Category Archives: Recipes

Breakfast of University Champions

I’ve been quite bad and not posted anything recently. I really want to do more recipe posts but as I’m back living at home now, I don’t have as much control over the shopping list and what’s for dinner any more.

However I’ve got a great recipe for new university students. As we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also one of the hardest to be bothered to make when you’re a student and have an early morning lecture.

Toast is the saviour of most students. Easy. Cheap. And quick !

My recipe is just a pimped out version of toast. One of my favourite breakfasts is pancakes, and this recipe combines the ease of toast with one of my favourite pancake toppings. Trust me Freshers, this little beauty will make your first few weeks at university that much better. Be the envy of all your new flatmates while they eat soggy cereal. Which to be honest, after the first week will become impossible as the milk will never last more than a few hours in the shared fridge and you’ll soon stop buying it.

My record for fasted Milk snatching was a few hours. I bought 4 pints from Tesco and put it in the shared fridge around 8pm. Next morning woke up to have breakfast at 11am and the whole 4 pints was gone. Empty bottle in the bin. And nobody had even drunk it apparently. 

Breakfast of University Champions


2 Slices of bread (whatever type you like)

1 Banana 

Nutella or other chocolate spread



Butter Knife


  1. Toast your bread.
  2. While your bread is toasting, slice your banana into nice thick discs.
  3. When your toast is done, spread generously with Nutella and place your banana discs on top of the toast.
  4. Eat while warm.

And there you have it, one of the easiest and tastiest university breakfasts you can have !

Tasty & Simple !

Graduatedkate’s Top Tip : Keep your Nutella jar in your room. Nutella is a magnet to food thieves. In my flat, nutella could not be left unattended. For some reason people cannot resist having a spoonful of it when they come back drunk and hungry. Also rather handily, Nutella does not have to be refrigerated.

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Fridge Cake Recipe

Today I made some fridge cake. If you haven’t heard of fridge cake then you need to keep reading ! It’s not only delicious but is extremely easy to make !

*Attention new university students.* I went to UEA and we didn’t have ovens in our halls accommodation. If you’re in the same situation and like to bake cakes, this recipe will satisfy your cake cravings and make you very popular with your flatmates ! All it requires is a fridge and microwave !!!

Graduatedkate’s Fantastic Fridge Cake Recipe


  • 300g Milk Chocolate
  • 100g Butter
  • 10 tbsp of Golden Syrup
  • 250g Digestive Biscuits
  • As many raisins as you want
  • As many maltesers as you want
  • Anything else you fancy !

(If you add marshmallows I think it becomes a rocky road)

Essential Equipment

  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rolling Pin/Mini Chopper
  • Tin (to set it in)

Everything You Need To Make Delicious Fridge Cake


Get your digestive biscuits and smash them up into small crumbs any way you want. I have a mini chopper which I use to do the job. However a rolling pin works just as well, put the biscuits into a sandwich bag and smash them over the top until they resemble sand.

Weighing The Biscuits

Like this

So basically, once you’ve weighed out your butter, chocolate and golden syrup, put it all in a bowl small enough to fit in your microwave.

All In A Bowl

Now, place the bowl in your microwave and set the timer for 20 seconds. Every 20 seconds take a little look at it and give it a stir. Repeat this process until it has all melted together. The time it takes will all depend on the strenght of your microwave. Make sure you check every 2o seconds as if you microwave it for too long the chocolate might burn, and burnt chocolate is horrible !

Now the fun really begins !

Add all the ingredients to the mixture. I chose to use raisins and maltesers, but you can put whatever you want into it, nuts, candied peels, whatever !

Pour In The Crushed Biscuits

Add Everything else and Mix !

It may not look that pretty at this stage but don’t worry. Now have whatever container you’re gonna set your fridge cake in ready. You should line it with cling-film for a hassle free release once it’s set. I used greaseproof paper once when I didn’t have any cling-film but it didn’t work as well. And NEVER EVER do it without lining the tin. It’ll just get stuck and you’ll have to try and cut it in the tin.

Here’s my tin, lined with cling film

Now it’s time to pour the mixture into the tin.

It’s gonna be so good !

Now try and push it into the corners with a spoon. This might be a bit difficult as it’s quite sticky but persevere !

Squish it into all the corners

Once you’ve done that, get a clean spoon, and use this to smooth the top. This is normally my favourite bit.

It should then look like this

I used loads of raisins and maltesers in this particular Fridge Cake so it doesn’t look that pretty. It’s now time to put the Fridge Cake into the fridge. Within 1-2 hours you can take it out and slice it up to eat. If you’re not impressed with how this looks then there is one more thing you can do.

Once the fridge cake is set, melt some chocolate in the bowl and then pour it on top of the Fridge Cake.

Chocolate Hides All Sins

Then you can make it look all pretty and nice.

Like This !

Leave it to chill again so that the chocolate topping sets. Once it’s set, it’s time to take it out, cut it up and enjoy it !

So that’s my recipe for Fridge Cake. If you’ve never had it, please give it a go. It’s really moorish and so easy !

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