Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Half term is well and truly in full swing now and as usual my kids have eaten me out of house and home. My cupboards resemble Old Mother Hubbard's, but much to their dismay, I've told them I'm not going shopping again until Friday.

In order to fill the biscuit tins back up to an acceptable level, I rustled up these egg free chocolate chip cookies yesterday and they turned out really well. You might think I've developed these for people with an egg allergy in mind. Nope. I'd just run out of eggs thanks to my 8 year olds new found fondness of omelette's.

This quantity made 12 decent sized cookies and I've just checked the biscuit tin and there are 2 left. I'd better get the oven on again I suppose.....

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Add a handful of raisins or chopped hazelnuts to the mixture for added texture.
  • These cookies freeze really well, so make a double batch and freeze half for another day.
  • Try using honey instead of golden syrup.
  • Swap the milk chocolate chips for dark or white chocolate chips if you prefer, or use a combination of all three.


Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


Cookies, Baking, Egg Free
Cookies, Baking, Chocolate
Yield: 12 cookiesPin it

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

prep time: 10 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 22 mins
An egg free chocolate chip cookie recipe.


  • 175g Plain Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 75g Butter, cubed
  • 50g Light Brown Sugar
  • 5 TBSP Golden Syrup
  • 100g Milk Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°c (170°fan) and line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl and combine. Rub in the butter with your hands until you get fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Stir in the sugar and chocolate chips then mix in the golden syrup. Beat the mixture until it starts to come together in a dough (you can add more syrup if you feel the mixture is too dry). Bring it together with your hands then roll walnut sizes balls in your hand before placing on the baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.


Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Enjoy This Spring With Arla Organic Milk

Enjoy Nature's Best This Spring With Arla Organic Milk
We love milk in this house! So much so, we get through a whopping 12 pints a week here. Maybe this isn't such a surprise when you factor in 3 growing children, one who insists on her beaker of milk every night before bed (the small one with curly hair), the daily milk with cereal, milk with tea, after school milk and cookies (hay bale optional), plus all the milk I use in my daily cooking and baking which, as a food blogger seems to be quite a lot.

Enjoy Nature's Best This Spring With Arla Organic Milk


As with most food products I use, I try to buy organic where possible. Arla organic free range milk, available from large Asda and Sainsbury stores, is sourced from British farms (89 at the current count), where all the cows are free range and where possible, grazed outside on 100% organically farmed land. Arla farmers rely on crop rotation, well timed cultivation and careful selection of crop varieties to control weeds and pests and maintain soil fertility, rather than conventional pesticides and herbicides. The organic way of farming also encourages wildlife by avoiding manufactured chemical sprays.

Enjoy Nature's Best This Spring With Arla Organic Milk


    At breakfast we use organic milk on our homemade granola and in the cooler months our slow cooker porridge (hubby has a glug in his coffee too). The slow cooker porridge is a particular favourite of mine as all I have to do is pop the ingredients (oats and milk) in the slow cooker the night before and leave it on low until the morning. Such an easy breakfast and you can add whatever toppings you fancy. Raisins and maple syrup are the firm favourites here but I have been known to stir jam and clotted cream in too on special occasions (what can I say, I'm Cornish!).



    These yummy cheesy scones use milk to help bind the dough! The kids love them as an after school snack with some mature cheddar and chutney and they help to keep their tummies nice and full until dinner.  Homemade cookies and a glass of milk also go down pretty well too!

    Cheese Scones


    Milk is a key ingredient in our favourite comfort food Mac 'n' Cheese! I also use it lots in other meals too. Bolognese tastes amazing when it's been simmered on low for hours with some creamy whole milk added to it and my Lasagne wouldn't be the same without the cheesy bechamel sauce I make.

    Macaroni Cheese
    This Bacon and Broccoli Bake uses a pint of organic milk to make the cheese sauce...and it's super tasty!

    Bacon and Broccoli Bake


    Milk puddings are homely and go down well with the kids, especially with a topping of fresh fruit....and don't forget rice puddings too (best made in the slow cooker).

    Milk Pudding


    There isn't usually any milk left in this house, but on the occasions I have had some that needs to be used up, I pour the leftovers into ice cube trays and freeze, ready to pop into homemade fruit smoothies and iced coffee. Flavoured milk lollies are great for the summer months as an after school treat!


