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Baking a Lemon Drizzle Loaf!

It's been a while since I baked something from Tanya Bakes but last week I bought a new loaf tin so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try out Tanya's lemon drizzle loaf! Ingredients: 170g unsalted butter 170g caster sugar 3 medium eggs 170g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Zest of 2 lemons For the… Continue reading Baking a Lemon Drizzle Loaf!

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Baking Easter Cupcakes!

Easter is fast approaching so, with a spoon in one hand and my camera in the other, I spent the afternoon baking some easy, Easter-themed cupcakes. Ingredients (Makes 12) -Cake 110g butter 110g caster sugar 110g plain flour 2 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Lemon flavouring (optional) -Icing 140g butter 300g icing sugar Food… Continue reading Baking Easter Cupcakes!

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Preparing a Mother’s Day Meal!

In the UK, today is Mother's Day! Here's a little look at how my family celebrated... When Sinéad and I were kids we LOVED to host pretend dinners. We had a pretend kitchen and pretend food and we created menus and served guests at a pretend restaurant. In the summer we would move our restaurant outside and… Continue reading Preparing a Mother’s Day Meal!

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Blogmas Day 21: Homemade Hot Chocolates!

It's Blogmas Day 21 already?! I just know I am going to miss this so much. On cold days I just love having a delicious hot chocolate to keep me warm! This year I've decided to try making some with real chocolate rather than the powered stuff you can buy in the shops. This is a… Continue reading Blogmas Day 21: Homemade Hot Chocolates!

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Blogmas Day 13: Baking Christmas Shortbread

It's Blogmas Day 13 already! I haven't finished Christmas shopping and I am having a meltdown. So I am off to plan emergency Christmas shopping and will leave you with some photos of me baking Tanya Burr's Christmas Shortbread! I used my tiny, Christmas cutters to make cute festive biscuits. You can find the recipe here.… Continue reading Blogmas Day 13: Baking Christmas Shortbread

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Blogmas Day 11: Girls vs Guys – Gingerbread House competition

It's Blogmas Day 11!  Today me and Will went to see my sister Sinead, her boyfriend Joe, my brother Matthew and his girlfriend Bethany. Together we listened to Christmas music and decorated some gingerbread houses we'd bought from IKEA. The kits included all the pieces of the house already baked, we just had to decorate them and… Continue reading Blogmas Day 11: Girls vs Guys – Gingerbread House competition

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Blogmas Day 10: Snowflake cupcakes!

Hello! Welcome to Blogmas Day 10! Today I decided to share my snowflake cupcakes with you. This recipe made 12 small cupcakes. The icing got too warm in the kitchen so they don't look as neat as I hoped they would but they tasted amazing! To make the sponge I used Mary Berry's vanilla cupcake… Continue reading Blogmas Day 10: Snowflake cupcakes!

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Blogmas Day 5: Baking Mince Pies!

It's Blogmas Day 5! Mince pies are one of my favourite things about Christmas. I used to make them with my mum when I was really young but I haven't made them in years! This Christmas I have decided to start making my own. So, I put on one of my favourite Christmas movies (Arthur… Continue reading Blogmas Day 5: Baking Mince Pies!

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Baking Halloween Chocolate Biscuits

After the (slightly stressful) Pumpkin Pie adventure, Sinead and I decided to bake something a little easier from Tanya Bakes. This week we put on some Halloween movies and made some chocolate Halloween biscuits! We followed Tanya's recipe for chocolate biscuit dough which worked perfectly and made enough for around 16 biscuits! We chose to… Continue reading Baking Halloween Chocolate Biscuits