Falafel & Tzatziki: Crowtherclan Style!

As a family of Vegetarians it is important to us to eat well, and with lots of variety. I like to cook meals that all the Family can enjoy. With a two year old, and a eight month old this isn’t always possible, but one of the meals we all love to eat together is Falafel.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Falafel, they are made from a mixture of chickpeas, herbs and spices, which is then formed to a smooth-ish paste, shaped and fried (or baked) to eat.

Falafel tastes so good, and not only that it is in fact really nutritious. Chickpeas are a great source of protein for everyone, they are an excellent source of protein, low in fat and high in fibre too. My seven month old eats them as finger food, my toddler likes to dip the Falafel in Tzatziki, alternating bites of pitta bread of Falafel. Whilst Daddy sandwich the Falafel inside the pitta, stuffed with salad and pickles, topping with Tzatziki and sometimes Houmous.

Falafel are a traditional Arab food, and often found wrapped in pitta bread, as a ‘pocket’ stuffed with salad and dips. In fact it is not just the Middle East that regularly serve up Falafel as street food. We have been known to buy falafel in Amsterdam, at festivals and it regularly pops up on restaurant menus. I have so many fond memories of being at Glastonbury or other Festivals with Friends, tucking into Falafels. In fact, I am yet to find a person who does not like them! Here in the Crowtherclan household we love Falafel and eat it at least once a week!

Falafel is a little bit time consuming but worth the effort, and using these fresh herbs will make your kitchen smell divine too! This is a great recipe to impress your Family or dinner party guests! The great thing about Falafel is that it’s great for a starter, a main meal, a lunch box finger food or a snack. My children are fine with the flavour, but it is fine to omit the Harissa if you are worried about small children liking them, it doesn’t affect the loveliness of the falafel!

Recipe

This recipe serves six adults, it can be halved or doubled easily! The falafel can be served straight away, eaten cold or frozen for another day. Its great for lunchboxes, picnics or just a delicious supper.

Serve with Pitta, Tzatziki, cous-cous and green salad for a healthy and filling meal, suitable for all the family.

Ingredients

2 x 400g tins of Chickpeas
3 tbsp of Chopped Fresh Parsley
1 Onion (chopped)
2 tsp of Chopped Fresh Coriander
2 tsp of Ground Cumin
5 tbsp of Plain Flour
2 tsp of Harissa paste
3 Garlic Cloves (chopped or grated)
Salt and Pepper
400 ml Sunflower Oil

Tzatziki

400g Natural Yoghurt
1tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Cucumber
2 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
2 tbsp. Fresh Mint
Equipment Needed
Food Processor
Frying Pan/Wok
Ice scream Scoop/Large Spoon
Plate
Grater
Small Bowl
Tea Towel
Kitchen Paper
Metal Spatula
Chopping Board

Method

1. Place the chickpeas, parsley, onion, harissa, coriander, cumin, seasoning and flour into a food processor and blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste
2.Using an ice cream scoop (or dessert spoon) scoop out the mixture and form a small patty, using more plain flour to shape each one, and avoid them sticking to the work surface. Flatten each patty slightly, to make it easier to cook!
3.Pour the sunflower oil into a frying pan or wok and heat to a medium heat. Place the falafel into the pan and cook on each side for about two minutes, or until golden brown.
4.Using a spatula gently remove the cooked falafel from the oil, and repeat until all the falafel is cooked. Drain all excess oil with kitchen paper.

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For the Tzatziki

1. De-seed and grate the cucumber (to do this, chop the cucumber in half lengthways, and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon)
2. Wrap the grated cucumber in a clean tea towel and squeeze out the excess moisture over the sink or a bowl
3. Place the cucumber into a bowl, add the yoghurt, lemon juice and garlic and mix well
4. Season to taste
5. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge

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Hope you enjoy the Falafel as much as we do!

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Chilli Chocolate Jaffa Cake!

September arrives and so does my next baking column in the Keighley News! (Our local paper). Here is the latest ‘A Slice Of Life With Michelle Crowther’.

