Sunday, 3 February 2013

Baking day!

Today's post is a little different (not that any two of my posts are thaat similar but you know). Yesterday i went a little cooking crazy as i didnt have much else to do (isn't my life just so interesting ahaa).

The first thing i made was  Butterscotch Tart.

- 8" blind baked pastry case (as my mum 
has coeliac disease (she cant eat wheat/
gluten) i had to make this from scratch)
-200g Margarine
-5fl oz Milk
-200g Demerara Sugar
-50g Plan flour (i used gluten free flour)
-Vanilla Essence to taste

-Melt margarine then add milk. Bring to the boil. Combine sugar and flour. Add to pan, stirring continuously.
-Cook/boil whilst stirring for about 2 minutes, taking care not to burn base of mixture. Add vanilla essence to taste. Stir filling.
-If there is a greasy separation on top of butterscotch, drain off a littler. Don't worry this sometimes happens (i didn't get this on mine)
-Pour filling into pastry case and cool. This helps the filling to set (i left mine in the fridge for about half an hour and still wasn't quite set, didn't matter too much but you may want to leave it in there for a little longer.

This is how mine turned out. I'm quite pleased with it, the pastry was the hardest thing to make so if you have a pre-made pastry case this will be really easy thing to make, and very yummy :)

The next thing i made was Mini Apple and Banana Muffins

I have made these before and found the recipe here. But this time i doubled the amount (we ran out really quickly last time ahaa). It didn't work as well this time as it did last time but im not too sure why. These ingredients makes 12 muffins.

-150g plain flour
-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
-50g caster sugar
-100ml semi-skimmed milk
-1 egg
-1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
-40g low-fat spread melted (i used margarine)
-1 medium apple peeled, cored and chopped
-1 banana mashed

-Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C, fan 180 degrees C, gas mark 6. Put 12 paper cases into a bun tray.
-Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl, then stir in the sugar.
-Put the milk, egg, vanilla extract and melted low-fat spread in a jug and beat together. Add to the dry ingredients with the apple and mashed banana. Stir unitl just combined. Do not overmix.
-Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the muffins are risen and golden.
-Careful take the muffins in their paper cases out of the bun tray. Cool on a wire rack.

These are really easy to make and really yummy, they're also great things to grab as a snack or quick breakfast. 

I then made us dinner but didn't take any pictures of that or anything, but it was also very yummy ahaa.

So that was my day of cooking, i found it really fun and was very proud of my concoctions. :)
Hope you found this interesting or liked it or something ahaa

P.S check out my new fluffy slippers from Barratts... 


  1. this looks so yummy!
    i'm now following you on gfc - hope you do the same xx

    1. ahaa thanks :)
      ooh thank you so much! :D will do :)

  2. Hi Emily :) mmm those butterscotch tart look really yummy!! I'm also now following you on gfc, its would be awesome if you do the same, oh i also subscribe to your youtube channel.

    1. thank you!! :) yeah i will do
      aww thanks means a lot :)

  3. looks so yum, love cooking and eating :)

  4. That tart looks delicious!!! Nothing better than a day inside the house baking :)

    Shelley x

    1. Thank you :)
      Yeah it was a great day
      Thanks for the comment :)

  5. I could eat the butter scotch tart right about.. now! Mmm x

    1. ahahaa me too, shame my family and i finished it off over the weekend! ahaa
      thanks for the comment!

  6. Your baking looks so yummy!

    Following you :)


  7. Those muffins look delicious. I really wish I was enthusiastic enough to start baking but I would rather be the one eating all of the fabulous food.

    1. Thank you :)
      Well I love making it and eating it ahaa