Loyalty and fairness

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Loyalty and fairness are two qualities that are incredibly important to me, which is why it is so important for me to instil these qualities in G. For me they will help him to go a long way as he grows up and hopefully he will be surrounded by loyal people in his life too.

As G is only two and an only child it is difficult to find ways to instil these qualities into him, but I do encourage him to share with S and I, or anyone else that he is with at the time such as Nanna, Uncle Do-nut or his cousins. I always encourage him to be kind and fair to everyone. Sometimes he is a little too generous in that he wants to share his food and whether you like it or not that food will be shoved into your mouth!

I have a short video of G during the summer with his Nanna feeding the chickens at a farm we visited, he is sharing the cup of food with his Nanna and making sure all the chickens get fed! You can view the video below:

I always strive to teach G to wait his turn and not push in front of the other children, to be kind to them and considerate. Although he is an only child attending preschool four mornings a week is helping him a great deal. He is a very caring and considerate little boy to say he is only 2, if he sees that someone is upset or crying he will pat them on the head whilst making an “aww” sound, if you’re lucky you may also receive a cuddle!

G and I sharing mud whilst making mud pies together.
G and I sharing mud whilst making mud pies together.

For me as a grown-up and in a business sense I find that I have loyalty for banks, shops and service providers that continue to treat me with the same importance as potential new customers. Sadly not many businesses do though these days (don’t I sound old!) which is why I am pleased to be telling you that Natwest are also focusing on loyalty and fairness at the moment with their new Hello / Goodbye campaign. They are waving goodbye to great deals that are for new customers only, unexpected bank charges and giving that little bit of extra flexibility over credit card repayments.

I don’t know about you but I always feel annoyed by those special deals that are for new customers only, they only encourage me to move from one bank / provider to another on a regular basis and quite honestly I would prefer not to have the hassle of moving around, so to be rewarded for loyalty by receiving the same deal as a new customer it makes for much happier customers that will stay loyal in return.

Natwest have also created a video which is an experiment into fairness, it’s definitely worth a watch and is very funny! See the link below to view the video.

You can read more about the fairer Natwest here.

Disclosure:  I’m working with BritMums and NatWest on this project and have been compensated. All opinions are formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.

Pizza Express

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Last Sunday we were invited to visit our local Pizza Express restaurant to try out their new Autumn / Winter menu; as Pizza Express promote themselves as a family friendly restaurant we decided to take G with us too.

So, filled with dread about how G would behave and if he would sit in a high chair for a three course meal we headed out.

On arrival we were immediately greeted by a very friendly waitress who took us to our table. The restaurant was quiet when we arrived so we were able to choose where we wanted to sit. We were given a table where we could fit the pushchair if we needed it and we were given a high chair too.

Surprisingly G was very well behaved and stayed in his high chair, he kept himself busy through dinner with the colouring sheets, stickers and pencils that the waitress gave him once we were seated.

What I really liked about the restaurant was the whole set up; the music was relaxing and not too loud that you had to raise your voices. The lighting wasn’t too bright, but it was enough to see clearly. The kitchen was open plan in the centre of the restaurant so no matter where you were sat you could see what the chefs were up to.

G is only 2 years old so a bit young for the activities, but I did notice an older girl at another table rolling out pizza dough that was brought to her table for her to play with while she waited for her dinner. I thought this was a lovely idea!

Whilst there we met the manager, Marie, she was lovely and I noticed how great she was with all the customers throughout the time we were there. It was clear to see how much she genuinely cared about the restaurant and her customers.

The Piccolo menu for kids is fantastic; there was a great variety of choice available, something for everyone, even the fussiest of eaters. It is great value at £6.50 for three courses and a Bambinoccino (That’s just a small cup of warm frothy milk). G had the dough balls and side salad to start with, then the Margherita pizza for his main, finished off with a chocolate brownie for dessert with his Bambinoccino. It is a long time since I have seen G eat that much, he did leave half of his pizza but that was still a lot of food for a 2 year old!

So now for what S and I had:

Starters:

Dough Balls Formaggi – These are new on the menu and absolutely delicious. They are in simple terms cheesy dough balls that are serves with garlic butter. They come in at 12 Propoints on Weight Watchers.

