The Platinum Jubilee ðŸ‡¬ðŸ‡§ðŸ‘‘

Happy Platty Joobs day everyone! I hope you are having fun celebrating this special occasion in British History!

Friday 3rd June 2022

(& if you aren’t – I hope you are having a great Friday anyways)

I love the Queen so I thought it would be fun to have a little afternoon party to celebrate on the Official Platinum Jubilee day.

So, I organised an Afternoon Tea Garden party at my parents house, for all our immediate fambizzle to attend.

And it was great fun!


There was lots of decorations!

There was lots of food!

I even made the Official Platinum Jubilee dessert – Lemon & Amaretto Trifle. Pretty chuffed with how it turned out to be honest!! & we had a laugh ceremoniously bringing it to the table with the National Anthem haha 🤣

And lots of fun! Hanging out, enjoying the treats, listening to music and making crafts and playing games with the kids.


🇬🇧 Until Next Time,

Roseanne 👑

Biscoff Chocolate Crispy Bars ðŸ«

Hi guys 👋🏻

So, here is another blog post, and this time I thought I would do a lil baking- it’s been too long.

These no bake Biscoff bars and super easy, super quick and partly inspired by loads of random videos that I have seen on Tik Tok… so there is no real ‘recipe’ as such.

Here is what you’ll need:

•Rice Crispies

•Smooth Biscoff/Biscuit spread

•Dark Chocolate

Recipe:

1. Slowly melt the biscoff spread jn a bowl, in the microwave – this took about 45 seconds.

2. Mix in the Rice Crispies until they are fully covered and start to combine.

3. Push the mixture into a tin and make sure it is all compact.

4. Freeze for at least 30/45 minutes.

5. Slowly melt your dark chocolate. I do this in the microwave at 30 second increments.

4. Allow the chocolate to cool.

5. Take the crispy block out of the freezer and slice into finger sized pieces. Be quick or it will warm up too much. Place back in the freezer whilst you prep the chocolate.

6. Carefully pour/spoon the chocolate over the crispy fingers.

7. Place on some non stick baking parchment to cool.

8. Bon apeiti!


These were a big hit with my husband, he really enjoyed them.

Mine don’t look the best, but they taste great!

Great for any chocoholics out there!!!

Let me know if you give them a go! Happy Baking.

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Twenty Three: Baking Christmas Cookies ðŸªðŸŽ…🏻

2 days to go!


I love a bit of festive baking – and its super fun when you get the kiddies involved. Me and my Nephews made some festive chocolate chip cookies – heres how it went.

What do you need:

  • Cadbury cookie pack
  • Oil
  • Milk
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Festive sprinkles
  • Icing sugar

What do you need to do:

  1. Follow the box instructions – pre heat the oven accordingly.
  2. Empty the packet mix into a bowl and combine with the oil and milk.
  3. Roll out into 10 equal balls and place evenly on the tray.
  4. Press down a little.
  5. Bake.
  6. Add Sprinkles on top with a little icing so that they stick (or you could bake them with the sprinkles on top but they do melt a little)
  7. Enjoy!

Who doesn’t love a bit of festibe baking!?

What is your favourite festive bake?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Fifteen: Decorating a gingerbread house

10 DAYS TO GO PEOPLE!! 10 DAYS!!

This is not a drill.

And what better way to get you into the festive spirit than constructing and decorating a gingerbread house.

Let’s take a peek 👀

The icing provided was really bad so I whipped up my own just using icing sugar and water, with a make shift piping bag from parchment paper.

We had a laugh and it came out ok in the end … I’m fairly certain there were more sprinkles on my floor than on this roof though 🤣

Have you attempted a gingerbread house before?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Thirteen: Chocolate Christmas trees ðŸ«ðŸŽ„

12 days until Christmas! – 12!!! Where is the time going.

So, lets make sure that we are fully in the festive spirit with another tasty (& super easy) Christmas recipe.

I made these with my nephews and we had lots of fun.


