• Eatables,  Tips

    Weight Loss Snacks

    I’ve been losing weight for the past 5 weeks, and yesterday I stepped on the scales and lost this week another 2 lbs. So in total that’s 1 stone and 2 lbs. I feel so much better for it. My clothes are looser, I’ve dropped a dress size and my thighs no longer rub together. I haven’t followed a set diet at all, as I find the counting and weighing tiresome. All I’ve done, is changed simple things with my eating habits by having smaller portions, less carbs, more fruit, no hard cheese, high calorific biscuits, pastries and cakes. I use fry light to cook with ( a 1 cal…

  • Eatables,  General

    Carrot Cake

    This is the best carrot cake you will ever eat. Ingredients: 4 eggs, 3oo ml vegetable oil 400g – 14 oz caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 250g – 9 oz plain flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 350g – 12 oz grated carrots (Squeeze out excess water, and place between two pieces of kitchen paper to dry out for about 10 minutes) 12z g – 4.5 oz chopped walnuts Topping 125g – 4.5 oz soft unsalted butter 200g – 7.5 oz tub of cream cheese 450g – 1lb Icing sugar Half a teaspoon of vanilla…

  • Eatables

    Marble Cake

    Before I begin this recipe method, I would like you to use a 10 inch square tin. If you notice on my featured image, the tin I used was too large, therefore the cake didn’t rise too well, it’s on the flat side. A smaller tin will give you a better rise. My batter spread out too much and barely covered the tin I used, hence it looks more like a biscuit. Yet I am not ashamed to show this part of the disaster, of which I have many. Ingredients 6 oz Self Raising Flour 5 oz Caster Sugar 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Eggs 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder…

  • Eatables

    The Full English Breakfast

    I was asked by one of my fellow bloggers to do a post on the ‘Full English Breakfast’. The reason for this idea was because she’d written a post about the American ‘Corn Dog’ and I had no idea what it was, and vice versa. But I’m becoming more aware now, of the foodstuffs in the land over the pond. Well, the ‘Full English Breakfast’ or ‘Fry-up’, as many of us call it, is one of the most well-known meals associated with Britain. There are many variations up and down the country, but the English version, which I know more about, is eaten quite regularly here. Many restaurants and pubs…

  • Eatables

    Date and Walnut Cake

    This cake is very filling, so only a small slice is sufficient. However, if you are a greedy guts then a large slice will satisfy your hunger. You can eat a small slice every day, or you can eat the whole cake in one day, but you will probably struggle getting up the stairs when you go to bed. The choice is yours! 😉   Ingredients for the cake: 3oz (90g) margarine 8oz (250g) chopped stoned dates 1/4 pint (150 ml) boiling water 3oz sugar 1 egg 8oz (250g) self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 oz walnuts, chopped 2Ib loaf tin Ingredients for the butter Icing (This is…

  • Eatables

    Yorkshire Pudding

    Yorkshire pudding is a British dish made from a batter consisting of eggs, flour and milk. As a main course it is usually served with roast beef, roast potatoes and vegetables as a traditional Sunday roast. Yet any meat can be used as a dinner with them. It can be filled with food such as Bangers (sausages) and mashed potato. It is a very versatile food, and can be eaten as a cold pudding; I like it spread with jam. It’s quite interesting how old the recipe is. It was first documented in 1737 and called dripping pudding and originated in the north of England. It was devised by making…