Baking, Biscuits

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Show me a child that doesn’t love cookies…my three were eagerly anticipating the beep of the oven to let them no these mouth watering cookies were ready today. Ingredients – Makes 25 100g/4oz softened butter 75g/3oz soft brown sugar 75g/3oz caster sugar 1 egg ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 225g/8oz plain flour 150g/5oz chocolate broken into chunks …

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Bread, Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are always a hit in our house, both my husband and girls love tucking into this homely breakfast. Ingredients – Serves 3 1 Tbsp Rapeseed Oil (or whatever oil you have) 6 Eggs 1-2 Tbsp Milk Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Mayonnaise (recipe for homemade can be found here ) Chopped Dill 3 Bread Rolls, …

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This mayonnaise recipe from Rachel Allen’s book ‘Home Cooking’ is very good. It makes 300ml & keeps really well in the fridge for at least a week. The only thing I did different from the recipe was to add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end. I just like the flavour it gives the mayo, you can decide for yourself whether …

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Bread Rolls

I’m still on my quest to get my family eating only homemade bread, and it’s going quite well I have to say. These bread rolls are perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, barbecues etc. They are so fresh and are so much nicer than anything I have ever bought. Ingredients  Makes 8 good size round rolls but of course you can shape …

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Dinner, Healthy

Five a Day Sauce

My kids love to eat pasta, getting them to eat vegetables however, is a virtually impossible task. This is where a pasta sauce comes in. I load it with vegetables, generally whatever I have in the fridge, blitz it and stir cooked pasta into it. My girls love it and I know they are getting a good portion of vegetables. …

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