Chilli Chocolate Jaffa Cake

Following last month’s successful ‘Fruity’ themed cake club meeting which involved trying lots of delicious fruit flavoured cakes, I have been craving something different, and that something is chocolate! I think it all started when after I tasted a friend’s delicious chocolate fudge cake at an afternoon tea party a few weeks back, since then I have eating lots of chocolate and chocolate flavoured things. I do not usually make chocolate cakes, just because I much prefer other flavours, but I am quite happy to eat it on occasion, of course!

To satisfy my chocolate cravings, I decided to make a chocolate cake, but with a twist. I wanted to create something for the adults to enjoy for a dessert, as well as a cake that could be enjoyed with a cup of tea. I began thinking about flavours that go well with chocolate. The infused chocolate both my Husband and I enjoy are chilli and orange, so I decided to make a chocolate cake that used both flavours.

Now everyone likes a Jaffa cake, sponge, orange jelly and chocolate. So I thought how about making an adults only style chocolate Jaffa cake, Laced with chilli for an added kick?!

Do not be put off by the chilli element, the flavour is only quite subtle. For the orange flavour, rather than adding orange chocolate or orange flavouring, I decided to add a top layer of orange jelly to the cake, and then, just like a Jaffa cake to cover it in chocolate. For an added treat I have used ganache to cover and fill the cake, which is a chocolate and cream topping, and it is delicious! I decided to use ganache rather than a hard shell of chocolate to would make the cake much more decadent and would also make it easier to slice.

This chocolate chilli jaffa cake is a fabulously rich chocolate cake, and it’s the perfect treat to make for the chocolate lover in your life. It’s also a great party dessert. Just be sure to let people know the cake contains chilli!

Why not have a go at baking this chocolate orange chilli cake?

Top Tips

* Keep the size of the jelly circle smaller than the cake so the chocolate slides down and has a base to settle

* When pouring / spreading your cooled ganache over the cake, make sure you have left the ganache to cool otherwise it will just dissolve the jelly!

* I decorated the cake by ‘forking’ the top to make a pretty pattern by revealing some of the orange jelly, you can either do this, or leave covered to keep the filling a surprise!

* Refrigerate the cake until ready to eat, although do leave it to come up to room temp for 30 minutes before serving.

* If you do not like chilli, use a different flavour chocolate instead. Salted caramel, orange or other flavours will work just as well. Alternatively if you prefer a spicier taste, add a finely chopped chilli to the cake mixture. Experiment!

Ingredients

3 large eggs

175g (6 oz) self-raising flour

175g (6 oz) caster sugar

175g (6 oz) softened butter

1½ level tsp baking powder

40g (1½ oz) cocoa powder

4 tbsp boiling water

Orange jelly, made up as per packet instructions

For the ganache topping/filling

200g of chilli chocolate

20g butter

200ml double cream

Cake serves 8-10

Prep time 1 hour
Cooking time 50 minutes

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4.
2. Beat together the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Put the cocoa in separate mixing bowl, and add the water a little at a time to make a stiff paste. Add to the cake mixture

3. Pour into two 25cm greased cake tins and bake for about 40-45 minutes (test if cakes if cooked by placing a knife into the centre of the cake, if it come out clean then it is ready) Then, leave to cool.

4. Put the solid jelly into a bowl or jug, add the marmalade and boiling water and mix well to melt the jelly. Pour into a 9inch frying pan lined with cling film, adding enough jelly until the layer is 1cm thick – you won’t need all the jelly. Leave to set in the fridge.

5. For the topping/filling, bring the cream and sugar to the boil in a small pan then pour over the chocolate and butter. Beat well until the chocolate and butter have completely melted, then allow to cool.

6. Place the jelly disk on top of the one of the sponges and pour the chocolate ganache in between the cakes to sandwich them together and then also over the top of the jelly disc, making sure you cover the whole sponge. Put in the fridge to set.

7. Serve sliced either on its own, or with mascarpone beaten with the seeds from a vanilla pod and a dash of double cream. Delicious!

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Our First Meeting Proved Fruitful!

Today we held the first Keighley Clandestine Cake Club meeting!  (You can read all about my involvement HERE)

The event was held at Cobbles and Clay in Haworth, Keighley. It’s a gorgeous pottery painting café on the historic and very pretty cobbled Main Street. In their stunningly beautiful café and secret garden they serve real ‘no junk-no gunk’ food, individually prepared and brought to you on our own painted crockery! It is definitely one of my most favourite cafes in the area!

