Tagged with baking

How To… make the best flapjack ever!

How To… make the best flapjack ever!

I promised you the flapjack recipe a couple of days ago, so here it is! I’ve always been a bit hit and miss with flapjack, and it’s either overdone and a bit on the crunchy side, or underdone and falls apart. But now I think I have nailed it. And not only that, it tastes … Continue reading

Easy Thrifty Muffins

Easy Thrifty Muffins

You may have noticed my mild excitement at making butter from cream last week… As well as delicious butter (that I am still astounded tastes like actual butter!) that particular experiment yielded about 150ml of buttermilk as well, which has been sat in my fridge patiently waiting for an opportunity to be used. We were … Continue reading

Crispy Stars!

Crispy Stars!

Bake 2 of the bakes for the Pre-School Christmas fair wasn’t really a bake at all. More of a melt and stir. I got the idea from the fabulous Nurturestore site whilst browsing it for advent activities to do with the kids. Cathy made these very cute snowmen:   I adapted the recipe a little, … Continue reading

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

Did you know today is Anzac Day? According to Wikipedia: “Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first campaign that led to major casualties for Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War” and “is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders … Continue reading

The Great Energy Race Bake Off

The Great Energy Race Bake Off

In my quest to save energy, for the Great Energy Race (and because it’s a super important thing for us all to be doing to save the planet, obviously..) I thought I would try to use the oven left. It is apparently the most energy guzzling cooking device, which for someone who loves to bake, … Continue reading

A Grand Day Out!

A Grand Day Out!

It was my birthday at the end of October, and I think I make it quite hard for people to buy for me, as I don’t like to give a list of ‘wants’ and tend to think I have pretty much everything I could ever want or need. So last year, my wonderful family clubbed … Continue reading

Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Rhubarb Crumble Cake

When we went to the Pick Your Own the other week, as well as the seasonally obligatory strawberries, we got some rhubarb too. And then my parent’s gave us some as well from their allotment. So we had quite a bit of rhubarb. I made a cake. I adapted the Squashy Rhubarb Cake from Leith’s … Continue reading

Coffee kisses

Coffee kisses

I put a picture of these on Twitter recently (you can follow me, @makeandmendyear for more such tantalising nuggets…) and was asked for the recipe, so I thought that this was as good a place as any to share it. It is from The Hairy Bikers’ Family Cookbook, Mums know best, and is really pretty … Continue reading