Garlic Bread with Mozzarella – This again was absolutely divine, this was my chosen starter. This came in at 8 Propoints on Weight Watchers I felt that this was a pretty wise choice for me!

Mains:

Carbonara Romana Pizza - S tried the new Carbonara Romana Pizza; this was a large pizza with a traditional Italian base with a free range egg cooked into the centre. It looked fantastic and S said it was wonderful.

Leggera Pomodoro Pesto – This was for me, it’s a pizza with the middle cut out and replaced with a fresh salad. It’s delicious and still very filling. This isn’t new on the menu but it is low fat and my absolute favourite so I had to have it! This pizza comes in at just 11 Propoints on Weight Watchers, that’s right people, just 11 Propoints for a pizza!

Sides:

Polenta Chips - These were for S, I stole one to try though of course and so did G! They were gorgeous, very tasty indeed.

Broccolini - I chose the healthy option and it is new on the menu too, delicious steamed broccoli covered in garlic butter, Gran Moriva cheese and chilli flakes which give it that extra kick. These come in at 5 Propoints at Weight Watchers.

Desserts:

Honeycomb Cream Slice – S chose this as it was new on the menu, he did not regret it either. Talk about gone in sixty seconds!

Leggera Chocolate Cheesecake – Ii also went for a new dessert on the menu, but I opted for the low fat version in keeping with my diet. I wasn’t expecting much and was pleasantly surprised to discover the most delicious, rich and creamy chocolate cheesecake that has ever had the pleasure of crossing my lips. This really is heavenly! At only 9 Propoints on Weight Watchers this really is a treat worth its Propoints in gold!

Coffees:

To finish we both had coffee. S had the Baileys Latte and I opted for a decaff black coffee (zero Propoints) with a shot of Baileys (2 Propoints).

Overall we had a wonderful family dinner in a lovely restaurant which I would say is the perfect place to go for a family Sunday dinner.

You can find out more about Pizza Express, view their menu and look for your nearest restaurant by visiting here. You can also follow Pizza Express on Facebook or follow @PizzaExpress on Twitter to find out their latest news and offers.

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary meal at Pizza Express for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.

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September Degustabox

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So after a very busy month I am finally able to share with you my thoughts on the September Degustabox that we received. As usual the box was delivered in a timely manner, the courier used was very efficient and all items inside were perfectly packed and well protected.

Just in case you are new to reading these reviews, Degustabox is a monthly subscription for a surprise food box. The box is delivered to your door once a month for the price of £12.99; this price includes delivery which I think is fantastic as the food box is pretty big! In the box you will receive a good varied selection of foods and drinks to try out for various different brands. Degustabox promise that what you receive in your box will come to a greater value than the £12.99 that you pay.

So without further ado, here is what we received this month and what we thought about it:

September Degustabox

Burts Lentil Waves RRP £0.69 per pack / £2.07 for the three bags:

These are a great alternative to crisps, much tastier and much healthier. In fact I decided to start adding a few to G’s lunch box for preschool and he loves them. You can read about my first bento lunch post in which I included the Burts Lentil Waves.

Jordan’s Simply Granola RRP £2.69:

Well, what can I say about the granola with a hint of honey? WOW! This really was gorgeous, I had wanted to make some flapjack with it, but it didn’t last long enough!

Bahlsen Pick Up! RRP £1.69 per five pack / £3.38 for two packs:

We received two packs of the Bahlsen Pick Ups, one with a milk chocolate filling and the other with a white chocolate filling. I loved the milk chocolate Pick Ups; they were a very filling and satisfying snack. I personally found them better than a chocolate bar for satisfying my chocolate cravings.

G and S sampled the Pick Ups with the white chocolate filling and they loved them too. I heard lots of “mmm” noises anyway!

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Fruits RRP £1.50:

I’m personally not a fan of alco-pops, but I gave this a try with S one evening. I have to
confess it’s not really like an alco-pop at all, much more grown up. It was surprisingly really nice!

Crabbie’s Non Alcoholic Fruits RRP £1.20:

We received this in lemon flavour with a hint of ginger, I personally struggled with it as I have with any ginger tasting drinks since my pregnancy, but it is a very nice, good quality drink all the same.

