Baking, Recipes, Sundaybakingsunday

Sunday morning baking

cakehnt1 applecake So as I promised here are the recipes for these two cakes that I baked for Sunday baking sunday. The first cake recipe came from a gorgeous handmade magazine called Hundreds and Thousands. The two girls that put together this great mag are Mezz from mezzmakesstuff and Taz from butterandbuntings. The pages are full of interesting things to read such as recipes, craft ideas and places they visit. They also have a blog for the mag and you can find them at hundredsandthousandsmag.blogspot.com.au.hntmag hntmag1 hntmag2 hntmag3They have sold out of this issue but are currently putting together issue 2, Yay! Now the second cake I adapted from a recipe that was over at the lovely Annette from igiveyoutheverbs. Her recipe was a Date, Carrot and Honey Loaf. I didn’t have dates or honey what I did have was apple, coconut and carrots. But I thought adding carrots to apple and coconut didn’t sound like a good combination. So I replaced the dates with apple and replaced carrot with coconut. I didn’t have enough honey either so I just used brown sugar. I followed the recipe exactly the same just some of the ingredients were different. It turned out pretty good. The kids weren’t to keen on it though they much preferred the Hundreds and Thousands Cake.

Hundreds and Thousands Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 75gms melted butter or coconut oil
  • 200ml honey (I didn't have enough honey so I used ⅔ cup sugar)
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 generous splashes of vanilla extract (I used 2 tsps of vanilla essence)
  • 200gms plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 block of cream cheese for the icing (I didn't have cream cheese so I just did a vanilla icing mix with icing sugar, butter and milk)
  • ⅓ cup honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced/ 180°C
  2. Sieve the baking soda and flour into a large bowl or mixer.
  3. Add all the other ingredients then the melted butter/oil. Mix well until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into 2 greased and lined round cake tins (I just poured the cake batter into one round tin)
  5. Bake for 15-20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Icing: Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add ⅓ cup honey and a dash of vanilla. Mix well and taste. Spread on one cake then put another cake on top and spread the rest of the icing over cake. (I just iced the top of my whole cake as I made just one. I didn't halve it.)
  8. Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.
  9. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe was adapted from the hundreds and thousands mag. You can find the blog here hundredsandthousandsmag

Apple and Coconut Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of chopped apple
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 60 gms butter chopped
  • 2 tsps vanilla essence
  • 2 cups self raising flour, sifted
  • ½ cup coconut
  • Raw sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced /180°C
  2. Line a loaf pan with baking paper.
  3. Place chopped apples, brown sugar and water in a large saucepan.
  4. Stir over a medium heat until the apples have softened.
  5. Add the chopped butter and stir until melted. Take off the heat and add vanilla essence.
  6. Add the sifted flour and coconut and gently mix until combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and spread out until even.
  8. Sprinkle over the top with raw sugar.
  9. Bake for 30-40mins or until the skewer comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe was adapted from igiveyoutheverbs

cakehnt2This cake was a success and the kids really enjoyed eating it. It was a simple and easy cake to make and it turned out soft and moist. The kids have requested that I make this again, please muuummm!!applecake1Now this cake was pretty good. The apples were nice and soft. The texture was alright but next time I would like to make the recipe again and maybe change it abit. I would also like to try making the recipe that I adapted this from and see if there is any texture difference between the two. cakehnt3 This is what was left of the Hundreds and Thousands Cake, just enough for the kids to take to school today for their lunch boxes. Yum Yum, make again please mum!! Happy baking!

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Sunday baking sunday

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For this Sunday baking I made a Hundred and Thousand Cake from The Hundred and Thousand Mag. I also made a Apple and Coconut Cake. I will be putting the recipes for these on my blog tomorrow for my Sunday morning baking post.

I have joined in today with #sundaybakingsunday on Instagram. If you would like to join in, just tag your photos with #sundaybakingsunday. I would love to see what everyone is baking.

Don’t forget you can always follow me on @withvintageandme.

Happy baking! x

Going for a drive

What we did on Mothers Day

kangarooground8kangarooground3 kangarooground2 kangarooground4kangarooground7 kangarooground6 kangaroogound1Now I know Mothers Day was over a week ago for us in Australia but I wanted to share with you these lovely photos of what we did on Mothers Day. It was such a beautiful day weather wise so we headed out for a little drive and ended up at the Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park and Tower of Remembrace. It was such a lovely place for taking photos especially up in the tower. There were such amazing views all the way around.

