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Chocolate Popcorn

April 8, 2012

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Oh, I almost forgot. Here is my vague nod towards Easter chocolatiness. Fresh popcorn, drizzled with melted white chocolate, sprinkled with ‘hundreds and thousands’, a pinch of salt and Cadbury’s mini eggs. Good for Easter weekend movie viewing. Happy Easter.

It’s all about the cake

March 18, 2012

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The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School. The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops. For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer. But we all know what the main event is at a school fair. The […]

Honey Cloud Pancakes

February 11, 2012

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Something for Shrove Tuesday or a Weekend breakfast: A light as a cloud, honey pancake that has whipped egg white folded in for extra oomph!

Pierniczki

December 17, 2011

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Today I made some Piernickzi from a recipe that I had seen on Ren Behan‘s Fabulicious blog. They are spiced Polish gingerbread biscuits that also work well as decorations and they are flavoured with ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and all things nice. It’s a lovely dough to work with and the recipe made 5 trays […]

Brandy Christmas Pudding Pops

December 9, 2011

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Have you had enough of cake pops yet? I think I have. But I decided to share these anyway. I know how you like it when baking goes bad. I had good intentions. I decided to make them for a New Years Eve party and I thought I could make good use of a McVities […]

Cornflake Cookies

December 3, 2011

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When I want to bake something I sometimes ask Ed and George what they fancy. Often Ed will say “Can you make cornflake biscuits like we used to have at school? They had cornflakes mixed into them and a cherry on top. I liked them.” I vaguely browse around the internet and can’t find a recipe […]

Tiny Toffee Apples

November 10, 2011

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I was going to save this until next Halloween, but what’s a little hot toffee apple between friends? 1 Bag of Small Cox Apples – about 10 1 Handful of stolen McDonalds Coffee Stirrers 400 g Caster Sugar 100 ml Water 1 Teaspoon Vinegar 4 Tbsp Golden Syrup A Jam Thermometer Wash the apples in […]

“Improve me”

February 3, 2011

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This is something that has been on my ‘to blog’ list for a while: Ice Cream Muffins. When I read that you can make muffins by just using Flour and Ice Cream I was intrigued. When you think about it, a good quality dairy ice cream has eggs, sugar and vanilla in it, as well as cream. Add […]

Saturday Staples – Crispy Chicken

November 27, 2010

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Crispy Chicken get’s eaten in our house more regularly than anything else because it is a child friendly quick tea. I would feel bad about that if I bought it from the supermarket ready done. I don’t feel so guilty about this homemade version though because it’s low-fat and I can choose the quality of […]

Saturday Staples – Mars Bar Crispies

November 13, 2010

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I thought I’d start a short series of mini, single photo posts about food that we eat regularly. Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just everyday food that takes minutes to make and doesn’t need special equipment or ingredients. These chocolate crispy cakes are a cheap packed lunch standby, or a last minute offering to the School […]

Cookies #2

November 10, 2010

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The cookies I wrote about back in 2009 seem so old fashioned and innocent now. Meet my new favourites: Choc and Peanut Chip, it’s taken us to a whole new level of cookie-ness. These ones started their lives when Deb and David brought us a serious stash of goodies back from their trip to America. […]

Brioche

August 28, 2010

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Here is the result of August’s Fresh From The Oven baking challenge: Brioche. As the recipe in The River Cottage Bread Guide says it is a very wet dough. It’s a real ‘stir it with a wooden spoon’ job rather than ‘knead it on the worktop.’ Eventually with the addition of a good handful of […]

Pick Your Own!

June 26, 2010

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This week we went strawberry picking at Scaddows Farm, Ticknall. It was a real nostalgia trip for me as I used to go there as a kid. In those days they were known as ‘Ted Moults Strawberry Fields’ Y’know…That bloke off the Everest double glazing telly adverts back in the 80’s? I love the fact that […]

Chicken Balls

May 14, 2010

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We had meatballs for tea. Not ordinary meatballs, but child friendly crispy roast chicken ones. This is the meat I picked off last nights leftover roast chicken. Doesn’t seem like much does it? But it’s about to make 27 tasty things. I threw it into the Food Processor and George pressed the button to smoosh it […]

Let’s Get Cooking

April 19, 2010

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George started his ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ club tonight at school and came home with this lovely looking pitta bread pizza Lucky he did really, as he only has time for a quick change and something to eat then he is back out to cub scouts in half an hour. I just threw some salad at […]

Cake Pops

April 2, 2010

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I defy anyone to see a picture of a cake pop and not be a bit intrigued. What’s in them? How do you make them? Can I have one? I had seen these on FoodGawker and was itching to have a go. The School Spring Fair seemed like a good enough reason. Surely small children at a […]

Shrove Tuesday comes early

February 14, 2010

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We used to celebrate Shrove Tuesday late as I was often too busy with work to stand flipping pancakes at the stove all evening. This year we had our pancakes 2 days early. We will probably have some for pudding tonight too. Everyone loves a pancake. Nothing unusual in the quantities in my recipe, just […]

George’s Mini Pizza’s

January 16, 2010

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I wanted a pizza for lunch, but all we had was crumpets, so I asked Mum if I could make some mini pizzas out of them. The ingredients are one crumpet, some tomato puree and ketchup, cheddar cheese and parmesan and a snipped up Peperami. The tomatoeyness squidges into the holes in the crumpets. First […]

Let them eat cake

December 9, 2009

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I promise that this will be my last cake blogpost…at least until after Christmas! I don’t mean to do it. It just happens. There’s a birthday or something and cake is the answer. Let’s face it cake is the answer to lots of things really. George’s cousin Pascal turned 1 last month so here is […]