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.