Christening, baptism, new baby, gift, cross stitch buttons capital ‘A’

I just wanted to share with you a few of the new patterns I have been working on. They are inspired by all the button art work I have been seeing recently. I think they would make great gifts for welcoming a new baby or celebrating their baptism. I’ve started working on the whole alphabet but for now here are the ‘A’s. Each ‘A’ is created out of a range of button sizes and is stitched in either a range of pink or blue tones. The patterns are available for instant download on my etsy store and at £2.00 they are really a bargin when you want to make something special for the new person in your life.

Christening, baptism, new baby, gift, cross stitch buttons capital A

Christening, baptism, new baby, gift, cross stitch buttons capital A

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Apple, maple and cinnamon tray bake recipe

All the flavours of Autumn com together in this most delicious of tray bakes. I just love apple and cinnamon and when you add maple syrup icing you are on to a winner.

Apple, maple and cinnamon tray bake recipe

Apple, maple and cinnamon tray bake recipe
Ingredients

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 175 ml milk
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 eating apples, chopped
  • For the icing
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180c gas mark 4
  2. Line a baking tray.
  3. Put the flour, baking powder and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  4. In a jug mix together the egg, milk, oil and maple syrup.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and stir in the liquid, mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the chopped apple.
  7. Spoon into the tray and level.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.
  10. Once cool make the icing by mixing the maple syrup and icing sugar.
  11. Drizzle over the tray bake and allow to set before cutting.

Eves pudding recipe

Eve’s Pudding
Ingredients
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g  Self Raising
    Flour
  • 675 g cooking apples, peeled and cored
  • 50 g sugar

Method
  1. Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease an ovenproof
    dish.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in
    eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
  3. Gently fold in remaining flour.
  4. Thinly slice apples
    and layer in dish with sugar.
  5. Prepare cake mixture and use to cover the apples. Bake for
    about 40 minutes.


Ginger biscuits recipe

Ginger biscuits recipe Makes 12

Ingredients
  • 100g plain flour
  • 50g margarine 
  • 25g sugar
  • 2 level tablespoons syrup
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 level teaspoon of ground ginger
To make these biscuits gluten free swap the plain flour for gluten free flour (I like doves) and add a pinch of xanthan gum. Check your bicarbonate of soda to ensure it is also gluten free.
Method
  1. Heat oven 190OC, Gas 5
  2. Grease baking tray
  3. Sieve dry ingredients into mixing bowl
  4. Heat the fat, sugar and syrup over a gentle heat
    until melted
  5. Cool slightly and add to dry ingredients – mix
    with a wooden spoon
  6. Divide the mixture into 12 balls 
  7. Place the biscuits on the tray, well spaces and
    flatten slightly
  8. Bake for 10 minutes
  9. Lift carefully onto a wire tray as they will
    still be soft.

Madeira Cake recipe

Madeira Cake recipe

Madeira cake 

Ingredients
150 g  margarine
150 g  caster sugar
3 eggs, lightly whisked
225 g Self Raising Flour
few drops Vanilla extract
Method
1 Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Grease an 18 cm (7
inch) cake tin.
2 Cream fat and sugar, beat in lightly whisked eggs with a
little flour.
3 Add essence, then fold in the remaining flour.
4 Bake for about 1¼ hours. 
Madeira Cake recipe

Madeira Cake recipe