Category Archives: Sweet Things

So when I was a child, our parents (rightly) limited the amount of chocolate and sweets that we were allowed to eat. However cooking was considered an ‘educational’ activity, and we were allowed to cook as much as we liked. Guess what I liked to cook most? Yup! I’ve been baking cakes and biscuits for as long as I can remember and am now making up my own recipe variations. I prefer wholemeal in my baking (taste, texture and slow release energy), but will add details on substituting plain flour.

Birthday Treats and Shape Sorter 1st Birthday Cake!

So DD’s 1st birthday sprung up and caught me by surprise!  I was so engrossed in finishing her Frankenbook that I totally forgot that we’d invited our families over for tea (on the day that meant 11 adults, 5 year … Continue reading

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Mmmm Cookies!

So last weekend we got new neighbours 😀  And DH and I decided to welcome them by baking cookies.  We made our regular recipe for peanut and raisin cookies, but then decided it’d be nice to have a mix so … Continue reading

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Japanese Themed 3-Panel Cake

Just to show the idea really, but thought I’d post a picture of a cake that my sisters and I designed, made and decorated for our Mum’s 60th birthday party in 2009.  Mum loves Japanese themed designs and has always … Continue reading

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Banana and Date Loaf Cake

It’s definitely not bread, but it is loaf-shaped and scrummily cakey and satisfying!  It’s wholemeal, relatively low GI for cake, not too sweet AND contains fruit (and nuts if you like) so I reckon it counts as healthy.  At least … Continue reading

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Mince Pies :D

It’s Christmas! (Nearly)  This year I’m responsible for making mini mince pies for the family on the big day.  There’s going to be 25 of us this year so DS and I are limbering up and getting into practice.  I’ve … Continue reading

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