Friday, 10 June 2016

Sunflower Seed Granola

The perfect summer breakfast! So easy to make and way better than the shop bought stuff. I'm obsessed with raspberries, apricots and blueberries for a topping.

Banana Bread

This bread is a complete staple in my family. My mum has been recently trying to cut gluten out of her diet and she absolutely loves this bread! It's quick, easy, really healthy and can work well as a side for savoury soups or toasted with some peanut butter and coffee. Let me know what you think!


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter Cupcakes

These cupcakes are light, lemony and spring-like! The actual cupcake is vanilla flavoured and the butter icing is vanilla and lemon. These aren't heavy at all and extremely moreish so just be careful not to eat the whole batch at once! Happy Easter everyone :)


Cupcake mix
-100g softened butter
-150g self-raising flour
-150g caster sugar
-3 tablespoons milk
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Butter Icing
- 100g softened butter
-225g sifted icing sugar
- 1 tsp milk
- 2 tbsp lemon curd
- Easter decorations of choice

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place muffin cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.

2. Place all the cupcake ingredients in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy. Spoon evenly into cupcake cases.

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until sponges are golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the sponges.

5. To make the butter icing place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

6. Pipe or spread the icing evenly onto the cupcakes. Decorate as preferred. I used mini eggs/ crushed mini eggs and dainty flower decorations I got at my local bakery. 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Fruity Flapjacks

- 225g butter
- 225g light brown sugar
-300g oats
-75g golden syrup
-50g raisins
-50g sultanas

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line deep baking tray.
2. Melt together the butter, sugar and syrup in a large saucepan on the hob.
3. Once melted, fold in the oats and dried fruit.
4. Spoon and flatten mixture into the deep baking tray.
5. Cook for 35 minutes and leave to cool. Once cool cut into 24 squares. 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Banana, Walnut and Almond Loaf

Lent has been going really well so far, no slip ups for over 3 weeks now (touch wood)! ONLY 3 WEEKS TO GO! I'd been wanting to try this recipe of Paul Hollywood's for ages now and I was so surprised how delicious and simple it was. Plus it's moderately has fruit in it right?

- 3 ripe mashed Bananas
- 250g light brown sugar
- 125g softened butter
- 2 medium eggs
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 120g chopped walnuts and almonds 

1. Heat your oven to 190 degrees. Line a 1kg loaf tin with baking paper.

2. Using an electric mixer, blend the mashed banana and sugar together until fluffy.

3. Add softened butter and eggs and blend until evenly combined.

4. Sift the flour and baking powder and gently fold into the mixture. Add in the chopped nuts and vanilla extract. 

5. Spoon mixture into prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. 

6. Remove the loaf from the tin and leave to cool.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Easy Lemon Drizzle Cake

I've decided, regrettably, to give up chocolate again this year. I managed to struggle on and complete this challenge last year so I wanted to give it another go because I'm a complete chocolate addict. It's a serious problem I'm not kidding!

Anyway I thought this lemon drizzle cake would be perfect for anyone going through the same struggle! It's light, super easy and only took me 10 minutes to whip up.


- 75g unsalted butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 150g self raising flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 2 medium eggs
- 2 tbsp lemon curd
- 3 tbsp full fat milk

For the drizzle

- zest and juice of 1 lemon
-2 tbsp granulated sugar
-1 tbsp lemon curd 
- 50g icing sugar


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease and line a 1kg loaf tin.

2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy with a wooden spoon. Add the rest of the mixture ingredients and beat until thoroughly combined.

3. Pour mixture into loaf tin and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.  

4. Meanwhile prepare the drizzle by combining the ingredients in a bowl with a whisk until smooth. When the cake is out of the oven pour the drizzle over the hot cake in it's tin. Leave to cake to cool completely, the serve!