For almost a year, I've been tinkering about on this blog, fitting it in whenever possible/the whim took hold. Lately, that's been approximately once a week, which – given this hack used to write approximately 10 posts a day on other websites – isn't quite up to scratch...
The magic of microwaves, eh?! While this isn't the most attractive looking creation, it can be dressed up once cooked and tastes divine. Well, as delicious as a microwaveable cake can taste. Here is what you'll need. And, remember, a tablespoon is 1.5 dessert spoons. • A large enough bowl (a decent breakfast bowl will… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: 3 Minute Chocolate Chip Cake
Want to create a cost-effective birthday cake that's 90% icing (you know they only eat the icing) and you don't have to carve into slices while several 5-year-olds circle you at speed? Do stick around, because you've only come to the right place! The first thing you need to do is get yourself to Lidl and… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: DIY Cupcakes
Let's be honest, pancakes are just another conduit for Nutella, so don't be getting bogged down with recipes that call for baking powder, or cinnamon, or anything other than flour, eggs, milk and oil. 1• What you will need in cups and spoons, because who can be dealing with grams. • Flour – 100 grams… Continue reading Mammy’s Easy Peasy 4 Step Pancakes
Yep, it's one of "those"superfluous posts. There's a playdate en route. By way of preparation, you've hoovered halfway up the stairs... and rubbed a toddler toilet wipe around the slimy bathroom sink if (God forbid) someone ventures up the half-hoovered stairs. Then the realisation... there's zero treats for the impending herd. You're not hauling everyone… Continue reading Mammy’s Fake Bakes: ‘Nutoka’ Tartlets
The questions are relentless. RELENTLESS. But I'm trying to soak them up considering that, in roughly nine years time, she probably won't want to converse on any level. So, with that in mind, here's a celebration of what the chislers say before, you know, they cease all form of communication. Apart from texts requesting lifts.… Continue reading Shizzle The 4-Year-Old Said…
That's them there; no lashings of maple syrup, no Greek yoghurt, no flourish of berries, just plain old porridge pancakes. By all means, if you have all of the aforementioned knocking around the kitchen then feel free to add them at will, I just don't want to scare anyone off who may be thinking "Christ,… Continue reading Fruit Smuggling 101: Mammy’s Bog Standard Banana Porridge Pancakes
Don't know about you, but I'm on a constant quest to just do the minimum - only having to do one dinner for everyone instead of making one at 5pm for the chislers and then again at 8pm for us. This winter warmer can hold smuggled veg, be served differently, and - most importantly -… Continue reading Mammy’s Pie for Pernikity Eaters