    Bed time wouldn't be complete here, without Heidi taking her warm (but not too hot) milk to bed with her in her favourite my little pony beaker.

    Heidi drinking milk


    Whether it's creamy whole milk (which the toddler has), or semi skimmed, I know that by buying Arla Organic Milk I'm supporting British farmers as the profits are ploughed back directly to the farmers themselves, ensuring they can continue to produce nutritious and delicious organic milk in the future. #ArlaOrganic milk is available in 2 litre bottles and retails at £1.75 (available from large Sainsburys and Asda stores as well as online with Ocado). It's recently been awarded 2018 Product of the Year too!

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Arla Organic Milk. I was compensated for writing this post. All thoughts are my own.
    Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)

    Raspberry, Lemon and Pine Nut Bars

    Raspberry, Lemon and Pine Nut Bars
    Last weekend we made the most of the Bank Holiday and headed off on a little tour of our home county to road test the newly published Marco Polo Devon and Cornwall pocket guide. Days out with three children can be really expensive though, so to help cut the costs a little we packed a picnic to take with us on our travels. We made it all the way down to the Eden Project and Truro and managed to largely avoid the sea mist that had engulfed most of the north coast where we live. Our little jaunt made us realise that there are so many places in Cornwall that we've yet to truly discover so we're making plans over the summer months to seek out some of these hidden gems.

    We ate our picnic sat outside Truro Cathedral, after having a little mooch inside.  We feasted on some handy little mini quiches, veggie sticks and hummus, wedges of frittata that I'd made the night before and for a sweet treat, these raspberry, lemon and pine nut bars.

    These yummy baked bars are the perfect accompaniment to any picnic. They travel really well and are also lovely and filling, providing a useful pick me up after a morning of walking and sightseeing. The base and topping are just a crumble type mixture, which is so easy to make, especially if you have a food processor. The fresh raspberries and lemon zest complement the sweet crumble perfectly, with the pine nuts giving it some nutty crunchiness.

    Raspberry, Lemon and Pine Nut Bars


    • Try using other soft fruits such as blueberries and blackberries.
    • Substitute the pine nuts for other types of nuts - chopped hazelnuts or walnuts would work well.
    • Use a processor to pulse the flour, oats and butter together to save you rubbing it in by hand.
    • The raspberry, lemon and pine nut bars freeze really well so make a double batch and freeze half for another day.



    Raspberries, Lemon, Bars
    Yield: 12 BarsPin it

    Raspberry, Lemon and Pine Nut Bars

    prep time: 10 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 50 mins
    A sweet raspberry, lemon and pine nut crumble bar recipe


    • 200g Plain Flour
    • 200g Porridge Oats
    • 250g Butter, cut into cubes
    • 150g Light Brown Sugar
    • Zest of 2 Lemons
    • 100g Pine Nuts, toasted
    • 200g Raspberries


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°c (170°fan) and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.
    2. Put the flour and oats in a large bowl then rub in the butter until you get breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, lemon zest  and pine nuts.
    3. Press 3/4 of the mixture into the tin (use the back of a spoon to pack it down) then scatter over the raspberries and lightly press down.
    4. Sprinkle over the remaining crumble mix and bake for 40 minutes.
    5. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


    Raspberry, Lemon and Pine Nut Bars


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    Marco Polo Launch New Devon & Cornwall Pocket Guide

    Marco Polo Launch New Devon & Cornwall Pocket Guide


    Marco Polo burst onto the scene way back in 2012 with 30 insider travel guides covering overseas destinations both in Europe and beyond. Their compact, colourful guides packed with top tips soon became best sellers and were particularly geared towards the younger generation of traveller who wanted low budget options alongside regular destination information. Marco Polo now also produce phrasebooks, e-books and even their very own touring app, growing their business in a direction to suit their trusty travellers.

    2018 has seen even more growth with Marco Polo launching 6 new destination guides, in addition to relaunching 40 of their most popular titles. With more people taking stay-cations than ever before, Devon and Cornwall now have their very own pocket guide to join the other best selling books.