Little Miracles RRP £1.59 each / £3.18 for both:

S wasn’t keen on these energy drinks, but then his taste buds don’t fall far from the “fizzy pop” type energy drinks. I personally am not a fan of energy drinks but I did give these a try and was very surprised to find they don’t actually taste anything like an energy drink. These are organic drinks, make with natural ingredients, they are not fizzy drinks and are actually very refreshing. I don’t know if they gave me an energy boost or not, to be honest I was full of cold when I tried these.

Carnation Cook with it! RRP £1.65 per unit / £3.30 for two:

These are a great alternative to using fresh cream in cooking, much lower in fat and much healthier! I tried this when cooking a cheese sauce for asparagus tortellini. It was absolutely gorgeous and I had planned on writing a post to share the recipe with you, but my phone decided to break so I was unable to take any photos!

Elizabeth Shaw’s Dark Chocolate Mint Thins RRP £2.50: 

Chocolate is always a welcome surprise in a Degustabox and I was very pleased to find that it was dark chocolate. S hates dark chocolate so I only had to share this with G! I love Elizabeth Shaw’s chocolate range and these mint thins are no exception, they are fantastic, perfect to share out with family or friends, served up with coffee after a good meal.

La Vieja Fabrica Marmalade RRP £1.59:

I decided to make Pain Au Marmalades, which turned out to be delicious. They are the perfect way to enjoy this fine quality marmalade, which is equally as delicious simply spread on a slice of toast.

Righteous RRP £0.73 per unit / £2.19 for three pots:

I actually passed these salad dressing pots on to family members to try out, the response was very positive.

My favourite item in this month’s Degustabox would have to be the Jordan’s Simply Granola, this is because it was a firm favourite for all three of us and it’s not often that we have an agreement like that in the Mummy Whiskers household. Well, not unless it involves chocolate!

You can find the full details of how the Degustabox works on their website. You can also follow Degustabox UK on Facebook or @DegustaboxUK on Twitter for their latest news and offers.

Disclaimer: I received the September Degustabox for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.

Trunki PaddlePak

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I am very proud to say that we are now an official Trunki Chief Tester and to start off we have reviewed the Trunki PaddlePak. This was perfectly timed for our holiday to Blackpool earlier this month as we planned to take G swimming for the first time.

Ta-dah!
Ta-dah!

G is two and a half now and I wanted him to start as he means to go on, with his own swim bag. The PaddlePak is perfect for this; it’s just the right size for a toddler and light weight too. G loved wearing the PaddlePak, in fact he never wanted to take it off, and we had tears every time!

The Trunki PaddlePak has many fantastic features, just in case you don’t know much about the PaddlePak I have listed the features below:

~ It’s lightweight, which is very important when your toddler or child will be carrying it.

~ It is water resistant, stopping the wet from leaking out of the bag or from getting into it!

~ There is a breakaway safety buckle; this is a key feature, as parent’s safety is always at the forefront of our thoughts!

~ Available in two sizes; 2 years + and 5 years + which means you can ensure the PaddlePak isn’t too big or too small for your child.

~ Hanging loop for hanging on a peg at preschool / school. You could also use the loop to personalise the PaddlePak so that it doesn’t get lost.

~ The high-visibility reflective trim is a fantastic feature, especially during those winter months with dark mornings.

~ The PaddlePak comes with a Trunki storage grip, perfect for holding swimming goggles or other similar essentials.

~ Adjustable padded shoulder straps to ensure the PaddlePak is a perfect fit for each individual toddler / child whilst staying comfortable to wear.

~ A padded mesh back which helps the PaddlePak to stay breathable and lightweight.

~ Finally the PaddlePak comes in a fantastic range of cute aquatic designs incorporating the most popular sea creatures!

Moving photos were all we could capture, he was off!
Moving photos were all we could capture, he was off!

We chose to welcome Chuckles the Clown Fish into our family, he is a medium sized PaddlePak suitable for 2 years +. G loves “fishies” as he calls them, so this seemed like the perfect choice for him.

