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Thursday, 8 October 2015

#GBBO School Style Challenge..

My daughter just decided to tell me last night they had a 'Great British Bake Off ' theme going on at school and she had to bring some cakes into school today!!

Ha, thanks for the long notice!! 

The topic they are covering at the minutes is hearts so we made some fun buns in my Dainty Delight cake maker I got to review a  few years ago.

Makes 24 in a Dainty Delight maker or around 18 cupcakes

Ingredients for cakes:

  • 200g Maragarine
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 200g Self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • A few drops of vanilla extracts
  • 2 Tablespoons skimmed milk


  • 150g Icing sugar
  • few tbsp of water
  • 24 love heart sweets

Method Dainty Delight maker:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, vanilla and milk and mix again until combined.
  4. Pre-heat the Dainty Delight maker and add enough mixture to almost fill the moulds.
  5. Spreading it slightly to fill the moulds.
  6. Bake for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the until and allow to cool.
  8. Repeat until all the mixture has been use ( 2 more times on this recipe )
  9. Leave all cakes to cool.
  10. Mix icing sugar and water and drizzy on top of cakes.
  11. Place a Love Heart sweet on top of some icing so it will stay in place once set.

Method for cupcakes in oven:

  1. Make up the cake mixture as above.
  2. Pop around 18 paper cases into paper a muffin tray.
  3. Place into pre heated oven  at 175°C/155°C fan/gas mark 4 for around 15 minutes. until golden colour. 
  4. Leave to cool.
  5. Mix icing sugar and water and drizzy on top of cakes.
  6. Place a Love Heart sweet on top of some icing so it will stay in place once set.

So we make just enough for her class and not 1 left over for poor old mum!!

I am so temped to make another batch up, haha..


Friday, 18 September 2015

Aldi’s Specialbuys : Home Baking Range...

With the Great British Bake Off so popular at the moment, we can't stop baking! Everyone loves eating my handy work. (At least they say they do!?!)  Brownies, cookies, pastries with Cupcakes being our most popular bake this week. To tie in with National Cupcake week.


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..

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


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!


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Baking With Children : Fairy Cakes...

Me and my children love to bake. 

Especially yummy cakes!!

My daughter loves to make fairy cakes, something special about fairy cakes!!


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.


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Flora Family Fun Guide...

Thanks to Flora for sending us a Family Fun Guide last week. When we were not going out on our adventures we stayed inside making yummy treats. That was the snacks sorted for the next days outing. Our Flora boredom busting basket was full of crafty ideas and lovely ingredients.


Sunday, 18 January 2015

Warm Magic Stars Cookies...

Warm cookies just have to be the best!?! Agree? We had these over the holidays and they tasted so yummy...

Makes : 14-16

You will need :
  • 100g Margarine 
  • 75g Dark brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup 
  • 175g Self raising flour 
  • 117g Magic stars 
  • 2 tbsp milk
Method :
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180c {fan oven}. 
  • Grease 2 baking trays. 
  • Beat the margarine and sugar together with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. 
  • With a wooden spoon stir in the syrup, flour, milk and Magic stars. 
  • Mix well. 
  • Spoon onto greased baking tray { makes around 14-16} 
  • Bake for around 8-10 minutes until golden. 
  • Flat down cookies once cooked with the back of a fish slice. 
  • Leave to cool slightly. 
  • Serve with a glass of milk, yummy..

Warm cookies are the best!!


Friday, 12 December 2014

10 Christmas Party Treat Ideas ....

Some Christmas party treats to try.... 

All pictures click-able to recipes >>>>


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.

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..


Monday, 3 February 2014

Millionaire's Flapjacks...

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