Tagged with Baking

Christmas mince buns

Christmas mince buns

These little pastry packages are a great alternative to Christmas mince pies, (which I have to say I’m not too fussy about). Made from classic mincemeat and puff pastry these little Christmas parcels are quick and easy to make and taste delicious. These mince buns were featured on Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas, a TV programme in … Continue reading

Christmas gingerbread cookies

Christmas gingerbread cookies

There is nothing more Christmassy than the smell of gingerbread baking. I made these Christmas cookies in an attempt to block out the Dubai sunshine and get that lovely feeling of Christmas in the villa. With the help of some Christmas music and a cup of tea Christmas arrived in Dubai. What you’ll need This … Continue reading

An easy cake anyone can decorate

An easy cake anyone can decorate

Don’t you just love this cake? I made this lovely sweetie cake for my husband’s birthday with a lot of help from the kids. I love the fact it was so easy to decorate and yet it’s so effective, so bright, so colourful and so tasty, there is something for everyone on this cake. How … Continue reading

Quick and easy choc pops

Quick and easy choc pops

This week we had a bake sale at school, I always like to contribute it’s a good excuse to make something, well, decorate something. The fact is I am just too lazy to bake but I love the decorating and after all when children are your customers that’s the important bit. So this time I … Continue reading

Lego party food

Lego party food

The Lego party food was great fun to make and went down well with all our guests, both young and old(er). Lego head pops These Lego pops were the star of the party and went within minutes. They’re made from a single small and large marshmallow skewered onto a cake pop stick, which I bought … Continue reading

Lego brick birthday cake

Lego brick birthday cake

The Lego birthday cake took two attempts, the first one I baked and started to decorate but I wasn’t happy with it so I threw it in the bin and started again. So after a panic search on the web I found this Lego brick cake, a much simpler approach which worked well and gave … Continue reading

Easy peasy kid treat

Easy peasy kid treat

These Chocolate Rice Krispies cookies are so easy to make and don´t even need to be baked in an oven. Just mix together, put in the freezer and… voila, they´re ready. They are perfect to make with your kids in the kitchen. Let them help and share with friends. A perfect treat for the weekend … Continue reading

Stone age bread

Stone age bread

Hi again. Finally I’m with internet again 😉 After this summer holiday I really need to change some eating habits. I have seen this great recipe in Denmark; it’s from a great restaurant called King Hans (Kong Hans). It has no flour in, and you feel sooo healthy when you eat this. Try it out … Continue reading

Ladybird biscuits

Ladybird biscuits

These gorgeous ladybird biscuits will impress your youngsters and I reckon they’d also go down well at one of the hundred bake sales the Dubai schools seem to have in a year. You will need Digestives (or similar round biscuits) Icing sugar Red food colouring Chocolate buttons Black or dark brown and white icing writers … Continue reading

Have you had a Herman yet?

Have you had a Herman yet?

My mother-in-law has just received her first Herman, a pleasure that was bestowed upon us by good friends during a quick UK trip over Christmas. What’s a Herman I bet some of you are asking? Herman is a German friendship cake, a sourdough cake recipe passed through circles of friends and family, it’s the kitchen … Continue reading

Thank you for being a star

Thank you for being a star

Here’s a great and simple gift. Harvey and I made the teacher’s at his nursery some star biscuits which the children had fun decorating themselves with coloured icing, sprinkles and non-toxic glitter. They were thank you gifts this time but these would be just as nice for birthdays, father’s day and a general gift of … Continue reading

Tutu birthday party

Tutu birthday party

Last weekend we celebrated Heklas 6th birthday. We invited her friends to a tutu party. Only girls were invited and by the invitation they were asked to be wearing tutu´s at the party. What a great fun we had with all the tutu fabric around the house, balloons, tutu cake, cupcake making, tiara making, coloring princesses, … Continue reading

Ariel birthday cake

Ariel birthday cake

Last year for my daughter’s 4th birthday I made my first ever birthday cake, she asked for a princess castle and with a little help from my friend Caroline, she got a fabulous pink sparkly princess castle. This year she asked for Ariel and wow what a challenge she set, but with a bit of … Continue reading

Soft and tasty carrot cake

Soft and tasty carrot cake

This week´s recipe is my one of my favorite. It´s a carrot cake that can never go wrong, it´s soft and tasty like you would get from your favorite cafe. When served with a good cup of coffee and a whipped cream on the side  you will complete your special treat. Give it a try … Continue reading

Homeland shortbread biscuits

Homeland shortbread biscuits

These are the first of my jubilee makes, shortbread biscuits. OK so I’ve done them on a jubilee theme but don’t dismiss them if you have no interest in the jubilee because shortbread has to be one of the nicest biscuits of all time and its certainty the easiest to make and besides you can … Continue reading

Fabulous flapjacks

Fabulous flapjacks

Flapjacks in my opinion are simply fabulous because they’re as good in a school packed lunch as they are with a cup of tea and a cheesy mag. They’re also very simple to make so the kids can join in and as a bonus there’s limited washing up to do. This recipe will make enough … Continue reading

Banana bread

Banana bread

I want to share with you the recipe for the family´s favorite banana bread. This is the bread that always gets finished  right away. I just made one tonight when I found 3 old bananas in my fridge. The bread gets much tastier when the bananas are old, so instead of throwing them away, it … Continue reading