Showing posts from February, 2017

Vanilla Cupcakes

Light vanilla cupcakes with a creamy vanilla and fudge buttercream icing.

Valentines Day Chocolate Brownie Hearts

I'm not really into Valentines Day - it's a bit commercialised for me, but even though hubby and I don't celebrate (it's been about 10 years since we last went out for a meal on Valentines Day I think), I do like to make a bit of effort these days for the kids. If you're of my persuasion and not really fussed about it, but feel like you ought to make the effort for your loved one or the kids, these easy chocolate brownie hearts  are the perfect recipe for you! TOP TIPS FOR MAKING A CHOCOLATE BROWNIE HEART PLATTER I added some fudge pieces to the brownie batter but  you could use chopped up chocolate bars (Mars Bars and Double Decker's work well), dried fruit or nuts instead (in the same quantity as I used the fudge). I made a quick salted caramel sauce to drizzle over the brownie hearts and the red raspberries added a nice colour contrast. You could even use a shop bought sauce or coulis and decant it into a nice jug. Once out of the oven, chill

Ham & Cheese Muffins

These ham and cheese savoury muffins are perfect for kids lunchboxes, and they can be adapted in many ways to create different flavour combinations! We all know packing lunchboxes for your kids every day, can work out very expensive, especially if you always buy pre-packaged food. These homemade ham and cheese savoury muffins however, utilise ingredients you will probably already have in your store cupboard and fridge, making them the perfect homemade frugal and healthy snack, for little ones lunches