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 [...]
I can’t believe it has been 6 months since we were told that Littler had grown out of the worst aspects of her milk protein allergy (by worst aspects I mean the not being able to breathe, screaming agony and red raw skin aspects) and that we could start on a home challenge programme.
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 [...]
Cake – who doesn’t love it. And a cake you can throw together in a few minutes and that looks like good has to be a winer.
It does keep well – that is if you can stop everyone eating it…
Dairy free chocolate marble cake
200g dairy free spread
We’re on a bit of an economy drive this Christmas (to be honest, who isn’t?) and so the girls are making presents for people. Not only does it give us something nice to do together but hopefully people appreciate the effort and something a bit personal. At least I’m hoping they do. Either way, [...]
I stumbled over this wonderful idea for Christmas presents from Domestic Goddesque – cookie mix in a jar ready to go.
It seemed to me to be the perfect mix of a fairly frugal gift, something practical to do with children and not another bit of plastic that probably wouldn’t survive until New Years.
There are times when I wonder if Littler is pure, unadulterated trouble is a two foot high vehicle. She just seems to be able to create a degree of trouble that her bigger sister has never even considered let alone put into execution.
It turns out that Littler, in true Littler style, decided to be [...]