Lamb Kofta Recipe with Candied Jalapeño Mint Jelly

Lamb Kofta Recipe with Candied Jalapeño Mint Jelly

Lamb Kofta Recipe with Candied Jalapeno Mint Jelly

We are so thrilled to introduce our new Candied Jalapeño Mint Jelly, that we have dived straight into spring with a lamb recipe we know you’ll love. Kofta (also known as kofte, keftedes, kafta) is a hugely popular dish from the middle east. It can contain a variety of ingredients, but is predominantly made from ground meat, mixed with herbs and spices and cooked over fire. They can be found in countries from Europe to Central Asia, and cooked in a variety of ways, but I am cooking these lamb kofta on skewers in a griddle pan.

Despite the number of ingredients listed, it’s a very simple recipe, which really just needs some preparation. The cooking time is only 5-6 minutes. I’m sure, like me, your spice cupboard already has most of the ingredients already, but if not, simply leave out what you don’t have. If you prefer parsley instead of coriander, go ahead and change it. Recipes are only a guideline, so make it your own. It’s going to be tasty either way!

The Candied Jalapeño Mint Jelly brings a touch of sweetness and mild heat to this dish, and we are sure you're going to love this new addition to our collection. These lamb kofta are worth a little effort, and we would love to see your versions. Don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram posts and stories, and let us know what you think! 


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For the Kofta:

1 tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

500g lamb mince

1 small bunch fresh coriander, finely chopped

2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

1 tbsp oregano 

1 tsp ground cinnamon 

1 tsp smoked paprika 

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

Serve with:

Pitta bread

Candied Jalapeno Mint Jelly

1/4 cabbage, finely shredded 

2 tomatoes, cut in chunks

1/3 cucumber, cut in chunks

1/3 red onion, finely sliced

Greek yoghurt

Pinch of sumac (we recommend Ozi Lala's Sumac ) or dried chilli flakes


  1. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil on a medium/low heat and sweat the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until translucent.
  2. Remove from heat, place into a large bowl and leave aside to cool.
  3. Once cool, add the spices, mint and coriander and mix. 
  4. Add the lamb and using your hand, mix and work the meat until it forms a ball. 
  5. Check the seasoning by frying a teaspoon of your mince. If it’s good, refrigerate for one hour. If not, add more seasoning to your liking. 
  6. After one hour, remove meat from refrigerator and assemble your kofta. 
  7. You can use wooden or metal skewers (be sure to soak wooden ones first, so they don’t burn), wet your hand and take a 1/4 of the meat mixture and mould around the skewer. Try to mould uniformly so it cooks evenly (my kofta are 4cm in diameter, 20cm long)
  8. Put them back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  9. Heat a griddle pan on a medium/hot heat, and brush the kofta with olive oil, and place all four on the pan. They should sizzle. Gently turn them every 30 seconds, for around 5-6 minutes, until cooked.
  10. Remove the kotfa, and let them rest.
  11. Add the pitta bread to the pan to soak up the juices (or use a dry pan if you prefer), then assemble the salad, yoghurt, Candied Jalapeno Mint Jelly and garnish with coriander, mint and sumac.
Marmalade & Goat’s Cheese Sourdough Bagel (Gluten Free

Marmalade & Goat’s Cheese Sourdough Bagel (Gluten Free

Marmalade & Goat's Cheese Sourdough Bagel (gluten free)

Sometimes you find incredibly easy recipes that just make you pumped for home baking and this is one of them. I’m really excited to share this with you, because its the first bagel that I have eaten which carries a texture and taste that seriously raises the bar for gluten free baked goods.

My thanks to Rana for allowing us to use her Sourdough Bagel Recipe which allows me to bring my two favourite products together! The serving suggestions are endless, of course, so give it a try and tag us both in on Instagram and show us your creations!





