This time of year brings out the hermit in me…. dark evenings just don’t motivate me to get out for a walk or do anything exciting. All I’m inclined to do is curl up on the sofa with the candles … Continue reading
I finally had some free time over the weekend to do some baking… and I really enjoyed it! It always helps when the cake actually works out and looks and tastes delicious, but I also just enjoy the baking process, … Continue reading
Who doesn’t love cake? Not me anyway that’s for sure 🙂 Easter Sunday a couple of weeks ago ended up being a bit of a cake-fest in my mother’s with everyone who showed up bringing along a delicious treat. I … Continue reading
I love baking with things like ginger and cinnamon in the Winter time, it’s like Christmas in a bite! Personally I think this cake isn’t the most pretty to look at – but I promise it tastes really good… it’s … Continue reading
You might have noticed that there are less recipes appearing on the blog the past few months… partly it’s a time thing but it’s also the fact I’m trying to eat a bit more healthy than I used to! I … Continue reading
This is one of those recipes that I had printed out months ago and just never got around to baking yet, then having no review lined up and no money to eat out (payday problems!) I decided to give it … Continue reading
Yet again I’ve been super busy and just haven’t fit much baking in around everything else. And I miss it! Last year I used to bake a few times a week, now I’m lucky to get the time to throw … Continue reading
So apparently everyone is “soooooo over” cupcakes – yeah I’ll believe that when I post a pic of one and don’t get a rakeload of favourites, retweets and likes! Maybe they aren’t “cool” anymore but who cares – they taste … Continue reading
Pretty much all of the recipes I post are nice and easy (well, except that messy Mars Bar Cheesecake that I kinda messed up!) but this is most definitely the easiest thing I’ve ever come across. Not even a weighing scales required, just 5 ingredients and a mug and you are sorted. You can use any sized mug but you must use the same mug all the way through to keep the proportions correct.
I got a lovely bag of mixed fruit from Aldi which I used. I know some peeps aren’t too keen on cherries in this type of bread so you can just take them out if you want. So on we go with the most idiotproof recipe for Fruit Bread!
2 Mugs Self Raising Flour
1 Mug Mixed Fruit
1 Mug Brown Sugar
1 Mug Full Fat Milk
1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice (I’d use almost 2 but it’s a personal preference how much you like mixed spice)
1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees or about 150 for a fan oven. Line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.
2. Sieve the flour into your mixing bowl and add the sugar, mixed spice and milk. With a spoon, mix all the ingredients together. Transfer all the ingredients into the lined tin and bake in the oven for about 1 hour.
3. Take from the oven and allow to cool. This will cut a lot easier the following day and is fab with a nice load of butter on it – now that’s got to be the easiest thing EVER to make! 🙂
I love a nice flapjack, sweet and chewy and without the guilt of a chocolate bar or slab of cake! These were one of the first things I made when I started baking and are simple to do. Very handy … Continue reading