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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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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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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Magic Microwave Meringues

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Just a bit of fun with the children – these meringues will not win any prizes in the taste stakes but rate highly in amazement factor!  The boys have loved doing these this holiday, they’re so quick and easy.  I never knew you could do such a thing until a chance conversation with the lovely ladies at Baking Hot Celebrations (and if you’re not sure who I’m talking about head on over and have a peek).

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Easter Lambs – Creme Egg Animals!


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If you remember the Easter chicks from last year you’ll know I have a thing for turning a Creme Eggs into something else for Easter,  this year it’s lambs!

You will need:

Creme Egg

Sugarpaste; white, peach/flesh/pink, black plus green and pink for flowers and leaves

Use ready coloured or colour your own using gel paste colours

Black edible ink icing pen

Pink lustre dust and soft paintbrush

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

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Up to my eyes in it! – Managing a gaggle of boys is tricky at the best of times and right now  Dylan has broken his foot.  It turns out there’s interesting times to be had when one boy is attached to a pair of crutches. 

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