Week One of Weight Watchers

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Week one of Weight Watchers and I’m not feeling hungry so that’s a good result! I also managed to lose ½ lb, not exactly mind blowing but it’s a loss all the same and I did have a mini cheat over the weekend with a cheeky takeaway, oops!

This week I have decided to try and get fit so today I started a new routine with G; we had an early morning power walk through the village. Where we live is very “hilly” and steep so walking is a great way to work out around here. I put my Shape-Ups on; packed G into his new buggy and off we went!

I walked for just over 40 minutes without stopping then we called at a few shops in the village to run some errands before heading back home. Power walking in this heat isn’t great though, instead of being wolf whistled at by the road work men as I walked by I was greeted with a “good morning” instead, probably because of the sweaty panting mess I had become!

Another positive to the walking was that I drank ¾ of a litre of water whilst out, I really do need to drink more it’s just not easy to remember when you are busy with a crazy toddler all day. It’s 15.22 as I’m typing this and I’m pleased to say I’ve done a full litre now today so far, result!

I’m hoping to do a little yoga, some sit ups and squats later this afternoon, my aim is that G will join in although it’s more likely that he will think it’s some sort of wrestling game and beat me up instead.

I loved the Simple Start plan last week; it was great not having to weigh, measure or calculate everything before it passed my lips. The only down side was that when I ate out a couple of times I really struggled to keep on track so this week I’m trying a mix of the Simple Start Day and Pro Points plans. I was just going to do Pro Points this week but I had already started eating yesterday before the weigh in meeting and lost track so couldn’t count points yesterday.

So to round up week one was pretty successful, this week however I am hoping for better results so I’m drinking more water and exercising every day. Only one thing will get in my way this week, eating out on Saturday.

Wish me luck for next Tuesday’s weigh in meeting!

Super Busy Mum

The start of a new me

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Today is the start of a new me. Over the last few weeks the weight has slowly crept back up on me and I’m back to where I started just over a year ago. Since I had a celebratory shopping session when I lost weight and dropped down two dress sizes I’m now struggling to fit into everything and rather than buy bigger clothes I really need to shift this extra load again, but this time permanently.

So in order to do this I have gone back to the original place I went to diet almost ten years ago, Weight Watchers, where the group leader Avril, who is absolutely amazing scares me a little and I think I need that to keep me on track! She makes the meetings thoroughly entertaining and extremely motivating and when I sat there in the meeting this morning I really felt like I had made the right decision and that this is how I will achieve my slim goal and stay there.

So here I am armed with booklets, journals, a point’s calculator and a Weight Watchers home screen staring at me. This is the start of a new me, a whole new journey and it’s pretty exciting. I’m confident I won’t be going to bed at night with a rumbling tummy anyway!

It all starts here...
It all starts here…

Shockingly my starting weight is 12 stone, giving me a 5% body weight loss goal to start with aiming to get me down to 11 stone 6 lb. This is just to start with, but I think it’s best to make small goals rather than look at the bigger picture, although in total I am aiming for between 2 and 2 ½ stone.

Weight Watchers has changed a lot since I was last there and I’m very relieved that for the first week at least I don’t have to count and measure anything with the Simple Start plan which looks really easy to follow.

Hopefully I will find some time this week to get creative in the kitchen and if my cooking tastes half decent then I will be sure to share the recipes with you!

Wish me luck!!

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June Degustabox Review

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Once again this month I was fortunate to be sent a Degustabox to review and I had a Degustabox to giveaway to one of my lucky readers, congratulations to Jenni Russell, the winner of the prize draw!

So, back to the June Degustabox:

The delivery:

I find the delivery service to be fantastic, I received both an email and a text message to confirm which day my Degustabox would be delivered. Then on the day of delivery first thing in the morning I received an email and text message to give me a one hour slot in which my Degustabox would be delivered and options to select if I wished to re arrange for another day or to leave the box with a neighbour.

I have to say I find this service wonderful; there is nothing worse than sitting in the house all day waiting for a parcel to arrive so I love Degustabox for using a great courier service.

