Christmas gingerbread biscuits

Tis the season and there are few things are comforting as the smell of gingerbread biscuits coming out of the over. This simple cookie recipe is a tried and true family classic that you and your kids will love to bake, year after year. Ingredients 175g (6oz) plain flour 1tsp baking powder 1/2 tbsp cinnamon […]

Apple Harvest Torta

We’re loving the bumper crop of apples this fall and what better way to celebrate the fruits of the season than with an apple torta? This pastry-based treat will go down well as breakfast, after school snack and even dessert. Ingredients For the pastry: 1 tsp baking powder 160g plain flour 1 tbsp caster sugar […]

Toffee apples

These toffee-covered apples are a treat to eat throughout autumn. If someone in your household has a wobbly tooth, these work great to coax it out! Ingredients 6 Cox apples 6 small wooden ice lolly sticks 225g granulated sugar 110ml water 30g butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 4 tbsp finely chopped mixed nuts Method 1. […]

Apple Pie Muffins

Love the flavours of apple pie but want a treat that packs a bit better into lunch boxes? These apple muffins are deliciously moist and are topped with a crunch pecan and brown sugar coating. Ingredients For the muffins: 400g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 100g butter […]

Creepy Spider Cakes

These creepy Halloween cakes will have the kids screaming for more! Ingredients For the cakes: 50g caster sugar 50g self-raising flour 50g margarine or soft butter 1 medium egg, beaten paper cases For the butter frosting: 40g butter, softened 75g icing sugar, sifted 3 drops food colouring (any colour you fancy) 75g shredded coconut Jelly […]

Marshmallow cupcakes

Crazy for that gooey marshmallowy goodness? There’s a deliciously sweet marshmallow hiding inside each of these little cakes. Makes 6 Ingredients 120g caster sugar 120g self-raising flour 120g margarine, or softened butter 2 medium eggs, beaten 6 marshmallows paper cases Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. 2. Put the sugar and […]

Chocolate fruit sticks

These chocolatey fruit sticks are the perfect treat to serve at a party. Kids love to eat them but they also love to make them, especially adding the coloured sprinkles at the end! Makes 8 Ingredients 250g good quality milk or dark chocolate, broken into pieces fruit chunks: pineapple, strawberries, melon, banana and mango, for […]

Cheat chocolate Florentines

These big fat crunchy chocolate disks don’t require any baking and are so easy to make. Place into cellophane bags for a lovely gift. Makes 15-20 Ingredients 100g(4oz) dark chocolate 100g(4oz) milk chocolate 10g mixed dried fruits or nuts, such as almond slivers, hazelnuts, chopped apricots, raisins or cranberries. Method 1. Place a large sheet […]

Mini Panettone breads

Ingredients 500g unbleached white bread flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp dried yeast 120ml lukewarm milk 2 medium eggs 2 medium egg yolks 150g butter softened 75g caster sugar 115g chopped mixed peel 75g raisins Method Sift the flour into a mixing bowl, add the salt and make a well in the centre. In another […]