Tuesday, 15 January 2008


Oven 160°C/ 325°F

2 1lb loaf tins / 8" square tin

1½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp cocoa
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp vinegar
1 cup water

Mix all dry ingredients together, make 3 wells and put first 3 wet ingredients one into each, pour the water over all and mix until just combined (like muffins).
Pour into greased tin and bake 40 - 45 mins.

Thursday, 3 January 2008


Makes 12

9oz All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
½tsp Baking Soda
½tsp Salt
3-5 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Egg
4-6oz Sugar
8-9 fl oz Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Flavouring
3 fl oz Vegetable Oil
2-3oz Chocolate Chips

Oven 375-400°F/ 190-200°C

Prepare Muffin Tins
In a large bowl sift together first 5 ingredients.
Stir in Chocolate Chips.
In a second bowl beat egg, and add remaining ingredients; stir well.
Pour wet mixture into dry and mix until just combined, no dry bits.
Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
Bake 20-25 minutes until springy when pressed.


Day 1 - Place in a large mixing bowl and cover with a tea towel
Day 2 - Leave well alone
Day 3 - FEED - 1 cup SR flour
1 cup milk
½ cup sugar
stir and cover
Day 4 - Stir and cover
Day 5 - Stir and cover
Day 6 - Divide into 3 parts, give 1 or 2 away
Day 7 - ADD to 1 part - 2 cups SR flour
2 cups mixed dried fruit
¾ cup vegetable oil
½ tsp salt
1 tsp mixed spice
2 beaten eggs
1 cup sugar

Mix well and bake in 2lb loaf tin 1½ - 2 hours

Gas 2
250 –300°F
140 °C


1 cup self raising flour
1 cup milk
½ cup sugar
2 tsp dried yeast

mix all ingredients in a large bowl
cover with a teatowel and leave for 2 days before continuing as per recipe


1lb white fish
2oz butter
4oz plain flour
1 pint milk
4 eggs (hard boiled)
2lb potatoes (mashed)

Poach fish in milk, remove and flake into pie dish.
Heat milk and butter, then whisk in flour to make a basic white sauce.
Slice eggs into half and arrange in dish with fish.
Pour sauce over fish and top with mashed potatoes.
Bake 180°C for approx 30 mins then grate some cheese on top, continue baking until cheese has melted.

Serve with a green veggie for colour.

If available may add cooked prawns to fish or even sautéed mushrooms.


Hi, I'm Maisie, and I love to cook, bake etc.

My 2 sons Thomas and David always say I should have been a chef (possibly biased); but I prefer to cook for the love rather than for monetary gratification.

All my receipes will serve 4 people (our family) unless I specify differently in the title.