Kids

#BakeSomeoneHappy this Easter with Stork!

storkeasterselfie3Stork are launching a campaign to get the country baking for Easter and raise support for Great Ormond Street Hospital – I know you guys need no encouragement to bake so how about rustling up some Easter Nest Cupcakes  and #BakeSomeoneHappy!

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Photo Booth Biscuits for Comic Relief

IMG_2408It’s Red Nose Day 2015 this Friday 13th March and the challenge from Comic Relief this year is Make Your Face Funny For Money!

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So how about Photo Booth Prop Biscuits? Brilliant fun with a biscuit on a stick, plus the proceeds as always are going to a great cause!

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Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

 

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What could be better than a chocolate pudding with lashings of chocolate sauce?  Well in my book, not too much! To add to the fact that this choc pud is just fantastic you can whip it up and have it in the oven in 10 minutes flat, it really is that easy. 

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Day 3 – Marshmallow Snowflakes

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These seem to be all over the place in the shops at Christmas time so I thought it was time I figured out how we do them at home – and it’s easier than I thought.  You will need a sugar thermometer and a silicone snowflake mould (or any other kind of Christmassy silicone mould if you prefer)

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They are easier to make in a stand mixer if you have one, it makes the hands juggling a lot easier but it can be done with an electric hand mixer too.

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Day 2 – Gingerbread Reindeer Barns

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How much fun are these?    When Lindt sent me a chocolate delivery (yes I know, that’s a great delivery to get) I knew I had to come up with something Christmassy – there was no way I was melting those Reindeer down for truffles!

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Scotch Pancakes

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Ooh hoo hoo!  Tomorrow is Pancake Day!  Always an event in our house, everyone wants a turn at flipping, tossing, pouring the batter, everyone ends up with a burn from the frying pan, tears as they’re not as good as flipping pancakes as they imagined in their head and arguments break out randomly in the frustration of having to wait in a queue of 5 for actually getting a pancake on their plate!

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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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