Passionfruit and mascarpone roulade | Recipe

Other than week one, I have joined in every single week of the Bake Off so far – it’s a miracle! Even though both kids are now at school full time, I still don’t manage to get around to doing my bake until a weekend. I must remedy that though, as it’s so hard to photograph with them around. “Please Mummy, can I have some now?”. NO! I haven’t finished yet…

Anyway, for dessert week, I thought I would have a go at a roulade. But not a meringue based one, as my oven is so temperamental and I just know it would end up burning, then I’d get frustrated, throw it away, and well; just not join in. So I decided on a cake based one instead. The only roulade I’ve ever made before is a Slimming World one and I’ve never really had a problem, so I was confident about this bake…

I shouldn’t have been! The recipe I was using as a base said to roll up the roulade with some baking paper when it came out of the oven; I presume this is so it already has its shape when you come to roll. But, mine didn’t want to cooperate and started cracking, so I ended up with a ‘trilade’ instead 🙄. And the cake burned slightly underneath. (But was fine on top – see,temperamental oven!). On the whole though, it still tasted nice!
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Sticky cinnamon and walnut breakfast buns | Recipe

Sticky cinnamon and walnut breakfast buns

Once again, I’m late to the GBBOBloggers2018 party. I only decided on what I was going to make last Friday, and actually made and photographed on Saturday morning before heading to Blog On Toys for the weekend! Bread week is usually one of my nemesis’, and because I didn’t have much time, I just decided to use a recipe from one of my books. (Which I should actually use more often – does anyone else have a mountain of them and never use them?)
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Apple & blackberry crumble traybake | Recipe

I’ve been a really bad food blogger this year – I think I’ve only posted one recipe! I have blogged foodie reviews, but I’ve not really had the mojo for creating. I’m hoping now that The Bake Off is back, the mojo will return. I’m also happy to see that Jenny over at Mummy Mishaps has brought back the Bloggers Bake Off linky!

I never got around to joining in biscuit week, as the boys had just gone back to school and Noah was only doing two hours a day. But of course I had to join in with one of my favourite things to bake – cake week! I didn’t really fancy any of the other challenges, so I went with a tray bake. Nice and easy!
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Home-made Scotch eggs | Recipe

Scotch egg

Often seen as a guilty pleasure, Scotch eggs can also be a great on-the-go snack or protein-packed addition to a picnic. As well as protein, Scotch eggs are also high in choline – a nutrient that helps regulate brain and nerve function and keep energy levels high.

There are a fair few calories in these eggy snacks, too; but a great way to minimise preservatives and know exactly what you’re eating is to make your own – and it’s not as hard as you might think! Read more

Mini Egg mousse pots | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Mini egg mousse pots, Slimming World friendly

Easter can be a hard time for Slimming World members, especially if you’re partial to a bit lot of chocolate. Plus all of the delicious desserts including Creme Eggs and the such that come with it. Luckily for me I’m more of a savoury person, but I do enjoy the odd treat every now and then.

As we all know, Slimming World members needn’t miss out if you want to stay totally on plan over Easter; there are many recipes that can be adapted. One of my favourite Easter treats are Mini Eggs – not so good when I could sit and eat a whole sharing pack though! These Mini Egg mousse pots consisting of mostly syn free ingredients should hit the spot for that Easter dessert, and they only take ten minutes to prepare! Read more