Foolproof Apple Crumble

I have lost count of the number of apple crumble recipes I have tried that have been a complete disaster! This is my simple and cheap recipe that has been a hit with all the family. You can add different types of fruit if you wish, my favourite is frozen mixed berries.

The most important question is, do you have it with custard or ice cream?!

Serves 6-8

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Simple Biscuits

These cookies were made by my 3 year daughter. They only require 3 ingredients so as you would imagine, they are very cheap and easy to make. We put jam inbetween two of ours but you could cut them out in any shape, ice them or even add chocolate chips!

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Slimming World Chocolate Cake 

More or less everyone I know is attending Slimming World (apart from myself!), so I thought I would try some recipes and I have been impressed. Recently I attempted to make a Slimming World cake and I found it too bitter so I developed this one which I much prefer. I worked it out as 1 syn per slice but please correct me if I’m wrong!

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Homemade Naan Bread

Do you ever get stuck in a rut of just buying something ready made from the shop instead of making it yourself? This is exactly what I have been doing with naan bread! When I found out they were incredibly cheap and easy to make, I haven’t brought any since.

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Banana and Oat Pancakes 

My children and I love these! They are a perfect way of using up any over ripe bananas, and you can also add additional ingredients like, dried fruits or spices to them. We have them for breakfast, lunch and even as a snack. I have served mine with runny honey and banana but my daughter recommends them with ice cream!

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Budget Fishcakes 

These are really cheap and easy to make, plus both my toddlers actually loved them (hurrah!!). I had a couple left over so they went into the freezer for another day. The fish paste is very budget friendly, they still taste just as delicious as ones with fresh fish.

Makes: 6 Cost: 32p each

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Meal Plan Week 4

This week my toddler chose three of the meals, normally she only wants pizza but she actually asked for pie and wraps too, so I couldn’t refuse! All meals are under £1 a serving and easy to make.

Monday:

Budget Fishcakes (trial recipe)

Tuesday: 

Hunters Chicken with carrots and new potatoes
Wednesday: 

Cheesy chip and salad wraps

Thursday: 

Chicken and Gravy Pie (trial recipe)

Friday: 

Porkball and Noodles in a Thai Green Broth
Saturday: 

Pizza Rolls  and Salad
Sunday:

Roast Dinner

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Eva’s Cheese Scones 

Just recently my daughter has been really interested in baking. Some times it doesn’t go too well but I promised that I would publish one of her recipes! She is 3 years old and only needed a little guidance and help so they are very easy to make.

Makes 16 Scones
Ingredients: 

225g self raising flour 

50g butter, cubed

100g cheddar cheese, grated (plus extra for on top) 

100ml milk

1 tsp baking powder 

1. Preheat oven to 200C. Put baking tray in oven.

2. In a large bowl, sift the flour and baking powder. Add the butter. Rub it in with your fingertips until it forms into breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese and mix until well combined.

3. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and gradually add the milk. Stir until it forms a firm dough. You may not need all of the milk so make sure you do not add all of it at once.

4. On a lightly floured side, roll out the dough so it is 2cm in thickness. Cut out scones with a cutter. Place in the now hot baking tray. Brush with milk and sprinkle on a little cheese.

5. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  
  

 

 

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Carrot and Coriander Soup

I recently brought a lot of reduced bags of carrots from Asda for 5p, I have frozen some for meals or snacks during the week and the rest I’m making a soup with. Carrot and coriander is one of my favourite soups to make because it doesn’t require much preparation!

Serves 3-4   Costs: 26p a serving

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Lunch Meal Plan 1

Do you ever get stuck for ideas when it comes to lunches? All these lunches can be prepared in advance or are quick to prepare, and not a sandwich in sight! We usually have a different fruit/veg to go with each meal too. This week we have kiwi, apples, clementines, baby carrots and banana.

Monday: 

Cheese and Pepperoni Toastie

Tuesday: 

Cornish Potato Cakes

Wednesday: 

Carrot and Coriander Soup
Thursday:

Chicken and Salad Wraps (using leftover chicken from roast chicken and myTwo Ingredient Flat Breads

Friday: 

Cheese Scones

Saturday: 

Jacket Potatoes with Baked Beans and Cheese

Sunday: 

A very rare lunch out!!

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