Pineapple & Ginger Smoothie

After finding the delicious recipe for No Bake Bites on http://gimmesomeoven.com/ I was checking out all their other lovely looking recipes and found this. The girls and I had them for breakfast, they did not approve 😦 I however thought they were yummy… 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple (I used some I had frozen so omitted the…

No Bake Bites

This evening I made these delicious balls of yumminess for a picnic tomorrow. I found the recipe on: http://gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/ but slightly amended the recipe as I don’t like flax seeds. 1 cup oats 1 cup coconut flakes (toasted at 180c for 4 minutes) 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup ground almonds  …

The ULTIMATE Chocolate Cake

I challenge you to find a better chocolate cake! Another BBCgoodfood recipe amazing cake this has been made for pretty much every birthday since I found the recipe… try it yourself. Ultimate chocolate cake recipe    

Banana Bread

This recipe is fab it uses 6-7 bananas which if you have a whole bunch past their best, or like me you put them in the freezer for another day and end up with LOADS! 250g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch salt 115g butter 115g sugar 2 eggs, beaten 6-7 / 500g…

Liz’s Graham Rolls

I was very happy to spend a day making bread with some friends recently and this was one of the recipe’s we learned, the rolls are delicious, and the best news is they need no kneading! 500ml Warm Water (not too hot) 100ml Milk 25g Yeast 2tsp salt (I was told to not skimp on…

English Crumpets

1lb / 450 g strong plain flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 7g / 2 teaspoons fast-rising active dry yeast  1/2 pint / 300 ml warm milk  1/2 pint / 300 ml warm water  ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda vegetable oil 4 pastry cutters of approx the same size Put the flour and salt in a large bowl and stir in the sugar and yeast. Pour in the warm milk and…

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

This is a delicious recipe for hot cross buns, not just for Easter!

I’m not convinced about using milk and icing sugar for the crosses though so will be researching new ways to do this.

 

Chocolate Mousse

75g dark chocolate , chopped and melted (70% is good) 2 eggs , separated 25g butter , melted 2 tbsp golden caster/icing sugar Mix the chocolate with the egg yolks and butter. Whisk the egg whites and then whisk in the sugar until the mixture is shiny and stiff. Fold the two mixtures together. Divide…

Microwave Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding

Dessert in 5 minutes… yes it’s true it really does work, I added a little extra syrup at the end too. 100 g self raising flour 100 g butter 100 g sugar 30 ml milk 2 eggs (beaten) few vanilla essence grated zest of half a lemon 3 tablespoons of golden syrup Cream the butter and…

Plum Crumble

750g plums 4 tablespoons golden caster sugar  a large knob of butter 150g flour 100g butter 50g ground almonds (or leave these out and add a little more flour until breadcrumbs) 70g golden caster sugar 50g rolled oats Set the oven at 190˚/Gas 5. Stone and halve the fruit Put them in the baking dish…

Classic Victoria Sandwich Cake

3 large eggs175g (6oz) of softened butter175g (6oz) of caster sugar175g (6 oz) of self-raising flour 1½ teaspoons of baking powder. 2 x 18 cm (7 in) greased and lined sandwich tins1 tablespoon milk whipped creamjar of strawberry jam Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/gas 4. Grease two sandwich tins then line the base of each tin…