Getting creative with Soreen – Making Chocolate Soreen Flapjack!

As you know, we love getting creative in the kitchen – so when Soreen sent us a box of goodies recently which included a recipe booklet we couldn’t wait to get started!

Soreen boxFlicking through the recipes, we decided to make Chocolate Soreen Flapjack – perfect for the Bank Holiday decorating weekend we had planned to keep energy levels up!

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Baking for Boys – with a little help from Duerr’s!

You will know by now that we LOVE getting creative in the kitchen, and at the drop of a hat, without an excuse needed, we will get making and baking! So when Duerr’s asked if we would be interested in their new ‘Baking for Boys’ videos we just couldn’t help but say YES!

With the end of the Great British Bake Off, The UK’s oldest family run jam and marmalade makers Duerr’s were worried that the nation would be missing its baking fix! So fifth generation jam maker Richard Duerr and Duerr’s Operations Director and former baker Paul Dinneen teamed up to bring create ‘Baking for Boys’ – a mini series of baking masterclasses, rustling up the ultimate Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding, Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Orange Cake and Strawberry and Vanilla Ripple Ice Cream.
We were sent all the Duerr’s jams and marmalades we would need to make the recipes… and then it was over to us!

Halloween Treats: My Meringue Ghosts!

I LOVE being in the kitchen, especially when I can get creative…and Halloween is the perfect time of year to do just that! Since the boys have been little we have always had a Halloween themed tea with all sort of nibbles and treats – and one of my favourite recipes has to be this one, for Meringue Ghosts! They are so easy and simple to make… yet they look and tasted great!

Meringue Ghosts

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Baking with House of the Rising Bun!

I was so excited when I was asked if I would like to do a spot of baking with House of the Rising Bun – not only because I LOVE baking, but because I remember seeing their products on the ‘Cooks to Market’ series on T.V. I really enjoyed the program… and thought the idea of some easy to make cake mixes, which were all natural, was a great one!

House of the Rising Bun RaspberryI must admit, I am a baker who looks at cake mixes in the supermarket and always tells the boys that ‘Mummy can make better’… so I was really interested to see how these ‘All Natural Cake Mixes’ would compare.  Continue reading

Neapolitan ’99’ Ice-Cream Cupcakes!

You probably all know what it is like… one wants this, one wants that, then Daddy butts in too! Well, this is exactly what happened today when I offered to make cupcakes! You see RangeCookers.co.uk are running a FABULOUS competition to win… well, a range cooker of course! And the task is simple (and fun too!) – to create a cupcake and blog about it!

Getting ready to cupcake

So how on earth will I please all 3 of my boys?

Cupcake Choices

Thank goodness I am creative… and LOVE baking! So it will be one cupcake with three flavours…

Neapolitan 99 cupcakeswith my Neapolitan ’99’ Cupcakes – inspired by a traditional holiday at the seaside! And here is how to make them.

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