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Valentine’s Sweet Treats 2021 || MagpieMagpie Blog

12/02/2021

Hi Lovelies, it’s that time of year again! Are you all ready for some Valentine’s Sweet Treats inspiration? We all have nothing better to be doing this year, than stay at home (and stay safe) so some homemade sweet treats made with love are a MUST! Right?

Sugar Biscuits

I make these all the time and they always go down well! The base stays the same, but the decoration changes. I saw these half dipped style cookies on Pinterest and loved the look. Jarek likes white chocolate so thought it best to keep him happy, since they are a Valentine’s gift for him.

Of course these biscuits can be made at any time, in any shape, and can be eaten plain or decorated as you wish. They have become one of my “pantry” staples. Continue Reading

Gingerbread Biscuits || MagpieMagpie Bakes

22/12/2020
Hi Lovelies. I just wanted to drop a little note before we jump into this week’s post of my gingerbread biscuits recipe, and say “ I hope you are all keeping well and safe”! I know this Christmas probably isn’t the Christmas you all had in mind, but hopefully we can all still make the most of it! If you aren’t already in the mood, hopefully this baking post I have written will help a little.

Gingerbread Biscuits.

Who doesn’t love baking? I know I do! Once I get the Christmas cake ingredients soaking in that booze, and the puddings done, it starts to feel proper Christmassy in our household. My FAVOURITE thing to bake at this time of year is gingerbread biscuit. I like everything about it, the process, the smells, the decorations and of course the taste. There is nothing better than a glass of Mulled Cider, some homemade gingerbread biscuits, and a Christmas movie. If you have all those you are be set to enjoy the festive season. And if not I’m here to help you with the Gingerbread side of things at least.

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Lemon Drizzle Loaf || MagpieMagpie Bakes

19/04/2020

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

30/03/2020

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

22/03/2020
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