🎄 Chocolate Christmas Trees 🎄


Ingredients:

  • White Chocolate
  • Mini Kinder bars
  • Festive Sprinkles
  • Magic Stars
  • Green food colouring

+

  • Baking parchment

Method:

  1. Place a Kinder bar, vertical, at the bottom of your piece of parchment.
  2. Slowly melt your white chocolate, 30 second increments until it is all fully melted.
  3. Mix in some green food colouring.
  4. Mix until it forms a thick paste/dough.
  5. Roll out and cut into a triangle tree shape.
  6. Place the triangle on top of the Kinder bar leaving a bit sticking out the bottom as the stump.
  7. Leave to cool a little but don’t let it harden.
  8. Place a choc star on top and decorate with your festive sprinkles.
  9. Leave in the fridge to harden completely
  10. Enjoy!
They were a big hit!

Let me know how you get on if you give them a go!

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Eight: Mini Christmas Pudding Rice Crispy Cakes ðŸ«

17 days to go!

Ingredients:

  • Rice Crispies
  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Christmas Sprinkles or icing pens

Method:

  1. Melt the milk chocolate slowly, 30 second increments, in the microwave or in a ban marie. I used 1 and a half large bars of Dairy Milk.
  2. Once it is fully melted tip in the rice crispies, gradually mixing to combine. Add as many as you can until they are all coated in the chocolate.
  3. Spoon into a empty cupcake tin and flatten the top.
  4. Refridgerate.
  5. Once hardened, carefully use a knife to pop them out. Place them flat side down on a plate.
  6. Carefully melt the white chocolate. I used 2 medium Milkybars
  7. Drizzle over the top and allow it to drip down the sides a little.
  8. Decorate to look like a piece of Holly on top.
  9. Pop back into the fridge so that the white chocolate hardens
  10. Enjoy!

1.5 Large bars of Dairy Milk and Rice Crispies combined made roughly 10.

What do you like to bake at Christmas?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Easter Baking 🐣🍫

Hi guys 👋🏻

I love an excuse to bake and Easter is the perfect one.

Also, I can now eat chocolate again as I gave it up on the 8th of Jan until Good Friday! Horray.

So, here are two Easter bakes that I have made this Easter weekend.

They are super easy, relatively quick and even child friendly.

Let’s take a look!


Chocolate Easter Nests

Chocolate Easter Nests

I surely don’t even need to include a recipe for this Easter classic!?!

This Easter season special is great to do with kids and one of my favourite ‘cakes’ whenever I seem them on sale.

I had to use shredded wheat this time as we already had it in the cupboard but my preference is cornflakes, and of course I used Cadbury chocolate and mini eggs.


Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
Gooey goodness!

These brownies came out super gooey and were so delicious, especially warm!

I had this ‘Brownie in a jar’ mix from Christmas, that I hadn’t used yet and all you needed to do was add 125g of butter and 2 eggs (whisked together first). Super easy!

I then cut the creme eggs in half and pushed them into the batter, fondant side up.

A brownie recipe that I use alot is a BBC Good Good one, I’ll leave a link here .


What is your favourite Easter bake?

Let me know if you have a go at these.

Have a great Easter Weekend.

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Happy Mothers Day 2021 ðŸ’

I used to share snap shots of my life on her, things we had done to celebrate different occasions, fun days out, holidays, however, obviously this last year has been quite an unpresidented one.

I feel like I haven’t really shared much of what I have been doing because really we’ve all been doing the same haven’t we! Staying home, Locked down, on and off since Summer, working and just trying to stay safe.

But I thought to myself, why not share the celebrations we are still having, as wierd as they may seem in comparison to how it used to be, because it’s all we’ve got at the moment and we should still be grateful for what we can do during such a mad time.


Today is Mothers day and I have shared on here, for several years, our tradition of our Mothers Day, homemade afternoon tea.

This year was a very 2020/21 affair, via Skype, but it still involved Afternoon Tea so no complaints here.

We ordered the individual Afternoon Teas from a small local business (All Covid safe) and enjoyed them at our own homes via Skype.

They were delicious and it was nice to be able to continue the tradition, even if it was a little different to usual.

Most of our ‘Usuals’ seem a distant memory right now don’t they 😣 but, it’s also so important to embrace what we can do, communicate and spend time together however we can, whilst staying safe, because we can still stay in touch and stay connected, and we will all be back together properly one day.

