Scotch Pancakes

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Ooh hoo hoo!  Tomorrow is Pancake Day!  

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Banoffee Pie

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This was the birthday bake of request from my youngest, Fin, just recently. Lots of you asked for the recipe so of course here it is.  Whilst not strictly baking, I’m sure you’ll forgive me! I’m including instructions to make the toffee layer from sugar/butter and cream so you don’t have to use condensed milk if you don’t want to.  

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Chocolate Oreo Pears

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Not so much a recipe, more a gathering together of things!

(No panic, there’s a recipe coming tomorrow too)

These pears decided not to let apples have all the fun this Bonfire night and jumped onto sticks too!  Of course if you’re after a traditional caramel toffee apple recipe then I can help with that too – just see the recipe here.

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Eccles Cakes

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These are one of the first things I ever remember baking – they’re super easy for the kids to do and blooming lovely to eat of course too!

Simple ingredients, quickly whipped up into fabulous treats, what more could you want?

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The One for the Kids to Make

Always good to have a quick rainy afternoon activity so here’s my top 3 recipes for the kids to have a crack at!

(Click on the title to take you to the recipe)

Chocolate Chip Cookies – who’d say no to one of these?

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Flapjack Bars

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I know I’ve done flapjack before but this one is a bit different, its a thick buttery fudgy type bar flapjack, like you might pick up when you’re out and about.  Great big slabs of flapjack with a good old layer of chocolate on the top.

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Giant Cupcake Cookie Dough Bowl!

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Who wants to dive in head first?

You don’t just have to bake cakes in the your Giant Cupcake Tin – time to get them out from languishing in the back of the cupboard and put them to some inventive uses.

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Easiest Celebration Cake Ever!


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This has got to be the quickest easiest celebration cake I’ve ever made.  You can put it together in next to no time and makes a brilliant change from cake!

You will need:

Rice Krispie Treats Cakes  (click on the link for the quantities)

Depending on how many tiers of ‘cake’ you want, what size your tins are and how big or small you want to go, make up your cakes following the method here using the relevant quantities for your tin.  

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Marshmallow Sweetie Flowers


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Lots of fun, bright and breezy and no complicated bits and pieces required.  The only trouble is they can get eaten up faster than you can make them!

They can be done with all sorts of sweeties – I’ve used Smarties here, I ate the skittles before I had chance to use them ;)

You will need:




Easy peasy….

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Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats

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Well once again it’s not quite baking but they are sweet treats, anyone would think my oven is broken! (Don’t worry it isn’t)

The boys love them, hey I love them too – there’s all sorts you can do with them.  

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