Haywards Pickles Event

Haywards Pickles Event

On Monday evening, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an event for Haywards Pickles.  As this was the first blogging event I had managed to get too, I was nervous and excited and had no idea what I was going to find.  We all know what pickles are, but if like me they mainly find their way into my shopping at christmas.  I knew that the event was going to be about creating meals with the pickles, but I had no idea what we were going to…

Elevenses In The Office

Elevenses In The Office

We all like our elevenses, a nice little pick me up mid morning while we carry on working. I was very happy to be invited to take part and be featured in a new ebook Elevenses in the office, it is a selection of 20 recipes covering treats, snacks, smoothies and shakes, for our mid morning fix. Myself and other like minded bloggers shared our recipes for an elevenses snack or treat, that will keep you going until lunchtime, or to have as a treat anytime of the day, not just elevenses….

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

While my daughter was on holiday, she had a banana bread which was unlike the banana bread that I usually make.  With her being on a Disney Cruise, I searched american banana bread and came across this recipe. 5 x Ripe Bananas 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 3/4 cup dark brown sugar Pre heat the oven to 180 and grease a loaf tin. In a bowl mash the bananas In another bowl…

Homemade Chocolate Digestives

Homemade Chocolate Digestives

On Sunday, I decided to have a baking day, so after I had baked a fresh loaf of bread for our lunch, I decided to make chocolate digestives following a recipe I saw on another blog last week, Mrs Bishops Bakes & Banter The recipe is for Caramac digestives, but I could not find any caramac chocolate when I went shopping, so brought plain chocolate, as we always have the plain chocolate digestives. Rather than me write the whole recipe out, you can find it here.  They were so easy…

Easy Flapjacks

Easy Flapjacks

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, why not spend a bit of time in the kitchen to make something yummy to have with that cuppa, and to keep the kids entertained for a little while. These are so quick and easy to make. 250g Porridge Oats 125g Butter 125g Brown Sugar 2-3 tbsps Golden Syrup Pre heat the oven to 180 and lightly grease a baking tray, or you can cheat like me and use a silicone sheet. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly, spread onto the…

Quick and Easy Cheese Scones

Quick and Easy Cheese Scones

I was sitting here this morning, having a coffee break, and was wondering what to have for lunch, as am so bored of the usual things, and decided to make some cheese scones. Anybody close to me knows I can not make scones, they usually come out as flat as I put them in the oven. I can make cakes, bread, biscuits and cookies etc, but never grasped scones. So not one to give in, I decided to have a go. The recipe is 225g/8oz self raising flour pinch of…

Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Easy Chocolate Brownie Recipe

You know that feeling where you need chocolate or something yummy to eat and you have nothing in. I have been like that all morning and craved some chocolate, but haven’t got any in, when I stumbled across this easy chocolate brownie recipe. 400g caster sugar 225g butter, melted 60g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 225g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Simply mix all the ingredients together in the same order as listed above Cook at 180C for 25-30 mins, in a greased baking tray, or…

Quick Smoothie

Quick Smoothie

We all have those times, when we get asked ‘Can I have a Smoothie?’ and you haven’t been shopping Here is a quick and easy smoothie, that you can make, for those times when asked. Milk Fruit (banana, strawberries etc) Honey (to taste) Choose your glass, and pour half a glass of milk into it, and then pour into your blender, add your fruit and a little honey, and whisk up.  Homemade Smoothie in minutes. If you have some fruit that is slightly old then freeze it down for these…

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Ice Cream

There is nothing nicer on a hot day than a scoop or two of ice cream, and even nicer when it is homemade. We do not own an ice cream maker but it doesn’t stop us from making our own. All you need is 1 can of condensed milk 1 tub of double cream flavouring Whisk the cream until stiff and then stir in the condensed milk and add whatever flavouring you fancy vanilla essence, chocolate chips, swirl in chocolate/strawberry/toffee sauce for a ripple effect, homemade cookie dough.  Use caramel…