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