Chuckles is fantastic, he has a generous capacity of 7.5 litre and a dry zip pocket for putting things that you need to keep separate from the wet items, such as pocket money. Chuckles also features a roll top closure which I loved, it seals in the wet swimsuit and towel nicely and is very easy to fasten and un fasten, so simple that even G can fasten it up himself!

We absolutely love the stunning bright colours of Chuckles the Clown Fish; he is so practical and fun all at the same time. On our swimming trips we packed a swimsuit, towel, nappies, wipes, nappy bags, travel size body wash and shampoo for G, arm bands and snacks. There was still room in the PaddlePak but I didn’t want to over fill it and make it too heavy for G, and really he had everything he needed in it for a trip to the swimming baths.

G proudly wore his PaddlePak every day of the holiday, even when we weren’t going swimming. The PaddlePak is perfect for when your toddler / child is out and about as you don’t need to worry about the rain.

On a more grown up note I found the PaddlePak to be made to an exceptionally high standard using great quality materials, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from Trunki after using the PaddlePak.

For G Chuckles the Clown Fish has become his fun toy that he wants to take everywhere with him, not just as a PaddlePak but as his little friend!

At £19.99 and free next day delivery for the UK (excluding Ireland, Highlands and customised Trunki items) the PaddlePak is an absolute bargain, if you know a toddler / child, which most of us do one way or another then the PaddlePak would make the perfect gift and with Christmas just around the corner there isn’t a better time!

Visit the Trunki website to see the full range of PaddlePaks available and all the other fantastic products that Trunki have available. You can follow Trunki on Facebook or @Trunki on Twitter for their latest news on products and for their latest offers.

Disclaimer: I received the Trunki PaddlePak for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.

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Liquorice Shortbread Bites

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Here is another delicious shortbread recipe especially for Halloween, this time using liquorice. You would be amazed how surprisingly tasty these are, I for one cannot stop eating them!

 

Liquorice Shortbread Bites

 

Makes: 44 (approximately)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 8-10 minutes

Weight Watchers: 1 Propoint per biscuit

 

Equipment:

~ Mixing bowl

~ Electric or hand mixer

~ Grater

~ Spatula

~ Scales

~ Rolling pin

~ 2 baking trays

~ Baking paper

~ Small Halloween shape cutters (I use the Kitchen Craft Halloween cutters)

 

Ingredients:

~ 100 g light butter (I use Clover Light)

~ 50 g golden caster sugar (Plus a little extra for sprinkling)

~ 150 g plain flour (Plus a little extra for dusting the surface)

~ ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

~ One bar of liquorice grated, approximately 30 g (I used a 32 g Panda liquorice bar)

 

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 180, 160 for fan assisted ovens, or gas mark 4.

2) Cut the baking paper to the right size and cover both baking trays. I sometimes use a little butter or Dr Oetker Cake Release Spray to hold the paper onto the tray so it doesn’t slide.

3) Beat the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

4) Mix in the grated liquorice.

5) Gradually mix in the flour and bicarbonate of soda (no need to sift first).

6) Use the spatula to make sure you get all the contents of the mixing bowl out and roll the dough into a ball.

7) Place on a dry clean surface that has been dusted with some plain flour and roll out to approximately 3-4 mm thick.

8) Cut out the shapes and place them on the baking trays, spread out evenly.

9) Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

10) Sprinkle with some golden caster sugar whilst they are still hot on the baking trays.

11) Transfer to cooling racks and allow to fully cool.

12) You are now ready to enjoy them!

 

The biscuits are best stored in an airtight biscuit tin, or you could just eat them all straight away. Not that I did, honest!

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Spooky Orange Halloween Bites

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If you need to provide some treats for a Halloween party for your children, whether it is a party at home, a friend’s house or school, these Spooky Orange Shortbread Bites are the perfect treat to take along. These are really quick and simple to make; biscuits that don’t need leaving to one side to cool before baking, no mess, no fuss.

 

Spooky Orange Shortbread Bites

 

Makes: 44 (approximately)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 8-10 minutes

Weight Watchers: 1 Propoint per biscuit

 

Equipment:

~ Mixing bowl

~ Electric or hand mixer

~ Spatula

~ Scales

~ Rolling pin

~ 2 baking trays

~ Baking paper

~ Small Halloween shape cutters (I use the Kitchen Craft Halloween cutters)

 

Ingredients:

~ 100 g light butter (I use Clover Light)

~ 50 g golden caster sugar (Plus a little extra for sprinkling)

~ 150 g plain flour (Plus a little extra for dusting the surface)

~ ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

~ Zest of one medium orange

~ 1 tsp good quality orange extract. (not essence, the proper stuff!)

