Friday, 16 October 2009


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Beat first four ingredients well, then add eggs.
Mix well.

Add dry ingredients and vanilla.
Drop small ball of dough on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Flatten dough with bottom of a glass.
Bake 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Monday, 12 October 2009


125g butter or marg
3 tbsp sunflower oil
125g demerara sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 or 2 very ripe bananas
200g porridge

Melt butter, oil, sugar, syrup over a low heat.
Mash your bananas with a fork and add to the pan.
Add the oats and stir well.
Put the mixture in a tin and press down evenly.
Bake for about 20 mins 180C/350F/gas 4.
Let it cool for 10 mins then cut into about 12 flapjacks."

Friday, 9 October 2009


375 g condensed milk
3 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream


Line a 12x6 bar pan or slice pan with baking paper.
Heat the condensed milk carefully.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave 30 second bursts, stirring after each burst so it doesn't burn. Add to the condensed milk and then mix in Baileys.
Pour into your lined bar pan and set--leave to cool at room temp or if very warm were you live pop into the fridge to set.

Monday, 5 October 2009


pre-heat oven to 180c/350f/gas 4
grease a 2lb loaf tin and bottom line with greaseproof paper - make it so it comes up the narrow edges so you can use it to lift it out or line muffin tins with papers

1 large egg
125ml sunflower oil
175g courgettes -trimmed and grated (on large holes)
150g wholewheat flour -i used ordinary
1/2tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarb
1tsp ground cinnamon
175g soft dark brown sugar
75g sultanas
3oz walnuts chopped

tip courgettes and all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well
whisk egg into the oil and pour into dry goods
mix to a thick batter and pour in tin
put in oven for about 1 hr or until a skewer comes out in tin for 10 mins before turning out to cool

Can be made into mini muffins and they took about 15 mins a batch and if you let them stand for a few seconds in the tin they firm up and are easier to remove

Monday, 21 September 2009


330g SR flour
150g sugar
1.5 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
250ml milk75g margarine
125ml lemon juice (bottled stuff)
1 egg

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl

Using a stick blender blend mik juice marge and egg until smooth then stir into dry ingredients

Put into muffin cases

Bake gas 6 for 20mins or until golden

Friday, 18 September 2009



560g (1IB 4oz) white bread flour
10g (1/2oz) Milk powder
60g (2 and half oz) Caster sugar
5g (quarter of a oz) salt
50g (2oz) butter or marge
25g (1oz) beaten egg (i used 1 egg tho)
275ml (10fl oz) warm water
6g Dried yeast
225g (8oz) icing sugar 1 and half teaspoon water for the icing

1. sieve the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter. Form a well in the middle and add all the other ingredients into the well
2. On a floured surface kneed for 10minutes. Mix together.
3. Plae the dough into a large bowl, cover and leave for about an hour to rise (the dough should have doubled in size)
4. Divide into 16 cigar shapes. Place the shapes onto a greased baking tray and cover again for 30 minutes, at room temperature, or untill the dough has risen again.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at gas mark 7, 220oc, 425 of.
6. When the buns have cooled make upthe incing sugar and spread evenly across the top of the buns

Tuesday, 15 September 2009


7oz demerara sugar
8oz marg
2tablespoons golden syrup (I use generous ones)
6oz muesli
4oz rolled oats
large handfull apricots, chopped
Large handfull raisins
two small handfulls nuts, chopped, I use brazils and pecans

Pre heat oven to 160c, grease a 12x9in roasting tray

In a large pan melt the marg, syrup and sugar, then stir in everything else.

Mix well and turn out onto roasting tray, press flat with back of spoon.

Bake fo about 25-35mins till golden brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10mins before marking into small squares.

Leave in the tin to finish cooling before cutting up.

Saturday, 12 September 2009



1/2 lb. (~ 1/2 a normal sized packet) digestive biscuits

1/4 lb. (~ 100g) butter or marg.
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsps golden syrup
3 tbsps cocoa

1. Put the biscuits in a plastic bag and smash them up with a rolling pin, or anything else you can lay your hands on, until they are pretty much crumbs but with the odd lump here and there.
2. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together untill all the sugar has dissolved.
3. Remove from the heat, add the cocoa and beat until the mixture goes shiny.
4. Add the crushed biscuits and then spread the mixture out onto a greased and/or lined baking tray and smooth the mixture with the back of a wooden spoon until (fairly) even.

(The mixture at this stage is almost as good as the resulting biscuits, so try not to eat it all.)

Chill until set

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


100g margerine
75g caster sugar
2 eggs
175g self raising flour
1/2 - 3/4 jar of lemon curd

Preheat oven to 200c.

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together for about 5 mins.
Pour in to tin and level top.
Bake for about 40 mins until browned.

Saturday, 29 August 2009


200g condensed milk
100g dessicated coconut
8oz (approx) icing sugar
8oz (dark) chocolate

1. Mix condensed milk & coconut.
2. Add enough icing sugar to make a stiff dough.
3. Form into ball shapes & place on a baking tray.
4. Leave in fridge, preferrably overnight, to firm.
5. Melt chocolate & dip coconut mixture into it to cover.
6. Leave to allow chocolate to harden.

Sunday, 23 August 2009


I made this the other day, we were given a big bunch of carrots and we also hadn't any cake left in the tin.


8oz s/r flour,

1/2 tsp ground mixed spice,
5oz soft dark brown sugar,
5 oz carrots, grated,
2 eggs,
1/4 pt corn or sunflower oil,
2 tbsp milk.

180C - 40 mins, oblong tin, just mix all ingredients together, then bake!

Topping - 2oz butter, softened,8oz icing sugar

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


9oz / 250g plain flour (ap)
1½ tsp /7.5ml baking powder
½ tsp / 2.5ml bicarb of soda
½ tsp / 2.5ml salt
1 tsp / 5ml each of ground ginger and cinnamon
1 egg
4-6oz / 110-170g soft brown sugar
3floz / 90ml vegetable oil
2-4 tbsp / 30-60ml black treacle
6floz / 180ml milk
4oz / 110g cinnamon chips (like choc chips) (optional)

Prepare muffin tins.
Preheat oven to 375-400°F / 190-200°C

In a large bowl sift together first 5 ingredients.
Stir in cinnamon chips.
In a second bowl beat egg, stir in sugar, oil and treacle, stir well until blended.
Add milk and stir briskly until well mixed.
Pour wet into dry and stir to combine.
Batter will be thinner than normal muffin batter.
Spoon into tins.
Bake approx 25 minutes until tops feel firm.

Can also be baked in 2 x lb loaf tins.

Saturday, 25 April 2009


8" Pastry Case baked Blind allow to cool
4oz Block Marg
4oz Demerara Sugar
1oz Plain Flour
2 floz Milk

Mix sugar & flour
Melt marg and milk, bring to boil.
Add in flour & sugar mix, stir until thickens
Cool slightly, and then pour into cooled pastry case.
Leave to set
Serve with either custard or whipped cream