240g The GF Bakery Sourdough Bagel Mix

192ml warm water

42g agave syrup (optional)

You will need

Mixing bowl

spatula for mixing dough

greased piping bag cut with 4cm horizontal opening

non-stick baking tray

Flat spatula for flipping bagels



2 tbsp goats cheese (or any other soft cheese)

1 tbsp Jalapeno Orange Marmalade

2-3 slices parma ham

a few rocket leaves


  1. Add bagel mix, water and agave syrup (if using) into a bowl.
  2. Mix for around 1 minute to combine.
  3. Leave dough to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Grease inside piping bag with oil (you can wipe it on with kitchen roll).
  5. Preheat oven to 200C and boil water in pan on hob.
  6. After 5 minutes, mix the dough vigorously for 1 minute.
  7. Place dough into piping bag.
  8. Pipe dough into 3 equal rings (around 10cm wide) onto baking tray.
  9. Tidy up edges using a wet finger or wet spatula.
  10. Gently place bagels into boiling water using flat spatula.
  11. Boil for 2 minutes.
  12. Flip and boil for a further 2 minutes.
  13. Remove from pan and place back onto baking tray.
  14. Bake for 45 minutes at 200C. 
  15. Do not be tempted to eat these straight away. They still need time to dry out. Leave until totally cooled down. 


It may be easier to lightly oil your baking tray before piping. This will help when transferring them into the boiling water.

These can be eaten the same day (leave for AT LEAST two hours), without toasting. I usually eat one the same day and keep the others for subsequent days. Keep in an airtight zipper bag.

If you can get hold of Everything Bagel seasoning, this works super well WITHIN the dough. I add nigella seeds too. Don’t be tempted to top the bagels with nigella seeds though, they will burn and taste bitter. I top with sesame seeds. The agave is what gives the bagels a lovely deep colour and shine. You can use less or none if you prefer.

IMPORTANT: If you are adding any other dry ingredients to the dough (ie cinnamon, raisins, nigella seeds), make sure you add more warm water. ADD 8g of WARM WATER to 10g of DRY INGREDIENTS.


Hot Jalapeno Orange Chicken

Hot Jalapeno Orange Chicken

Hot Jalapeno Orange Chicken

This recipe is a twist on a hugely popular American-Chinese dish of Orange Chicken. Originally a take on Sweet and Sour Chicken, this sauce utilises the Limited Edition Hot Jalapeño Marmalade, and really brings out the ripe heat of red jalapeño with the zest of Seville oranges. I can see why it’s so popular in the U.S., as it’s already a family favourite in our house, making it two nights in a row! Plus, if you love your jalapeño heat, tweak the recipe and add a spoonful of Hot Relish or Red Rings to the sauce. 

Let us know your version by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram, and please share your creations with us!



Serves 2-3


For the chicken:

400g diced chicken (bite-size pieces) 

40g cornflour 

40g rice flour 

40g plain flour 

1 egg, whisked 

vegetable oil

For the orange sauce: 

2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari 

90ml fresh orange juice (one large orange) 

3 tbsp Hot Jalapeño Marmalade 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

1/2 tsp ginger (fresh or paste) 

15g caster sugar 

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

1/2 tsp sesame oil

To thicken the sauce: 

1 tbsp cornflour  

2 tbsp water


Toasted sesame seeds

Spring onion



1. To prepare the sauce, place the soy sauce, orange juice, marmalade, garlic, ginger, sugar, vinegar and sesame oil in a medium saucepan and cook on a medium-high heat for for 3-5 minutes. 

2. In a small bowl mix the cornstarch and water, and add to the sauce mixture and cook on a low heat until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat. 

3. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pan, until it is 350°F (180°C). 

4. In a large bowl, place cornflour, rice flour, and plain flour, a pinch of salt and whisk until combined.

5. In a small bowl, whisk one egg.

 6. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, as uniform as possible.

7. Dip the chicken into the egg and then dredge in the flour until completely covered. 

8. Cook chicken in batches, until cooked and golden brown in colour.  

9. Toss the chicken in the orange sauce until completely coated.

10. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and spring onion.

