Saturday, October 27, 2012

Egg Free Friday: Vanilla Biscuits Recipe

Today's recipe is a very simple one that I often use when I want to bake with my children. We have a lot of fun cutting out different shapes from the dough. Last year Chanukah we used this recipe to make a biscuit candle Menorah. Was very yummy!!!!!

150g butter (or margarine), cut into small pieces
225g flour
125g sugar
1tsp vanilla essence


  1. Sift flour into large bowl
  2. Add the butter (or margarine) and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Stir in the sugar and vanilla essence
  4. Mix together to form a fine dough
  5. Roll out dough and cut the dough into any desired shape.
  6. Bake @ 180 C for 15-20 mins 
Make these on your own or with your children, either way make them and ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lego Ninjago Cake

I was asked to make a Lego Ninjago Cake for a 7 year old boy and I have to be honest that until I was asked I had never even heard Ninjago. So I did quite a bit of research on Ninjago and I even watched a bit of an episode. Then I was given a couple of the Ninjago toys and that's what I used as my inspiration.
                                                                    My Inspiration

I made a very yummy but simple chocolate fudge brownie cake, which I covered with chocolate butter-cream icing (yum)
Then I really got down to business!!!!!
I made my own Ninjago figures. Take a look:

 And then I went a little bit further with the whole lego theme:
 And this is the final product:
I am really happy with how it turned out. I just hope the birthday boy was happy too!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Egg Free Friday: Brownies Recipe

This weeks recipe is one of my favourite recipes ever. It is easy, simple and absolutely fabulous. When I first started baking without eggs and I tried to do brownies I found it all very complicated and left me with a major mess to clean up.  At first I thought that if there is no egg to combine the ingredients I would have to use something else, so I would make a flour paste before putting the rest of the ingredients together and then once it had cooled I would combine it all together. but like I said this was very complicated and waaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy too messy. So one day I decided to just try combing all the ingredients without making the paste and oh my word it came out amazing!!!!!!!

Here is the best egg free recipe ever!!!!!!!


21/2 cups plain flour

11/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup water

1 cup vegetable oil (although i normally use just under a cup)

1 tsp vanilla extract


1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.

2. Pour in water, vegetable oil and vanilla; mix until well blended.

3. Spread evenly in a 23x33cm (9x13) baking tin.

4. Bake @ 180 C for 25 to 30 minutes. (Once it it done the top should no longer be shiny)

Once they are done pour yourself a big glass of milk, cut a big piece of brownie and ENJOY!!!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Egg Free Friday: Pancake Recipe

So you've heard of Meatless Monday, well now I'm bringing you egg free Friday!!! Why???
Well I have been a vegetarian since I was 12 years old and I don't eat meat, chicken, fish or eggs, Although I do eat things made with eggs but only because I was told I need to get more protein from somewhere, but to be honest I really, really prefer to cook and bake without eggs. I even started working on a collection of egg free recipes. Then a couple of months ago I brought out my recipes again because a friend of mine (who cannot eat eggs) came to stay with me.

So now I am back to using my egg free recipes and I am loving it!!!!!

The first recipe I am going to share in this series is my egg free pancake recipe.


1 cup white flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons margarine
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)


1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together into medium mixing bowl.

2. Melt 2 1/2 Tbsp margarine in frying pan until melted.

3. Be sure to tip the pan side to side to coat all over.
4. Pour melted margarine in a small bowl, add water. Mix well.

5. Stir liquid mixture into the dry ingredients until it is thoroughly moistened.

6. Add vanilla essence and cinnamon.

7. Cook the pancakes over medium-high heat on the stove-top.
8. Cook pancakes until the tops are bubbly and the bottoms browned.

9. Turn the pancakes over to cook other side (approximately four minutes per side). 
Serve with your favourite pancake toppings.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teddy Bears Picnic Themed Party

The latest party I did was a Teddy Bears Picnic Party for a friend of mine's daughter. It wasn't a very big party but I still had so much fun putting it together and I think it came out wonderfully. (just a side note: remember how I said when I was putting together the Noah's Ark Party I kept singing the Noah's Ark song???? Well the same thing happened with this party, I had the Teddy Bear's Picnic party song in my head for days!!!)

Anyway so back to the party, take a look at how the party came out:
My favourite part of the party was the cake. I really love how my little teddy bears came out.