This was the gingerbread cake recipe I posted the other day. It was so easy to make and smelled yummy as it cooked. The cake mix is more like a batter when you make it than a regular cake mix and I was a bit concerned in case it didn’t work, but wow! I’m going to hide it for a few days to make it go sticky (well I’ll try, but knowing this house it will be found and scoffed!)
This is my competition entry for “breakfast 4 lunch” bento on obentolunchforkidz
My bento is an “english breakfast” it has a fried egg sandwich, made from cheese, bacon, made from salami, beans, toast, cherry tomatoes and sausages. On the bottom tier we have fruit and fibre with banana and a cup of milk for the cereal on the side.
2oz golden syrup
2oz treacle or molasses
6oz plain (all purpose) flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4oz soft brown sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 pint milk
Melt butter, syrup and treacle together in a saucepan
Fold in flour spices and sugar
Stir in beaten egg
Heat milk and pour over baking soda
Stir milk mix into cake mix
Pour batter into a greased or lined loaf tin.
Bake at 150oc for 1 hour
After a day or so the cake starts to go sticky on top, mmmmmmm!!
Serve as you like (probably with custard in this house!!)
My bento (green) has veggie rice, meatballs, red grape and cherry jelly (jello) heart shaped egg, cheese triangle and a pot of sweet chilli sauce. Small sprog (yellow) same as mine but with less of a portion and a small pot of yogurt raisins instead of a cheese triangle. Oh and carrot shapes too!
Daughter number 2 just opted for rice meatballs and sweet chilli sauce as did hubs! ( Have you spotted another theme yet?) We all happen to be rather partial to sweet chilli sauce and will use that as any other household would use ketchup or brown sauce!
Another addition to my lunch collection is this:
It’s a spork, rather handy gadget for lunch boxes as it’s a knife fork and spoon all rolled into one.
Top Tier: Pink onigri, mini choc chip muffin, cereal bar, piece of sausage roll, sugar snaps and baby corn.
Bottom tier: Red grape jelly, pretzels, fruit flakes, mini choc chip muffin
Top tier: Piece of sausage roll, ham skewers, sugar snaps and baby corn, pink onigri
I’m having fun with all the bento lunches I’m making. Currently I have enlisted in a swap group and a very kind lady in USA is going to send me some goodies! In return I’m sending some chocolate and biscuits from the UK. Will post pics when I receive the items.
Mini Choc chip muffins, well what’s left after hubs had a few to test!!
This was my Christmas pudding (1st ever!!!) Goodness knows how it will taste by December but it looks and smells ok so far!
More updates over the weekend!!
Will post pics of my new bento gear :0)
Today I’m getting a head start on things for the rest of the week. I’m batch cooking so that I don’t have to run round like a loon when I come home. Currently I have baked a batch of mini choc chip muffins to put in bento this week, I also have lasagne on the go and I’m getting a head start on Christmas too!
The Christmas pud is simmering away nicely in a pan on the hob. Now I have never made Christmas pudding before so this will be an interesting experiment!
Arggghhhhhh!!! Just discovered that hubs has found the mini muffins, ah well I guess there won’t be as many for bento next week!!
I found this while perusing other blogs, have a go and see what your name is supposed to mean!!!
What Susan Means:
You are the total package – suave, sexy, smart, and strong. (I know I am!!)
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. (Of course!)
You don’t always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don’t have as much going for them as you do. (Hey!, I’m a nice person, honest!)
You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way. (Not always)
And because you’re so lucky, you don’t really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You’re sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.
You are usually the best at everything … you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic “Type A” personality. (Which is what?? Anyone care to explain?)
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. (Jealous, me?? Never!!)
You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
I’m currently on holidays, so taking it easy for a few days. Will be back on soon to post an update