I thoroughly enjoyed my Mothers Day afternoon!

Baking, Sundaybakingsunday

Sunday Morning Baking

Every Sunday morning I spend time in the kitchen baking for our afternoon tea. The kids (Master 8, Master 10 and Miss 6) have swimming on a Sunday around Midday. We have a late breakfast so the kids don’t eat a full lunch before swimming. Once we get back we have an early afternoon tea. We have done it this way for awhile now and it seems to be working. Plus the bonus thing is, I get to try out recipes that I find on Pinterest. I love Pinterest!!

sundaybakingcollageFor this Sunday baking I made a Swedish Almond Cake and a Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake. I found both these recipes on Pinterest. I have pinned them to my baked goods board. I am always adding to my Pinterest boards so if you want to check out what I have pinned for the day, you can follow me on pinterest.

I have also joined in with #sundaybakingsunday on Instagram. If you would like to join in, just tag your photos with #sundaybakingsunday. I would love to see what everyone is baking.

Did you bake on the weekend? Did you try any new recipes?

If you would like to see what I bake for sunday baking sunday, , you can see me @withvintageandme.

Happy baking x

 

Baking, Cakes, Lunch box goodies

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

choccupcakechoccupcake1I try and bake what I can for the kids lunch boxes. I prefer giving them homemade goodies rather than the store bought packaged snacks. If I end up running out of baking time during the day, I will bake them something at night. Once we have had dinner and washing the kids down is done, I will head into the kitchen and make something. I try to pick out a recipe that is not too involved and is simple, easy and has a quick cooking time.

I jumped on Google and found these simple Chocolate cupcake recipe. I didn’t have enough butter so these were perfect as they have oil in them instead. I cut back on the sugar quantity and didn’t add any icing. I don’t like adding icing to the kid’s snacks when I cook them for the lunch boxes. The less sugar the better. And it saves me wiping out their lunch boxes!

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
 
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This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.
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Recipe type: Lunch box goodies
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • I cup plain flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp granulated coffee powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanillla essence
  • ½ cup boiling water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C fan forced/180°C
  2. Place cupcake liners in muffin tin
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coffee powder to a mixing bowl. Mix with together with a spoon or use a mixer.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla essence to flour mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Slowly add the boiling water and carefully mix until combined. The mixture will be runny.
  6. Fill up cupcake liners evenly.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. Test with a cake skewer, it should come out clean.
  8. Once cooked remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a cake rack.
  9. You can put icing on them if you wish but I left them plain. Better for the lunch boxes.
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
This recipe has been adapted from the recipe over at Add a Pinch

teapartytuesdays

 Linking up with Chantille Fleur for Tea Party Tuesdays!

 

Vintage finds

Vintage Finds

oldbags oldbags1 oldbags2 oldbags3On our recent trip to Daylesford, my hubby and I visited The Amazing Mill Markets. It is a huge place full of antiques, collectables, vintage furniture, glassware, art pieces and much more. There were so many stalls to see. We could have spent the whole day there just looking at everything. It definitely was an “Amazing” Market!

I bought these old food paper bags. I am not sure how old they are or where they came from. I just love the prints on the front.

A few more vintage finds came home with us which I will show you over the next week or two. We had a great time there and can’t wait to go back!

Baking, Crafts

Easter holidays

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Over the school holidays I baked some lovely treats for the kids: Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls and Garlic and Cheese Knots.

On Good Friday I made some yummy homemade hot cross buns: Traditional Hot Cross Buns and for the kids Chocolate Choc Chip Hot Cross Buns.

We also celebrated my birthday with the family and had a lovely lunch together. I really enjoyed making my birthday cake as it was covered in chocolate icing and decorated with Kit Kats, maltesers and Chocolate cream Oreos! Everyone loved it and there wasn’t much left.

I have joined in with a DIY postcard swap and have nearly finished making the 10 postcards. It has been fun making them and can’t wait to post them off to their destinations.

I hope you all had a great Easter break/holidays x

 

 

 

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