 

Method:

1) Preheat the oven to 180, 160 for fan assisted ovens, or gas mark 4.

2) Cut the baking paper to the right size and cover both baking trays. I sometimes use a little butter or Dr Oetker Cake Release Spray to hold the paper onto the tray so it doesn’t slide.

3) Beat the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

4) Mix in the orange essence and zest.

5) Gradually mix in the flour and bicarbonate of soda (no need to sift first).

6) Use the spatula to make sure you get all the contents of the mixing bowl out and roll the dough into a ball.

7) Place on a dry clean surface that has been dusted with some plain flour and roll out to approximately 3-4 mm thick.

8) Cut out the shapes and place them on the baking trays, spread out evenly.

9) Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

10) Sprinkle with some golden caster sugar whilst they are still hot on the baking trays.

11) Transfer to cooling racks and allow to fully cool.

12) You are now ready to enjoy them!

 

The biscuits are best stored in an airtight biscuit tin.

Halloween Bento Lunch #1

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As today is G’s first Halloween party at preschool I decided to make him a Halloween bento lunch with his Yumbox. I bought him a Yumbox for when he started preschool in September as he has always liked having a little bit of everything at meal times and I thought this would be a fun way for him to have lunch.

I can’t help but feel like I share my love for people in the food that I make and prepare for them, so I was very excited to buy a Yumbox so that I could lovingly prepare fun lunches for G, that way when he is away at preschool he still knows that Mummy loves him and is missing him.

So, here is my first Halloween bento lunch and the first bento lunch that I am sharing with you. I am a novice so please bear with me!

Halloween Bento Lunch #1

~ Jam sandwiches:

Made from Warburton’s Milk Roll and Sainsbury’s apricot jam; I used the pumpkin and ghost Halloween cutters from the Kitchen Craft set to cut out the sandwiches and imprint on them. I then used an icing pen to draw around the outlines of the imprints.

~ Yogurt:

This was basically a portion of Munch Bunch apple flavoured yogurt topped with Dr Oetker Eton Mess Sprinkles for decoration.

~ Quorn Turkey and Stuffing:

I rolled up one slice of Quorn Turkey and Stuffing Slices and chopped it into three. Using a Halloween decorated food pick to hold the rolls together.

~ Liquorice bites:

This was basically a Panda Original Liquorice bar chopped into bite sized pieces.

~ Crispy Lentils:

These were in our September Degustabox and they are great, Burts Lentil Waves sour cream and chive flavour. I have never seen lentil chips before, but they are a very tasty and healthy alternative to crisps and a great addition to a lunch box.

You have probably noticed this bento box is missing some fruit; G has a bit of an issue with wet foods, which covers fruit and vegetables. I am trying to find ways to add fruit or vegetables to his lunches without him getting upset and then not eating anything, so ideas on this would be much appreciated!

CupCake nursing pads

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Cake Lingerie recently sent me some CupCake nursing pads to try out, nursing pads always come in handy in the Mummy Whiskers household as they are like socks for been eaten up in the wash! I have used washable nursing pads for over two years now and find them to be far superior to disposable nursing pads. They also work out cheaper and are much kinder to the environment too!

So the CupCake nursing pads come in two parts:

You have the washable nursing pads; this is the outer pocket which is made from organic cotton. These feel lovely and soft, which is very important as this is the part that will be against your skin. You can fit up to two liners in each pad depending on how much absorbency you need.

Next you have the washable liners; these are the liners that go inside the pads. For light flow you would use one liner and for medium to heavy flow you would use two liners. The liners are made from hemp and cotton fleece and are very absorbent. G is two and a half now so my milk flow is minimal as he only feeds at bedtimes, so for me one liner in each pad was enough.

I found the pads and liners wash really well and dry quickly too, they retained their absorbency and soft feel. They are really comfortable to wear and not bulky so they don’t get in the way!

