Autumn Traybake

This is a variation on what has become one of our favourite recipes. TheĀ Damson and Almond traybake recipe just begs to be adapted and at this time of year, we’re enjoying both blackberry and apple versions. This is my latest apple one. The basics remain the same and, if you feel like it, you can […]

Damson and Almond Traybake

You have got to try this!!

This cake is SO delicious that it really ought to be harder to make than it is: it vanishes like the proverbial snow off a hedge! I’ve made it for cake sales at school and for functions when cakes are expected and it’s gone down a storm every time. It […]

Cinnamon Sunflower Cake

This makes a very useful re-fueller for hungry children coming out of school, or as a lunchbox item. It has crunch without nuts, making it suitable even for schools which are nut-free. I cut it into squares as it is a deep cake. It stores well in an airtight box and freezes well too.

You will […]

Cherry Oat Munchies

These make a great alternative to a slice of cake in a lunchbox. They taste delicious and the oats mean that they’re good for slow release energy to get you through the afternoon. They’re quick and easy to make, they keep for about a week in an airtight box: can’t ask more than that!

Recipe: Cherry […]

Lunchbox Treats: Muesli Currant Bars

Happy New Year everybody! Now that we’re all back into termtime and having to fill lunchboxes again, I thought a quick and easy traybake might go down well. My two love these and they’re easy enough for children to be able to makeĀ  themselves. Commercial cereal bars frequently have a great deal of sugar in […]

No-Knead Fruit Loaf

This is my latest variation on the ever-faithful no-knead recipe. It makes a great breakfast bread and a ‘spreaded’ slice makes a good snack for school, or for those days when you have to go straight from school to a club of some sort.

The basics of the recipe are the same as the original with […]

Tasty No-Knead Sunflower Seed Bread

I have been playing around with the no-knead recipe over the last few weeks and here is one of the best variations so far. This is by far the easiest and cheapest way to have delicious seed bread for toast and sandwiches. My kids love the toasty taste of the seeds on the outside.

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Spiced Banana Bread

This is a great lunchbox cake, but it also looks good on a tea table with lemon icing drizzled over it. If you don’t particularly like the texture of banana cake, this one should suit you because the proportion of banana to other things is quite low. It’s a lovely fruit cake and it’s very […]

Lunchbox treats: Ginger Coconut Slice

Well, where did the last few weeks go to? After all the lovely bank holidays and resulting four day weeks, reality is back for a while and I’ve been tackling the issue of how to give my children a sweet treat in their lunchboxes. Everything in school has to be completely nut-free as there is […]

Banana cake

A slice of this loaf cake makes a great addition to a lunch box and it really isn’t difficult.

For this recipe you will need: a 2lb loaf tin, a food processor and a large mixing bowl.

Recipe: Banana Cake

Ingredients

8oz / 225g self-raising flour
4oz / 100g spread
6oz / 175g caster sugar
2 eggs
1lb / 450g peeled weight of […]