The colder nights are here and we are all looking for the comfort food to get us through the winter periods and I’m not sure there is a better recipe for that the traditional Bread and Butter Pudding.
The award winning chefs at Sunrise Senior Living have developed an extensive range of (more…)
We were recently invite to have a go at entering the Two Little Fleas bloggers competition to show our messy kids!
Now I’ve spared you the pictures of Kayleigh and Ethan’s room, I thought the mix of Barbie’s taking the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a ride in a pink car may (more…)
Well as we finally have an oven its about time I had a go at joining in with the Great Blogger Bake Off which is hosted by the lovely Jenny over at Mummy Mishaps.
This week we watched the contestants on Great British Bake off bake Baklava, Schichttorte and Entremets (tiny little (more…)
This is probably a classic for most and is the perfect end to a weekend or for a pick me up cold after lunch during the week!
I find this recipe fairly easy to follow and delicious, happy baking:
Shortcrust Pastry -
225g Plain Flour
Pinch of salt
3-4 tbs cold water
3 tbs cornflour
150 ml cold water
2 large unwaxed lemons (if your lemons are small you will need approx. 5)
75g Caster Sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 large egg whites
100g caster sugar
How to make the pastry:
Sift the flour into the bowl with the inch of salt, then add the butter and rub into the flour with your fingers
Stir in 3-4 tbs of cold water with a knife until the mixture becomes to form a dough.
Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth, then wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Baking the pastry case:
Preaheat the oven to gas mark 5 (190 degrees)
Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until its about 25cm in size
Line a flat tin with the pastry and chill for 15 minutes
Prick the base of the pastry with a fork and line with greaseproof paper and baking beans, bake for 15 minutes
Remove the greaseproof paper and beans and return to the oven for 5 minutes
Once the case is removed, reduce the oven to gas mark 2 (150 degrees)
Whisk the egg whites with an electric hand whisk (or food mixer if you have one!) until the hold stiff peaks
Add sugar slowly until it is thick and glossy.
Spoon over the lemon filling
Place on the top shelf of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until the meringue is crisp and golden.
Like I’ve said before I’m no pastry chef or baker, just a food lover (more…)
Step 1 – buy a working cooker!
We finally have a working cooker after 6 months of living with just a dodgy hob and grill, hooray!
Isn’t it shiny?!
Anyway, now that we have that it means that we are back in the kitchen and baking away.
Since it was connected for us on Tuesday, (more…)
So Whitworths have set the challenge to find your office star baker in the Great Office Bake Off.
There is lots going on at my work at the moment so no one is really in the baking mood however I got into the kitchen with the kids and tried out one of (more…)
With the ever popular Great British bake Off back on the screen Whitworth’s are challenging you to take on your office and prove who really is the star baker!
To help you hold your own bake off, Whitworths have come up with their own Facebook app complete with a creative ‘all you (more…)
So the lovely Helen over at The Crazy Kitchen and Jenny over at Mummy Mishaps had this brain wave of hosting The Great Blogger Bake Off. Every week bloggers go head to head in the same theme of the Great British Bake Off and try to produce some yummy food.
Now I’ve (more…)
With Mother’s Day just round the corner I’m sure you’ve seen the stores packed with goodies for your mum but what do you do if you haven’t got a fortune to spend and want to make it a little special?
You bake of course!
Baking mad have a whole host of mothers day (more…)
I gave myself a weekend off from the blog and spent some quality time with the children, of course doing one of our favourite activities – Baking!