At £9.90 for two pairs of pads and £5.90 for two pairs of liners the CupCake nursing pads do come in at the higher end of the price range for reusable nursing pads; however their quality does shine through and justify the prices. When you think about what you would spend on disposable nursing pads then you realise what great value for money these CupCake nursing pads really are.

To buy the CupCake nursing pads or to view their other products you can take a look at their website here. You can also follow Cake Lingerie on Facebook or follow @cakelingerie on Twitter for their latest news and offers.

Disclaimer: I received a pair of nursing pads and a pair of liners from Cake Maternity for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.

Chucky Toddler Halloween Costume

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Today G is attending his first Halloween party at preschool; I struggled with my decision this year over his costume. S has always wanted to dress G as Chucky, you know, the creepy doll that murders people in those horror films that I am too scared to watch. So I decided to surprise S and go ahead with his dream of dressing our adorable two year old son as the psychotic doll everyone knows and fears.

After searching Pinterest for inspiration I decided on the Chucky outfit and started shopping. You would be amazed how difficult it is to buy denim dungarees for two year old, well ones that aren’t too expensive anyway. Finally though with a little help from my Mum we managed to piece together the Chucky look in time for this morning.

Chucky Toddler Halloween Costume

Here is what you will need:

~ Denim dungarees – I found mine at BHS, they cost £16

~ Striped multicolour long sleeve top – I found this at BHS also, a pack of two tops cost £10

~ Red hair spray – You can buy this from Superdrug’s for £2.99

~ Hair sculpting clay – Or something similar, you should be able to find this in the bathroom cupboard at home without having to buy it in. Or borrow some if you can, you will only need a tiny amount anyway.

~ Hairspray – Again you will probably have some lying around the house.

~ Make up – I didn’t see the point in paying over the odds for face paints which never seem to wash off, I just used some eye shadows and an eye pencil from my old faithful make up bag.

~ Toy saw – Personally I don’t let G have toy weapons like guns or knives so I used a saw from his tool set. You could use anything along these lines; most kids have something in the toy box, if not just check out your local pound shop.

What I did:

1) Well obviously I dressed the child!

2) Next I applied the make up to give G some scars / stitches across his face and a black eye.

3) I then brushed his hair back and put some of the hair sculpting clay through it, once it looked like a crazy mess I took him outside to spray some red in his hair.

4) To finish off I sprayed some normal hair spray to hold it all in place and handed him his red toy saw.

Ta dah!

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Pain Au Marmalade

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I recently received a jar of La Vieja Fabrica Seville Orange Marmalade from Degustabox; I couldn’t think of what to do with this marmalade other than to spread it onto toast. S doesn’t like marmalade so I had to try and think of an alternative, something that would make it less “marmalade-ish”. So I came up with pain au marmalade, since S loves pain au chocolate, well actually we all do, so I thought I would switch the chocolate for marmalade and give it a whirl.

This is a pretty straight forward and quick recipe using ready rolled puff pastry, you could make your own but if you’re like me you are probably short on time. These pain au marmalades are perfect for breakfast or as a snack with a cup of coffee.

Pain Au Marmalade

Makes: 12

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Baking time: 15 -20 minutes

Weight Watchers: 6 Propoints each

Equipment:

~ Two baking trays

~ Baking paper

~ Pizza cutter

~ Teaspoon

Ingredients:

~ One packet of fresh puff pastry ready rolled (I use Sainsbury’s puff pastry ready rolled from the chilled department)

~ 12 tsp marmalade (I used La Vieja Fabrica Seville Orange Marmalade)

~ One egg, beaten to use for egg wash

~ Oil spray (I used Dr Oetker cake release spray)

Method:

1) Preheat oven to 180 / gas mark 4.

2) Lay out the pastry on a large chopping board.

3) Cut the pastry into 12 even squares.

4) Add one teaspoon of marmalade to each square.

5) Roll each square up and press down the edges to seal in the marmalade.

6) Spray the baking trays with the oil then add baking sheets (the oil just holds the sheets to the trays so they don’t slide off.

7) Place six pain au marmalade on each baking tray and brush on the egg wash.

8) Bake them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown.

9) Allow to cool on cooling racks and enjoy!