Tag Archives: Baking

Baking Party

1 Aug

This is a brilliant idea from Le Fru Fru

Changing the language allows most of it to be read – some brilliant photography & such lovely ideas! I want to have my own baking party now.

Using bakers twine is a really nice idea – it’s cheap too on ebay – watch out as some shops are selling it for a fortune!Templates like this are available online – google invitation template, or have a look at the programmes you already have. Word have templates – as do pages and mail on a mac.

With some mixing bowls – icing, icing kits and cupcakes you can have  fun baking party.

– make the cakes too if there is time, they don’t take long to cook and little ones can wash hands and tidy up while they are baking.

I love the idea of having names on the hats – this can be as easy as printing sticker letters on some A4 sheets of printable stickers and cutting out.

If you want a take home, invest in some plain aprons – or sew if you can, and add names, or the Baking Party logo / text.

Photo and idea from Le Fru Fru – http://lefrufrublog.blogspot.co.uk/


Muffin mix in a jar

5 May

how-to-make-muffin-mix  Muffin Mix in a Jar

  Another super gift idea for any baker or reluctant baker.

  This coudl be gifted as it is or combined with a wooden spoon, baking
trayand or muffin cases.

  Recipe for the mix from GoodToKnow.co.uk – original post


  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 275g soft brown sugar
  • 40g cocoa
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 100g chocolate chunks


  • 1l sterilised Kilner jar
  • Ribbon, to decorate


  1. Stir the baking powder into the self-raising flour and sieve to remove any lumps. Using a wooden spoon, carefully pour the flour into the bottom of the kilner jar. The flour needs to be tightly packed down in the bottom of the jar. To do this, hold the jar a few inches above your work surface and tap down onto the surface. Use the end of a rolling pin to pack the flour down even more tightly.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and use the end of your rolling pin to pack the layer of sugar down tightly.
  3. Add the soft brown sugar. You may find it easier to pour it in from a measuring jug. Use the end of your rolling pin to pack the layer of sugar down tightly.
  4. Add enough chocolate chunks to fill the jar right to the top. Replace the lid and seal and finish by tying a ribbon around the top of the jar.
  5. To turn this Christmas cookie mix into chocolate muffins, click here for our speedy chocolate muffins recipe and method. For the wet ingredients specified you will need 280ml milk, 3 large eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 160ml olive oil.

By Katy Salter – goodtoknow Recipes editor. Kilner jar available from Lakeland; ribbon from John Lewis.

GoodToKnow.co.uk: “We’ve turned our speedy chocolate muffin recipe, goodtoknow’s most popular recipe of all time, into a muffin mix that makes the perfect homemade present for friends or family…”

Write the recipe for the Christmas muffin mix on a large luggage tag or sticker and stick it on the jar, so the recipient knows how to turn the dry mix into delicious chocolate muffins!

Gingerbread in a Jar recipe

20 Apr

Gingerbread in a Jar from AllRecipes.co.uk

These can be created with regular jam jars topped with pretty fabric, or kilner style jars (available at a couple of £ at Asda and Ikea) and then riboon wrapped with a luggage tag attached detailing the recipe and any additional ingredients used.

I made these a couple of years ago for friends and i know the idea has been passed on!

All Recipes information about this jar recipe:

Gingerbread in a Jar from AllRecipes.co.uk

The perfect Christmas food gift for any foodie. Gingerbread biscuit mix is layered in a jar and tagged with instructions. You can also attach a Christmas-shaped cutter to the jar, if you wish.

Ready in 20 mins


Makes: 18 cookies, when prepared
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar

Preparation method

Prep: 20 mins

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