• Halloween Citrus Cupcakes

    Last minute Halloween Citrus Cupcakes they should really be called. Just after I let my eldest go to school with her grandmother I started making these. They are inspired from Fiona Cairns Monster Cupcakes and they are just fab!   It all took about an hour and a half under the close supervision of my youngest – only 22 months at the moment and very clingy at the moment. Some of the tasks were done with her in my arms of course. Ingredients for batter: 250g unsalted butter, softened, diced 250g self-rising flour 1 tsp baking powder finely grated zest of 2 large oranges and juice of 1/2 250g golden…

  • Wafers with caramel and nuts

    Wafers with caramel and nuts

        This is a romanian recipe that romanian kids love and of course my english girls love it too. They can’t get enough of it but I don’t make it very often because it contains quite a lot of sugar for my taste and for what I like them to have. The wafers are not perfect as this is the first time I’m making the caramel cream on an electric hob. But here it is the recipe. Ingredients:  250g chopped walnuts 400g caster sugar 150ml water 150g icing sugar 4 eggs 200g of butter 1 packet wafer sheets 1 tbsp of vanilla extract Start by mixing half of the sugar…

  • #Homemade lollipop #chocolate

    Homemade Chocolate for little hands

        My girls love chocolate! Well, all kids love chocolate don’t they? And mums! I love raisins and nuts chocolate from Caldbury but my girls favourite is the milt one. Although I am not one of those mums that is not allowing her kids to eat sweets and chocolate I do make them portions. If the chocolate is bought from a shop then one square after lunch is quite enough. This is how my idea to create our own chocolate at home came up! First I thought that making it in a tray like my mum used to is ok but then my mum recipe contains a lot of…

  • Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

    Cupcakes it is one of the desserts my eldest loves helping me with. And as tomorrow is Valentine’s Day my eldest and I baked and decorated some cupcakes. We made big cupcakes and small cupcakes too. And because Renshaw send us a decorating kit our life was made really easy. Renshaw sent us the below products: Soft Icing Snip and Swirl: vanilla, strawberry and chocolate Decorations: Pink and White Pearls, Chocolate Beans and Multi-Coloured Sprinkles Red Cupcake Cases All we had to do is to make the actual cupcakes. On the Renshaw website we found the recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes but as we didn’t have any vanilla extract or essence we decided to…

  • Four Of The Best Marzipan Treats

    Christmas is definitely marzipan’s time of year. Although the sweet almondy treat gets used year round in various cakes it always sees a huge resurgence in the festive month of December. Obviously it always works for a Christmas cake, and marzipan fruits are also a classic Christmas sweet, but there’s so much more you can do with Renshaw marzipan. To give you some creative ideas here are four of the best marzipan treats you can rustle up this Christmas. Chocolate Marzipan Log. Alongside the Christmas cake and traditional brandy-soaked Christmas pudding, a yule log is a staple of every cake maker’s Christmas recipe list. Normally you’d have a layer of…

  • Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

    As promised yesterday here it is the recipe for the Pumpkin Cupcakes. I know they don’t look as great as others but it is my first time and the taste is incredible so i can be forgiven don’t you think? Ingredients for buns: 60 gr of pumpkin puree 250 gr plain flour 5 small eggs 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 cup soft brown sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract Ingredients for the topping: 150 gr of butter at the room temperature 50 gr icing sugar 3 tbsp of orange juice straight from a fresh orange  …

  • carrot muffins

    Carrot muffins with raisins and walnuts

      I am a bit more in the kitchen (although one with an actual cooker and sink is not in place yet) so i am trying to cook more for my children. Boogie is always asking for muffins and cookies so yesterday i obliged myself and baked some. I tried to make them as healthy as possible so that my 9 month old baby can at least taste some.     Kara was my little helper. She passes me the ingredients one by one and she helped me mix them. Ingredients: 1 cup white plain flour   1 cup whole wheat flour   1/2 cup soft brown sugar   2…