The events always have a theme and today it was ‘Fruity’. As it was the first meeting I wanted to keep things simple, but with lots of scope for variety.

We had nine cakes to taste and share!

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I had planned to make a lime drizzle and blueberry cake, although at the last-minute I added some lemon juice, to make more of a citrus drizzle! The cake turned out larger than expected, but it tasted nice!

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Caroline made a Tennessee Peach loaf cake. Laced with Jack Daniels it was delicious, and pleasantly pungent. I loved the mint garnish so much! The cake was so moist and tasty, maybe that was from the ‘splash’ of alcohol?! How big that splash was is anyone’s guess!

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Rachel made a dairy-free lemon drizzle cake using dairy-free fat and soya milk. It tasted just like a cake made with dairy products, which I found really interesting. It was lovely, Rachel did a great job. I LOVE lemon drizzle. It looked really pretty and rustic, just as Mary Berry would have liked!

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Amy made a banana, cherry, honey and white chocolate cake. It was fabulous. Apparently a banana loaf is a staple in her household, so on this occasion she thought of adding more fruit… and chocolate! The gorgeous handmade bunting and lovely cake label with punched out hearts finished the cake off nicely.

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Annette made two cakes, a tropical gateaux and a black forest gateaux. Both cakes were really tasty. Everyone especially LOVED the black forest! The piped cream on the top made it look very spectacular! The tropical cake was topped with a dusting of gorgeous smelling cinnamon. Annette explained that it was like a carrot cake, but without carrots…The cake was made with pineapple instead!

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Louise made a courgette, lemon and poppy-seed cake. I love courgette so was very intrigued to try this one!  The poppy seeds added crunch and the cake was great! I also loved the handmade cake label. It was so artistic!  Louise had made it by downloading mini bunting and sticking onto a recycled card.

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Tracey made a parrot cake. I’d never heard of a parrot cake before, but it was gorgeous! Topped with cream cheese and orange icing, it contained walnuts, pecans, mango and passion fruit. Tracey would have definitely won the prize for the fruitiest cake, had there been one!

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Jenny made a banana cake with chocolate ganache. She had been concerned about how long the cake had taken to cook (1hour 45 minutes!) but it was perfect. I especially loved the ganache, I unexpectedly took a mouthful of that alone during the tasting and it was divine! I do love chocolate and cream though!

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The event was a success. We tasted all the cakes, drank tea, chatted and then at the end, we all took pieces of each others cake home! The great thing about cake club is there is no judging or competition. It is simply just a gathering of bakers, sharing their homemade creations!

Here is the first Keighley Clandestine Cake Club photograph!

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On my return home, there was a small boy who was waiting by the door, desperate the try some of the cakes!
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If you like baking, why not see if there’s a local Clandestine Cake Club near you?

Our next event will be held in September, the theme will be Colours.

If you would like to join our club, or for more information please email me m_crowther@ymail.com

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A Slice of Life! Lime Drizzle & Blueberry Cake

I am very excited to share that I have been asked to write a monthly column in our local newspaper, The Keighley News. The column will coincide with the papers new ‘all colour’ look and the launch of their new leisure guide.

The column will be called ‘ A Slice of Life with Michelle Crowther’ and it will based around my latest venture with the Clandestine Cake Club You can read all about that HERE

Included in each column will be one of my cake recipes, so I thought I would share with you my latest recipe which will be in the first feature!

I decided to try a twist on the traditional lemon drizzle, by using limes instead. It’s pretty heavy calories wise, but so yummy!

Lime zesty drizzled sponge and a tangy lime-juice buttercream add zing to the sweet flavour of fresh blueberries on this moist cake!

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 50 minutes

Serves 10

Ingredients

4 Eggs

6 oz Caster Sugar

8 oz Margarine

8 oz Self Raising Flour

1tsp Baking Powder

Zest of 5 Limes

For the Drizzle

Juice of 2 Limes

4oz Caster Sugar

For the Filling & Topping

5oz Butter, softened

12oz Icing Sugar

Juice of 3 Limes

4-5oz or 125g pack of Fresh Blueberries

Method

1.Preheat the oven at 170c/35F/Gas Mark 3

2. Using a food processor, a mixer or by hand, cream together the margarine and the sugar until the mixture has turned light and fluffy

