Double Chocolate Mug Cake- made in a minute 

   I’ve seen a few mug cakes being shared on facebook over the last few months but bm ever really took them seriously. Then tonight I got home to cranky kids and my husband was heading out for the evening. I needed cake, but not to have to wash up.…

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Carrot and Courgette Muffins

I’m always on the lookout for things that I can make to put in the kids’ lunchboxes that go to their minder, or for school on “treat” Fridays. These carrot and courgette muffins have gone down great here, and are a good one to get the kids to help out…

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Donal Skehan’s Lemon Slices

It’s lovely to have something home baked if you have callers for a cuppa. Even better if it’s easy to make and hit with everyone, sure we hate having waste, better to see the crumbs on the plate. In my fantasy world I have freshly baked things for every caller,…

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Flapjacks

Flapjacks I do like flapjacks, they feel healthier than biscuits thanks to all those “good for you” “bursting with energy” oats and that means there’s no mammyguilt about putting them in lunchboxes.  I’ve tried loads of different recipes and a lot are hit and miss, too crumbly, too crunchy, too…

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Gingerbread Cookies and Chaos in the Kitchen

Gingerbread Cookies and Chaos in the Kitchen I love baking, but while I am not a natural or instictive baker by any stretch of the imagination we do bake most weeks. Usually it’s flapjacks or maybe oatmeal cookies or fruity muffins, good healthy lunchbox treats. Recently I’ve become a fan…

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Banana Buns

Another instalment in the “baked goods containing fruit” series features a special request from four year old Ciarán. He often makes requests, fully believing that they are possible.  Happily, “banana buns but with icing and bananas on top” was both doable and delicious. I had promised to make them for…

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Saucepan Oatmeal Cookies

I love cookies but sometimes I get lazy about taking the mixer out of the press and lugging it the whole way to the counter, and then having to wrestle the bowl from the boys before they lick the coating off it. My laziness is really getting a lot of…

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Brown Sugar Macaroons

Brown Sugar Macaroons – A treat with tea, and both dairy and gluten free I hate waste and another carbonara dinner meant another egg white seeking a purpose in life.  While my meringue recipe is delicious, I just wasn’t in the humour for meringues tonight. My nightly flick through my cookbooks paid off and…

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Meringues

It’s not often that the egg whites are the leftovers, but after a carbonara dinner I was left with two lonely whites in a mug  begging to be used. I’m a pavlova veteran but 2 egg whites wouldn’t make much of a pavlova so I thought of their close family…

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