Chocolate marmelade/jam cake

I had to google my blog several times because I was sure I had posted this recipe before.  I mean, really, it's a staple in our household.  Fantastic warm from the oven.  Cold with cream or ice-cream.  Or reheated a week later - if there are leftovers - and eaten with custard.  Yum!  But apparently… Continue reading Chocolate marmelade/jam cake

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

I'm terribly behind with the recipes I've been 'decluttering' for my Little Red File blog.  But I'm going to do as the Flylady says - and just jump in where I am. So be prepared for a deluge of cookery posts! ๐Ÿ˜€ This recipe came via my sweetie online Flybaby friend Pam. She got the recipe from… Continue reading Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread

Summer Swimmer Cake

Okay, I have to apologise in advance for inundating my blog with foodie stuff right now. (On Friday I posted a Taco Salad we made for the After School Party salad competition - and won!)  But, hey, it's high season for school events (4 days of term left to go - hooray!!!) - and this cake we've just made… Continue reading Summer Swimmer Cake

Christmas cake is in the oven!

Did you see my post yesterday? Lookie here if you didn't. The kids helped me to bake our Christmas cake today. I set out the ingredients...  DS10 measured them and put them in a large bowl for DD8 to mix... They carried the bowl through to DH (who, poor thing, is on a 24hr Ikea furniture… Continue reading Christmas cake is in the oven!

Set Your (Flylady) Timer Muffins!

You all loved the 'Set Your (Flylady) Timer Cake' demonstration so much that I decided to bake again today. Did you miss the first cake? Don't worry, it's here. So today we're baking All Bran Muffins. A great - fairly healthy - muffin recipe which I heard of through my Belgian 'twister' Kim ๐Ÿ™‚ Great for a guest breakfast, served with orange… Continue reading Set Your (Flylady) Timer Muffins!

Set Your (Flylady) Timer Cake!

Apples are now falling from the two trees in our back garden faster than we can pick them up (eek!) and what better way to mark the occasion than a spot of baking? Apple crumble, apple puffs, apple cake? Which sounds all very homely and seasonal and warming and romantic. Except it was Friday afternoon and I was… Continue reading Set Your (Flylady) Timer Cake!

Pavlova versus Lego Men

Last night's dessert was a huge hit. So much so, that it was devoured in one fell swoop. Not one measly crumb left for tonight, boo! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I started by making a pavlova (which is basically a chewy meringue and, apparently, the national dessert of New Zealand...). This particular recipe - which comes from Nigella Lawson… Continue reading Pavlova versus Lego Men

No more half-baked excuses – Farewell Old Friend!

We've had 15 really good years together. In fact, now that I come to think of it, maybe as many as 17 or 18? But last week I had had enough and it was time to face facts. Things just weren't working out for us anymore... Oh yes, I tried to patch things up. A… Continue reading No more half-baked excuses – Farewell Old Friend!

Fan-flippin-tastic – Granny’s Pancakes

If you've been reading my posts regularly, you'll know that I've been extending my breakfast repertoire. I've been setting the alarm clock (well, the 'harp' on my iPhone) to wake me 10 minutes earlier than usual and wowing the kids with a more exciting brekkie. Here's my (dearly departed) Granny's pancake recipe. I must have… Continue reading Fan-flippin-tastic – Granny’s Pancakes

Cupcake Crazy

We've a new addition to our baking accessory family...isn't she a beauty? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Today we made a big batch of 24 fairycakes (cupcakes) in order to christen our little perspex baby. We decorated half the cakes, the rest have been stashed in the freezer for (lucky) impromptu guests ๐Ÿ™‚ (Following recipe is from Nigella Lawson's… Continue reading Cupcake Crazy