Now autumn has well & truly made itself shown and winter is on the way, I’ve been eating a lot of soup. I make my soup in bulk, portion it up, and freeze it. I usually have a stock of at least three different soups in there; that way I’m not eating the same kind every day. I take one out in the morning to defrost, then just thoroughly reheat. Voila!
This tomato soup is completely syn free, and the tinned ingredients used make it super thick & creamy. It tastes practically like a famous brand of tomato soup too; it’s my favourite at the minute! It can also be made really cheaply by buying budget supermarket ingredients; you really can’t tell the difference.
If I had to tell you one of my favourite traybakes to both make and eat, it would be flapjack. It’s so easy to put together; it’s just the waiting for it to bake and cool that’s the hard bit! Other than eating the end product, scraping out the syrupy pan is my second favourite part. And don’t forget the smell. Oh who am I kidding – I love it all.
Give me any flavour of flapjack, and I’ll eat it. Plain flapjack, full of fruit. No topping, and thick topping. I don’t care. Just give it to me. This version is packed full of dried fruit; you can use anything that you have in your cupboard really. I find it a great recipe to use up those few bits and pieces left at the bottom of the packet. The thick layer of chocolate on the top makes it more indulgent.
This is only the second week that I’ve managed to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off this year; the last time was for caramel week. I actually had time this week, and seeing that there was a completely new category added to the mix, I thought I’d give it a go. I’d only heard of two of the three bakes this week; pizza of course, and cannoli. I had literally no idea what sfogliatelli was though…
I was surprised that pizza was the technical, but after attempting it myself I can see why! I’ve made my own pizzas before so I thought I would be fine with it, but nope. I managed like a proper Bake Off contestant though and hid my mess!
Who has been watching Great British Bake Off this year, now it’s moved channels? I think I was always going to continue watching it; obviously it was going to be different due to the new panel, but I’m glad they kept the same format. I still love it just as much!
Anyway, this is the first week I’ve managed to join in with, for the bake along this year. The first week I was on holiday, and then I’ve just been so busy. But when I saw it was caramel week, I had to join in and make something with salted caramel – one of my favourites! So I bring you this peanut-salted caramel Millionaire’s shortbread
As it’s only been Jacob’s first year at school, I’ve never done the whole “buying gifts for teachers” thing. He’d had five teachers over the course of the year, so I didn’t really want to spend too much money. Therefore, I decided we would go for the personal touch and make some chocolate bark!
There are so many variations for chocolate bark – you could chuck in whatever ingredients you want really. We made two different versions; white chocolate with salted caramel pretzels and fudge pieces, and milk chocolate with crushed honeycomb and dried fruit. It’s so easy to make too – it can be done in ten minutes, plus setting time in the fridge.