Cheats Pain au Chocolat

Nothing beats warm pastries, and these are so cheap, quick and simple!   Ingredients Ready rolled puff pastry pack (around 400g) Nutella or equivalent 1 beaten egg for basting   Method Line a baking tray with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Unroll the puff pastry sheet and cut it into 10/12 …

Easy Easter baking that the kids will adore!

Baking is the perfect way to fill a rainy afternoon, and your tummy! 😂 My two love it, so here are a couple of simple recipes with an Easter twist… Cookies With the help of some cookie cutters and some coloured icing, these cookies are pretty simple to create. (Warning: they may look nothing like …

Hot Cross Buns

Nothing beats a hot cross bun smothered in butter! They’ll last a few days if you like them toasted – perfect for breakfast or brunch! Enjoy!!   Ingredients 500g strong white bread flour ½ tsp salt 2 heaped tsp mixed spice 50g caster sugar 50g butter 200g mixed dried fruit 7g sachet easy-blend dried yeast 200ml milk …

DIY Pop Tarts!

These DIY pop tarts are so easy and scrummy – you’ll be totally addicted!   Ingredients Box of ready rolled shortcrust pastry Your favourite jam Icing sugar (mixed with water) Sprinkles   Method This will make four big pop tarts or cut into smaller sections to make mini ones. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees …

Leftover mince pie ice-cream

This is super delicious, and will stop any leftover mince pies going to waste – if you haven’t eaten them all already! 😂 You can actually do this whatever you fancy too, if you have other leftover treats or mince pies are not your thing. It would work just as well with Christmas Pudding, yule …