Friday, 11 February 2011

What's Cookin'?

I'm starting to wonder if this year's policy of not buying cakes, biscuits, muesli bars and other lunchbox stuffers was such a great idea.

For the more I bake

the more they eat

and the more they eat

the more they want

and the more they want

the more I bake...

... and so it goes.

This week's production inclued two banana ring cakes with enough leftover for twelve banana muffins (with a recipe from Amy at 'Life with Soul', the most delightfully moist and delicious banana cake I've ever tasted), a batch of jam-drops, a peanut caramel slice and a double-batch of choc-chip biscuits.

Now, to go and hide it all where they can't find it!


  1. I don't know what to say 'cept geez you make me hungry!

  2. I think I may have forseen this when you first came up with the "no bought stuff" plan. However I admire the fact that you have managed to get to week three and are still keeping at it! (perhaps those baking girls of yours need to do a school bake-up on Sundays!)

  3. They love you! I can imagine how exhausting it would be to bake enough to stock a small bakery ... but I can also imagine how much those children love eating every crumb you've made. You're a good mum.

  4. Yummmmm!
    I'm not surprised that the more you cook, the more the kids want - these look truly delish.

    Felicity x

    PS: Popping in via Meredy @ Count It All Joy - so glad she introduced your blog to me - it's wonderful!

  5. Now THAT is prize-winning cooking! gxo

  6. Looks good enough to eat!! Seriously - they look yummo :)

  7. So glad I'm not alone in the marathon baking department :)

  8. Love the peanut and caramel slice. Farmboy goes to a "nut free" school so have to come up with substitutes...

    You are one clever lady. It all looks amazing.

  9. I think you get the 'cool mom' award - you bake, take photos, romp on the farm, and clearly adore your kids. Love it :)

  10. Fiona, I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. IT is always a treat to stop by here and see what is up with all of you in the 'land down under'.


  11. Yum, can I come over too? I'm not surpised they want more, it all looks delicious.

  12. Fiona, my house looks the same. I want to give them all homebaked goods but it does become a drag constantly cooking as they seem to eat so much.

  13. You are the best mama EVER!! My kids would kill to be part of your family and all the baked delights. How on earth do you find the time? Clever clogs.

    Meredy xo

  14. good luck hiding all that loot!
    If I were there I'd be fossicking for it!

  15. woah's a shame you live so far away!! i'd be over in a heart beat trying some of those goodies!!!

  16. When the recipe says 1/3 plain yoghurt... wondering what measurement you used?

  17. What absolutely lovely pictures. I followed your link from the Big Pictures / Mastering Manual class chat. Thanks so much for sharing your blog!

  18. I hear you!! After working up a sweat in the kitchen it seems to disappear as soon as I've pulled it out of the oven!



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