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Honey Cake

You will need:

  • 6 0z butter
  • 5 0z castor sugar
  • 1 x level tbl spoon of runny honey
  • 3 x eggs
  • 6 0z self-raising flour
  • 1 and a 1/2 level tea spoons baking powder

And here’s what you do:

  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Mix in the eggs and honey- electric whisk if you have one.
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder and mix till thoroughly combined, but not longer.
  • Bake at about 180 for 25 -35 mins. Check the centre is cooked with a skewer and the surface is soft and bouncy.

Fancy Frosting? Then here’s what you need:

  • 6 oz icing sugar
  • 2 oz soft butter or marg
  • 2 oz soft brown sugar
  • 1 and a 1/2 tbl spoons milk
  • 1 x tea spoon vanilla essence

And here’s what you do:

  • Melt the butter, sugar and milk together in a pan. Low/med heat.
  • Slowly add the icing sugar and mix well. 
  • Add vanilla.
  • Beat well and cool before decorating cake. Keeping it in the fridge for a while makes a thicker frosting.

 

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Mango Pop!

Mango Pops!

Whizzed up mango mixed with some fresh orange juice makes AWESOME ice pops! Little un loves these and the coldness is good for teething. I put them into any little food pots that are available and freeze them with lolly pop sticks in. Have to hide them from the husband though.

Chocolate spread and sliced banana butties.:

As they sound really. A yummy sandwich for your little one: Wholemal bread, chocolate spead, and banana – either sliced or mashed. I use biscuit cutters to cut the bread into more fun shapes :-)

MMMMmmmmm . . . chocolate!

These sarnies have the added bonus of getting to laugh at their messy face afterwards!

Coffee Mallow Cream

Like coffee? Like Marshmallows? Would be plain rude not to give this one a try then . . .

                                                                                 

You Will Need:

  • 80z (225g) Marshmallows*
  • Half a pint of double cream
  • Quarter of a pint of strong, hot coffee
  • 2 x stiffly beaten egg whites

* You may want to reserve some marshmallows for decoration

And here’s what you do:

  • Dissolve the marshmallows in the coffee
  • Set aside to cool
  • Whip the cream and add it to the coffee/mallow mixture
  • Carefully fold in the egg whites
  • Pour into serving dishes (I like using kitsch little ramekins or martini glasses)
  • Chill. Both literally and metaphorically I find is best.
  • Decorate with marshmallows or mallow based sweets/chocolate shavings/coffee bean 

Drop Scones

They maybe called scones but they’re more like little pancakes really. They cook really quickly. Make a pile, drizzle with maple syrup/golden syrup or just spread each one hot with butter. BUTTER mind you, not margarine!

You Will Need:

8 0z (225g) Plain Flour

2 x level Tea spoons Cream Tartar

1 x level Tea Spoon Bicarbonate of Soda

1 0z (30g)  Sugar

1 x  Egg

Dash of milk

Here what you do:

  • Mix it all together, like you would any pancake mixture, till it’s thick and creamy.
  • Pour the mixture into a jug
  • Get a lightly greased frying pan nice and hot
  • Pour in blobs of the mixture. (size-wise, somewhere between a Jammy Dodger and a digestive biscuit!) I usually fit about three in a pan at a time.
  • When the mixture bubbles, flip ’em over and give them about the same amount of time on the other side.
  • Transfer to a warm plate and start on the next batch. (I like the word “batch.” Don’t know why:-)
  • Keep going till you’ve made enough. The mixture will keep for a day if covered in the fridge if you don’t use it all. You may need to re-grease the pan at some point.

These are my absolute favourite. Easy peasy, warm, gooey, comforting loveliness.

Toddler/Kids

The Easiest Ice Lolly in the World!

The easiest home made ice lolly in the world.

 

Ta Daaaaa . . .

 

 

 . . . and freeze.