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.

We made these yummy easy peasy (and they were easy peasy) cupcakes to take with us on a day out.

Serves: 10

Set up: 15 minutes

Cooking time:12 minutes


  •  150g (5.3 oz) Flora Buttery 
  • 150g (5.3 oz) caster sugar 
  • 3 medium eggs 
  • 150g (5.3 oz) self raising flour
  •  115g (4 oz) icing sugar

How to make:

  1. Put everything except the icing sugar into a big bowl and mix well. 
  2. Pop into paper cake cases and bake at 175°C/155°C fan/gas mark 4 for 10-12 minutes. 
  3. Leave to cool. 
  4.  Remember making cupcakes is all about having fun, not about making the most perfect creations. So make your decorations as simple or as difficult as you want.
  5. For simple quick icing, mix two tablespoons of water with the icing sugar a little at a time until its smooth. 
  6. Top the cakes with a teaspoon of icing each and add whatever else takes your fancy.

Earlier in the week we made some yummy pancakes using Flora’s recipe: Traditional pancake here.

I also shared some pancake fun here.

Making a puppet show was so much fun. Me and my son were laughing so much when he tried to hide behind the cupboards and fell over…

Cinnamon and Raisin Cookies…

Serves : 30
Set up : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes


  • 75g (3 oz) Flora Buttery 
  • 55 g (2 oz) caster sugar 
  • 100 g (3½oz) soft brown sugar 
  • 1 medium egg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence 
  • 100 g (3½oz) raisins, chopped 
  • 175 g (6 oz) self-raising flour, sieved together with: 
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon and
  • 0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda

How to make:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a mixing
    bowl and beat together with a
    wooden spoon until well mixed.
  2. Place teaspoons of the mixture on
    baking sheets, previously brushed
    with Flora.
  3. Bake on the middle shelf of a
    preheated hot oven 190°C/170°C
    fan/ gas mark 5 for 8-10 minutes. 
  4. Cool on a wire tray.

We still have so much crafty fun fun to do over the coming weeks. Keep a look out on my blog to see what we get up to.

About this post :

We kindly got sent this Flora’s Family Fun Guide hamper to have some recipe and crafty fun over the half term holidays. All thoughts are our own and I was not paid for this post…

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  1. Linda Nortje
    1 March 2015 / 21:10

    We only use Flora in our house, except for some recipes which requires a richer butter. Excellent for the heart 🙂

  2. Kezzie
    25 February 2015 / 19:55

    This loooks hysterical fun!! The socks made me snigger!!!!xx

  3. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas
    25 February 2015 / 11:58

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!! I truly appreciate it!!Hugs,Deb

  4. Kate Fever
    25 February 2015 / 09:37

    You can't beat cupcakes – they are so child friendly! Pancakes were a big hit here too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  5. Margarett Murphy
    24 February 2015 / 17:44

    Looks fun, the cakes look nice.

  6. Californian Mum in London
    24 February 2015 / 14:14

    Looks like you had lots of fun. We love Flora in our household! #triedtested

  7. Colette B
    24 February 2015 / 10:59

    What a fab collection of goodies! My big two are really enjoying craft at the moment. I do need to get them back in the kitchen though, we've not baked anything in ages. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

  8. Kim Carberry
    24 February 2015 / 10:55

    Oh wow! It looks like you have been having a lot of fun!!Everything you have cooked looks so tasty 🙂 x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 February 2015 / 20:11

      Thanks Kim, we love our cakes 🙂

  9. Tamar SB
    24 February 2015 / 10:13

    Mm what fun! The treats look wonderful and the sock puppets are so cute.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25 February 2015 / 20:10

      Aww thanks Tamar, we had lots of yummy fun 🙂