Now you may be wondering what Sgorio is. An exciting Italian delicacy perhaps or some sort of Russian liquor? Well no Sgorio (pronounced scOreo) is Welsh for GOAL!!! Which is a word my English husband is hoping to be shouting at the telly at least a few times over the next few weeks. Yes the World Cup is very much here. I’m not a football … Continue reading Sgorio Cookies!
It was my youngest’s 2nd birthday recently and I mistakenly thought that booking a soft play meant I didn’t have to pick a party theme. My kids’ interests outside of baking and general mess making are fairly typical; Peppa pig, all dinosaurs and Waffle the wonder dog being the current faves but when you have a soft play full of hyped up toddlers does it … Continue reading Rainbow Fudge
Everyone loves a long weekend, but if you’re anything like me you see a weekend as an excuse for extra treats and before you realise the kids have eaten their body weight in pom-bears and freddos and their fluid intake has been 80% rocket lollys and 20% slush drinks! And this weekend it’s not just the kids- I’ve had some kid-free time at BBCs big … Continue reading Skinny Doughnuts
It may not come as a surprise that I don’t give parenting advice, ever. Cooking queries? Yes. Recipe suggestions? Of course! What to watch on Netflix? I’ll write you a list! But parenting advice- not from me. There’s plenty of it about if you want it from Facebook groups, forums, Instagram, even strangers in the supermarket. I find though that there’s so much advice that … Continue reading Tropical Fruit Cake
I’m no stranger to a kitchen mishap but the first time I attempted this rainbow coloured popcorn I nearly burnt down the house. Literally my husband had to evacuate the kids to the back garden while I tried to blow away smoke plumes with the hair dryer…. My top tips are don’t rush and try to make the 3 coloured syrups at the same time, … Continue reading Party popcorn
Sometimes I worry that the kids are slightly over indulged by all the baking. I try to counteract the cake by making sure our meals are super healthy which so far I feel evens out the treats… Then fate (social media) put these 7 Layer Bars in my path. Layers of chocolate, fudge, sweets, coconut and a buttery biscuit base….so it’s brocolli and kale salad … Continue reading 7 Layer Bars
I love meringue and convincing myself that as it’s virtually fat free, it’s a guilt free snack! I initially made these cupcakes free from refined sugar (using Billingtons Golden Caster sugar) and dairy free (by substituting the butter with Vitalite). These switches are of course optional but if your feeling treat-concious, they keep the refined sugar and dairy out, while keeping the delicious flavour intact. … Continue reading Lemon Meringue Cupcakes