Sorry… terrible title but I couldn’t resist. I have a sneaking suspicion that thinking it’s funny may be more to do with an afternoon in the kitchen surrounded by gin fumes than it actually being, well, amusing
I’ve had a lovely time pottering – there is something about filling up kilner jars and decanting various [...]
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but a combination of working late and photos looking rubbish when taken at night and having to wrestle this back from upstairs beds because it has already been stolen away has delayed things… but finally here you are – my colourful granny square blanket
I found [...]
These were supposed to be something that I could make with the girls but a combination of not wanting someone’s plaster cast to be totally chocolate-y and because I wanted the chance to be a bit, well, fussy about how they turned out, I ended up only getting help with the stirring / measuring [...]
These look far harder to make than they are – and are great to make with small people, as long as you aren’t a perfectionist… but then who has ever decided what a perfect ghost should look like?
Ghostly Halloween chocolatey treats
200g white cooking chocolate (go for the good stuff or these [...]
This is the perfect thing to combine with a bit of pumpkin carving – you’ll have to get the seeds out of the pumpkin anyway and if you then wash and dry them they make a really tasty sugary Halloween treat to nibble on whilst trying to work out how to get the eyes [...]
Everyone needs a throw it all in in 10 minutes and bang in the oven foolproof chocolate cake and this is the one – super speedy, light as a feather and no dairy too
I use Cadburys drinking chocolate which is surprisingly dairy free – do check the labels for some reason some brands [...]
These are super simple, take 10 minutes tops to make and then about 10 minutes to cook – we’ve done them in all shapes and sizes but the girls are currently nuts for the Octonauts so we had to make fish biscuits
Only problem is that I seem to have been designated as [...]
Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!
We love hot cross buns – from toasted ones in bed on Good Friday morning (another of those nutty traditions) to warm fresh out of the oven.
These do sound complicated and time consuming but the majority [...]
Bigger has just had a birthday – this year I was determined that I would not be cooking fairy cakes at 11pm the night before and so started making things a little bit in advance.
You know these – they bring back memories of childhood parties.
A special twist is a sprinkling [...]
I love a flapjack – all gooey and chewy and still sort of good for you.
They are also perfect to give to new Mums – a quick burst of sugar-y energy and the slow release energy of the oats and the oats are also good for milk supply. And they’re easy to [...]