Showing posts with label Baking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Baking. Show all posts

Friday, 12 December 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Halloween Fun Pack From Flora Butter : Review...


Big thanks to Flora for sending us a Halloween fun pack to keep the children entertained this week. 


We have had a great time, dressing up, making cakes, playing games and getting ready for Halloween. 


My daughter was only saying the other day 'mum I need a new Halloween costume' and this witches costume was the first thing she pulled out of the box.


The first cakes we made were these yummy Banana cupcakes.

So yummy, I've added the link to the recipe so you can try them too...

I let my son make these as he was looking forward to making some cakes...

They tasted amazing!!

We can't wait to make these again..


On Friday we had lots of fun carving our Pumpkins.



This was my favourite cake we made. 

A Halloween cake that looks like a graveyard. 

The first cake I made I burnt.

So I made another one and we shared it after Halloween. 

No worries as it was worth weighting for.

Here is the recipe for Halloween Cake...


Jelly worms were a little harder to master...

Maybe next time they will turn out perfect!?!


My daughter loved the colour me in pumpkin...

For lots more cool ideas I have shared a link to the fun pack so you can download them all --- the fun pack here...

About this post~

We were kindly sent a Halloween fun pack to share all our half term fun. We were not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion. This post will be entered into a Flora bloggers competition too.


Saturday, 1 November 2014

Banana Cup Cakes from Flora...


This week we have been super busy crafting, cooking and having fun over the school holidays. Thanks to Flora for sending us a love parcel full of goodies. My son has been enjoying making a cake or 2. First up we made some Banana cup cakes from an Flora activity guides we received.


These banana cupcakes tasted so yummy and was really easy to make.

Ingredients
  • 115 g (4 oz) Flora Buttery
  • 115 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs , Medium
  • 115 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 ripe banana , mashed
Icing
  • 55 g (2 oz) Flora Buttery
  • 225 g icing sugar sieved
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Banana chips or popping candy to decorate
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas mark 4.
  2. Weigh your eggs. Note the weight and measure the same amount of Flora, sugar and flour. 
  3. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon 2–3 minutes until well mixed. 
  4. Place dessertspoons of the mixture in 10 paper cases or greased bun tins.
  5. Bake for around 20 minutes until soft and springy to touch. Cool on a wire tray.
  6. Mix icing ingredients together and then spread or pipe over the cakes. 
  7. Decorate with banana chips or popping candy.


About this post~

We kindly got sent a Flora Halloween fun pack and we used some of the products in this post. All thoughts are my own...


Sunday, 26 October 2014

Keep Calm And Bake Cake...


My kitchen is under going a makeover!!

Something old, something new, something re-cycled and something blue green..

Something brick like and something beech..

Bringing an outside feel inside... 

Eek I can not wait till it is finished!! 

Will share photos once completed!!

But for now I will Keep calm and bake eat cake...

What a few weeks to start, now the children being off school..

Be all nice for Christmas though..

Hear Strawberry Cake
Spicy Apple Cake
Peach And Passion Fruit Cake
Summer Almond Cake With Lavender Icing
Simple Cinnamon Christmas Cake

Elderflower And Lemon Drizzle Cake
Piccolo Parsnip And Orange Cake
Ginger And Lemon Cake
Triple Chocolate Orange Cake

Traditional Victoria Sponge Cake
Can not wait to bake some yummy cakes in my new kitchen now...

Monday, 31 March 2014

31/03 Creative Mondays Blog Hop And Features...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays blog hop...

What has got you creative this week?

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week..


This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

Flapper Costume Refashion | DIY Dress Up Clothes
Sews N Bows
Auteur Ariel
Fudge with chocolate eggs
More Than Mummies

Monday, 3 February 2014

Millionaire's Flapjacks...


We all love millionaires shortbread and especially anything with chocolate and yummy caramel in it.

My grandma always made it for me on special occasions and she knew how much I love it. She would also make me and my granddad a batch to share to surprise us often. After my grandad died she always carried on making me some up, even in her 90's.

