tea Week. In celebration, I’m posting every day this week all things related to my favourite meal of the day.

Here is a little trailer video to get you in the mood.

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Dont forget, Afternoon Tea Week starts tomorrow.