Store Cupboard Mango and Coconut Sponge

As you may have gathered by now I care little for the rules given to me by a Best Before Date on a tin/jar/packet. Use by dates are different as they shouldn’t be ignored, especially in the case of meat and fish, though I have been known on some occasions to eat a vegetarian ready …

Gooey Date Bars

This is my interpretation of a recipe I came across on the Money Saving Expert site. I intend for these to be a post gym snack. MAKES 16 SQUARES INGREDIENTS 20cm x 20cm Baking Tin 250ml Water 200g Dates 180g Plain Flour 1/2 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 180g Soft Brown Sugar 200g Porridge Oats 180g …

This is the cake me and my friend baked to celebrate clearing my overdraft

I know it looks a bit like a slightly better #pinterestfail but seriously I have never ever decorated a cake before. Really. For all my baking adventures I generally don’t try to make things pretty, or care much about style, I just care about whether it’s edible or not. This cake is edible and quite …

The Rum ‘n’ Coke Tropical Cake

Last night whilst waiting for the boy to get his butt to bed I was flicking through/salivating over the recipes in Matt Tebbutt’s ‘Guilty Pleasures: Your Favourite Sweet and Savoury Indulgences in 130 Easy Recipes’.  I had been thinking about doing something with a free fridge pack of pineapple I was given in a Morrison’s …

Banana, Date and Rum Bake

I am a Banana fiend. They are definitely my favourite fruit. They are versatile. They give you the get up and go in a breakfast smoothie, and they can also lull you off to sleep in a nice pudding. As a Banana fiend, and you will know from my weekly financial reviews how often I …

Marmite Chocolate Shortbread

What What What!?! Marmite Chocolate Shortbread?!? That’s right. For Easter this year I bought the boy a Marmite Chocolate Easter Egg because I thought he would like it (this was based on his favourite breakfast which is Marmite on toast cut into soldiers which he dips into a hot chocolate). This was his verdict on …