Pizza snails

Pizza snails

This was one of our favourite lockdown lunch creations from last May. We were still on ‘the garden’ topic at school which inspired our hummus garden toasts, but I wanted to make something with the children that felt like a proper morning’s project.

Hummus garden toast

Hummus garden toast

My daughter was in Year R for the first lockdown, which meant lots of time to fill without very much actual school work to complete. In a way this was good news, as her 2 year old brother wasn’t particularly supportive of any sensible seated 

Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad

Want to occupy your children in the kitchen without producing more sugary treats for the biscuit tin? This is my go-to lockdown lunch when our diets have turned a bit carb-heavy.

Molly’s mermaid kransekage

Molly’s mermaid kransekage

I can still remember the excitement of choosing my next birthday cake when I was little. My mum was – and still is! – an amazing baker, and she would always make it her mission to turn my vision into a reality, no matter how 

Carter family Christmas cake

Carter family Christmas cake

The original rich fruit cake recipe came from an old St Michael baking book, but over the years I’ve adapted it to lean towards ginger, whisky and walnuts. The smell of the cake mixture instantly transports me back to childhood, when every member of the 

No-churn chocolate gelato

No-churn chocolate gelato

I was sceptical about the various no-churn chocolate ice cream recipes I’d seen on the internet. 3 ingredients? No specialist equipment? No endless whisking and refreezing? Surely the taste wouldn’t match the hype?! After the first batch, I was completely hooked and now our freezer 

Chewy chocolate chip spider cookies

Chewy chocolate chip spider cookies

I made these cookies in the height of lockdown when the home-schooling theme of the week was creepy crawlies. Like all the best cookies, they are crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle and stuffed full of chocolate!

Strawberry and banana yoghurt lollies

Strawberry and banana yoghurt lollies

Keep your little ones entertained, preserve over-ripe fruit and fill your freezer with bribe-tastic treats!