Yoghurt Cake (coconut and lime)

Adapted this from a recipe I saw on netmums and liked that the ingredients are weighed out using only a yogurt pot. 1 drop vanilla essence (optional) 3 eggs 2 yoghurt pots caster sugar 2 1/2 yoghurt pots self-raising flour sieved 1/2 yoghurt pot desiccated coconut 1 yoghurt pot of oil 125g coconut yoghurt (use the pot to measure out other…

Double Chocolate Flapjacks

I can’t take the credit for these as my husband cooked them up but they were delicious and had to write down the recipe so we don’t loose it! 250g Porridge Oats 125g Butter 3 teaspoons cocoa powder 65g Brown Sugar 60g Muscavado sugar 3 tablespoons Golden Syrup 50g plain chocolate, chopped roughly Grease a…

Religieuse

After watching the ‘Great British Bake Off’ last night both girls were very interested in trying these delicious choux bun treats. We popped out to the shops and bought the extra bits we needed and then all spent the afternoon cooking. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/religieuse_46431

Hide and Seek Cookies

I found this recipe on a really useful baby website; netmums.com, I adjusted it a little and my girls named them ‘hide and seek’ as we hid smarties inside before cooking them! 100g/4oz softened butter/margarine 100g/4oz soft brown sugar 1 tbsp golden syrup or honey 150g/6oz self raising flour 1 tsp cocoa powder 1/2 tsp vanilla extract…

Bread pudding

Not to be confused with bread and butter pudding, this is a stodgy cake which can be eaten in slices either warm or cold and is LOVED by me and (very surprisingly) by my children! 300g white / wholemeal bread 160g raisins 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 350ml milk 1 large egg 70g…

Emergency Biscuits!

Made these little vanilla biscuits for school picnic today, iced with a little icing sugar/water mix and glittery sprinkles! 2oz sugar4oz butter 6oz flour vanilla extract Cream the butter and sugar. Add splash of vanilla extract.Stir in the flour add splash of milk to combine if necessary. roll out and cut out.  Cook for 8…

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  …

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…