Oat apple crumble

20160602_180850Oat apple crumble is my all time go to comfort dessert. It ticks all the right boxes; warm, sweet and tangy.

For this recipe, I use 200g green apples,  a little zest of a yellow lemon with about a teaspoon of its juice and 50g sugar to soften and caramelise the apples ever so lightly.

The crumble is the best part of this dessert and making it is even more heavenly.

Combine 100g flour,  50g rolled oats, 100g butter and 50g brown sugar.

In a bowl, bring all the ingredients together and rub with your fingers to create a crumbly texture. Pour the caramelised apples into a baking dish, now put the crumble on top and bake for 10 minutes.

Summer of cooking at Due


Our summer of fun and creativity continues till August 31st 2016 with cookery classes for kids at Due by Chef Dish from 9am to 11am daily.
For kids who love creating and eating their own creations, we now organise cooking parties for kids aged 3 – 15.

Package Includes:

  • Cooking activities
  • Venue hire
  • A choice of what you can cook on the day
  • Party food and beverages

Cookery classes at Due by Chef Dish offers a cook & dine experience for foodies who want to try something new or simply to improve your culinary skills. Our hands-on, chef led classes range from 1 hour to 4 hour classes catering for kitchen novices to cooking enthusiasts.

Our themes include steak, burgers, pasta and street food influenced by Asian, Italian, French and British cuisine.

Burgers (1 hour)
Classic beef burger and spiced potato wedges

Italian (2 hours)
Wild game ragu with pasta
Tiramisu Sundaes

French (2 hours)
Braised chicken with mushrooms and onions
Spiced Pear tarte tatin
N12,000Classes run from 1st July to August 31st.  For more info, please email due@samanthalifestyle.com

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These easy-bake chocolate chip cookies are perfect for a mid-day pick me up, after school treat or a fuss free yet delicious dessert at the weekend. But it’s perfectly acceptable to bake a batch mid-week like I did. Once baked and out of the oven try and resist the temptation of eating while hot. Yes, if you are reading this thinking ‘how does she know not to do that?’ Well, I did and scalded my tongue. But it was so hard to resist. These cookies have a lovely crisp outer layer, soft squidgy interior and little chocolate chips oozing out in the middle. Yum!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 12 – 15

Here’s what you need

  • 350g unsifted self-raising flour

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 225g butter

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 175g soft brown sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 350g of any type of chocolate, crumbled


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients first- flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract.  Beat in the eggs and gradually add the flour mixture. Now stir in the chocolate.
  4. On a clean surface, split the dough in half. Roll each piece into a sausage shape. Wrap in cling film, twist both ends and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. To bake the cookies, simply cut the log into slices about 2cm thick, lay on a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Space evenly and bake for 9-11 minutes.
  6. Serve.