Saturday, 30 July 2011

Overripe Bananas (Great muffin recipe)

We use this muffin recipe every time we have overripe bananas, it's super easy, and only takes 10 min to mix up. We also vary the ingredients once in a while, like today we added a handful of blueberries. Here goes:

Chocolate/Banana Muffins - Makes 12 large muffins

You will need, 2 x 6 hole muffin tin (or one with 12 holes), 12 x Paper cases

100 g Good quality cold butter, cut into small pieces
225 g Self raising flour
75 g Caster sugar
2 large (or 3 small) ripe bananas, mashed roughly
2 Eggs, beaten lightly
2 tbsp honey
50 g chopped dark chocolate (or chocolate drops)

  • Sieve (strain) the flour into a mixing bowl
  • Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs

    • Stir the sugar, chocolate, bananas, beaten eggs and honey into the dry ingredients. Mix together with a spoon to form a soft dropping consistency.

    • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases

    • My little helper


    • Bake the muffins in a preheated oven 160 degrees celsius for about 25 min
    Cooking tip : you can also add a small handful of  blueberries to the mixture or use dried dates instead of chocolate, we have also tried a strawberry/banana combo which was yummy - Happy cooking :-)

    Monday, 25 July 2011

    Healthy lunch

    School Holiday = No school run for 6 weeks = more time to prepare food for my self for a change

    School Holiday - Ready steady go...

    The school holiday has officially begun. Friday was the last day as a 'Squirrel' for Ophelia... In about 6 weeks she will begin year 2 as a Fox :-) In the mean time we have a lot on the agenda! We started last Friday with a girls night out as it was the mummy's turn to have a bit of fun! We went to our usual place in Rochester, The George Vault's - The following day we were invited to a BBQ at the family Todd's residence, counting Dorota (Polish) John, Maja and Daniel - We had a lovely time, great authentic Polish food, and the most fantastic home made lemon spirit to wash it down with.

    The rest of this week will be just as busy, visiting Moster (auntie) Mathilde in London tomorrow, on Wednesday we have a 'Late & Local' event in the High Street and on Sunday the kids and I will take the train up North to visit the In-laws for 4 days.

    The pictures are of Ophelia's new bubble machine in action

    Pictures from Ophelia's Birthday

    Monday, 18 July 2011

    Ophelia's 6th Birthday

    Part two.... Sunday Ophelia had her official Birthday, our tradition is to be woken up on your Birthday with songs and presents - Moster (Auntie) Mathilde, Esteban and Sidsel came for lunch! Alistair and I made a feast of Moroccan slow roast shoulder of Lamb and a selection of beautiful salads and side dishes.
    I also made a traditional Danish layer cake, We all ate and drank so we couldn't move.
    Today we drove Mormor to the airport, she had to go home - We had a wonderful weekend together, a shame it goes so quick.

    Sunday, 17 July 2011

    Blog virgin...

    Ok, now its time for me to step into the universe of 'bloggers' - I guess I've always loved to share my 'world' with my friends and family so what would be more easy than to start a blog!!? 
    Well time will tell...
    I'm hoping to be able to share not only my own life in the UK, but also that of my children's. After all I have now been in UK for almost 10 years and a lot has happened in that short (long) time.

    So here we go....

    This weekend has been one of the busy ones, Today it is my darling daughter Ophelia's 6th Birthday <3 We started the fun on Friday with a Princess Party; where 10 exited girls came to our house to celebrate Ophelia, I spent most of the day baking and preparing for the feast, whilst my lovely Mother who is over for the weekend was looking after Felix. Have a look at the pictures, I think the they speak for themselves.


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