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Lemon Drizzle Loaf || MagpieMagpie Bakes


Hi Lovelies. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. I have another baking post for you, Lemon Drizzle Loaf to be exact. I love baking and even thought, yes I’m doing all this baking because I’m stuck in this situation, I want to bake more going forward so let the new routine begin.

I bake Simple Bread every week and I don’t see why I can’t bake more. So going forward I’ll be sharing simple recipes, with a few ingredients and simple instructions. Odlums is my go to for recipes, this Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe is from them and their website is super easy to use, so if you are looking for inspiration I’d recommend checking it out! 

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Super Simple Muffins || MagpieMagpie Bakes


Hi Lovelies. It’s been one of those weeks. It feels very surreal. When I get stressed I tend to reorganise, and bake. I’ve no idea how to talk about organisation on here so another baking post it is. This Super Simple Muffins recipe won’t fix a thing but, it offered me a small distraction so I hope it can do the same for you.

The recipes I’ll be sharing over the next while are are super simple, delicious and great for first timers. To measure all you need is a cup, and to mix you’ll just need a bowl. For this one you will need a muffin tin or cupcake tin though. If you have any crafty ideas for this let me know in the comments!

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Super Simple Bread || MagpieMagpie Bakes

Hi Lovelies. Are you all keeping well and safe? I’m trying my best to stay out of trouble! It’s strange times at the minute, but hopefully this Super Simple Bread post will be useful and take your mind off the madness for a minute.
I’m not actually stuck home at the minute, but some of you might be. A few might be with your kids and looking for things to do. This recipe is super quick and easy and defo worth a try. With just 6 ingredients. Which hopefully most of you will have in the press already. A cup to measure. You should be able to bang out this delicious bread in less than 10 mins prep time and 20mins bake time. I make this every week for my lunch, and I love it. I find it so quick and easy! If I can do it, anyone can! 
If you can get your hands on Odlums flour, get it because their products are such great quality! I live in the Channel Islands so I can’t actually get Odlums here, but when I get a chance to i stock up and bring bits back here with me. I used Tesco porridge oats in this recipe, but if money didn’t come into it, Flahavan’s Organic Oats would be my top choice every time. My favourite yogurt to use has to be the Onken 0% Natural  (it’s in a bright blue tub). Any yogurt can be used really, so if I was you I’d be experimenting. I tired vanilla yogurt once as that was all I had, it wasn’t half bad,
If there’s one thing I’d prioritise buying, it would have to be the Odlums Bread Soda. It makes such amazing bread, like on another level. But if you can’t get your hands on it baking powder will do . Continue Reading

Valentine’s Sweet Treats || MagpieMagpie Bakes

Hello Lovelies. It’s that time of year again, let’s talk Valentine’s Sweet Treats. I have a mix of everything, from basic to kinda sorta “skilled”. I think the recipes are easy enough to follow and one of two are so super easy they could be done on the day.
They are all full of sugar of course, but next year I might try a few sugar free and gluten free recipes. I love sugar, but it’s good to have choices and I have baking so if you have any ideas let me know!

Valentine’s Popcorn

This is a favourite in our home as we love movies and cuddling up on the couch. I do this popcorn every valentines and its always a winner. All you need is popping kernels (or microwave popcorn) Harry Bo with the hearts and rings, and pink red and purple smarties. The only thing some of you might not like in this “recipe” is the picking out of the colours.

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Halloween Bake Ideas ||MagpieMagpie Blog


Hi Lovelies. Let’s talk Halloween Bake Ideas. We know I love a bit of baking, and halloween is a great time to experiment. They are meant to look creepy and ghoulish, so if you mess up just stick some frosting on and ur good to go.  If you’ve been on my instagram you will know I’ve gone OTT on Halloween this year! I go a bit OTT every year, but this year Dunnes had some great Halloween bits, so it set me off. Here’s a few links to other Halloween inspired post, 7 Vampie Lippies for Halloween, Last Minute Halloween Bakes, and The Freezer Spell.

Todays post is a few simple halloween bake ideas. Every year I do a bit of baking and of course this year was no different. We are here for bakes thought, so here we go!

Halloween Bake Ideas – Black Velvet Cupcakes

This recipe was a bit too “American” for me to be honest, but it was worth a try, it turn out really well. If you have any alliterative recipes pop a comment below. I love trying out new ones. I used THIS recipe for the cupcake and THIS for the topping.

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