    Living right on the Cornwall Devon border, I was lucky enough to receive the Marco Polo Devon Cornwall Pocket Guide to review and we decided to give it a little road test over the bank holiday weekend!

    The guide is split into 4 sections including West Cornwall, East Cornwall (where I live), North Devon and South Devon. Each section gives a brief but informative overview of the main settlements in that area as well as recommendations for places to stay, eating out and things to do.

    East Cornwall section of guide
    Sightseeing options are also listed under the main towns. We took a drive to one of our favourite places on Bank Holiday Monday - Rosemoor, just outside the historic market town of Great Torrington in North Devon.

    The kids love running about in their extensive gardens and I love getting idea's for my own garden at home. It's a Royal Horticultural Society garden, so if you're an RHS member, you get in free of charge! During the school holidays they also run child friendly craft workshops as well as den building and mini bug hunts. You can easily spend a whole day here and unlike some formal gardens, the kids are really well catered for.

    There's a handy section on travelling with kids towards the back of the guide, with recommendations on child friendly attractions in each of the four areas.

    The Big Sheep
    We visited The Big Sheep, just outside Bideford during the bank holiday weekend. We've been regular visitors for years (I used to go myself as a child!) and we just love it's family friendly vibe. There's plenty for the kids to do, including soft play, a petting barn and outdoor fairground rides. There's even a new rollerocaster and on site brewery for bigger 'kids' and I hear a gin distillery is on the cards later this year too!


    The guide contains 4 specifically tailored tours helping readers get off the beaten track. Each tour has an overview box detailing the start and end points, distance, timing and approximate cost involved.

    Discovery Tours Page
    Each tour is plotted on an overview map, making orientation easy, with a detailed flow chart with pictograms clearly showing the way.

    Discovery Tours Page
    We picked up the 'Devon and Cornwall at a glance' tour on Day 4, starting at the Eden Project. We have an annual locals pass so try and get here as often as we can. There are always new exhibitions and things to see. These are some sculptures inside the Mediterranean Biome.

    Eden Project
    We ended our day in Truro with a visit to the Cathedral and a bit of shopping. We tend to go to Plymouth or Exeter more as they are closer, so it was nice visiting our county capital for a change.

    The discovery tours are also available to download as an app. All you need to do is scan the QR code within the guide. This should stop any map reading arguments from occurring!!


    We very much live an outdoorsy lifestyle down here, whether it be walking on the Tors of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor (the photo below is from the top of Roughtor)...

    ...or surfing at our local beaches in Bude (our favourite is Widemouth, just south of Bude).

    Widemouth Beach
    The Devon and Cornwall Pocket Guide reflects this lifestyle, with a whole section devoted to sports and outdoor activities. The opportunities to discover hidden gems on the south west coast path, which takes in the whole perimeter of Devon and Cornwall, is referenced frequently (one of the discovery tours actually focuses on a stretch near Newquay). We love walking the coast path near our home in North Cornwall but the guide has given me some new ideas on routes to try with the kids.


    It's very family focused, containing lots of useful hints and tips on things to do with children. The 'Great Places for Free' section of the guide gave me some new idea's for free days out and free activities to try - always handy as 3 children can equal a lot of money!

    The guide contains a large pull out map as well as several road maps in the back of the guide, making orientation easy. 

    As a food blogger I'm always drawn to food and drink elements of guidebooks. Marco Polo didn't let me down, with a comprehensive section on 'local delicacies' including stargazy pie, pasties and of course the famous cream tea - jam first obviously! Throughout the guide there are also insider tips on lovely cafe's and restaurants to try. I love the fact they picked up on Woods Cafe in Cardinham Woods. They sell the most amazing homemade cakes...and pulled pork rolls too. Another one of our favourite family days out.
    Woods Cafe
    Sometimes in this part of the country though (like at times during this bank holiday weekend), the sea mist can scupper your best laid travel plans! You'll have to take my word for it that there's a beautiful wooded valley there somewhere!
    Sea Mist
    All in all the guide has been well researched and I really like it's bright and vivid style. The perfect companion to your Devon and Cornwall holiday this summer, retailing currently at £7.99.

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored (paid) post. All thoughts are my own.
    Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)
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