These raisin cookies are delicious and are great for a snack or to pop in my children's packed lunches. Ingredients: Raisins 100g Unsalted butter 125g Granulated sugar 100g Soft brown sugar 75g Free range egg, 1 Vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons Plain flour 150g Baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon Pinch of salt 2 large baking sheets, baking parchment. Method: 1. Preheat the Read More.
I love making gingerbread men with children, it is so much fun decorating them afterwards. I use honey instead of golden syrup or treacle, it adds a different slant to the taste and is healthier. Ingredients; 125g cold butter diced 350g plain flour 1 tsp bicarb of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 175g light soft brown sugar 4 tbsp honey 1 medium egg beaten icing, Read More.
This week is half term and I find it pretty tricky making my budget last the week when the children are off school. I tend to spend more on activities, and food, which leaves us counting the pennies towards the end of the week. So with this in mind I am trying to have a budget busting half term to see if we can spend less than normal. Money saving tip of the week:- Don't feel that you have to Read More.
In June I made a big lifestyle change. I stopped eating refined sugar. I know that sounds totally bonkers but for me it's a good choice. My family are prone to type 2 diabetes which is often caused by diet, on top of which I have a mood disorder and sugar highs and lows can worsen mood swings. Now obviously I'm not going to let a little thing like no sugar hinder my baking. I love baking, and cake, Read More.
The end of term is approaching fast. Just nine more days until the six week holiday. It is traditional at the end of the school year to give your teachers gifts to say thank you. I have a son in reception class and a son in preschool. This means a potential six teacher's gifts as there are three members of staff in each class, and I wouldn't want to leave anyone out. Even if I only spent £5 per Read More.
Having mastered the basics of cupcake baking I am now getting all fancy and inventing my own flavours. This particular flavour was declared my best yet by my husband, and he's eaten a lot of cupcakes recently so he would know. In fact as I type I'm waiting by the phone for my call to bake these for HRH on the jubilee (well a girl can dream). Ingredients for Coffee Bean and Walnut Cupcakes. makes Read More.
In early November I was asked to review a Giant Cupcake Cake Mould. The product arrived the day I was admitted to the Mother and Baby unit with post natal depression. I have been feeling pretty bad that I have not fulfilled my end of the bargain and tested the cake mould and posted a review. I have been climbing the mountain of my mood and baking any cupcakes (let alone giant cupcakes) was the last Read More.