Mmmm Banana Bread

In the words of my three year old daughter… “Mmmmm…. I think this Banana Bread is yummy!” I completely agree (although technically this is more of a banana cake than a bread) and this is a staple in our household. Whenever we have bananas that are getting a bit too ripe to eat, we freeze them….

West Coast Swing Music

I’m slowly getting more and more addicted to West Coast Swing dancing.  Three nights of dancing a week is just not enough to feed the addiction!  So to fuel my habit a little more often, I’m listening to my favourite West Coast Swing tunes on Spotify whenever I’m in the car.  I’ve also become a…

Bonny Banoffee Pie

15 years ago today – my husband and I were married in a tiny little church in Scotland (hence the bonny adjective for this pie).  It was an amazing and memorable day full of wonderful memories!  On the menu, we had mushroom soup for starters, a chicken dish for main course and banoffee pie for…

Easter Cake

My sister Gillian (who was recently credited for her Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe) recently made this Easter Cake.  What can I say – baking talent clearly runs in the family. In a word – wow! Unfortunately, she lives on the other side of the planet, so no tasting of this cake for me, but what…

Sheep Cupcakes

My daughter had a “farm on wheels” visit her pre-school on Friday and I was asked to bring a plate of sweet things for morning tea.  Of course – the challenge was on…. How could I make something cool for the kids in theme with the farmyard morning? The answer was these adorable sheep cupcakes….

Yoghurt – Cold & On the Run

My daughter came home recently saying “Mum – can I have a special yoghurt container like Henry’s (friend at pre-school)”.  This sent me off on a mission to find out what she meant and where I might be able to get one.  First I asked her teachers what Henry’s yoghurt container was and after being…

Easter Cupcakes

Yes – it’s officially chocolate overload time and here’s a cute and simple Easter cupcake recipe that tastes amazing and has looks to impress.  Even better is that it combines two of my passions into one – baking and cake decorating. An added bonus is that it’s an activity that keeps the kids amused being…

Luscious Lemon Drizzle

Here’s my recipe for Lemon Drizzle Cake.  Recipe sourced by my sister, Gillian in England and tried and tested by many friends and family.  Mouth-wateringly irresistable! 2 Lemons 275g Granulated sugar 175g Unsalted butter, softened 200g Self raising flour 1/2tsp Baking powder 3 Large eggs Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius Line the…

Dancing

Introducing MummyPassion #2 – dancing.  I used to dance when I was a teenager and then I stopped for years and years and years – actually make that decades!  I took up dancing again after the birth of my second child to reignite the passion and to get my body moving again.  I’m so glad I…

Baking

There’s nothing more satisfying than baking a ‘to-die-for’ cake.  And I’ve got my share of ‘go-to’ recipes for different cakes. I’m going to kick things off, by posting a link to one of my all time favourites – Pear, Pistachio and Chocolate Cake.  It’s a crowd pleaser, and one sure to invoke lots of requests…

Mummy Passions

Mummy Passions is exactly what it says – a bunch of my different passions all brought to you in one place. Baking, Cake Decorating, Dancing, Travel, Parenting, Technology, Inspiring People – an eclectic mix of the things I love to spend my time doing and interesting things that I discover along the way. The idea…