The packaging:

As always the items inside the Degustabox are well protected with bubble wrap and they are packed carefully and neatly so that there is no room for any items to roll around in transit. All the items arrived in perfect condition as they did last month and we even found another use for the box, G likes to use it as his TV watching chair which we think is a great way to recycle a Degustabox!

G chilling in his recycled chair!
G chilling in his recycled chair!

The Food:

1)      Estrella Damm RRP £4.00 each – This is a gorgeous Spanish lager, I really really enjoyed trying this one! Although the down side is £4.00 for a can, way too expensive!

 2)      Elizabeth Shaw Amaretto Milk Chocolate Flutes RRP £2.59 – Anyone who knows me will know that I’m a chocolate addict, I will eat any chocolate, except for white chocolate or chocolate with fruit in, they’re just wrong! I’ve never come across Amaretto chocolate before but these chocolate flutes have taken chocolate to another level, the Amaretto flavour in them is absolutely divine. Perfect with a cup of tea and they are not to be shared.

Enjoying amaretto chocolate with a cup of tea!
Enjoying amaretto chocolate with a cup of tea!

3)      Urban Fruit Strawberries RRP £1.09 each – I used these in the Alphabet Rocky Road that I made a couple of weeks ago, they are really tasty but a little too chewy for us personally.

4)      Bear Alphabites RRP £2.69 – These were also used in the rocky road recipe, but G has also been having these for breakfast and he loves them. For the first time ever he is emptying his breakfast bowl and I’m glad to see him enjoying a nice healthy cereal made from natural ingredients and it’s naturally sweetened with coconut blossom nectar too!

5)      Dr Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Grinder RRP £4.99 – I have always used the finest quality vanilla extract in my baking, I’m not a fan of the vanilla essence at all, so I was keen to try out this Madagascan vanilla grinder which contains chopped Madagascan vanilla pods. I used finely ground vanilla in the Alphabet Rocky Road recipe to give it a little kick and you could taste the vanilla in there, it worked really well. The ground vanilla is also delicious sprinkled on top of some ice cream!

Alphabet Rocky Road, delicious!
Alphabet Rocky Road, delicious!

6)      Veetee rice RRP £1.49 each – We received the basmati and wild rice packet and tried it via the microwave option, you can also stir fry the rice in a wok with a little oil, and both methods only take two minutes. I love anything that is quick and easy to make in the kitchen! I was a little sceptical about microwavable rice but I have to say this was really tasty and fluffy; we had it with my Quorn Chilli Con Carne, yummy!

7)      Lambrini Strawberry RRP £3.29 – I’m not the biggest drinker (anymore!), but when I do have wine it has to be rose, I can’t stand red or white at all. So I was relieved to see a nice pink bottle in this month’s Degustabox and this Lambrini Strawberry wine was no exception, surprisingly really tasty and refreshing, maybe a little too much, it’s not a very strong wine so it’s easy to drink more than you realise!

8)      Be Fast Breakfast Milkshake RRP £1.00 each – We received two of these breakfast milkshakes; I gave one to S to try and one to Big Brother to try. They said it was really tasty but not very filling, they were  still pretty hungry after drinking it.

9)      Shaken Udder Strawberry Milkshake – This was an extra gift in the Degustabox so I have no idea of the RRP. I let G try this as he loves his strawberry milk at the moment and he loved it!

Over all the June Degustabox was another great food box with a good variety of items inside, we loved it and really enjoyed trying out new foods and drinks that we may not have normally picked up in store.

I have a voucher code for you all so that you can receive £3 off your first Degustabox, just enter OCLF4 when you subscribe and remember that you can cancel your subscription at any time so long as you tell them before the 10th of the month so there’s no reason not to visit DegustaboxUK now and sign up to try a food box!

You can also keep up to speed with their latest offers and news by following DegustaboxUK on Facebook or @DegustaboxUK on Twitter.

Disclaimer: I was given this Degustabox for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by myself and members of the Mummy Whiskers household.

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Alphabet Rocky Road

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We received another Degustabox this month so were faced with another recipe challenge. I decided to use the Dr Oetker Madagascan vanilla pod grinder, the Alphabites cereal and the Urban Fruit strawberries from the box to make an Alphabet Rocky Road.

