Lemon drizzle cake

Ideal for high tea, picnics and just cause you love cakes!

Very simple to make.

Lemon drizzle cake
Lemon drizzle cake
  • Serves: Many
  • Prep time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 175g Block of butter
  • 175g Sugar
  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • For the icing
  • 100g Icing sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
Preparation method
Step 1 Line a 2lb loaf tin with grease proof paper
Step 2 Add butter and sugar to a food blender and blend until you get a fluffy mixture
Step 3 Add eggs, flour, baking powder and lemon zest and continue to blend until smooth.
Step 4 Pour you mixture in to you lined tin and place in the oven for 30-35 minutes
Step 5 Once ready, turned golden and edges coming away from side of tin, turn out on a wire rack a let cool

Lemon drizzle cake
Lemon drizzle cake
Step 6 Whilst cooling prepare your icing by mixing lemon juice with the icing sugar.
Step 7 Drizzle the icing over the cake and once set and cooled completely serve and enjoy

Lemon drizzle cake
Lemon drizzle cake
Step 8 This will get for a week if wrapped in cling film

Chilli minced beef noodles – Can be SYN FREE!

If like me, you like spicy food then this is a great easy to cook dinner. Oh, and this dinner can be a Slimming world dinner that can easily be made SYN free by replacing the sugar with sweetener.

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  • Serves: 2
  • prepTime: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 150g Noddles (based on 75g serving per person or 1 nest per person)
  • 200g extra lean minced beef less then 5% fat
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar (replace with sweetener for SYN Free)
  • 1 red chilli chopped ( add more or less if required)
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove chopped or crushed
  • 1-2 spring onions chopped to garnish (optional)
  • ¬†Fry Light mist spray oil
Preparation method
Step 1 Cook noodles as per packet instruction, drain and leave to cool.
Step 2 Spray Fry Light mist oil in to a wok and add minced beef, red chilli, onion, garlic, ginger, red and green pepper. Fry until the mince in cooked (Browned)
Step 3 Add chilli paste, soy sauces and sugar. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Step 4 Add cooked noodles to the wok with the minced beef and mix. Once noodles are coated and heated through serve and garnish with chopped spring onion.

Chicken Fajita Seasoning

Simple to make and I promise you will never buy the shop packets of Fajita mix ever again.! You can double or quadruple the ingredients and store in an airtight container and keep for when ever you want Fajita’s

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Fajita Mix
  • Serves: 4-6
  • prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time: ** minutes
  • Total time: 5-10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Preparation method
Step 1 Stir cornstarch, chilli powder, salt, paprika, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin together in a small bowl.
Step 2 To use fry off 4 chicken breasts with onions and peppers. Add 2 teaspoons to the Fajita mix or more according to taste

Simple Chocolate Muffins – that you can make with the Kids

Nice and easy muffins that you can make with the kids on a wet day!

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  • Serves: 12
  • prepTime: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 125g Plain flour (For mixing bowl)
  • 25g Coco powder (For mixing bowl)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder (For mixing bowl)
  • 1 Egg (For jug)
  • 60g Sugar (For jug)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil (For jug)
  • 100ml Milk (For jug)
  • 500g Icing sugar (For Icing)
  • 0.5 – 1 tablespoon warm water (For Icing)
Preparation method
Step 1 Pre heat oven to 160
Step 2 Mix all the ingredients in to a bowl that are described as “For mixing bowl” and mix together.
Step 3 Mix all the ingredients in to a jug that are described as “For Jug” and mix together.
Step 4 Now pour the jug ingredients in to the bowl of ingredients and mix. (add chocolate chips if you wish.)
Step 5 Spoon mixture in to bun cases and place in the oven for 20 minutes at 160 degrees. When the cracks appear on the top and you can put a cocktail stick in to the muffin and the stick is clear the muffins are done. Ta-dah!