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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

After Eight Bakes: Brownies..

On Friday we got sent a lovely parcel of baking things to make some yummy cakes from After Eight.

They asked us if we would like to take part in a fun baking challenge: After Eight Bakes. I got to choose which of their recipes I would like to recreate; cheesecake, brownies or white choc mousse?

Decisions, decisions! I love cheese cake but we all love Brownies, so brownies it was!

Butterscotch Apple Pie..

How yummy? Butterscotch Apple Pie.

Serves 6

Time 50 minutes

Per portion: 467 Kcal

27g fat (13g saturated)


Friday, 4 March 2016

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop..

My daughter had Monday off school for inset day and this week has flown by!! The weekend is almost here! I love weekend for chilling, family time and baking yummy treats. Thank Crunchie it's Friday ;)

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on. If you like the blog hop please be kind enough to link back so others can join in the fun too.


Thursday, 25 February 2016

Blueberry Muffins...

On Monday I made these yummy blueberry muffins. 

They were the best I have ever made!! 

I think the fact that the blueberries were really big ones made them even better. 

So yummy and perfect for an afternoon treat and lunch boxes..

Makes 10

Monday, 8 February 2016

Gluten Free Valentine Recipes : Creative Mondays Blog Hop...

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

Last week, thanks to Delicious Alchemy I have been baking some Gluten Free valentine treats. Over the weekend we have been having a feast on our Gluten Free bakes..

Above : Some of the products from the Delicious Alchemy range.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Cake...

Spiced apple yogurt cake, delicious served warm with custard or crème fraiche..

Makes: 8” cake
Serves: 8-10 slices
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes​


Friday, 2 October 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes..

2 of my favourite things.

Chocolate fairy buns and cookies!!

Why not bake them both together!?!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes.

Guest post from Dr. Oetker.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Average up to 80 Min.

Friday, 18 September 2015


Who needs a good reason to make cupcakes?

Not me!

Especially when it is National Cupcake Week!

14 to 20 September...


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Peanut Butter Cupcakes..

How amazing do these peanut butter cupcakes look?

Moreish cupcakes topped with creamy chocolate peanut butter frosting that everyone will love. Suitable for a vegan diet.

Peanut Butter Cupcakes.

Guest post by : Meridian Foods


Bubble-gum And Raspberry Jam Cupcakes...

Halva bakery in Fulham, are currently offering a Bubble-gum and Raspberry Jam cupcake and they kindly let me share their recipe.


Monday, 14 September 2015

National Cupcake Week : 14 to 20 September...

Did you know it is National Cupcake week, this week?

A good reason to make lots of yummy cupcake then :)

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Banana Cup Cakes..

Banana Cup Cakes..

Banana cup cakes: yummy!!


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Cinnamon and Raisin Cookies...

Cinnamon and Raisin Cookies...

Always fun making cookies. Me and the children love making and eating them. Especially nice to eat when the are slightly cooled with a nice glass of milk!


Monday, 31 August 2015

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Love Hearts And Anniversarys ...

Love Hearts And Anniversarys ...

Love is in the air?

"In Love"
"I'm Shy"
"Marry Me"

It is our 19th Wedding Anniversary today, eek!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Punpkin Bread...

This handsome, tasty loaf is particularly good served warm from the oven with cheese.

You can of course make your own pumpkin purée by cooking chunks of pumpkin with a little water in a covered pan until soft, and then puréeing it in a food processor or blender.

MAKES 1 medium loaf

Beetroot Cupcakes Anyone?

Beetroot Cupcakes Anyone?


Friday, 28 August 2015

Wild Alaska Salmon Breakfast Pie...

Wild Alaska Salmon Breakfast Pie (Serves 12).

The August bank holiday is just around the corner and this is the perfect excuse to make an extra special breakfast to fuel exciting days out or treat a loved on to a lazy breakfast in bed.

Wild Alaska Salmon Breakfast Pie (Serves 12)


  • 2 x 213g can red or pink wild Alaska salmon drained and flaked
  • 2 x 9” Prepared pastry cases
  • 8 x Eggs 
  • 235ml cup Whipping Cream 
  • 1 tsp. Pepper, fresh ground 
  • 2 tsp Salt 
  • 200g Mushrooms, fresh, sliced thin 
  • 200g Spinach, sautéed
  • 225g Cream Cheese, cut into 1/4” cubes 


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Blind bake pie shell for 20 minutes. Whisk eggs, cream, salt, and pepper together. Divide the salmon, mushrooms, spinach, and cream cheese between the two shells. Pour 1/2 of the egg/cream mixture into each shell. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until egg mixture is set. 
  2. Cut each pie into sixths. Place one slice on plate and serve warm, cold, or room temperature.

About this post:

Guest post credits to Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

No payment was received.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Mini Lemon Coconut Muffins...

Mini Lemon Coconut Muffins...

Makes 48 mini muffins


Thursday, 28 May 2015

Raspberry Portuguese Tarts...

Deep filled vanilla custard tarts with buttery melt in the mouth pastry and dotted with juicy jewel like summery raspberries.
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