Time: Approximately 20 minutes

Setting time: Approximately 2 hours

Makes: 9 squares

Equipment:

Two saucepans, one to fit in the other

Wooden spoon

Spatula

Foil baking tray (8 X10 inch)

Ingredients:

100g Butter

300g Milk chocolate (broken into pieces)

Ground vanilla to taste

20g Mini marshmallows (I used pink and white)

30g Alphabites cereal

35g bag of Urban Fruit (I used strawberries)

30g Digestives biscuits (Broken into small pieces)

Icing sugar for dusting

How to make:

Well we all know how to make a rocky road don’t we? So it’s pretty simple…

1)    Heat a large pan of water until boiling.

2)    Add the butter, chocolate and ground vanilla to a smaller pan and sit the pan in the water of the larger pan, stir until the chocolate and butter are fully melted.

3)    Add 2/3 of the melted mixture to a large bowl and stir in the marshmallows, Alphabites, Urban Fruit pieces and digestive biscuits until evenly mixed.

4)    Spread the mixture evenly into a baking tray, foil is better but I used ceramic as it’s all I had to hand at the time.

5)    Pour the remaining 1/3 of melted chocolate over the top, allow to cool then put in the fridge to set.

6)    Cut into nine even squares and lightly dust with icing just before serving.

7)    Enjoy!

I have a giveaway on my blog at the moment giving you the chance to win a Degustabox for yourself, click here for the details on how to enter.

If you can’t wait for the winner to be drawn I have a discount code for you to receive £3 off when you register, simply enter OCLF4 when you register for a subscription.

If you want to know more about Degustabox check out their website here.

For the latest news and offers from Degustabox follow @DegustaboxUK on Twitter or follow Degustabox UK on Facebook.

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Win a Degustabox!

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I have another giveaway for you, this time it’s a Degustabox! You can read last month’s May Degustabox review here.

Keep an eye out for my next review of the June Degustabox and the recipes that come from that soon!

For those of you who haven’t heard of Degustabox before they are a fantastic subscription service for food boxes filled with items from different brands, a lot of the items are very new to the market so you may not have seen them in the supermarkets before. Items that appear in the Degustabox include food, drinks, snacks, baking ingredients, cooking ingredients and much more. They also include handy money off vouchers for some of the brands included in that month’s box.

The subscription costs £12.99 per month and for this you will receive one box a month which will contain anything from 9 to 14 items. Degustabox guarantee that the contents of the box will be worth more than the £12.99 that you pay and there are no extra charges for postage, it’s all included! The other great thing about this subscription is that you can cancel whenever you like, so long as you tell them before the 10th of the month which is when they take the regular payments.

To find out more and read the full details about how the subscription works check out the Degustabox UK website.

You can find out about Degustabox’s latest news and offers by following them on Facebook or @DegustaboxUK on Twitter.

So what are you waiting for? Enter to win a Degustabox now!

Simply leave a comment below saying which one grocery item you would most like to see in a Degustabox and then complete the Gleam form to gain more entries.

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The winner will be selected at random, for full terms and conditions please click on the T&C’s tab on the gleam form.

If you can’t wait for the winner to be drawn I have a discount code for you to receive £3 off when you register, simply enter OCLF4 when you register for a subscription.

miamoo travel goodies set

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We have recently tried out the miamoo travel goodies set, I was really excited to try these as both G and I suffer from sensitive skin. The review was perfectly timed for us going to London for Britmums Live too so we packed them to try out that week.

So to start with G tried the splashy wash in the bath, bath time is his favourite time of the day and he wasn’t disappointed with the splashy wash, a small drop produced a very large amount of bubbles! The splashy wash itself was gentle on his skin which is the most important part and I noticed after the bath his skin wasn’t as dry and flaky as it normally would be.

Lots of bubbles!
Lots of bubbles!

G also tried out the fresh locks 3 in 1 wash to wash his hair in the bath, you really do only need a tiny drop of this to lather up the hair and give it a good clean. The only thing I would change about it would be the addition of some conditioner to reduce tangles; G has always had very thick and wild hair. But his hair does feel silky soft after using the shampoo which is great.

The before and after shots.
The before and after shots.

