• Little Heart Cookies

    Little Heart Cookies

    At the beginning of this year I was a guest blogger on the lady of the crafts blog – Maggy over at Red Ted Art. I was taking part in her 31 Days of Love in the runner up for Valentine’s Day. So as it is almost Christmas thought it was time to introduce you to the recipe too. In a jar like below they could make a really good Foodie Present:   You can either put them in a nice jar like above or wrap them up like below with the Christmas Cookies:   4.0 from 2 reviews Little Heart Cookies   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time…

  • 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…

  • Muddy Chocolate Cake

    Muddy Halloween Chocolate Cake

    I am loving taking the time to make/bake/cook a recipe every week for Foodie Friday. It is very exciting actually as I need to keep up with the theme too. This week I baked for you a Muddy Chocolate Cake inspired by a cake found in Roald Dahl’s – Completely Revolting Recipes: And here is the recipe I end up with:  For the sponge: 225g plain chocolate 175 unsalted butter, softened 225h caster sugar 4 tbsp plain flour 6 eggs separated For the Coating: 225g dark chocolate Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons 225h double cream(smantana grouse) What else you will need: Halloween sweets 20cm cake tin greaseproof paper saucepan skewer wire…

  • Halloween Cake Pops

    Not long now ’till Halloween and my girls (especially the eldest) kept asking for desserts to celebrate the day so as I received some delicious Hadleigh Maid’s Baking Buttons I thought I used them in creating chocolate cake pops. But as I had two kids around they didn’t end up as good as they were supposed to. Anyway, they loved them so I will share my recipe with you too:   Kara said she wants chocolate inside so I thought I should use the recipe for the brownies I always make for them. Have a look at the link before for the recipe. Instead of using cacao though I used melted milk chocolate buttons from…

  • Low calorie apple and cinnamon muffins

      A while ago I was sent some of the best ingredients and asked to replicate one of the recipes from the Baking Mad website. And so I did. Tried out the recipe for apple and cinnamon muffins. You can of course find the recipe on their website by clicking the last link above. However, I had to adjust the ingredients as the ingredients didn’t come together quite well. I added a tiny bit more flour – 50g – as the batter was a bit too floppy and I was afraid that they will not raise. I still baked some muffins where I didn’t add the extra flour and they…

  • Chocolate Heart Muffins Recipe

    A couple of weeks ago I bought a heart baking muffin tray as I thought that will be really good for Valentine’s Day baking. But my eldest insisted that I should bake some muffins this week and as I am a good mother I gave in and made this muffins which are a bit of an adaptation from Nigella’s chocolate banana muffins. Ingredients: 3 very ripe bananas 200g unsalted butter – melted 3 eggs 100g brown sugar 225g plain flour 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 50g of powder sugar 1/2 tbsp cinnamon What else you will need: heart shape muffin baking tray big bowl potato masher or a mixer…

  • 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…