3. Mix together the eggs in a separate bowl/jug and whilst beating the mixture, add the eggs gradually

4. Fold the flour and baking powder into the mixture

5. Add the lime zest, then divide the mixture into two greased 10″ cake tins

6. Place the cake into the oven for approximately 40-45 minutes. To check if the cake is ready, press a knife into the centre, if it comes out clean the cake is cooked, if not leave for another 5 minutes and repeat if necessary

7. When the cake is cooked, mix the lime juice with the sugar to make the drizzle. Stir well, then prick the cake in several places & pour the drizzle over both the cakes, leaving them to cool in the tins

8. Once cooled, removed the cakes from their tins carefully

9. Mix together the buttercream filling ingredients. Cover both cakes with the buttercream, then place one cake on top of the other

10. Decorate the top of the cake with fresh blueberries

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Clandestine Cake Club

I have finally done it.

I’ve joined the cake revolution and registered with the Clandestine Cake Club

Not only have I done this, but I have also created a group for my area!

If you aren’t already aware, the cake club is where bakers meet up every month or so and take a homemade cake with them, made to a specified theme.

They stay to chat, eat cake and drink tea etc, then all take various pieces of cake home.

What’s not to love about that?!

The unique thing about the CCC is the ‘Clandestine’ aspect. This is the location of the meeting, it’s kept secret until a few days before- what fun!

Now I love baking. I adore it. Not always great at it, but I’ve learned from mistakes over the years, and also benefited from chance experiments!

Baking is how I relax. My friends often ask me how I have time to bake so much, the answer is.. I don’t! But I make time. Late at night usually, with a glass of wine, or fizz i’m feeling glamorous!

Lucky for me my Husband and I have a deal, I bake – and then washes up on the proviso that he gets to eat the delights. Which suits me, because oddly I don’t often eat what I bake.

But when others bake, I eat! I love to sample other’s cake & baked goods. Especially scones and flapjacks!

The first meeting will be held at the beginning of August, i’m so excited and nervous. I’ve chosen the theme ‘Fruity’ so bakers will have plenty of choice and inspiration for their first cake.

The Clandestine Cake Club is free to join and is non profit. It’s a great way to meet new people, share tips and taste
lots of different cake!

Do you like to bake? If so, check to see of there’s a club in your area, or create one like I did! Eek!!!!

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Gabriel’s First Birthday

I started blogging after Gabriel’s first Birthday (which was last Summer, when I was twenty weeks pregnant with Willow!) and so I’ve never blogged about his special day. I decided I wanted a record of it for him on my blog and, because he is almost two I thought I had best get on with it. So here we go…

Gabriel woke up at 9am. (Both Dave and I were waiting for him from 7am!) We went downstairs to the living room so he could open all the presents that were waiting for him! We had decorated the room with balloons and banners, wrapped the presents and placed them there the night before.

Gabriel’s main present from us was a red trike from Mothercare. His eyes lit up when he saw it! I tied a balloon to the trike with ‘HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY’ written on it. It looked very sweet!

Gabriel knew it was a special day and went about ripping away at the shiny wrapping paper from all the other gifts! It really is true that babies love the paper just as much as the presents!

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He was of course extremely taken with the trike and had a few rides on it in the living room! Gabriel giggled away as Dave pushed him round and round! We also went outside for a quick spin!

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After Breakfast we opened more gifts that had been sent by Family. We dressed Gabriel in his party outfit with matching blue rosette saying ‘Birthday Boy’ then, whilst I did some finishing touches for the Birthday party we were having, Dave and Gabriel played with jigsaws and had crawling races in the hall!
Gabriel became rather nervous as our guests started to arrive, so this kept him occupied! (as well as munching the crisps intended for the guest’s buffet!)

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Gabriel’s gifts included; the Trike, lots of holiday clothes for Mexico (Where we went two weeks later), The Night Garden books, DVDs a Cath Kidston dinosaur print rucksack and apron, an inflatable chair (He LOVED this, but sadly it is no more-it popped!), the whole set of Mr Men books, a ball pool and hundreds of balls!, a drum set, Adidas trainers, money for his bank account, Happyland figures, a train set, three different types of walkers, and LOTS of toys! He was very spoilt by our friends and Family!

