Baking Cookies

My baking skills aren’t the best I won’t lie someone once described it as rustic looking and I’ll take that its better than misshapen mess which is how I’d describe them, never the less things usually turn out quite tasty so as we made some little chocolate chip cookies this week I thought I’d share the recipe and some pictures of my little ladies getting there bake on! Makes 7Ingredients:2oz caster sugar2oz margarine or butter1 small egg2 oz plain flour 75g chocolate chips couple drops of vanilla extract  Preheat the oven at 180c, grab a baking tray and line with some baking paper. Start by creaming the butter and…

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Baking with children – The truth

Picture this; its a rainy afternoon kids are at home fighting over my little ponies, I need something quick, something easy we can do together. What shall we do? I know lets bake some cakes! Yes that’ll make a good instagram that will be fun! Mini chef  After 5 minutes I’m reminded of why last time I vowed to never bake with them again, forget the recipes and stories you see on pinterest or the beautiful pictures posted on instagram forget the blogger who just love to get there kids in the kitchen this is it – The truth about baking with children.  So we start off…

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Easy peasy fairy cakes

Friday we had our end of term play group party! I had previously said I would make some cakes so on Friday morning when I remembered (sh*t) I had to think of something I could make fast that I already had the ingredients for lurking in the cupboards. We went for Fairy cakes with butter cream icing so here’s the easy peasy recipe we use for some yummy cakes! Ingredients(makes 12):110g unsalted butter – softened at room temperature 110g caster sugar2 medium eggs 110g flour1 teaspoon vanilla essence   2-5 drops food colouring (optional) 2 eager little helpers Method: Preheat the oven to 180°c/350°F/Gas Mark4 and line a fairy…

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Chocolate fudge brownies

We made chocolate fudge brownies!Now I am the first to admit when I bake it can be very hit and miss. I often find a recipe start by following it to the letter then get abit bored and do my own thing, this does not always have a good outcome. But the kids love it so we try and this week we made some brownies for the first time.  chocolate brownies  I know they don’t look all that great but presentation has never been my strong point trust me they taste sooooo much better than they look. So good…

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