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Breakfast cookies (networking cookies)

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Yes, cookies for breakfast. These are fat free, refined sugar free and have fruit and oats to give you both a quick boost to get you going and sustained energy for the morning ahead. I took them to a morning networking meeting where they went down a treat. Don’t worry, if you don’t … Continue reading

Lavender scones: my story of catering for a vegan wedding reception

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] My friend was getting married. Yay! Two days to go and the venue was changed and I’m doing the catering solo on a tiny budget. Yikes! I’m an experienced cook but being solely responsible for a wedding reception was a new experience and a rather nerve wracking one. My first decision was to … Continue reading

Quinoa soda bread

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Since St Patrick’s Day in Ireland last week, I’ve wanted to make soda bread. It’s so quick to make, healthy, filling, and inexpensive. You can have a loaf on the table in 50 minutes, including baking time. I’ve got a bag of organic quinoa flour in my kitchen cupboard at the moment so … Continue reading

Home made brownie kit testing has commenced

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] I’m planning a range of home made kits. The same ingredients like you’d have in your own kitchen, in a mix. Our home made shortbread kit is already available on Etsy here. And today I started testing the brownie mix. The first batch is in the oven… can’t wait for them to finish … Continue reading

Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”]   Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday when Lent begins. Historically, people used up their milk and eggs by making pancakes, in preparation for the dietary restrictions of Lent. For the Americans reading, it’s not just a Catholic thing, our shops in the UK are full of displays of eggs, milk, … Continue reading

Peanut dark chocolate brownies for International Women’s Day

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] Today is International Women’s Day. Today is also Shrove Tuesday so come back later when I’ll be posting about pancakes. What else could I write about on International Women’s Day than brownies? These brownies are deep, dense, richly chocolately, and topped with dark chocolate and peanut butter with a sprinkling of roasted salted … Continue reading

Coming this week on Fairycakemother… peanut dark chocolate brownies

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Banana bread

[tweetmeme source=”fairycakemother”] When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 2 1/2 kg of organic bananas for £2, make banana bread. 1 1/2 lb / 600g bananas, preferably over ripe 2 eggs 8 oz / 200g self raising flour 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3 oz / 75g butter 3 oz /75g … Continue reading