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We invited our friends to our home and had a huge celebration and buffet! I ordered the sandwiches platters from M&S, and made small sandwiches for the Children in the shape of caterpillars! We also had crisps, pizza, fritattas, scones with jam and clotted cream, healthy snacks and of course, cake.

We had decided on a Mr Men theme because Gabriel loves the Mr Men! We bought Mr Men cups, plates, napkins, balloons and table cloths. I even found some Mr Men bunting. It looked really lovely and colourful.

For Gabriel’s cake I made two of his favourite Mr Men; Mr Happy and Mr Strong. I was really pleased with my efforts, although my arms ached from mixing the buttercream trying to make it turn red (Seriously, how much food colouring??!!!) Watching my Mum make all her fantastic cakes for all those years has definitely paid off!

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Gabriel spent the afternoon playing in his ball pool, showing the guests his trike and opening his presents! He has a wonderful day with lots of giggles and smiles!

All the guests gathered in then kitchen and sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very shell-shocked Gabriel. He was very baffled, but at the end of the video attached you will see that he was very pleased with our efforts!

The perfect end to a perfect day!

Now, on with planning the second Birthday party!

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4 Months

Dear Willow

Another month passes, you are four months old!

We have been very busy this Month, but so have you!

You are almost able to sit up. You sit in your Bumbo, holding your head up so proudly.

You love to watch Gabriel playing whilst sitting in it. You often try to climb out, I don’t think it will be long before you manage it!

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You have so many clothes. Outfits, sleepsuits, accessories and nightwear. Who knew a four-month old baby girl needed so much?

Well of course, you don’t. But it doesn’t stop us wanting to treat you to nice things. Pretty dresses, gorgeous tights and cute Summer outfits are all waiting for you little Willow!

You suffer from Eczema. It’s not too bad, but because of this I like to dress you in Organic Cotton.

My favourite outfit is this Toby Tiger bunny applique romper. It’s so sweet. It suits you so well, and it feels so nice against your skin.

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Your relationship with Gabriel fascinates us. You love each other so dearly, yet even at such young ages you know how to wind each other up. It’s quite something.

You crave attention from us if left alone for even a few minutes, letting us know you want a cuddle by a very high-pitched squeal, this annoys Gabriel! He then steals your dummy and laughs. This of course, makes you cry!

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You may only be tiny (with the skinniest legs) and on the ninth centile in fact, but you are a hungry baby! You like your milk and simply cannot wait until I feed you, whether day or night you rarely go longer than a couple of hours! Your Daddy and I are very tired!

Last night we tried you with some baby rice, mixed with your milk.

I was worried you were too young. Too small.

But, you seem hungry all the time. You try to grab food from my plate. You love to watch us eat, and concentrate on Gabriel while he tucks into his toast. You even stole some garlic bread and got it to your mouth last week!

You loved the baby rice. You tried to grab the spoon and ate most of it. You are so very different to your Brother.

You are no longer the newborn baby that I still see. You are growing so fast!

We hope to wean you the baby led way, like we did your Brother.

It’s very clear you will be deciding what you eat and how much, so what other way is there for you?!

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This weekend we had you Christened. It was an important day because we had you Christened in the Church that we hope will become a place that you attend regularly.

Somewhere that, no matter what happens in your life you will always feel welcome.

It is the Church that is very important to our Family. Where we all have been Christened, had First Communion, were Confirmed, attended School and also, where Family Funerals held. It is a beautiful Church.

It was a very small celebration, but we marked it by dressing you in the most gorgeous white outfit.

You looked very pretty.

You had two God Mothers. Claire and Fran. Two very good friends of ours.

Two friends who we know will always be there for you, and always look out for you.

We had a party at our house afterwards and invited lots of friends. It was a lovely afternoon. I made lots of food and also made cakes that spelt out your name!

We had helium balloons and you received so many lovely presents including a gorgeous Willow tree figure, Tooth and curl trinkets, pretty books ends, clothing and also a lovely dinner set.

We spent time playing in our playroom with all the other Children, and you watched on as they danced, sang, ate and chatted.

You were taking it all in, I know you were.

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You still don’t like to sleep alone, or in your cot.

You like to lay on your play-gym, but only on your terms!

You love to watch the television.

You love to listen to the hairdryer.

You adore being sung to. If I sing nursery rhymes and lullabies to you, you talk back to me. Especially if I sing THIS lullaby to you. You love it so much.

