Category: Baking

Triple Chocolate Christmas Cookies!

Triple Chocolate Christmas Cookies!

Yesterday I felt like doing some Christmas baking so I had a go at making some triple chocolate cookies. They turned out pretty well, even if I do say so myself. Kids would easily be able to join in with this recipe and the cookies would make nice gifts for family and friends if decorated and boxed. Below is the recipe I used: Equipment Measuring scales2-3 baking trays2 mixing bowls2 mixing spoonsWhiskTeaspoonSieveSpatula or knifeRolling pinChristmas cookie cutters (or a sharp knife) Ingredients 200g softened butter 300g soft brown sugar 300g self-raising flour 300g milk chocolate chips, M&Ms or smarties  80g […]


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Posted 23rd December 2015 in: Baking, Events. Tagged: , ,

W is for White #AtoZChallenge

W is for White #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘W’ I have chosen the colour White. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and read my white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake recipe. Symbolism White has long been a symbol of innocence and purity, the colour of angels and unicorns. It’s associated with religion as it represents goodness. Priests wear white and weddings and christenings often […]


B is for Brown #AtoZChallenge

B is for Brown #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘B’ I have chosen the colour Brown. Brown is a rich, earthy colour that I associate it with comfort, animals and nature. This Pinterest board shows some beautiful examples of different shades of brown. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see some of my Polyvore creations and take a look at my chocolate cupcake recipes. Symbolism Brown is […]


Valentine’s Strawberry Sponge

Valentine’s Strawberry Sponge

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you had a great week and enjoyed Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day. Our pancakes were a great success this year and although we didn’t plan anything for Valentine’s Day, when we got home we were surprised with a bag of treats from Matt’s mum. She’d bought us chocolate hearts, a special Valentine’s meal from M&S, heart-shaped chocolate desserts and a bottle of bubbly! She is so sweet and thoughtful. I was also spoiled with my favourite chocolates, a heart-shaped cookie and a ticket to a production of Oliver at the school Matt works at, while he got a card and […]


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Posted 16th February 2013 in: Baking. Tagged: , ,

Easter Cupcake Recipe

Easter Cupcake Recipe

Earlier this week I made some Easter cupcakes for M with chocolate sponge and orange butercream topping. They make the perfect Easter treat. You could give them to your family as an alternative to chocolate eggs or just serve them as a treat after your Easter meal. My recipe (makes 12 cupcakes at roughly 270 kcals each). Ingredients for cakes:125g softened butter125g caster sugar2 medium eggs100g self-raising flour2 tbsp milk3 level tbsp cocoa powder Ingredients for topping:87.5g softened butter175g icing sugar3 tbsp boiling waterFew drops of orange flavour oil24-36 mini chocolate eggsFew drops yellow food coloring Method:1) Beat together the […]


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Posted 25th April 2011 in: Baking, Events. Tagged: , ,

Mothers Day Cupcakes and Grattitude

Mothers Day Cupcakes and Grattitude

[© Anstice Potts 03/04/2011] Happy Mothers Day to all those hardworking mothers out there. I hope you get to relax and put your feet up. If you happen to be my Nan or my Mum, please look away now so as not to spoil your suprise! Yesturday my best friend came over and helped me bake some cupcakes for my Mum, Grandma, Nanny and M’s Mum using my mini cupcake maker. I used the same recipe as I did for the Valentine’s Day cupcakes but I had vanilla extract this time so they tasted better. Some had pink buttercream and […]


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Posted 3rd April 2011 in: Baking. Tagged: ,

Why Writing is Like Making Pancakes

Why Writing is Like Making Pancakes

Happy Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras everyone! In our household Shrove Tuesday means one thing: pancakes! After work me and M got straight to making them. I made the mix and we both had a go at cooking them. M can make nice, round pancakes, but unfortunately I’m not too good at flipping them and they end up looking more like scrambled eggs. But it was fun to do anyway, and filled us both up nicely. Anyway, as I was cooking them I started to think how making pancakes is analogous to the writing process, and I came up with […]


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Posted 8th March 2011 in: Baking, Creative Writing. Tagged: ,

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

I experimented with some ingredients today and came up with some healthy muffins to eat for breakfast. My recipe makes 12 muffins at 212 calories each.Ingredients:170g dried blueberries (apricots also work nicely)170g unsweetened museli (I used Alpen)250g self-raising flour1 tsp baking powder250ml unsweetened apple juice3 tbsp vegetable oil100ml honey1 large egg Method:1) Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 12 paper cases.2) Put the dried fruit, muesli, flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl and stir.3) In a separate bowl, mix the apple juice, oil, honey and egg. 4) Fold the liquid into the dry ingredients but do not […]


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Posted 3rd March 2011 in: Baking. Tagged: