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Simple but sweet – Mini filled sponges with jam and buttercream

Simple but sweet – Mini filled sponges with jam and buttercream

Making the humble fairy cake into something a bit special! Why hadn’t I thought to do this before with fairy cakes? Mr Kipling makes them, then I saw Lakeland had a special cake pan to make them in but love Lakeland as I do at £19.99 I decide to pass. Instead I used my regular muffin tin with the love or hate them (and I love them) silicone cup cake cases. I made mine gluten-free I wasn’t … Read entire article »

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Spiced oat cookie cakes

Spiced oat cookie cakes

This is a great recipe for pack lunch boxes and a nice and easy recipe which is always a hit with all of my family. I call them cookie cakes as they are somewhere in between or certainly the way my ones always turn out anyway!!! You can add all sorts to this mix, raisins, dried cranberries, coconut, dried pineapple we have added or of course chocolate drops and swap the spice for one teaspoon … Read entire article »

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Sponsored Video – In Grandma’s Tins

There is something lovely about stopping for tea and cakes. Cakes make tea into an occasion and to be honest I am quite happy to have a occasion everyday!!! Both my Gran’s, well let’s get this right my ‘Granny and Nanny’ always had cake in their cake tins. I fact I can not remember a time when there wasn’t! My Granny who lived in a wonderful cottage in the country, complete with two walk in pantries filled to the brim with homemade goodies. In one of my Gran’s tins you would nearly always find a date and walnut cake totally delicious. Quite often keeping it company would be a fruit and nut cake and in another tin there you would quite often find a rich chocolate cake. Cakes here were usually served … Read entire article »

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Scrumptious Vanilla Flapjacks

I searched high and low over the years for the perfect flapjack recipe, soft and a little crumbly but not to much. Basically I have made many a “Mum too chewy ones or Mum my flapjack just crumbled every where ones” so was thrilled to find this really simple recipe over at Carols My Dish. In the Over a Cuppa style it’s had a few tweaks but I have made these 5 times all with lots of thumbs up results and they are a little less messy to prepare, so even better. Preheat oven at 180 deg C /350 deg F /gas mark 4 Lightly grease a Swiss roll tin. 9oz /255g Rolled Oats 4.5oz / 128g Soft brown sugar (my twist) or castor sugar fine 4oz /113g Butter 2 tablespoons Golden Syrup 3 tablespoons Natural Vanilla Extract … Read entire article »

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Comic Relief Cookies

  I thought this super yummy and even better super easy recipe may be useful for anyone who is baking for a cake sale for Comic Relief, they usually fly off the cake stall like hot cookies making lots of money too. Makes 12-16 Biscuits (sometimes more) Preheat oven to 160 0c/325 0f/Gas mark 3 You will need: 300g Plain Flour 200g Butter (leave out of the fridge for a while) 100g sugar Smarties or chocolate drops to decorate 1. Put the flour, butter, sugar into a bowl. 2. Squeeze all the ingredients together until you have a lovely ball of dough. 3. Shape the cookies by making them into a ball, then squash with a fork. 4. Add your smarties or chocolate drops and press into the dough a little bit. 5. Place them on a lightly greased baking tray leaving a … Read entire article »

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