Easter Buns filled with Vanilla Custard and chocolate filling

Easter Buns filled with Vanilla Custard and chocolate filling

Now I feel I’m a bit late with this recipe, you see these buns are traditionally enjoyed in Denmark during February. They are known as Fastelavns Boller. Enjoyed during February, but especially during the Nordic Holiday: Fastelavn, celebrated on Sunday or Monday before Ash Wednesday. It shares similarities with the American Halloween in the sense that kids dress up and go trick and treating, and is a very hygge tradition if you ask me. So February is long past and here…

Read More Read More

Chocolate chip and Walnut Cookies

Chocolate chip and Walnut Cookies

These Chocolate chip and Walnut cookies are a go-to bake of mine. They are easy to make, and so very yummy. The recipe is one I have from my mum, I’m not sure where she got it from. I believe it was once compared to the Nestle Cookies from on of my favourite US TV shows “Friends” – you know the episode where Monica tries to recreate the famous cookie supposedly made by Phoebes great grandma, but as it turns…

Read More Read More

Banana Pancakes – No added sugar and toddler approved

Banana Pancakes – No added sugar and toddler approved

The other morning we got busy in the kitchen again, as we so often do, Elliot observing from his high chair sampling the goods, whilst mummy gets baking. This bake was a bit of an improvised one, I had noticed that we had a few bananas in the fruit bowl that would soon be too ripe for eating, now I could have made this Banana cake. However I fancied some breakfast at the time, so I opted for the healthy and…

Read More Read More

Recipe: Danish Teacakes or Birthday Buns

Recipe: Danish Teacakes or Birthday Buns

It is time for another recipe and I promise you these are as good as cake. I first introduced J to these last year, and they have since become a favorite of his. I call them Danish Teacakes, because the British equivalent is the only thing I’ve found to somewhat resemble these Buns over here. However J prefers the Danish name “Fødselsdags boller” which means Birthday Buns, as that is exactly what they are – Buns that you enjoy on…

Read More Read More

Danish Sausage Rolls – the slightly healthier alternative

Danish Sausage Rolls – the slightly healthier alternative

Lately I’ve been experimenting with good lunch snacks for Elliot, he’s still not super enthusiastic about eating non-mashed foods, but a few weeks back I made these Savoury Muffins and they went down a treat. This week I’ve been baking sausage rolls. Not the British kind, but the way I was taught to make them by my mum. These rolls are great for the lunch pack or as a party food at a childrens Birthday (for adults too, J has…

Read More Read More

Arnside Knott and the lure of Geocaches

Arnside Knott and the lure of Geocaches

It was the most stunning of winter weather the Sunday before last! Clear blue skies and sunshine. We hadn’t really planned for a walk out, as the weather forecast had predicted the exact opposite the day before, however it would be a shame to let such a beautiful day pass by without a trip out in the great outdoors surrounding us. So after Elliot’s morning nap we headed out. we had a quick stop at our local watering hole for…

Read More Read More

Banana Cake smothered in Chocolate

Banana Cake smothered in Chocolate

It’s time for a weekly bake! This one is again nice and easy to make, like last weeks Cinnamom cake, and some might say even a little healthy! After all it contains one of your five a day. Now we always endeavour to have fresh fruit in the house, just the usual Apples, oranges and Bananas. Now personally I prefer my Bananas on the green side, and as soon as they go super ripe – you know yellow with brown…

Read More Read More

The Lake District – Walking around Jenkins Crag

The Lake District – Walking around Jenkins Crag

Sundays are almost always family days in our home, and on family days we like to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air. Last Sunday I suggested that we went up to the Lake District, as it had been far too long since our last Lake District outing! Last time was before Christmas, where we went Forest walking and foraging for Christmas Decorations. Now this Sunday the weather wasn’t ideal, but when you live in the northern…

Read More Read More

Cinnamon Cake with Chocolate Icing

Cinnamon Cake with Chocolate Icing

I’m a firm believer in having a good few baking stables! You know Go-to bakes, when you want to make a tasty treat and be sure that it’s a success without too much faff! First on my list is my go-to Tray-bake: Cinnamon cake with Chocolate Icing. It’s super easy, few ingredients and it tastes amazing! Now it comes as no surprise that I LOVE baking if you’ve been following my blog, there has been quite a few cakes since…

Read More Read More

You know you’re a mom when…

You know you’re a mom when…

The other night, after I had put Elliot to bed I found myself sat in the Sofa, pondering over just how different my life has become in this last year! So much has changed, I’m not just me anymore, I’m now a mum too! It got me thinking of some of the many things that make a Mum. So without further delay, here is my list of: You know you’re a mum when… 1. Stained clothes are your most stable…

Read More Read More