Once he was all dried we tried the huggy lotion, G enjoyed this part as he loves massage and having creams rubbed onto his skin. He is in his element at the moment with the sun cream coming out most days! G really liked the huggy lotion as did I; it has a lovely smell and soaks into the skin nicely. I tried the huggy lotion myself too and it feels very soothing on the skin and doesn’t leave any greasy residue.

G doesn’t often need nappy cream as we use cloth nappies but we tried out the cheeky cream on a sore patch of skin and it worked its magic!

Saving my sore skin!
Saving my sore skin!

I tried the spritz and wipe, it feels very refreshing which is lovely in the heat at the moment or if you are travelling long distance. However I did find this left a slight greasy feeling to my skin so I needed to use a wet cloth to wipe over the skin after spraying.

Finally G loves the baba oil obviously as it’s something else to have rubbed into the skin and if G is happy then I am happy!

G loving the splashy wash and fresh locks
G loving the splashy wash and fresh locks

The travel pack includes a clear zip fastening bag to fit all of the above items in and a cotton wash cloth. At £15 as a treat for a mini break away or a hospital bag the set is good value.

Overall we really liked the miamoo range, it’s gentle on sensitive skin, has a nice smell and the products are packed with natural ingredients.

You can get 10% off all full price miamoo products at www.miamoo.co.uk by adding the voucher code Blog13 at checkout.

Follow @miamooskincare on Twitter or miamoo on Facebook to find out the latest news from miamoo and details of their latest offers.

Disclaimer: I was given the miamoo travel goodies set for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by myself and members of the Mummy Whiskers household.

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The only cooking S is allowed to be involved in!

My favourite room

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It doesn’t matter where I live my favourite room in the home is always the kitchen, my kitchen. I know it sounds very stereotypical and sexist of me, but the kitchen is mine, it always will be, that’s how I want it, I don’t share my kitchen, no one cooks in my kitchen, no one!

The only cooking S is allowed to be involved in!
The only cooking S is allowed to be involved in!

My kitchen isn’t just about food and cooking, it’s my space, S doesn’t care what the kitchen looks like, what colour scheme we have going on or what type of appliances we have, he is happy to trust my judgement which suits me as I have ultimate control over the room and everything in it which makes the kitchen wholly and completely mine.

The busiest corner!
The busiest corner!

Growing up I have fond memories of my mum’s kitchen, she was always in there making something fantastic. As a child I always felt that the dining room was the heart of our home, where everyone would sit and eat together but when I look back now I realise it was the kitchen. My Mum would be in there every day cooking and baking, my Granddad by the sink washing up alongside, I would watch them for hours.

My Mum has a special book that belonged to my Nana, a book my Nana filled with her own recipes, every year my Mum and I use one particular recipe and make Christmas cakes together, it’s our special tradition to make “Nana’s Christmas cakes” every year.

If you want me to remember something add it to this wall...
If you want me to remember something add it to this wall…

Today though in my kitchen it is me cooking and baking, it’s me washing the dishes, although G likes to climb up on a chair and help out with the washing up or should I say playing with the water! Speaking of washing up I received a packet of Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets as part of the “My Kitchen Story” challenge. I think I may have misunderstood as when I read Fairy Platinum I assumed washing up liquid and I must be one of the only mothers left in the world that doesn’t own a dishwasher so I gave the tablets to my Mum’s friend who has a dishwasher and she loves them.

It’s a small kitchen, too small really but I love it all the same. I have a small dining table in there and we love to eat in there with the top half of the door open into the garden. I can spend hours in my kitchen reading, writing, drinking tea and watching the garden. My kitchen is such a warm, light, peaceful and happy room it’s my happy place to relax and gather my thoughts.

My space
My space

There is still so much I want to do with my kitchen to complete it, small changes and finishing touches, but there will always be changes to make because my kitchen is the heart of our family home and it grows with the rest of us.

This post is an entry for the “My Kitchen Story” Linky Challenge, sponsored by Fairy Platinum. You can follow Fairy Platinum on Facebook here.

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WIN a £50 Babes with Babies gift voucher

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I have a very special giveaway this week, some of you may remember that I worked with Babes with Babies earlier this year and reviewed the gorgeous Stella nursing dress for them, well Babes with Babies are very kindly giving me a £50 gift voucher to giveaway to one of you lucky people!

