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 Advertisements

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…

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.

 

Self Raising Flour

If like me you live in a country where it is almost impossible to buy self raising flour, then it is very very easy to make your own. I found this recipe on http://www.notdelia.com. 450g/1lb plain flour ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda a pinch of salt Mix together WELL and store…