Sunday, 25 November 2012

Breakfast Time!

Pancakes really are the royalty of breakfast time; king or queen? I'm not sure which! This morning was particularly dreary and grey... but inside we were warm and happy with a plate full of golden pancakes! Drizzled in syrup and scattered with frozen raspberries (yes frozen! They are delicious and keep really well) they were heavenly! The recipe is so easy too, all you need is a small mug, a large(ish) jug, plain flour, 1 egg, and milk. Measure 1 mug full of milk and pour it into the jug, then crack the egg into the milk,  finally measure 1 mug of flour and pour that into the milk mix. Whisk until totally lump free with an electric whisk and your pancake batter is complete! There is much debate within our house as to which is better, thick pancakes or, thin pancakes, big pancakes, or little ones! But the beauty of this batter is that it will make all different variations of pancake to suit all different needs. If your wondering, I am definitely on the small, but thick pancake team!

Much love Alex-Rose xxxx

PS. Only 1 month until CHRISTMAS! How time flies? xxx

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Busy times!

Well, things are very busy round here at the moment because my sister's French exchange partner is coming to stay and so we're all running round trying to make our house look normal..! To add to all the usual drama of having a guest, it's also her birthday today (the day she's coming) and so I had been elected to bake the cake, Chocolate! You can't really go wrong with that... we hope... I didn't want to try anything too off the wall in case I put in something she didn't like, so I stuck with a simple chocolate sponge, jam and butter icing filling, and chocolate icing. lets hope she likes it! Here's some pictures of the cake; what's your thinking? xxx

Lots of love Alex-Rose xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Little Biscuits

I'm not usually a biscuit person, but recently I decided that  I really wanted to bake some cute little biscuits.  The recipe is so versatile because it can work for any celebration and little number biscuits make a nice alternative to party bags at kids party's. Just decide on your theme when you choose your cutters, anything should work so let your imagination run wild! I made some simple iced stars, hearts, and circles, they looked really delicate with light pink icing! Find the recipe by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Here's some pictures of how mine turned out! xx

Much love Alex-Rose xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Chocolate and Marzipan Muffins

I made these as a gift for relatives  and think it's fair to say that they went down a treat! These are some really simple and beautiful cakes, using an easy muffin recipe anyone can make these muffins. By putting the marzipan into the muffins before baking the marzipan is soft and the cake sweet. You can't go wrong with chocolate butter icing, but if you want, you could change the flavour for something else! I decorated the muffins with marzipans roses, they make the muffins look really professional, and sophisticated. You might think that the roses would be hard to make but they really aren't! By they are really simple, as long as you keep your hands cold, then the marzipan should be fairly easy to work with! Make them as a gift or just as a treat for yourself!

Much love Alex-Rose xxxx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Brrrrrrr, I don't know about you but I certainly feel that winter's on it's way, dark, cold and freezing! So there's nothing better than something sweet and easy to warm you up. S'mores are a perfect tasty treat for cold winter days, and great party food too! I personally have never had s'mores that were cooked (well... not cooked but... heated) on a camp fire but I've heard people say that's where they are normally made. So if you; like me, don't always have a fire to hand then you can make them just as well in a microwave and I'm guessing you could make them under the grill too (but I've never tried it myself). I'm kind of guessing here but I think that S'mores originate from America, and my first experience of them was at my American friend's house, the classic recipe uses American Graham crackers which aren't available in the UK! So here in England I use either cream crackers or rich tea biscuits, they work just as well! S'mores taste good, are easy to make, and look good too, but as well as all that they are kind of exiting to make in the microwave because the marshmallows expand and billow out then when you take them out of the microwave they will shrink back but are still gooey and chooey and YUMMY! Try them for yourself!

Much love Alex-Rose xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Trick or Treat?

Trick or Treat? Happy Halloween everyone! With it being Halloween and all, it seemed only right to bake some thing creepy and Halloween themed, so today I made marshmallow ghooly pops, and spider web cupcakes. I love Halloween and I love chocolate and I also love really easy and pretty things so these bakes were just perfect! Also the marshmallow pops are sooo quick and easy to make that you could give them to any trick or treaters as a tasty Halloween treat! Alternatively you could just treat yourself to a tasty treat! Click the link at the bottem of the page for the recipe! xx

Much love Alex-Rose xxx