Sarah’s Flapjacks

These flapjacks tasted SO GOOD, I had to ask my friend Sarah for the recipe. They are quick to make and brilliant to have ready for hungry children after school, after swimming sessions or just for lunch boxes, be warned though, with boys who are hungry all the time, they do go fast, so it’s worth making a double batch!Flapjack RecipeAllow them to cool in the tray to set, before cutting them into squares. I’ve added pumpkin seeds today but you can add chopped apricots or anything else you fancy.

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The Little Paris Kitchen

We are very fortunate to meet some fascinating people in our Bed & Breakfast,
we met one such person this weekend who was down here for a wedding at the lovely Pickwell Manor.  Whilst chatting we got onto a couple of our favourite subjects, travel and food, the conversation started off, as it often does, with how to cook the perfect poached egg, this then led onto a common passion of food and tv chefs, who we like and why, one which seems to be a current favourite with our guests and us at the moment, is Rachel Khoo of The Little Paris Kitchen. One to definitely try is the Croque Madame Muffins Rachel Khoo style, delicious!

Little Paris Kitchen Cook Book, Rachel KhooUnfortunately we missed most of her series on BBC 2, so thanks to You Tube we have been able to catch up, she creates some amazing food in that little kitchen of hers,  I now have to buy her book as we’re off to France for the summer and we haven’t the wonders of the world wide web there yet!

The best Banana Muffins…in my opinion

Today we have the Eggstravaganza over at Pickwell Manor, this is in its fourth year & is a fund raiser for our school in Georgeham  and another chosen charity, this year it’s Georges First Steps.

So in the fashion of ‘Bring a Cake’ today I will be taking our ‘Home House’ banana muffins, made by the Mr and our guests have had to go without them today!

Banana Muffins Recipe

Makes 12

3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister, so I use 4)1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)

1 slightly beaten egg

1/3 cup melted margarine or butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix wet and dry ingredients all together! Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 180 degrees c oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!