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…

American Pancakes

This morning me and the girls made these for breakfast, we’ve made them a few times and I think we have the recipe just right now. 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 desertspoon sugar sprinkle salt 140ml milk 1 egg splash melted butter Mix all the ingredients together. Heat some melted butter in…

Dippy Eggs

Best Breakfast ever? Thanks to my Mum I am now able to recreate the perfect boiled egg (almost) every time! If you keep your eggs in the fridge like me take them out and place in a bowl of hot water (hot from the tap). Put a saucepan of water on to boil. When the…

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…

Banana Muffins

200g (7 oz) plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large bananas, mashed 150g (5 oz) caster sugar 1 egg 75g (2 1/2 oz) butter, melted Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Place 12 paper baking cases in a muffin tin. Sift together the…

Chocolate Granola

3 cups rolled oats ½ cup raw almonds, chopped ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar Pinch of salt 6 Tbsp. mild honey 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil ½ cup, or more, finely chopped plain dark chocolate Preheat the oven to 150°C / 300°F. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, coconut,…