Did you know that the government recommends we eat 30g of fibre a day? One way to do this easily is to up the intake of Whole Grain. I am a big fan of overindulging at breakfast time, when I do eat breakfast that is. When I came across this hot cross bun loaf, I just couldn’t resist it. It’s a great family friendly breakfast recipe too. It is really yummy with margarine at breakfast, or a nice dollop of Jam. Don’t forget the cup of tea too!
This is a brilliant recipe for adding a little spice and fruit to your Easter baking. I like the recipe as it’s a subtle drop of spice and yummy currants, the decoration is fun for the children and you can have these finished off within the hour. Isla enjoyed decorating the biscuits and eating the chocolate icing too, who wouldn’t? Dr Oetker have many Easter recipes online if you want to try some Easter baking with the children this weekend.
This is a great recipe for a grown up alternative! The kiddies had chocolate spread, banana and also a little strawberry sauce. Mummy’s favourite is lemon and sugar. Daddy loves Bailey’s and I thought this recipe would be right up his street – especially with the added banana’s and walnuts. This is a fantastic recipe for any dessert, a great one to show off if you are hosting too.
After watching Great British Bake Off, week two, last night, it has really got me in the mood for biscuits. I was sent some really interesting information from VoucherBox: The Great British Save Off, which has a yummy recipe and also a cost chart so you can see where you can save some money on buying the ingredients for the biscuits. So I saved a bit of money and also made these delicious gingerbread biscuits.
This is my spin on the Lyle’s Golden Syrup Queen’s Birthday Cake. It is a beautiful Victoria sponge cake, made with Lyle’s Golden Syrup and the buttercream is also made with the syrup, which makes it have a very lovely flavour. Victoria sponge is the perfect cake choice for Queen Elizabeth and the edible decorations on the top of the cake make it that little bit special.
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.
If you love baking then you’ll love this fun and creative recipe from Dr Oetker, the Bunny bum cupcakes. The kids love getting involved as the chocolate decoration is like Playdoh, we had fun rolling the bunny bum balls up and sticking them on our grassy cupcakes. All of these ingredients can be found in a supermarket, a great way to spend some time with the family over the Easter holidays.
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!
Flora recently sent me some recipes and I just couldn’t resist this sticky ginger cake recipe. Perfect sponge, ginger-tastic and a thick gloopy icing on top to give it an extra zangy taste. It is a surprisingly easy recipe to follow, quick to make but there are a few ingredients that you might have to hunt around your supermarkets for – like ginger syrup.