Month: June 2016

Win a Book: Cravings – by Chrissy Teigen

OUR WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN! IT’S JASMINE.S. CONGRATS, JASMINE! Niche & Nook is constantly looking for inspiration and we thought it was time to give something back to our readers. Niche & Nook is giving away a book, “Cravings”, to inspire you get more creative in the kitchen. This book is written by Chrissy Teigen, a model, co-host on the TV show FABLife, and married to John Legend (a singer). For years, she’s been collecting and cooking her favorite recipes, and here they are: from spicy tomato skillet eggs to chicken satay. Don’t miss out on this chance to win this prize! Enter below before July 28, 2016 for a chance to win! Photos: Monica Melsness  

Banoffee pie cupcakes

Serves 14 Ingredients  Caramel 1 cup sugar ⅓ cup water 125g butter, cubed 125ml cream Banana cakes 2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup caster sugar ½ cup milk ⅓ cup vegetable or mild olive oil 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup) 2 eggs Extra banana, thinly sliced Golden syrup, for drizzling Creamy frosting 250g mascarpone 300ml thickened cream 2 tbsp icing sugar Directions These cupcakes are best made the day before. To make caramel; put sugar and water in a large saucepan over a medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and without stirring, boil for 10-12 minutes until mixture begins to turn amber. Swirl pan to distribute colour evenly. Remove from the heat and add butter, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Mixture will splatter and foam. Pour in cream and whisk until smooth. Set aside until cooled completely. Caramel will thicken as it cools (store at room temperature for a spreadable consistency). Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 14 holes of two standard-size muffin tins with paper cases. Sift flour …