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May’s Slow Cooked Challenge Roundup

May’s Slow Cooked Challenge Roundup

In the meantime, we have building work going on at home meaning my kitchen consists only of microwave and slow cooker (kettle and toaster too), and finding time to work on my blog has been impossible
Slow Cooker Moussaka #Slow Cooked Challenge

Slow Cooker Moussaka #Slow Cooked Challenge

Just some of the random thoughts that pass through my head when I see it is already September. This means it is time to start using the slow cooker more often again (even though I’ve naturally been baking in mine over the summer anyway), so today I am sharing my recipe for Slow Cooker Moussaka, which is a great family meal
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

Pumpkin spice lattes are back in the coffee shops, and baking with pumpkin is on my mind again. Pumpkin chocolate chip scones are my first autumnal offering for this year
Slow Cooker Banana Butter

Slow Cooker Banana Butter

I found myself with some very ripe bananas and instead of making banana bread I wanted to use them in a different way
Slow Cooker Marmalade Cake

Slow Cooker Marmalade Cake

My slow cooker marmalade cake is a rich madeira cake with marmalade added to the mixture and used as a thick glaze on top, and I can attest that it works really well with a cup of tea for breakfast
Blackberry Oaty Traybake – Ideal for Late Summer

Blackberry Oaty Traybake – Ideal for Late Summer

An open packet of oats was calling out to be finished off in my cupboard, and knowing that oats can be made into flour using a food processor, I thought I would see how it would turn out
Baked Ratatouille

Baked Ratatouille

Here is my recipe for baked ratatouille inspired by the local-grown courgettes, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes and garlic that are abundant everywhere you turn
2016 GBBO Bakes in Review

2016 GBBO Bakes in Review

If you follow my posts you might know that I’ve baked along with the themes of the show for the past two years for fun
Slow Cooker Coconut and Lime Cake

Slow Cooker Coconut and Lime Cake

Yes I bake in my slow cooker, it is kind of an addiction of mine now. My children were so excited to bake this cake with me and in particular to eat it when it was ready
Pink Gooseberry Baked Oats

Pink Gooseberry Baked Oats

They’re also lovely in desserts like my gooseberry frangipane tart. When it comes to breakfast I am often guilty of grabbing the nearest thing in sight and also sticking to the same few options every day
Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Suet Pudding

Slow Cooker Golden Syrup Suet Pudding

My second most popular blog post EVER is for a microwave suet pudding that I made on a gloomy afternoon about two years ago
Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Fillet

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Fillet

My tangy slow cooker pork fillet is the perfect recipe to combat both of these problems, the meat is low in fat and pork fillets are quite cheap making this a frugal dish too
Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

My strawberries and cream mug cake doesn’t require either. The strawberries start to ooze their juice and the cake is rich and creamy from guess what, the single cream
Slow Cooker Blueberry Porridge

Slow Cooker Blueberry Porridge

I like to send my kids off to school knowing they have had a warm and filling healthy breakfast and my slow cooker blueberry porridge is ideal for that
Rich Coffee Cupcakes – a Coriander Queen recipe

Rich Coffee Cupcakes – a Coriander Queen recipe

When I chose a recipe to make I was struck by all the delicious baking recipes on Izzie’s blog, and I was particularly drawn to her rich coffee cupcakes, as I was always partial to a slice of the coffee cake that my mum used to make when I was living at home
Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Curry

Slow Cooker Coconut Beef Curry

When I make my slow cooker vegetable curry too I use vegetables (sweet potato usually) to ensure a thick sauce