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    Baking with kids: Cookies

      When kids are on their holidays they always demand sweet things don’t they? The “Mummy please can you make me some cookies/muffins/ice cream etc. I can help!” And you are like me the mother of a 5 year old you know that the help is not there for long – they get bored fast bless them. This time around she even help for longer and these cookies actually took longer than expected because her little sister wanted to participate as well so I end up holding her in my arms. This is a recipe we always use and is just great as a base! You can even add cacao…

  • How To Create The Ultimate Easter Themed Biscuits With Ready To Roll Icing

    Easter is a holiday that’s perfect for baking and cake making. Something about the bright colours and the Easter eggs and bunnies theme lends itself to cake making and biscuit baking. So we decided to show you how to make the ultimate Easter themed biscuits with ready to roll icing. First you’ll need to make a basic shortbread mix to make your biscuits. To make 10 biscuits for sharing you’ll need: 125g of butter 55g of caster sugar 180g of plain flour A nice easy recipe that uses ingredients you’re sure to have in your cupboard. Then: Preheat your oven to 190oC Cream together the butter and the sugar. You…

  • Mother’s Day Millies Giveaway

    The wonderful people from Millie’s Cookies are offering the readers of this blog the chance to win one of their fantastic Mother’s Day yummy cupcakes! I bet any mum will be over the moon to receive a box of these don’t you think? Millie’s Cookies spoils us again! Look how yummy these other cupcakes look: Cookie Cupcake Both products are available already in store and the Iced Giant Cookies can be personalised for Mother’s Day, decorated with the design or message of your choice. They can be ready for you in only 40 minutes! Here is what Millie’s says about their new products: Heading up the new range is a…

  • Oat and raisins cookies

    This morning my daughter woke up at 5.30. Yeh I know a bit early for a Sunday morning but when you are a parent you get used to it. I sent my hubby back to sleep in the bedroom and my daughter and I cuddled and watch cartoon for a while. After a while though I had this urge to bake. Didn’t do it for a while so thought it was time. I didn’t however had plain flower so I had to improvise. These are the ingredients I used: – 150 gr. of butter – 3/4 cups of brown sugar – 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda – 2/3 cup…

  • My world

    I never been the best in doing things, Every time I had a project like knitting or drawing at school my mum use to help me and basically do it for me. I don’t even know how to hold a needle in my hand to tell you the truth. I tried to stitch but things just don’t come nice out of my hand… When it comes to drawing…oh dear the only things I know how to draw are a house and a flower. If you ask me to draw anything else….then my drawings are just ridiculously funny! One thing I always enjoy doing though was cooking. And when I become…

  • Carrot biscuits recipe

    Carrot biscuits

    Last weekend I baked carrot biscuits. Saturday morning I discovered that the carrots o had started to get a bit mouldy and something had to be done. So I start looking for a recipe. I found one on a Romanian website/forum but I think that the lady didn’t write all the quantities correctly as when all mixed everything was a bit dry. So I added a bit more oil and a bit more of others and I managed to bake some quite nice biscuits.   I know they might not be the best looking biscuits/cookies but my daughter and my hubby love them. They are not very sugary either so…

  • Easy chocolate chip cookies

    Yes they are really easy to make. I have to admit that I was inspired by Nigella’s chocolate chip recipe but I changed it to suit the ingredients I had in my cupboard. I think I’ve done a pretty good job and my daughter and hubby really enjoy eating them. Really good and not very sugary.   Here are the ingredients that I used: – 150 gr soft unsalted butter; – 200 gr caster sugar; – 2 teaspoon vanilla extract; – 2 eggs; – 300 gr plain flour; – 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda; – chocolate – Cadbury buttons cut small(I didn’t have an chocolate chips), white chocolate for decoration;…