It gets to everybody at some point, this wierd time we are a part of, but I’m so very conscious that there are people in such a worse situation than me, who have experienced some of the worst times during this pandemic.

If the worst part of this whole situation, for me is that I can only speak to people through a computer then I’ll be forever grateful. I know some people have it much worse.

It’s still ok to find it hard though and I hope you’ve had a little bit of light and joy come your way today!


• Happy Mothers Day Everyone •


Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Pancakes, 3 ways ðŸ¥žðŸ¤¤

ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 ℙ𝕒𝕟𝕔𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕪!

…ᴏɴᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ʏᴜᴍᴍɪᴇꜱᴛ ᴅᴀʏꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ʏᴇᴀʀ! ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜɪꜱ ʏᴇᴀʀ ɪᴛ ꜰᴇʟʟ ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ꜰᴇʙ ʜᴀʟꜰ ᴛᴇʀᴍ, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴍᴇᴀɴꜱ ᴀ ᴡʜᴏʟᴇ ᴅᴀʏ ᴛᴏ ɪɴᴅᴜʟɢᴇ.

ɪ ᴡᴏᴋᴇ ᴜᴘ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴛᴜᴍʙʟᴇᴅ ᴀᴄʀᴏꜱꜱ ᴊᴀᴍiᴇ ᴏʟɪᴠᴇʀ’ꜱ ɪɢᴛᴠ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ ᴏꜰ ‘ᴘᴀɴᴄᴀᴋᴇꜱ 4 ᴡᴀʏꜱ’ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ɪɴꜱᴘɪʀᴇᴅ.

ꜱᴏ, ɪ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ɪ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ɢɪᴠᴇ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀ ɢᴏ (ᴛʜᴇ 4ᴛʜ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴛᴇᴄʜɴɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ᴀ ᴡᴀꜰꜰʟᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ɪᴛ ᴍɪɢʜᴛ ʙᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ᴛᴏᴏ ᴍᴀɴʏ 🤣)

ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴀʟʟ ꜱᴏ ʏᴜᴍᴍʏ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴏ ᴅɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴛ… ᴡʜᴏ ᴋɴᴇᴡ ᴘᴀɴᴄᴀᴋᴇ ʙᴀᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ ꜱᴏ ᴠᴇʀꜱᴀᴛɪʟᴇ!

ʜᴇʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴀʀᴇ!

Thick, fluffy, American style pancakes. Draped in Bananas and Biscoff spread.
I’ve never been able to make these thicker, fluffy pancakes before so I was so happy with this delicious stack!!
Savoury Ham & Cheese filled pancake toastie.
This was so delicious and I was pleasantly suprised with this one.
Traditional, thin crepe style pancakes. I always have these ones every year.
Lemon, sugar & golden syrup.

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀?! 🥞

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Twenty Four: An Easy Christmas Day Dessert ðŸ«ðŸ¥§ðŸŽ„


ONE DAY TO GO!!

The penultimate post is here.


As I said a few days ago, I have one more recipe for you! And it’s perfect for a special Christmas day occasion.

It’s a delicious, and relatively easy and quick, Salted caramel (do I need to say any more?) and chocolate tart.

It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients which is great! And apart from time for it to set it doesn’t take too long either. It only took me an hour or so one evening so its great as a fancy, last minute showstopper.

Don’t let the making caramel stage scare you… it’s not as horrendous as you’d think and, if you have a food thermometer this will really come in handy.

I will link both of the recipes that I used below.

I used pre made shortcrust. Remember to bake it blind for 15 mins before removing the baking parchment and beans (or whatever you have, I used dried pasta) pop it back in until it starts to turn golden.

Chocolate Ganache

Caramel

I had some nice flakey salt that I added during the caramel recipe process (as stated but I doubled it) and I sprinkled more salt on, generously, once I had poured the caramel into my cooled tart.

Leave the caramel to set and then add your silky smooth ganache on top. Good quality Dark chocolate is the best.

As someone who likes baking, I enjoyed this recipe because it uses lots of different techniques that perhaps I wouldn’t bother to try usually.

And it looks impressive too!


This is going to be our Christmas day dessert, served with some thick double cream, YUM!

Give it a go!

It’s indulgent but you won’t regret it.

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