• Meat Free Monday
    Featured Posts,  Kids Favourites,  Main Dishes,  Recipes

    #Meatfreemonday: Tasty vegetarian options the whole family will enjoy

    Cooking for a four and seven year old can be demanding, and most of the time one of them will refuse to eat or ask for something different. We’ve recently introduced ‘Meat Free Monday’ into our home and the girls have really taken to it. It’s been a great way of getting them to help choose our meals, teach them about the environment and also the importance of a healthy diet. The official #MeatFreeMonday website is packed full of nutritious recipes, from celebrity chefs to tried and tested family favourites from the McCartney family. One of my favourites has got to be Jamie Oliver’s pumpkin, chickpea and coconut curry. The sweet…

  • Muddy Chocolate Cake
    Cake,  Featured Posts,  Halloween

    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…

  • minty bark

    Minty Bark

    The first time I heard about bark was when I just moved to UK.  As you imagine it was the first time I tried it too. It was simple and yummy. Never thought again about this kind of dessert but this year my eldest insisted on making a dessert together for Easter. I thought hard but I know that she usually gets quite bored of mixing things and sitting next to me so something simple had to be made. This is when I turned to my laptop and my so loved Pinterest. I love using Pinterest for inspiration. I found lots of recipes that I loved one of which is this and…

  • Desserts,  Family Stories

    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…