Chocolate Brownies (you know you want too)

Hello, I thought I would share the chocolate Brownie recipe that I use I’ve even done a Youtube video for it too which will be out Sunday. I have used this recipe for many years now its a Miranda Gore Browne recipe from her Bake me a cake as fast as you can book. So pull up a chair and a cuppa…. Let’s catch up, I’ve been so busy the weeks are just flying past, Ive been keeping myself so busy…

Cuppa and a Catch up

Hello again,   Where has the week gone, started off with the prime minister saying that we can go to work if we can and are aloud to go out freely now, which left me feeling quiet unsettled as there was no defienate rules, So I have decided to just keep doing what I do and then I know I’m safe and I’m not putting my family in any danger. And its becoming quite the norm now I don’t know…

Cake and Chat

Hello, Well, I planned to get this post out on Saturday but it never quite happened due to being busy with you tube and VE day celebrations, So I do apologise. Im trying to post weekly for you. I thought I would do like a weekly round up of what’s been going on and throw in a recipe too. So its a little bit like having a cuppa and a slice of cake with me. I thought it would be…

Millionaires Shortbread

Hello I thought I would make something different for Charlies 20th Birthday this year it was mentioned that I had not made any millionaires shortbread for a while well a few years ago to be quite frank. So looking to what I had in the cupboards hoping I had enough ingredients as were in lock down and this was very much a thought the night before. Now I didn’t have all of one recipe so I combined two which worked…

Mary Berry’s Malted Chocolate Cake

Hello, I thought I would share with you a favourite chocolate cake this is from the lovely Mary Berry Favourite Book I love this because it has Chocolate Horlick’s and malteaser’s two of my favourites. I do hope you try it and if you do please leave a comment on what you think. Mary Berry’s malted chocolate cake Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Category: cake Ingredients 30 g…

How the allotment has helped me mentally

Hello, I thought I would take time out to talk about the allotment and how it has helped me over the past 18 months, I was stuck in a rut as I did not know what my purpose in life after the kids were growing up and no longer required me to be so full on. Well, Ellie’s always been independent to be fair. I just felt at such a cross roads it was like I lost me as I’ve…

Daily routines for every homemaker

Hello, Thought I would share with you my routine that I do everyday, from the moment I get up. 1. Make the bed I always pull back the covers off the bed to allow it to air and then after breakfast I then make my bed up. Making your bed is sort of that “accomplished task” of the day feeling. It’s something you can do that is quick, but very satisfying. This daily discipline just gets you off on the…

Pancakes

Hello, Thought I would share these for the weekend “Breakfast Pancakes”, I have been making these for years but never really got much rise out of them I had been doing them Nigella’s way of making a big batch up then taking what you require each time, but found the rising agent went far to quickly, So I have been playing around with the recipe and have put this together and found it works really well. They are very simple…

My housekeeping top 5

Hello I thought this would help me and you now more than ever with our current situation, every little bit helps and I’ve been struggling to find balance and routine. So here is my top 5   1, Cook more we can’t keep eating out like we used to as it costs so much more and if you eat at home you can save so much money. then when you do go out for a meal you really appreciate it…

Store Cupboard Recipes

Hello, How are we all? We all have those days where we dont know what to eat, cook or a little low on money we have to try and make something out of nothing, I think we should all go back in time and live with rations and that way I think we would appreciate food more these days, thats just my thoughts, I know it would not work well in this day and age but just for a week…