What better way to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day (27th January) than to bake our very own chocolate cake. Inspired by Isla’s love of Num Noms. We received a hamper of goodies to decorate our cakes and a Series 4 deluxe pack of Num Noms. Isla was very, very excited. Below is Isla’s creation (one vegetarian and one not):
This year we have gone away with friends and what better way to celebrate this joyful Easter season than to recreate the fabulous Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt, at home? We usually do the National Trust Cadbury’s egg hunt, Anglesey Abbey is our favourite as you get to explore the wonderful grounds. At home, it’s not so vast but we still had a lot of fun exploring and finding.
It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love chocolate. They’re out there, but they’re probably a minute minority, at least according to common sense and most of the surveys that have been done on the topic. Why does any of this matter? Because we’re all chocolate lovers here, and the chocolate haters most likely represent no more than 2% of the population, so their opinion is mute. Well then, now that we’ve established our taste dominance over all the non chocolate eaters of the world, let’s have some fun checking out seven of the coolest places for chocolate lovers in America:
Cadbury Buttons asked me to talk about my precious shared moments with the children, how it made us feel and it was such a great thing to do. I absolutely love the finished video, it makes butterflies appear in my tummy and I yearn for a cuddle with the little ones. I had a lot of fun working on this project with Channel Mum too, they are an amazing group of Mummy vloggers that cover all things from awesome hacks to family matters.
Thank you Tate & Lyle for this extremely yummy recipe, bananas and dark chocolate, what more do you want from a bake? It is a really dense loaf, due to the bananas, but it is really tasty and perfect with a cup of tea when the children have gone to bed. The children really loved it too – so great for a dessert or to take on a summer family picnic! You can find more recipes on the Tate & Lyle website.
This is one of the yummiest recipes I have ever used for making those chewy cookies, you know the ones, like you get at good coffee shops or in the freshly baked section at supermarkets. This recipe also uses up all that chocolate you get from Easter eggs and a packet of Mini Eggs too. Obviously.
So, its finally here the wonderful Easter holidays and also, happy Good Friday everyone! I have been working with Debenhams to put together this list of things that will help make the Easter holidays be more fun, also give you ideas of great gift ideas for the little ones over Easter.
I love this recipe, it is great to get the kids involved at Easter time and you can decorate the cakes as creatively as you like. It’s also better as it uses honey not golden syrup. When I received the Easter Goody Bag from Hotel Chocolat it instantly made me think of cornflake cakes with a bunny on top. I also loved the goody bag as there are chocolates for the grown-ups too!
When I was asked to try out one of John Torode’s recipes from his new cookbook, My Kind Of Food, I jumped at the chance. But then it hit me that this recipe is going to be complicated, its John, he’s a fantastic “master” chef! But I was pleasantly surprised that despite my lack of experience in the kitchen, I was able to produce the pie and it was scrumptious.
What better gift for Daddy on Father’s Day than a hamper of goodies, in this case a hamper of chocolate from Cadbury Gifts Direct. It is a fun competition that involves the children getting a little creative.