So do I.

You also scream. Loudly!

So loud at times its frustrating!

You just do not want to be anywhere but in our arms. Facing outwards of course, so you can see what is going on all around you!

You smile and giggle at your rattles, you have just started to bite down on them. I don’t think it will be too long before you have some teeth!

I love to feed you. I love that you love to breastfeed. It makes it enjoyable, something which I never thought I would ever say, because breastfeeding does not come easy to me.

We have Wednesdays and Thursdays as Mummy and Willow days. We have our swimming lessons, go shopping, visit friends and do chores.

We also just sit and relax together. I’ll never forget these days.

You have my mouth! I love to take photographs of your face and your pout!

Your eyes sparkle when you giggle, just like Gabriels do. You look so alike.

I can’t wait to see how you will look as a toddler, then as a teenager and then as a young woman!

We are very lucky to have you in our lives.

Lots of love from Mummy x x (& Daddy) x

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Easter chocolate crispy buns

I wasn’t sure whether Gabriel was too young to bake or not, but I thought we’d give it a go- the worst thing that could happen was I’d end up finishing the project off, and I love baking so it really couldn’t end up being that problematic!

I thought the best thing to do was to keep things simple for our first baking session, and seen as it’s almost Easter- it’s an ideal time to make chocolate crispy buns topped with Easter treats.

I bought chocolate, corn flakes, mini chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs for the crispy buns. I know there are recipes out there with other added ingredients, but personally I think it’s best (and much less sickly) to keep things simple, especially with a young toddler.

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Whilst out shopping I came across some silicone bun cases, I bought them to use for this project because I thought they would be slightly more durable for a heavy handed toddler to use and also easier to eat from, for everybody.

Gabriel and I broke the chocolate into small chunks using our hands, then I melted the chocolate using a bain marie method. (A bowl over hot water) I had sat Gabriel in his highchair with the bowl of cornflakes and the bun cases while I did this to avoid any accidents near the hot liquids. He was more than happy to entertain himself with the cornflakes!

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Next I added the melted chocolate to the large bowl of flakes and asked Gabriel to mix it up. He love it! He bashed and twisted the wooden spoon through the mixture, he giggled away at the crunching sound and sang whilst he worked away at combining the ingredients. We left the mixture quite chocolatey (at Daddy’s request).

I’d placed the silicone bun cases on a lazy Susan, which meant we could spin the cases round once they had been filled. The idea was a hit! Gabriel began spooning the mixture into the cases, with surprisingly little mess! He proclaimed a very proud, ‘Ta’ after filling each case and proceeded to spin the lazy Susan into its next position. I was amazed at his patience, taking care not to spill the mixture too much.

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We let the buns set in an airtight tin and we tucked into them a few hours later after lunch. They were delicious.

I’m so glad we tried this with Gabriel, we had a lovely time. There were no problems finding people to eat them either, everyone loves chocolate crispy buns!

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Cakes & more cakes!

So this weekend I have been busy baking cupcakes for a friend’s little boy’s Christening & a first Birthday cake.

I was slightly nervous about the cake, I decided to make it in the shape of a number 1. I have never done this before, and although I bake regularly I am by no means an expert!
I started by making the cake mixture and baking it in a roaster tin (after much debate!) But it worked well. I then drew a no 1 on a piece of A4 paper (well, ok it was my BT phone bill)! and cut the cake carefully around it. It was a tense few moments but I wa pretty happy with the shape!

As the cake was for a little girl I decided to make sugarpaste hearts, big and small to decorate it & add some colour. Her name is MYLA and so I added her name to go down the No 1 shape to add personalisation.

All in all, I think it worked well, would definitely freeze the cake next time though before icing, as it did crumble slightly after it has been cut into shape!

I also made 48 cupcakes for the Christening, in order to keep things personalised I made sugarpaste stars and a large, ‘LEO’ to decorate the top of three cupcakes to stand at the top of the tower. I added a touch of sparkle spray to the sugarpaste to make it gleam and it worked well!

I was also very excited to find two large cupcake carrier boxes on Ebay which meant transporting them was a breeze! An absolute bargain for £3 for two!

I will most definitely be reusing them!

It was a lovely day & the cakes went down a treat- a successful bake!

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