April 20, 2014

Spring flower cake pops

spring flower cake pops

    There is nothing quite like fresh flowers to let you know that spring has finally arrived. What better way to celebrate the end of winter than with a Cake Pop Flower Bouquet?!   (Makes approximately 20 cake pops) Ingredients: For cake: 2 medium eggs 180g self raising flour 140g caster sugar 120g butter […]

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

      Simnel Cakes were originally made by servants and maids as gifts for their mothers when they returned home for what was usually their one holiday, Mothering Sunday. During these mid-Victorian times, the cakes would be decorated with flowers. The light fruit Simnel Cake which is now eaten during the Easter period contains […]

Easter Chick Cake Pops

Easter Chick Cake Pops

    Cake pops are a little different to your normal baked or homemade treats. With a little imagination and a tad more patience, the creative possibilities are endless. Making them takes place over several hours, requiring short bursts of effort rather than long periods of toil, making them perfect to dip and out of […]

Chocolate Pinwheels

Chocolate Pinwheels

    This is such a quick and easy recipe you just wouldn’t believe it. With only two ingredients and taking minutes to throw together, it’s a convenient and tasty treat that you can eat warm from the oven or cooled down – perfect for breakfast, lunch boxes or picnics alike.   Makes approximately 25 […]

Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Parcels

Sun-dried tomato and feta parcels

    This is three-ingredient recipe that is equally delicious hot from the oven or cooled. It’s yet another great dish you can throw together in minutes, ideal for meals, picnics or lunch boxes.   Makes 16 Ingredients: 500g Jus Rol Puff Pastry (you can find more of their products on their site at www.jusrol.co.uk) 200g […]

Chocolate Easter Nests

Easter Nests

      Children love helping out with this quick and easy Easter recipe. They also love eating the ingredients as you go. My tip is to ensure you have plenty of extra ingredients to hand for your little helpers to feast on as they ‘help’! This recipe makes approximately 30 nests.   Ingredients: 15 […]

5 top tips for perfect pancakes

Tossing a Pancake

      Get your pans ready for another pancake tossing extravaganza! Or if you’re anything like us, trying to catch the pancake in the pan again after some over-zealous throwing. Want to know how to make perfect pancakes? We’ll tell you!   Perfect Pancake Tip 1: Keep your batter lumpy Don’t worry about beating […]

Basic pancake recipe

Pancakes

    Whether you prefer your pancakes with something sweet or savoury on top, here is a basic pancake recipe to get you on your way.   Ingredients: (Makes 10-12) 120g plain flour (preferably low gluten) 2 eggs 200ml milk 100ml water oil for frying   Method: Sift flour into a bowl. Whisk the eggs […]

Valentine Marble Cake

Valentine Marble Cake-001

    Mike had a busy day today. As well as sorting the twins’ bedroom in preparation for decorating within the whole 11 days we have left until Baby #13 arrives, tag-teaming me in dealing with the kids and watching the rugby, he also made a delicious Valentine Marble Cake just for me. Yes, I […]

The Best Yorkshire Pudding Recipe Ever

Yorkshire Puddings

    Whether you prefer individual Yorkshire puddings or to have your batter surrounding your sausages in a Toad-in-the-Hole recipe, this recipe is extremely hard to beat.   Ingredients: (Makes 12 individual Yorkshire Puddings) 250g plain flour 4 eggs 1tsp salt 300ml whole milk 100ml water A little lard.   Method: Sift the flour and […]

Easy Shortbread Recipe

shortbread recipe

    If you’d like to keep a supply of biscuits to hand but aren’t sure that you’ll have the time to bake them when they’re much-needed, turn to this quick and easy shortbread recipe. It uses basic storecupboard ingredients and takes minimal time to create the dough which can then be frozen for up […]

Lebkuchen Christmas Biscuits

Lebkuchen biscuits

      Lebkuchen is a gorgeously spicy German biscuit not very unlike gingerbread, which is traditionally made at Christmas. These biscuits will store for up to three weeks in an airtight container. Makes approximately 50-60   Ingredients:   For biscuits: 100ml honey 100ml treacle 150g dark brown sugar Zest of half a lemon Zest […]

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