Lemon and Orange Jelly Sliced Cupcakes

Oh it’s been so long since I’ve baked something, I hate when I get busy and forget to make time to do the things I enjoy.

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Ingredients
150g butter, softened
150g brown sugar
2 eggs
150g self-raising flour
3 tbsp milk

Topping
100g butter
2 tbsp honey
150g icing sugar
Lemon and orange jelly slices

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Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and place 12 cupcake cases in a 12 hole tray.

2. Beat together the butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy. Next add the eggs one at a time and beat.

3. Mix in the flour and the milk, divide equally between the cases and bake in the oven for 15- 20 minutes.

4. Make the topping in the meantime: just mix everything together and set aside. Once the cupcakes are done leave to cool on a wire rack.

5. Spread the topping over each cupcake and press 3 jelly slices on top 🙂

These are perfect for kids parties and any other occasion!

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Maple Cookie Bars

It was my first time baking something without flour and eggs so I was really excited to see how they would turn out and if stay together properly. To my surprise they turned out great and didn’t break apart.

This recipe will be a delight to anyone, it’s different kind of like a mix between flapjacks and cookies but much better.

Ingredients
113g butter
1 pack of digestive biscuits crumbled (as if you were making a cheesecake)
152g chocolate chips
98g dedicated coconut
128g mixed chopped nuts
170g maple syrup

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Melt butter and 1/2 the chocolate in a pan.

3. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the melted butter mix and maple syrup and combine.

4. Place mixture onto prepared baking tray and press down neatly.

5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins and then leave them to cool slightly before cutting into bars.

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This recipe should make at least 16 bars, so you definitely have enough to share with friends and family 🙂

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My parents really enjoyed them which was good. The maple cookie bars tasted delicious and were soft with a little crunch from the nuts!

Saltfish Fritters

I always remember my mum making saltfish fritters for dinner when I was much younger, it’s so cool now making them myself and they taste just as good.

The ingredients for fritters are very basic;
– self raising flour
– salt fish
– spring onions
It’s something easy to make especially if you don’t have a lot of food at home it’s like a super runny dumpling mixture and should fall straight off the spoon.I’ve added a bit of salad and sliced potatoe circles to make the dish more filling, its good to eat a variety of food in one dish because it means your body can get a great selection of nutrients.

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They should be fried in hot oil for best results either in a frying pan or deep dutch pot. (A fryer works well too if you have one) I like to place them in the oven on a low heat once cooked to keep them warm.

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They do take up a lot of oil so don’t eat to often 😛

My first post.

I’ve wanted to start blogging for a while now and finally decided today is the day!

Okay so I was really excited to make these empanadas which are similar to patties but the filling is a little different. I also decided to make them round, the pastry was light and flaky whilst the filling was full of Argentinean flavour along with peas and sweetcorn.

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A great meal to be enjoyed by all the family 🙂