Fat-free Fruit Loaf

ASD Mummy with issues.

I’m told my post yesterday was a bit yucky, and so today I thought I would go for something a little bit nicer!

One of my New Years resolutions was to sort out my huge file of recipes I keep cutting out of magazines, and either make the food, or bin the piece of paper.     I haven’t got very far with this with everything that has gone on in the last couple of months.   I did however manage to pull the file down off the shelf, and knock some of the inch of dust off it!       I got myself some plastic pocket files, and labelled them with different categories of food, and made a start.     I think so far I have thrown out more than I have kept, wondering why I would have thought the recipe was something we would enjoy!

One recipe I did find that I decided to…

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Apple Cinnamon Cake.

ASD Mummy with issues.


A dear friend of mine in the States, posted this recipe on Facebook, and I just had to try it – with my usual adaptions to make it slightly less unhealthy!

The link my friend sent me was from a Facebook page called Welcome Home, https://www.facebook.com/WelcomeHomeFriends, and they got it from http://www.luicucina.com/2013/08/apple-cinnamon-white-cake.html       I hope that covers where it came from so let me tell you how to do it!!!

As usual, I have tried to change an American recipe using cups into one that I find easier to use, and so my measurements are in grams.      I’m sure if I used cups all the time I would get used to them, but I am never confident about if I have over or under packed the cup, so it works best for me to translate it!

75g brown sugar (don’t substitute this as you need the caramel effect)

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Bacon bread.

ASD Mummy with issues.

This has to be the ultimate in tear and share bread, because after all, nothing can’t be improved by adding bacon to it.

It is simple to make, so that even the non-bakers would be able to do this.

You need to first make your dough –

500g strong white flour

2 tsp salt

7g sachet fast-action yeast

3 tbsp olive oil

300ml water

Mix the flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl.

Add the oil and water, and mix well.

Knead until smooth – about 5 minutes.

Leave to rise for 1 hour until doubled in size.

Or, if you don’t feel confident, buy a bread mix packet!

Now, while this is rising, prepare the delights to go into it!

Chop and lightly fry 12 rashers of bacon.       Drain in on paper after it is cooked, as you don’t want it too greasy.

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Banana Jam.

ASD Mummy with issues.

The fact my children can only be described as faddy eaters is probably an understatement. They go through phases of only wanting to eat certain foods, and while i do my best to vary their intake, sometimes their craving is all between them going without or at least eating something. On the whole i manage to make sure they eat something out of each food group every day. I am also quite lucky in that they will eat vegetables, all be it a limited range, they will always take carrots, peas, sweetcorn, swede and more recently adding broccoli. The grown ups in the family might get a bit bored with various combinations of these, but we just have to make the best of it!

Because their fads can change on a whim, i have to have a way of using up things that they suddenly have gone off Often with…

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Hot Diggerty Dog.

ASD Mummy with issues.

Every since having children I havent been able to say hot-dog, without singing hot diggerty dog in my head.   For those who have not got recent pre-schoolers, Mickey Mouse and his Clubhouse friends sing the terrible song at the end of each episode.     It just gets into your head, and stays there ready to burst out with little prompting!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ONpu4Ete4w

Now, ask me what my favourite food is and I will say sausages.   I don’t like really meaty premium ones, just cheapy ones that are probably more rusk than meat.     I’ve always loved them, and I must say both boys have inherited my taste buds on this!    D of course will eat most things with little fuss.    If he says he doesn’t like something, then the truth of the matter is that he doesn’t like it.     M on the other hand is very suspicious of new foods.    He knows…

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I have decided to set up a new blog, that just focuses on the recipes I share. This will be in addition to my ramblings about life in our household which can be found at – jas2jar.wordpress.com

I beg borrow and steal recipes. I change them to make them suit my families needs, but whenever possible, I do say where they originate from, and how they have evolved.