 11. Serve with jasmine rice.

Hot Jalapeno Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding

Hot Jalapeno Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding

Nutella & Marmalade Brioche

Bread and Butter Pudding

The humble bread and butter pudding has been around since the 18th century, so it has obviously had many iterations over the years. Lately I have wanted to utilise the already buttery brioche, and this marmalade was perfect to bring the bitterness needed to balance the dish. This recipe is for those who want a quick and easy pudding fix which just takes minutes to make and who love the decadent combination of bitter orange and chocolate. All supermarkets sell brioche rolls, so you most probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. 

Don’t forget to tag us in your pudding posts on the socials and enjoy the Limited Edition Hot Jalapeño Marmalade whilst stocks last!




Serves 4-6


  • 8 plain brioche rolls (or with chocolate chips)
  • 2 tbsp Hot Jalapeno Marmalade
  • 1 tbsp Nutella (or any chocolate spread)
  • 250ml whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar (topping)


1. Heat your oven to 350°F (180°C)

2. Grease an ovenproof dish with the butter.

3. Cut the brioche rolls in half lengthways, and lightly spread the bottom halves with the Nutella and the top halves with the marmalade.

4. To make the custard, heat the milk in a pan on a low setting until it’s almost simmering. Add the vanilla and keep stirring.

5. Meanwhile whisk the egg and caster sugar in a large bowl and add a 1/3 of the hot milk to the egg mixture and whisk.

6. Pour the egg mixture back into the pan of remaining hot milk and cook over low heat stirring continuously until the custard coats the back of a spoon. 

7. Remove from the heat and continue to stir for another minute. 

8. Arrange the brioche in the dish, pour over the custard, and sprinkle the caster sugar over the top.

9. Place in the oven for 30 minutes, until golden brown.

10. Remove from the oven and let it sit for ten minutes.

11. Serve on it’s own or with cream.

Cheese and bacon BBQ Pastry Swirls

Cheese and bacon BBQ Pastry Swirls

Cheese and Bacon BBQ Swirls

This recipe is generously submitted by @elleofataste. Head over to her instagram page to see a full visual of this recioe in her stories.



1. Roll out the pastry

2. Evenly spread the BBQ sauce to cover the entire sheet of pastry

4. Sprinkle with grated cheese

5. Slice thin slices of bacon and sprinkle over

6. Salt and pepper and some mixed Herbs

7. Then roll the pastry into a tight sausage shape and cut thin slices and put onto a baking tray

8. Glaze the swirls with egg and put in the oven at 200 degrees for around 15-20 mins

Vegan Falafel & Beet Tacos

Vegan Falafel & Beet Tacos

Vegan Falafel & Beet Tacos

This easy taco recipe will have you coming back for more.

Recipe kindly submitted by Darwins Kitchen from @Mattdarwinskitchen


  • Falafel bites 
  • Hummus 
  • Beetroot (pre cooked) 
  • Picked red cabbage 
  • Carrot
  • Red onion 
  • Apple
  • Mint
  • Yogurt/vegan yogurt 
  • Pomegranate seeds 
  • Coriander 
  • Haynes Red Candied Jalapenos
  • Soft taco wraps 


1. Cook pre made falafel to package instructions

2. Finely slice carrot, red onion and matchstick the apple. Add the pickled cabbage and cover with some of the pickling juice. Add a pinch of sugar and salt and set aside 

3. Finely chop a few mint leaves and add to to the yogurt. 

4. Blitz 1 pre cooked beetroot with hummus (store bought). You can find beetroot hummus in most supermarkets now. 

5. Time to build -

Heat your taco wraps in a pan for 10-20 seconds

Spoon on some of the beetroot hummus then add the purple pickles 

Break up the falafel bites and load them in , topping with a drizzle or the mint yogurt and those pomegranate seeds

Add a sprinkle of coriander and a couple Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapenos for a little kick of heat.