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Babes with Babies have a stunning collection of clothing and accessories for Mothers during pregnancy; after pregnancy; for nursing; and well, their clothes are so lovely I don’t think any excuse is needed at all to wear them! They also have a department where you can buy gifts for baby or for the new parents with a beautiful selection to choose from.

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To enter and have a chance to win a £50 Babes with Babies gift voucher simply leave a comment below to say what you would spend the voucher on if you were to win, then fill out whichever options you want to on the Gleam form. For full terms and conditions of the giveaway please click on the link on the Gleam form and for details of our privacy policy and disclosure please click here.

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£50 Babes with Babies gift voucher

This week Keep Britain Breastfeeding are celebrating the British National Breastfeeding Week, it is running from 20th June to 26th June and if you take a look at the blog Boobie Milk you will find the full details of the big Scavenger Hunt where you can win some fantastic prizes.

I have myself only just come across the Boobie Milk blog so have missed out this year on joining in with their campaign but it is perfectly timed that I have this Babes with Babies gift voucher to giveaway.

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You can follow Babes with babies on Facebook or follow @BabesWithBabies on Twitter for all the latest news and offers. Why not visit the Babes with Babies website? They currently have 20% off many beautiful items.

Good luck everyone!

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May Degustabox review

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This month I received my first Degustabox to review, I hadn’t heard of Degustabox before so I was very intrigued as to what these food boxes would be like.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Degustabox before they are a subscription service for food boxes filled with items from different brands, a lot of the items are very new to the market so you may not have seen them in the supermarket.

The subscription costs £12.99 and for this you will receive one box a month which will contain anything from 9 to 14 items. Degustabox guarantee that the contents of the box will be worth more than the £12.99 that you pay and there are no extra charges for postage, it’s all included! The other great thing about this subscription is that you can cancel whenever you like, so long as you tell them before the 10th of the month which is when they take the regular payments.

So the first box that I received was the May Degustabox, here is what we received and what we thought:

1) Garofalo dried pasta RRP £1.89

2) Cirio La Classica passata RRP £1.35 and Cirio Supercirio tomato puree RRP £1.10

3) Finn Crisp original crispbread RRP £1.29

I decided to make a pasta bake out of these items, something easy, tasty and filling for all the family. So I made a low fat creamy vegetable pasta bake which was delicious, that evening my mum and Big Brother had come for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. Even G ate a plate full and he normally doesn’t like pasta or vegetables!

For me the Garofalo dried pasta cooked really well and didn’t become sticky in the pan like some can, the passata and tomato puree are an excellent quality been Cirio of course and that really makes a difference in cooking. I didn’t have the Finn crisp on my pasta because I’m wholegrain intolerant, but everyone else did and they all loved it, they said it was tasty and added a nice crunchy texture to the dish. S finished off the Finn Crisp during the month with cheese toppings as a snack.

4) Hornsby’s crisp apple cider and strawberry and lime cider RRP £5 for a four pack

5) Kettle sweet potato chips RRP £2.49

6) Elizabeth Shaw dark chocolate flutes RRP £2.59

7) Cawston cloudy apple soft drink RRP £1.00

We had these as snacks and drinks for one of our date nights. S doesn’t like dark chocolate so I was very pleased not to have to share the Elizabeth Shaw dark chocolate flutes, they really are gorgeous. They have small crunchy bits in the chocolate which gives it a nice texture and the chocolate is divine, really good quality dark chocolate, I love them, definitely my favourite item out of the box!

We love Kettle chips so were excited to try the sweet potato chips, we received the lightly salted flavour. They were nice and a very healthy alternative to crisps, although I would have preferred the sweet chilli flavour personally, I think they would be nicer with a little kick, lightly salted was a little too plain for me. But very nice all the same.

The Cawston’s cloudy apple soft drink went down really well; again it’s a healthier alternative to a fizzy soft drink, very tasty and refreshing.

S thought he was onto a winner with the Hornsby’s cider as I have always hated cider, but then my only experience of cider until now was White Lightening at a school party, so I thought I’d give these a try and give cider another chance. I’m so glad that I did, they are gorgeous, and the crisp apple cider is my favourite if I have to choose between them but they are both refreshing and scrumptious. The scary thing for me was how quickly they went down, they didn’t even taste alcoholic!

