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.