She made the best ever millionaires shortbread and when she passed away bless her, it was up to me to take over the baking it. However much I try I can never make it as good as hers was, my shortbread never turns out as good. I tried this recipe with a twist and replaced the shortbread for flapjack,, wow it tasted great.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Easy Pizza Muffins


My kids love having pizza muffins every Friday at school so I decided to surprise them and make lots of yummy pizza muffins at home to share. These pizza are great for party food too...


Makes 20

Ingredients
  • 10 Muffin (breakfast roll ones)
  • 180g Grated cheese
  • 20 tablespoons of tomatoes paste
  • 10 slices of chorizo
  • 3 large slices of ham
  • Few chopped mushrooms
  • Spray light cooking spray
Method
  • Pre heat oven to 180c.
  • Get a large cooking tray ready.
  • Cut the breakfast muffins in half and lay cut side upwards on the tray.
  • Place a spoon full of tomatoes paste on each muffin and spread all over the tops.
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the muffins.
  • Chop the chorizo ham and mushrooms up in separate bowls.
  • Sprinkle different topping on each of the muffins and mix and match some so there is lot of variety.
  • Just ham? just mushroom? chorizo and mushroom ? or all 3?
  • A quick burst of cooking spray on top
  • Cooki for around 15-20 minutes until golden and cooked.

Monday, 30 December 2013

30/12 Creative Mondays Blog Hop And This Weeks Features...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays, hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thoughtwhere you can link up all your creative post each week.

Hope you have all had a lovely Christmas/ holidays?

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week...

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Reindeer Biscuits...


Makes approx 20 biscuits

2/12 Creative Mondays Blog Hop And This Weeks Features.


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays, hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week.

Don't forget you can also tweet your links to me and I will RT the links to my follower and favourite them. I will also re tweet link you post to Twitter that you post from linky tools too...

@clairejustineo #CreativeMondays

By linking up you are giving me permission to maybe feature your post next week...

This weeks Creative Monday feature and pinned blogs are-

Distressed DonnaDown Home

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Primula Santa’s Cheese Cakes...


Give the family something to ho ho ho! about with scrumptious bite sized Primula Santa Cheese Cakes – a decadent way of using Primula Original Cheese in your festive baking...

Preparation: 24 hours

Makes:12


Ingredients

  • 1 tube of Primula Original Cheese
  • 4 ginger biscuits
  • 3 digestive biscuits
  • 12 strawberries
  • 60g icing sugar
  • 200ml double cream
  • 50g butter
  • 3 gelatine leaves
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 cupcake liners (5cm in diameter)


Method

  • Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Put the digestive and ginger biscuits in a sandwich bag and bash them with a rolling pin until they are a crumbly powder.
  • Mix the biscuit crumbs with the melted butter until it starts to join together.
  • Place a spoonful of the biscuit mixture in the base of each cupcake liner and press down firmly to the bottom using a teaspoon until each base is roughly 1cm in thickness. 
  • It is easier to pop the liners in a cupcake-baking tray, as they will keep their shape. 
  • Place in the fridge to set whilst you make the cheese mix.
  • Squeeze Primula Original Cheese into a mixing bowl and add the icing sugar and vanilla extract. 
  • Mix to a smooth consistency.
  • In a separate bowl whip up 150ml double cream until it stands in stiff peaks. 
  • Fold the cream into the cheese mixture.
  • Follow the gelatine mix as described on the packaging and stir thoroughly through the cheese.
  • Take the bases from the fridge and spoon in the cheesecake mix on top (2.5cm thick) and place inside the fridge to set overnight.
  • Take the cheesecakes out of the fridge and remove the liners. 
  • To decorate, cut the tops off 12 strawberries. 
  • Place the strawberries upside down on the top to look like a Santa hat.
  • Whip up the remaining double cream, until it stands in stiff peaks and put into a piping bag. 
  • Pipe a tiny decorative silver ball on the top of every strawberry and a ring of balls around the base.
  • This will look like the fur parts of the hat! Serve and enjoy!

About this post -

Recipe and photo credit by Primula


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