8) Taylors of Harrogate blackberry and elderflower herbal tea RRP £2.99

I’m a huge fan of my herbal teas so I couldn’t wait to get stuck into trying these they are from a range at Taylors of Harrogate; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

I have to say this tea is incredibly refreshing even as a hot drink, but I especially love to make this up, allow it to chill, pour into a glass, add ice cubes and a couple of mint leaves and you have a lovely fruity iced tea on a hot sunny day. Delightful!

9) RAW sugar free energy chewing gum RRP £0.99

I personally avoid energy drinks because I’m still breastfeeding so I gave the Raw energy chewing gum packs to Nephew and Big Brother to try. Nephew is a huge fan of energy drinks, he loves them! He’s never seen an energy chewing gum before so was really intrigued by this. He really loved the flavour; he said it tasted just like drinking an energy drink. But once the crispy shell had gone the actual gum didn’t taste of anything so he found the gum didn’t last very long.

10) Dr Oetker cake release spray RRP £2.28

Last but by no means least we tried the Dr Oetker cake release spray, I for one hate greasing cake tins with butter. I always get in everywhere, even my kitchen taps end up covered as I try to wash my hands. Greaseproof paper is another pet peeve of mine, it’s so fiddly and I can never cut it to the right size; I often end up with a piece sticking up and more than once it has caught on fire in the oven!

I made a strawberry and custard sponge cake using the spray and found it to be really quick and easy to use, no faffing, no mess, no fires and the cakes came straight out no problem. It’s also a nice and healthy alternative to butter as it is simply a vegetable oil spray.  Brilliant! I love this spray and can’t believe I’ve never seen it before, seriously, where has this spray been all my life?!

Well that’s our box for the month, I’m actually looking forward to reviewing the June box next, we have just heard that we are been sent one! Exciting!! I would recommend to anyone to give this box a try, we absolutely loved it.

You can see the full details on how to subscribe on the Degustabox website and follow @DegustaboxUK on Twitter to keep up to date with their latest offers.

Disclaimer: I was given the May Degustabox for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by myself and members of the Mummy Whiskers household.

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Strawberry and custard sponge cake

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I wanted to bake something to try out the Dr Oetker cake release spray which I received in the May Degustabox that I am currently reviewing.

The cake release spray is totally new to me; I have always used greaseproof paper and butter to line and grease my cake tins. Saying that I was pretty excited to try this healthy alternative to fattening butter smeared all over the cake tin and was quite excited that the spray would be a much quicker and cleaner method to use.

I decided to make a cake that was along the same lines as S’s favorite pudding, jam roly-poly and custard. So I made a strawberry and custard sponge cake of course!

Here are the ingredients:

For the sponge:

225g of each of the following: Self raising flour; caster sugar; butter and eggs.

1 tsp baking powder.

Yes that’s right I weigh my eggs, don’t worry I keep the shells on for weighing!

For the filling & topping:

200g butter

1 cup icing sugar

1 pack of instant custard mix

2 tbsp freeze dried strawberries

1 1/2 cups strawberry jam

Ta dah! The cake release spray works really well!
Ta dah! The cake release spray works really well!

Instructions:

This couldn’t be simpler really:

1) Preheat the oven to 190. Mix the butter and sugar until fluffy.

2) Add one egg and 1/4 of the flour and mix well.

3) Repeat with the eggs and flour until all has been mixed in.

4) Mix in the baking powder.

5) Spray two sandwich tins with the cake release spray and divide the cake mix evenly between the two tins.

6) Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes.

7) When cakes are ready place on a cooling rack until the cakes are fully cooled.

Now for the filling & topping:

8) Next mix together the butter, icing sugar, custard powder and 1 tbsp of the freeze dried strawberries.

9) Take one cake and spread the jam on evenly.

10) Take the other cake and cover with half of the butter cream mix, then sandwich the two cakes together.

11) Top the cake with the rest of the butter cream mix and sprinkle the remaining freeze dried strawberries on top.

All that’s left to do now is eat cake!

I think it’s safe to say that G thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mmm cake!
Mmm cake!
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