Barry tries viral TikTok recipes part 4

by Barry Lewis


Milk Balls

2tbsp cornflour

1tbsp sugar

5tbsp milk

1tsp vanilla extract

Cocoa powder to dust

Breakfast burrito

1 tortilla

2 large eggs

1tbsp milk

Salt & pepper

Handful cheese

Cooked bacon slices

Olive oil cake

4 eggs

200g sugar

Zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange

220g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

180ml extra virgin olive oil

100g butter, melted but at room temp

3tbsp milk

Icing sugar and rosemary sprig to garnish

Milk balls, olive oil cake and a breakfast burrito get tried in the latest Barry tries! Not sure i’ll be having the milk balls again, ever! But that breakfast burrito is a thing of legend, we’ve already made some for breakfast with the kids and they are made in a flash, a truly epic food hack / recipe!

Milk Balls

In a bowl mix together the cornflour, sugar, milk and vanilla flavouring. Do this with a whisk until smooth and lump free. Pour into a non-stick frying pan and cook over a low heat stirring consistently. It will thicken up rather quickly, as soon as it rolls into a big dough like shape and is dried up, take it off the heat and allow to cool.

Shape and roll up with your hands into small ball shapes – you should get 4 or 5 out of the mixture. They will feel quite gummy and bouncy ball like…. Dust with cocoa powder and ….. never make again (in my opinon!)… it could maybe work better with less cornflour but I’ll leave that up to you if you want to experiment!

Breakfast burrito

Beat the eggs together with a whisk in a bowl, add the milk and season with salt and pepper. Add a knob of butter to a non-stick frying pan big enough to hold a tortilla…. Once the butter is bubbling, pour in the egg mix over a medium heat, ensuring it covers the whole pan. Cook the eggs without scrambling them, tilt the pan to help any egg run to the sides.

Just as they are about to fully cook, but still slightly wet on the top add the tortilla on top and keep cooking for a minute or so. Grab a spatula, lift up the egg mix and flip it quickly so the tortilla is facing down. Now add the cheese and bacon, then fold in half, then half again… the video shows this well, cook for another 30 seconds or so to melt the cheese! That’s it… lovely! Play around with the filling ideas!

Olive oil cake

First of all whisk together the sugar, eggs and zest. Use an electric whisk to whizz it all together until it is lighter in colour – approximately 5 minutes. Slowly add in the flour and baking powder, whisking again until just merged and thickened, then add the olive oil, melted butter and milk, adding in 2 batches, whisking as you go!

Pre-heat an oven to 350f/180c/160fan. Grease and dust with flour a 10inch cake pan, then pour the batter mixture in, bake for 35 minutes… mine actually took longer, at the 35 minute stage it looked ready, but a bamboo skewer inserted came out very gooey, so I covered with foil and baked for a further 10 minutes until the skewer came out clean.

Leave to cool in the pan for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to fully cool down. Dust with icing sugar and place a rosemary sprig on top. Cut a circle out if you wish? I’ve no idea why and then serve away! I liked this, it was not as moist as I thought it would be, particularly the next day like a carrot cake still is, but it’s good. Play around with it – different fillings, zests, flavourings etc.