I am Fat and I cook

  My name is Marten I owned and ran a small Diner in Gosport Hampshire. I specialize in Cooking Mexican, Caribbean and Belize food  with a large range of Pulled Pork dishes. I Loved trying out new recipes on my customers. I have now retired and to fill my days I keep my hand in […]

Rock Cakes

    Now I have retired from my Cafe I think its time I released my secret Rock Cake recipe. I used to sell massive amounts of these mostly before they had even got out of the oven, the smell would waft out of the door and the customers would come. This recipe will make […]


A bag of warm Panades with some zippy Onion Sauce is a great snack. In Belize these little treats are similar to Empanades. Fairly easy to make here is how. Ingredients:- Dough 1 lb Masa Harina (Tortilla Flour) 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1 Pint Chicken Stock Salt to taste 2 tablespoons Recado Powder .5 cup […]

Belizean style Stew Chicken

When ever I go to Belize I always make sure that I sample Stew Chicken its the national dish and very very tasty. Served with Rice and Beans some fried Plantain and Slaw blooming lovely. Served in every household all taste slightly different but all are delish so why not try some out.   Ingredients […]

Caribbean Style Mac n Cheese

Mac n Cheese Caribbean Style rich thick and creamy this is just so tasty. Easy to make just follow the instructions. Ingredients for 6 portions:- Dried Macaroni or any Pasta tube Cheese Sauce Mix 500 grms Grated Cheese Salt 1 tsp Large Tin Evaporated Milk 2 tablespoons Made English Mustard Chilli Flakes Onion Diced Tomato […]

Poached Eggs

Eggs made easy

Eggs nutritious and tasty here are some easy tricks. My Scrambled Eggs quick and easy:- 3 Eggs splash of milk, or for creamier eggs evaporated milk a good knob of butter salt and pepper add all ingredients to a glass mixing bowl give it a good whisk up, microwave for 2 mins take out and […]

Johhny Cake

Johnny Cakes

A breakfast staple the Johnny Cake split with a bit of butter a slice of Ham and some cheese yum yum. In the Caribbean and Belize these are very popular, easy to make so why not give them a go. 4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons butter at room […]

Lemon Polenta Cake

Lemon Polenta Cake

If you love Cake but unlucky enough to be Gluten Intolerant this is the cake for you. Easy to make really tasty and Gluten FREE!!!! Ingredients:-  Butter 250 g Caster Sugar 225 g Polenta 350 g Lemon Fresh x 2 Egg Large x 3 Salt1 tsp Baking Powder (Gluten Free) 1 tsp Lemon Essence Method […]

easter bickys

Easter Bickys

I love a spicy Easter Biscuit crisp and full of warming sweet spices mmmmm. Heat Your oven to 200c or 180c fan You will need:- 100g o caster sugar 1 Medium egg ½ tsp baking powder 80g currants 100g soft butter 250g plain flour 2 tbsp milk 1 tablespoon sweet mixed spice Cinamon Sugar or some […]

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding a blast from childhood its easy to make and costs not a lot. Gorgeous comfort food. You will Need:- 1 Cup short grain pudding rice 1.2 ltrs whole milk 1 large can evaporated milk 50 grms brown sugar 30 grms butter 1 tablespoon nutmeg ground 1/2 tsp salt Get yourself a large ovenproof […]

rum cake

Caribbean Rum Cake

This is just Delicious easy to make and keeps well. (well I am sure it does but never lasts more than a few days). I am making this today for our Pudding after the Slow Cooker Lamb.     Ingredients: 1.75 cup Butter 1.75 cup Sugar White .25 cup Brown Sugar 4 each Egg Large […]