Honey sweet apricot focaccia

We last had this as travel fodder on route to Northumberland from Surrey . It was great travel food for breakfast but  the less scenic surroundings of The Watford gap service station car park slightly lessened the experience! I also make it as an alternative to cake for my youngest who misses out in cafés… Continue reading Honey sweet apricot focaccia

Sticky cinnamon buns

Sweet, sticky, cinnamon, doughy, soft, crispy and more. Satisfying, filling, naughty, warming, comforting and more. These are good. SOoooooo GoooooD! Dough: 500g white bread flour 10 g salt 10g quick yeast ( I use Doves) 25g caster sugar 300 ml warm oat milk or equivalent 85 g Pure dairy free spread or equivalent Filling: 80g… Continue reading Sticky cinnamon buns

Bara Brith / torta negra

For feeding the hungry monster after school this week , I made the welsh bara brith or welsh Argentinian settlers torta negra. I think we eat too much white sugar in our diets and as loaded with dried fruit , halved the sugar in the recipe . It would be fantastic with butter thickly spread… Continue reading Bara Brith / torta negra

Date and orange scones

Just what  my son needed after school today …..nom nom nom  date and orange scones!!! Take 350g self raising flour 3 tablespoon caster sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 85 g PURE or dairy free spread or butter 150g chopped dates Juice and zest of a large orange 175 ml Oatly or dairy… Continue reading Date and orange scones

Easter Egg French Toast

My son had way too much chocolate for Easter and we are now exploring other ways to rid this house of the load! Breakfast treat today was chocolate eggy bread which involved some egg bashing first thing. We honestly have very boring breakfasts involving porridge most of the time so this really was a treat.… Continue reading Easter Egg French Toast

Easter Tea

The day should have run as leisurely breakfast with boiled egg, church, relaxed lunch , scoffing of chocolate eggs, walk by the sea and tea. Everyone happy and full of Easter joy! The day ran sobbing baby, passed out baby, screaming baby all trapped in house, duty doctor at hospital and then miraculously happy baby… Continue reading Easter Tea

Comfort buns

We all fall into eating for comfort at various times. For me today it had to be these buns following 3 nights of little sleep and a poorly child! I have said previously that I find bread making therapeutic but eating it is also my downfall and guilty pleasure. Today I made these Norwegian Buns… Continue reading Comfort buns