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New Addition…

New Addition…

My neighbour, before she left had 3 cats, I used to cat sit, which Moo loved. I used to pop in there twice a day and feed them, give them some love and say my good-byes. Moo was so attentive and whenever they would be […]

Unwanted Pests…

Unwanted Pests…

Lately, Ive been inundated with PPI claims, you tell them no, and they just go on and on and don’t listen, I end up hanging up. I know I am not owed anything. I Don’t own credit cards, I don’t have loans so I just […]

A New Hobby…

A New Hobby…

As well as my baking passion, which will always be my first love, Ive started to learn crochet. I am a complete amateur and I and totally rubbish at the moment but hey, practise makes perfect I guess! I am currently waiting on a book to arrive which I am hoping is going to help me in my battle to conquer crochet, but typically its not going to be arriving till March! so yesterday I fired up youtube and watched a few videos, the link stitches are easy, the single crochet stitch took a while but the double crochet was a battle. I soon realised it was tea-time so I gave up and put the hook down! I have to say, its addictive, I just sat there practising the link stitches for a while to get the hang of it and feel for the hook, then I did the same with the single stitches to get comfortable in doing them, I will still need to do it a few more times before I actually go ahead and make something! The husband is working late’s this week so perfect opportunity to practice!

Might I add, if your learning to crochet… Never, I repeat Never, try and learn with 2 demanding kiddos hanging round! stressville……

Nothing fancy, but its a start!
Nothing fancy, but its a start!
Cherry And Almond Traybake…

Cherry And Almond Traybake…

I made this yesterday and it was a huge hit! I will definitely be making it again, and as I type this, its going down lovely with a cuppa! Ingredients 225g (8oz) glacé cherries 275g (10oz) self raising flour 2 Level teaspoons baking powder 225g […]

Some Things That I Love

Some Things That I Love

I am doing my first linky! eeeekkkkk… I got this from another blogger… But Why Mummy Why? The aim of the game is as follows: ‘Some things that I love’ is a simple and easy to join in with link up. Here’s what you need […]

Let Me Tell You Now…

Let Me Tell You Now…

I.hate.Valetines.Day

Simple. Its sickening! Yes I said it!  Its over commercialised and I think in the 10 years I have been with the husband we have only celebrated it once maybe twice! I don’t need one day to be all smushy and lovey dovey to tell him how much I love him, I can do that every day.

Anyway most peoples new years resolutions are to give up chocolate and thats normally broken when there loved one buys them the most gigantic box they can get.. Cards are bumped up an extra couple of quid, and roses go up to an extortionate amount of money! Why waste your money?

Yes you can all shout now…. I am officially the Scrooge of Valentines….

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Its The Little Things In Life…

Its The Little Things In Life…

It most certainly is the little things in life that keep Moo happy… And they are strange! most children like Disney films, I wish to god Moo would sit through a Disney film, but Moo likes to watch old films of when she was a […]

Family Trip To The Dentist

Family Trip To The Dentist

So… It was the B family annual trip to the dentist and Moo was also being seen. I had been preparing her all week as last time we went she freaked out a little so I didn’t get her checked. She woke this morning declaring […]

Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Biscuits…

Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Biscuits…

So first recipe from the new book…. I tried making these today, I am no good at making pastry and the dough in this recipe I feel is just like pastry… I had trouble with the chocolate pastry, it was so brittle and I ended up getting covered in flour! but I managed to get some looking presentable and edible!

Ingredients

Vanilla biscuit dough

50g softened butter
25g caster sugar
25g cornflour
50g plain flour
½ large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate biscuit dough
50g softened butter
25g caster sugar
25g cornflour
40g plain flour
½ large egg
15g cocoa powder

  1. Lightly grease 2 baking trays
  2. Measure all the ingredients for the vanilla biscuit mixture into a bowl and mix to form a soft dough. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes until firm. Make the chocolate mixture in the same way then wrap and chill.
  3. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out both pieces of dough to oblongs about 25x18cm (10x7in) Place the vanilla dough on top of the chocolate dough then wrap up together from the narrow edge. Wrap in cling film and chill again for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°c/Fan 160°c/Gas 4. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into about 20 slices and place on the prepared backing trays.
  5. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes until the vanilla biscuit is golden in colour. Lift on to a wire rack and leave to cool.

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Mary Berry Baking Bible…

Mary Berry Baking Bible…

I was bought this for christmas… I love baking, its naughty yes, but hey, I enjoy it and I like the rewards! Ive been flicking through the book and have been licking my lips at the at all the lovely cakes I can make! Ive […]