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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.

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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!

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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 

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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.

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The Easiest Ice Lolly in the World!

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The easiest home made ice lolly in the world.


Ta Daaaaa . . .



 . . . and freeze.

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