I realised yesterday that I hadn’t baked so far this year. Yes I know, that’s crazy talk coming from me. Normally I’m cranking up the oven at least 3 times a week to bake treats for the boys or the weekend. There are no excuses for this type of behaviour and of course I had to fix it. After consulting with a few readers on the Facebook page, I made these chewy fruit flapjacks.
I’ve been testing this recipe for a while, in fact since Hallowe’en. I know it’s a long time to be playing around with a bake as important as Toffee Apple Cake but it was important that I got it right. My taste-tester-in-chief has declared it the best apple cake he’s ever tasted. He always says that, I think because he’s afraid if he doesn’t flatter me then his steady supply of cake will dry up. No matter, I have plenty of willing volunteers to take his place! Read More
I’m sure it’s not just me who feels like my children have more of a social life than I do? Normally I love my wall planner. I work 7 weeks ahead of myself from a meal and activities point of view. It’s helpful when I’m working on projects and coordinating our children’s social life. Today however I realised that I’ve got 5 days at home and then I’m off to Congregation. This will be the first time that I will have left the toddler (now 2) on his own for longer than 8 hours. Read More
While I love the scent of a traditional apple crumble filling my kitchen, I prefer this quick apple crumble for warm Autumn evenings. It also uses less energy and requires less time. Read More
I apologise in advance as I rarely post 2 sweet recipes one after another. I’m scraping the bottom of the fridge and freezer to use up my ingredients. I’ve done my usual store cupboard stock take and found a couple of bits that needed using up. I know, I know, it’s such a hardship to eat an Ice Cream Cake in the warm weather. Read More
Quick, no bake, raspberry cheesecake – cheaper than premium shop bought version and perfect for ripe raspberries. Read More
Published in April 2013, Food For Friends by Edward Hayden is well timed for summer parties and home entertaining. I was sent a copy of the book for review and here’s my thoughts: Read More
On such a glorious day, I always fancy something cold and sweet but with our Irish weather it’s incredibly hard to plan ahead for sunny weather. This recipe for Quick Ice Cream can be made with 10 minute’s notice providing you have the 2 ingredients in the house. Did I mention it’s also sugar-free?
I was doing some work on the blog and realised that there was a gap of baking proportions. It’s not good enough and I apologise! I suppose a gluten-free chocolate cherry cake will have to do. Read More
Leftover Easter eggs? Chocolate from a kid’s party? Halloween treats lying around? I give you the 2 ingredient baked banana and chocolate dessert. Read More
While we were preparing the allotment for the new growing season, I pulled out an old tool. It reminded me of Grilled Red Grapefruit. Read More
The rules in our house say that if you have ripe bananas, you make banana bread. This Treacle, Ginger and Oat Banana Bread is low GI and lower in fat than a normal banana cake/bread recipe. Read More